At Porter Garland Chartered Accountants in Surrey, we believe in the power of mentorship and fostering the next generation of financial experts. That’s why we recently opened our doors to Nick Williams, son of the firm’s owner and director Amanda Williams.

Nick has just finished studying Philosophy at UEA and we had the privilege of hosting his bright young mind, when he joined us for a week of immersive learning in the world of accounting and finance. Below we share the valuable insights and experiences gained during Nick’s time with us.

Hands-On Learning:
One of the most significant advantages of work experience is the opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience.  Nick didn’t just observe from the sidelines; he actively participated in real accounting tasks, from bookkeeping to preparing financial statements. This allowed him to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.

Mentorship and Guidance:
Our experienced accountants served as mentors to Nick, providing guidance and answering his questions. This one-on-one interaction allowed him to understand the nuances of accountancy and gain valuable insights into the profession.

Exposure to Diverse Clients:
During his time with us, Nick had the chance to work on various client accounts, each with unique financial needs and challenges. This exposure broadened his understanding of the diverse aspects of accountancy and the importance of tailoring solutions to individual client requirements.

Soft Skills Development:
Beyond technical knowledge, work experience offers an excellent platform for developing essential soft skills. Nick improved his communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills while working closely with our team and clients.

Building Confidence:
Work experience can be a transformative experience for students. By tackling real-world tasks, Nick built confidence in his abilities and gained a sense of accomplishment, setting him on a path toward a successful professional future.

Networking Opportunities:
During his time with us, Nick had the chance to network with our team and some of our clients. Building these professional connections can be invaluable for future career opportunities.

A Bright Future:
As Nick completed his work experience with us, it became evident that he has a promising future. His dedication and enthusiasm for learning were truly inspiring, and we are excited to see his journey unfold.

We are proud to have been part of Nick’s journey and remain committed to nurturing the talents of tomorrow’s professionals.

If you’re interested in learning more about our work experience programs or how Porter Garland can help you with your financial needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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