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Grant Thornton Cayman Islands expands their Graduate Program with two new young Caymanians

Grant Thornton Cayman Islands expands their Graduate Program with two new young Caymanians

11 January 2021


Grant Thornton are delighted to announce the expansion of their two newest members on the graduate program, for their ever-growing audit, tax and advisory practice in the Cayman Islands. The Graduate program is a successful program totalling of 10 Caymanian graduates.

Dara Keogh, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton in the Cayman Islands said ‘We are very proud of our graduate program and see it as one of our critical success factors. The graduate program, enables us to attract fresh talent to the firm and, provide young Caymanians an opportunity to qualify as Professional Accountants with the right kind of structured support. This will include a financial grant, industry training and fantastic career prospects, from a global brand with a significant local footprint.’

We recognise that these Islands are home to a pool of high-calibre talent and our firm is committed to offering a great start by developing ambitious Caymanian students into young ambitious professionals. This announcement demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth of our organisation and our development of the local student community.’

The recipients of the 2020 program are 22-year-old Alyssa McLaughlin and 19-year old Nicole Malyk. Alyssa has graduated with Cum Laude Honors Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Tampa. Alyssa is currently studying her Master of Accounting, as she continues to progress Alyssa will then complete her CPA, whilst working at Grant Thornton. Nicole Malyk is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Accounting then thereafter Master and CPA.

‘I’m very excited to have been given the opportunity to join Grant Thornton as it will enable me to gain the experience and unlock growth within the firm. Grant Thornton is the place I want to work’. Alyssa stated. Grant Thornton is where I always dreamed to be. It is great to be part of the fastest growing firm on Island, that looks out for young Caymanians and help me excel to my highest potential. Thanks, Grant Thornton, for the wonderful opportunity.’ said Nicole.

Applications for 2021 program places will open in Spring 2021, with more information available at


Left – Right: Nicole Malyk, Alyssa McLaughlin and Dara Keogh


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