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New trainees strengthen RSM UK’s presence in the North West

RSM UK has made a strong start to the New Year, with 31 new trainees joining its North West offices in January, as the firm continues to invest in its long-term growth plans.

The leading audit, tax and consultancy firm’s new recruits will be spread across its Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Chester, Stoke and Crewe offices and will add to RSM’s record intake of 120 new trainees in the region last September, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to grow its presence outside London and become first choice advisers to middle market leaders globally.

Kevin Duffy, regional managing partner for RSM UK in the North West, said:

‘We’re proud to welcome our latest trainee intake in the North West, reflecting the progress we have made to strengthen our presence in the region, support local talent, and deliver a premium service to our clients in the middle market. During a time of economic uncertainty we’re continuing to invest in recruitment, development and training, providing young professionals with a supportive framework to learn, gain confidence and thrive in the workplace.

‘Our latest cohort in January follows on from our record intake in September last year, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to investing in the right talent to help shape our ambitious growth plans. It’s an exciting time for our trainees to be joining us, and I look forward to watching them take their first steps in their career at RSM UK.’

The new recruits will be supported in studying for their professional ACA, AAT, ATT, ICAS, ACCA, CIA or CTA accountancy qualifications and will also benefit from a comprehensive internal development programme, focused on developing a broad range of skills and supporting wellbeing.

Last year RSM UK recruited a record 769 new students across the UK, surpassing its previous record intake in 2022 (723) by 6%. The majority of last year’s cohort were based outside of London, throughout the firm’s network of 31 offices stretching from Southampton up to Lerwick.

The firm’s audit practice recruited the single largest group of trainees last year, with the remaining trainees spread across tax, corporate finance, risk, restructuring advisory and consulting.

RSM’s dedication to attracting more who choose a career in professional services straight from school as an alternative to attending university remains a key focus. The firm offers trainees a range of further opportunities, from technical development to participation in charitable activity, and sponsorship of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold award.

For further information on the career opportunities on offer at RSM UK for students and school leavers please visit