3 months at Shipleys!

I am now heading in to my third month with Shipley’s as a VAT trainee in the London office. The VAT team in London were very understanding of my limited accounting experience, and were more than happy to answer the countless questions I had – and still have!

As the submission of VAT returns is a monthly aspect within this department, I have hit the ground running and assisted in the submission of a number of these. Similarly, I have also been tasked on a number of occasions with the drafting of VAT returns. Whilst sitting in front of a bulk of information seemed daunting at first, my supervisors were on hand to help with any queries I had.

The social scene in the London office has also made me feel very welcome, with a number of my colleagues joining me at the pub for welcome drinks on my first day. As a tea lover, the offers for a cup of tea at all hours of the day make for a very welcoming and friendly environment. My first few months at Shipley’s have been great, the hands on experience has helped me gain a true understanding of the workings of the VAT department and the friendly atmosphere is really nice to work in.

Josie Morgan-Jones

I graduated from Newcastle University in 2017 with a degree in History and Archaeology, after which I studied at King’s College London for an MA in Early Modern History. I joined Shipleys in July 2018, where I work in the VAT department and will be studying towards my ATT qualification. Outside of work I enjoy playing netball and anything with wildlife!