THE Taunton office of an accountancy firm has just taken on five new trainees.

They are among the latest raft of 14 students taken on by Milsted Langdon at its offices in the county town, Yeovil, Bath and Bristol.

All the trainees will undertake challenging qualifications and exams as they progress through their career with the firm.

Alongside their studies, they will gain professional experience and contribute to the company's day to day work supported by experienced mentors within Milsted Langdon.

Rachel Hotham, people partner at Milsted Langdon, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming so many outstanding new trainees to our firm this year.

"It is great to see the passion they have for the profession and I can’t wait to see what they can achieve in the months and years to come.”

Many of the firms’ current managers, directors and partners originally trained with the firm, rising through the ranks to the top of their profession.

The new trainees are:

Taunton - Oliver Hughes, Alisha Channing, Mackenzie Divitt, Will Payne, Harriet Godfrey.

Yeovil - Dan Pocock, Robert Roddy.

Bristol - Cameron Backus, Georgie Hammond, Daniel Tremlett, Kieran Parfitt, Ayobami Afolabi, Lewis Radford.

Bath - Thomas Goodey.