Callum Norris and Louie Williamson both joined DSG in January as graduate trainees. After completing Accounting and Finance degrees at Liverpool John Moores University, they are now working towards their ACA qualifications.
Starting your first role after university can be daunting, especially when it comes to transitioning from student life into working life. But with the right balance of challenge and support, Louie and Callum were able to transition smoothly into their first graduate role.
We had a chat with Callum and Louie about why they chose DSG, and life as a graduate trainee at DSG.
Callum – “I was attracted to DSG because I’d heard through a family friend that it was a company that really invests in its people. So I applied, had an assessment day at their offices in Liverpool, and got offered a role!
“When I started at DSG I was given training, then eased into some client work. At university, the work was much more theory-based, so it was challenging at first – but I’m really glad that I was able to get stuck into client work pretty much straight away. I’m now working full-time on a client for the next five months.
“I’ve learned so much in just three months here. My degree gave me a good foundation of knowledge, but it’s totally different getting stuck into real life clients.”
Louie – “When I left university, I liked the sound of DSG because they were a smaller firm, which was different to working for huge companies like the big four. They also cover a wide range of work, and I liked the sound of having more options in what I do.
“Everyone on my team has been great at helping me transition into my new role. They’re always willing to put time aside to take me through anything I’m struggling with.
“Graduates at DSG are given plenty of support; for example, everyone is allocated a buddy who they can ask questions to – whether this is about work, holidays, or anything else. Everyone is really approachable, and there’s no such thing as a stupid question!”
We are currently welcoming applications for our 2022 graduate scheme which will commence in August. Find out more and how to apply here: https://dsg.uk.com/vacancies/