Undergraduate Student Completes Summer Placement With Robinson Reed Layton

Posted on: September 6th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

Georgia Blundell has been working at Robinson Reed Layton for the duration of the summer as part of our placement programme. She will now be returning to Swansea University to start the third and final year of her Business Management degree.

Having grown up in St Ives, Georgia was keen to find an opportunity to work locally, despite studying in Swansea and being offered opportunities to work in London.

On her time with the firm, Georgia said: “I’ve really enjoyed my two months working at Robinson Reed Layton and have gained a great insight into the work of an accountant, particularly what goes into tax preparation. Coming from the entirely theoretical background I’d gained at university, I knew very little about tax, and having the chance to gain practical knowledge has been a great experience. I’ve really learned a lot.”

During her placement with the firm, Georgia has primarily been working on tax returns, but has also had the opportunity to experience the diverse range of the firm’s work, including working in Penzance with the Probate team assisting with the drafting of wills, learning about probate matters and even contributing to an article on the firm’s website.

Georgia explained how she believes the experience will benefit her in the future: “Throughout the summer, I’ve had just the right amount of support: I feel like part of the team, but I’ve also gained the confidence to work independently. I have really enjoyed working with all the people in the office and everyone’s been really helpful and welcoming, answering all of my questions – and there have been quite a few!

“Working in an office setting has really highlighted how important attention to detail and being diligent in your work is – especially when preparing tax returns. Hopefully, I’ll be able to apply everything I’ve learned over the summer once I’m back at university and in the future. This experience has affirmed my ambition to work in accountancy one day.”

Partner Nick Skerratt, whose team supported Georgia during her time at the firm, said: “As a local Cornish firm we like to support the development of local talent by offering placement opportunities. We’ve been operating the summer placement programme for a number of years now and continue to be impressed by how well the students slot into the firm.

“Georgia has been great to have around the office and has really gotten to grips with the work that we have given her. We wish her all the best with her ongoing studies.”

Updated 6th September 2017

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