Accountancy firm Horwath Clark Whitehill has expanded its offices in Walsall and Kidderminster by taking on a new set of young recruits.
Midlands managing partner Johnathan Dudley said the firm was determined to nurture new talent despite the difficult economic climate.
“This is part of our continuing commitment to excellence and evolution within the business,” he said.
“We are absolutely committed to giving young people the opportunity to become chartered accountants. They are the lifeblood of both Horwath Clark Whitehill and the wider profession.”
Three new trainees come straight out of university - Katherine Hague, a Loughborough University graduate, Katy Campbell who went to Newcastle University and Scott Bailey, who graduated from the University of East Anglia.
Amy Podolaka, a student at Birmingham City Business School, is also arriving on a 12-month work placement.
Staff partner Dave Darlaston said: “We are delighted to welcome such an excellent crop of talent to the firm.
“Our staff are our most important asset - we are talking about tomorrow’s managers and partners.
“It is vital we provide the very best training for young people locally to ensure that our clients can continue to receive the high quality service that they are used to for many years to come.”
Mr Bailey said: “All of us are thrilled to be offered this opportunity especially given the tight jobs market.
“Horwath Clark Whitehill is one of the most go-ahead and forward thinking accountancy firms.”