I recently applied for the Audit graduate scheme with a Big 4 company.
I managed to get through the numerical and critical reasoning tests, and was recently due to sit an interview at the location to which I applied. Unfortunately I then found out that this location was no longer recruiting for this service line. I have been allowed to transfer my application to another branch (from a short list of possible locations), and I decided to transfer to Birmingham.
I am required to fill in a form in which I have to state “from a business perspective” why I have chosen to change the location for my application. I have tried saying generally that the Birmingham office is large, well connected, and has a strong Audit department. However this is apparently not sufficient.
I have been asked to do some in-depth research about Birmingham as a business city generally (including outside of the company office). Unfortunately I don’t even know where to start looking for this info.
I’d greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks.