FAQs for students and graduates

Choosing where you’d like to work can be a big decision. To help you understand what it’s like working at Grant Thornton, we’ve addressed some of the questions we usually get asked.

How do I apply for a role at Grant Thornton?

You can search our open positions from kariyer.net and linkedIn and apply directly online.

What is involved in your selection process?

After we make the short lists over CVs, we invite candidates for first interviews with HR. If this interview is made for a position which English is a prerequisite, this interview includes a section of interview in English as well. After the first interview with candidates, we decide for the short lists. Short listed candidates are invited for the second interview with partner/manager of the department. After the second interviews, we send our offers to the selected candidates.  

How many placements/graduate roles are there?

Unfortunately we don’t share this information and will depend on the current recruitment needs in each Department or Service Line. You can see all our current job openings here.

Can I apply for a role outside of Turkey?

Absolutely! You can apply for open positions in more than 140 countries in which we have member firms. Your eligibility will depend on what the role requires, as well as qualification and visa restrictions in the hiring countries.

What kind of people are we looking for?

When we’re considering applications, we’re looking for people that value the things we value.

We empower our people to make a difference. We want our people to think for themselves, speak up, and actively shape our firm’s culture and future.

We also genuinely care about our clients. As part of our work, we discover what’s important to them and enjoy helping them succeed.

We want our people to bring their whole selves to work. Individuality and authenticity is so important to our firm.

We highly value collaboration. We believe that it’s energising and stimulating to collaborate – to learn from and be inspired by others. We believe that teams will always outperform the individual.

We’re looking for people who are curious, ambitious and who share our values

How will Grant Thornton help me develop my career?

We give graduates and students significant training, development and leadership opportunities from day one. Thanks to the debth of our trainings, we provide you with technical and soft skills to match your role and your department or service line needs. We also provide a comprehensive professional qualifications support program including costs of certificates.

We also provide a comprehensive induction training program for all newcomers to unlock your potential and boost your confident as you settle into your new role.

Do I need to complete a qualification if I join the graduate program?

If you join the audit team you will be required to start and complete your chartered Accountants qualification.

What’s Grant Thornton’s approach to diversity and inclusion?

At our firm, we encourage our people to bring their whole selves to work. We recognise, appreciate and harness our people’s individual skills and talents. And this approach helps us create a stronger and dynamic organisation.

It’s a given that we treat everyone fairly and never discriminate on the basis of aspects such as ethnicity, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, marital status, age or disability. But beyond that, we celebrate the breadth of experiences and perspectives that people bring to Grant Thornton – especially their diversity of experience, skills and perspectives.

How can I learn about open positions?

We use kariyer.net and LinkedIn for new job postings. You can search under our name in these platforms.

How is Grant Thornton International structured?

Grant Thornton is a global organisation made up of independent member firms in more than 140 countries. Each member firm is owned by its partners who have operational control of the business.

Grant Thornton firms are members of one international umbrella entity, Grant Thornton International Limited (GTIL). The global leadership team, headed up by our global CEO, Peter Bodin leads this entity. GTIL teams work strategically with member firms to support consistency and excellence in all of our activities around the world, helping to maintain the same high standards in each of our locations.

How is Grant Thornton Turkey structured?

Grant Thornton Turkey is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Limited (GTIL), but at the same time is an independent entirely Turkish-owned organization.

Where does Grant Thornton Turkey have offices?

Our headquarter is in ─░stanbul, but we also have offices in Ankara and Bursa.

Once I join, can I work in another country?

As a growing global organisation, GTIL is committed to providing international experiences for our people and has an established robust global talent mobility programme. If you decide to pursue an international experience we will support you.

What influence will I have over my career progression?

We offer a high performance, growth culture that provides a variety of opportunities to help our people identify their aspirations and take responsibility for their careers. We offer many learning and development tools to help our people develop and grow. Your career progression at Grant Thornton will be a journey on which we support and encourage you.