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Accountancy Professionals & Business Change Recruitment Specialists

Professional Practice – The Move for You?

Professional Practice – The Move for You?

April 28 2015

There is no doubt that professional practice was and remains a great training ground for young professionals entering into the world of finance. Those 3 years of study in order to gain the all-important letters after your name are invaluable and open many, many doors in your future career.  

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Gillian Stewart - Five things most people don’t know about me.

Gillian Stewart - Five things most people don’t know about me.

April 21 2015

Gillian-May Stewart is an Associate Director with Wilkinson and Associates. She has worked for Wilkinson and Associates since 2006. She was born in Cupar, Fife and went to school in St Andrews before reading History at Aberdeen University. So here are 5 things Gillian has told us that you may or may not know about her:

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5 Minutes with Jacob Nichol

5 Minutes with Jacob Nichol

April 15 2015

In this series, we interview international accountants working in Edinburgh to gain insight into their experiences of moving to Scotland and securing contract work. The aim of this series is to provide accountants who are thinking about a move abroad with an understanding of the processes, and hopefully offer some helpful tips.

At Wilkinson & Associates we deal with many international candidates who are looking for new opportunities in Scotland. Unlike many of our competitors, we start working with candidates before their move to the UK. Wilkinson & Associates will contact candidates several times to provide an explanation of the Edinburgh job market, understand what the candidate is looking for, answer any questions they might have and, if appropriate, start speaking to our clients about the candidate before you arrive. We send a relocation guide that has information on accommodation, transport, banking and utilities. Closer to the candidates time of arrival we can discuss potential roles. We do everything we can to make sure our candidates are informed and comfortable with their move, and aim to meet all candidates within the first few days of their arrival in Scotland. 
 

In this edition, Jacob Nichol, a Financial Services contractor who moved over from New Zealand in 2014, gives us his thoughts on moving to the UK and living and working in Edinburgh.

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Shared Parental Leave Legislation

Shared Parental Leave Legislation

April 07 2015

The new Shared Parental Leave legislation is due to come into force this month.  This new Parental Leave means that if you’re due to give birth or expect to adopt on or after 5 April 2015, you and your partner are entitled to split time off work to care for your baby during the first year. The government has stated that it wants to move away from the current “inflexibility” of maternity and paternity leave to create a new, more equal system of leave to allow both parents to assist with child care and keep a strong link to the workplace.

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