Welcome to our new apprentices

November 8, 2023

As we continue to grow and build for the future, this year we are delighted to welcome five new apprentices to work along side our experienced teams.

North east apprenticesJosh Bond, Aidan Duke, Natalia Kostenko, Kristian Kerr and James Hopkinson have all begun structured, multi-year training programmes with us. We will see them work towards industry-recognised qualifications as part of their professional development.

Josh and Kristian have started their training in our specialist healthcare division, which is the largest specialist medical and healthcare accountancy practice team outside London. Aidan and Natalia are working as part of our business services team.

James Hopkinson, who is in the third year of his apprenticeship, has joined us from another regional firm and is now part of our audit team.

Each apprentice is working on a variety of live client projects, whilst also attending college to gain their Association of Accounting/Taxation Technicians accreditations, as part of their professional development.

Natalia Kostenko, who is from Washington, says: “Working in accountancy is what I’ve always wanted to do. I’m already enjoying the range of different client tasks and learning all the time from an experienced team of very supportive colleagues.”

Josh Bond, who comes from Prudhoe, adds: “It’s a busy professional environment and I’m very much enjoying learning on the job while developing the practical skills I need to progress in my role.”

Mike Pott, managing director at RMT Accountants & Business Advisors, says: “Part of building sustainable commercial success is training and bringing through talented young staff and we have a long track record of doing so.

“Our new apprentices have all made a strong start to their training and have both the potential and opportunity to build successful careers at RMT.”

If you’re interested in a career with RMT Accountants & Business Advisors, please take a look at our current vacancies here, or call for us an initial confidential chat.


Our key focus is outstanding client service. We are always on the look out for high quality team members in the following areas…

If you would like to be part of a progressive, growing practice please upload your CV here.

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