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Azets to fill 10% of job vacancies with retirees and career breakers

By Karolina Skinner
26 August 2021

Regional accountancy firm and business adviser to SMEs, Azets, is launching a new recruitment initiative across the South East, where the company has several offices, targeting retirees and those on career breaks. Azets is looking to enlarge its team with individuals who seek workplace flexibility.

The accountancy firm, which this year has hired 200 graduates and recently announced a further 650 new roles over the next 12 months, aims to fill at least 10% of vacancies by hiring retirees and those on a career break who are looking to return to the profession.

William Payne, Regional CEO for London and South East, Azets, said: "We believe that we can boost our ambitious growth plans by adding people with a wealth of experience and leadership qualities. The national recruitment drive is supported by a multimillion-pound investment in a fully digitised, mobile-enabled hybrid working environment. This allows staff more choice and the flexibility and encouragement to 'work from anywhere' as they are fully provided with the infrastructure and systems to support the workplace transformation. We are looking forward to welcoming these skilled people, who may not yet be ready for full retirement, to our network across London and the South East."

The firm is hiring at all levels and across service lines including audit, tax, and business advisory, looking to increase its revenue by 50% within the next five years.

Anna Murphy, Head of Group Resourcing with Azets, added: "While it’s common for top firms to focus only on hiring and developing young, ambitious trainees, there is a vast, untapped talent pool of retirees and those looking to return to work after a break who often aren’t ready to retire or want to progress in their careers while being able to fit work around other commitments.

About Azets Group

Azets is an international accounting, tax, audit, advisory and business services group, with 160 offices across the UK and Europe, over 6,500 employees and 600 Partners. In the UK, Azets is the largest regional accountancy and business adviser to SMEs and the 9th largest accountancy business.