Azets invests in the North-East’s next generation of accountancy talent

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Azets, the fast-growing accountancy firm previously known as Baldwins across the North-East, has maintained a long-standing tradition of investing in the next generation of talent with the appointment of three graduates and three apprentices.

The new recruits will be based in the Wynyard and Durham offices but will undertake training across all Azets offices in the North East and will play an important role in the ongoing expansion of the business.

Nicole Humphrey, Georgia Smithson, Jasmine Sharpe have joined as part of the annual graduate recruitment programme, whilst Caitlin Hunt, Joseph Wheatley and Chole Heslop have joined as apprentices.

Joanne Regan, managing partner of the Wynyard office of Azets, said: “Investing in new talent is a priority for the business and we are delighted to be welcoming our new trainees.

“We are facing unprecedented challenges, but it is essential that we take the long view and continue to attract young people into the profession.

“The accountancy profession is facing significant change with a rapid move to the digitisation of services and service delivery.

“Attracting and developing new talent is essential and we were determined to support the next generation of local talent rather than react to Covid by deferring the intake for a year or more.”

Across the UK Azets has recruited 143 graduates and apprentices.

  • Pictured above: Four of the trainees that have secured employment with Azets in the North-East (left to right) Jasmine Sharpe, Georgia Smithson, Nicole Humphrey and Caitlin Hunt.