What I’ve found at Grant Thornton is that if you know where you want to go and you work on a plan, the firm cares about making it possible. Your career coach is a huge help in this process. Starting on day one, like every other employee, I’ve had a career coach committed to advising and supporting me. Very early on, I told my coach that I wanted to go on secondment at some point. Together, we laid the groundwork.
To choose a destination, I began by researching offices in countries where my language skills could be put to use. I’m fluent in English and Spanish, intermediate in Portuguese, and comfortable in German and French. An opening came up in the UK, and it aligned with my timing and a client contract. That’s where I went and where I had an absolutely extraordinary experience. My six-month secondment in Manchester was an ever memorable, professionally and personally. It was the best decision I’ve made at Grant Thornton so far.