April Homer
4 September '20

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Pop the cork. We’ve picked up two prizes at the 2020 School Leaver Awards. And we couldn’t be happier.

The awards celebrate the top early careers employers and training providers – the crème de la crème for young talent looking to enter the world of work and hit the ground running.

So, when we found out we’d been crowned Top Employer in Accounting & Professional Services, beating the likes of PwC, EY, Grant Thornton and RSM, you can imagine our excitement.

And it didn’t stop there.

We also won the award for Most Innovative Recruitment Campaign across every industry, from a group of finalists including behemoth brands like Rolls-Royce and Cisco.

The campaign, fronted by the ever-bullish Pablo, a much-loved member of the CP herd, was described as “demonstrating clear impact, enticing school leavers to both Cooper Parry and the accounting industry.”


Why? Because they show us everything is going to plan. Our laser-focus on creating an incredible culture is attracting and retaining the most electrifying, brilliant brains around. And as we say hello to the 30 graduates and school leavers who joined us just a couple of days ago, long may that continue.

April Bembridge, our Chief People Officer, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have won two awards at the 2020 School Leaver Awards. Ensuring we can attract the very best up-and-coming talent is critical, so we are extremely proud to win Top Employer. There were some incredible accountancy firms amongst the finalists, all deserving of their place, but we’ve worked hard to make Cooper Parry the workplace of choice for young talent.

“Winning Most Innovative Recruitment Campaign has shown us the value of understanding what future generations are looking for in an employer. Targeting our offering and hiring campaigns to meet their needs really pays dividends. And now, we’ll be taking these lessons forward with us to keep pushing boundaries and stay ahead of the pack.”