Our people are the most important part of our firm, and hiring, training and retaining great people is critical.
French Duncan is very proud to have been recognised as a Top 50 Best Employer in Scotland for 2019 following on from staff participation of the nationally recognised Best Companies b-Heard Survey. We pride ourselves on being a great company to work for, providing our staff with a wide range of benefits and training opportunities across our four offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Dumbarton.
We care about the wellbeing of our staff, both physically and mentally. In addition to our Healthy Living Committee, we also have eight voluntary Wellbeing Champions across the firm, and six trained Mental Health First Aiders.
To find out more about why French Duncan is a great place to work, please see below.
Values are important or lasting beliefs or ideals about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable. Values have a major influence on a person’s behaviour and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations.
French Duncan employees and Partners each recently completed an engagement survey and voted on a variety of potential values – with the most popular being adopted as our firm’s values.
Alongside competitive pay, a variety of work and the opportunity to develop with French Duncan, we also provide a range of benefits for staff to participate in. Benefits include:
Are you considering training with French Duncan? It’s understandable, we are an accountancy firm with more than 23% of our employees currently undertaking some form of formal training, whether that be ICAS, ACCA, CTA, AAT, ATT, CII, CPI or JIE.
If you are looking to join us we would love to hear from you. If you would like to send over your CV for our consideration, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you have any queries please get in touch.
Our charity and social events are all organised by our CSR & Social Committee, which is made up of staff from across each of the offices. At the end of each year our staff vote for the following year’s charity, rotating between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.
Making A Difference is one of our core values, and this is something our staff and partners show real enthusiasm for in raising funds for our Charity of the Year which is currently Launch Foods, who we are supporting throughout 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. In 2019 we were delighted to raise £16,000 for Chris’s House, from a series of fundraising events throughout the year and during 2018 we raised £11,000 for Strathcarron Hospice. Below are some pictures of some of our fundraising events.
You can find out more about our Corporate Social Responsibility here.
We have a very committed Healthy Living team who focus on improving wellbeing across the firm through a wide range of activities and awareness from organising step challenges, awareness days and mindfulness sessions. Below are pictures of winners of some of our recent challenges.
Our team of Wellbeing Champions take it in turn to write a monthly article called ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’, which focuses on a huge range of related subjects from breathing exercises & relaxation techniques to talking candidly about experiences of stress and how to deal with it.
To take it a step further and offer practical & personal support, we launched our Mental Health First Aid team at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our trained staff are on hand to speak to any staff members confidentially, which has proved really helpful throughout lockdown.