A new cohort of graduates, school leavers and career changers are starting their careers in accountancy and tax with PKF Francis Clark.

Based across the firm’s offices in Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Poole, Salisbury, Taunton, Torquay and Truro, the 55 new apprentices had a chance to get to know each other during a two-day induction at the University of Exeter before starting their journey to becoming qualified chartered accountants or tax advisers.

PKF Francis Clark’s managing partner, Andrew Richards, said: “Growing our own talent is an important part of our culture, so we look forward to supporting our new trainees to gain the breadth and depth of skills and experience that will set them up for a successful and rewarding career.

“The number and calibre of applications we received for our apprenticeship programmes was hugely encouraging and reflects the work we are doing with schools, colleges and universities to bust myths about our profession and inspire talented young people to pursue careers in accountancy and tax.”