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It’s results day across the UK today, meaning that young people are facing important decisions about what direction to take their career.  A pretty big deal!

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is proud to offer young people in the area an opportunity to carve out a first class career for themselves.

As always at this time of year, GAS has opened applications for its award-winning Apprenticeship Scheme, named “Best Newcomer Apprenticeship Scheme in the North East” in 2016 at the National Apprenticeship Awards.

If you know someone looking at the possibility of an Apprenticeship, send them to have a look at the GAS Group Academy website.

They can check out some content to help them decide whether an Apprenticeship is for them, watch a video on how our Apprentices are finding life at GAS and more.


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Paul JohnsonGroup Financial Director

Paul Johnson is very much a home-grown talent.

He joined Great Annual Savings Group in its infancy, fresh from a youth career as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United.  He quickly established a reputation within the business and aced all required accountancy qualifications in the space of four years to become the Group’s Management Accountant.

Several successful projects later, Paul was promoted to Head of Finance.  When the former FD left GAS, he took on the mantle of the business’ most senior finance professional; boasting a string of incredible achievements all under the age of 30.


“I have witnessed phenomenal growth at the Group over the many years I’ve worked here and I’m looking forward to guiding the Group into an exciting new chapter.”

Interesting fact:

Paul made his professional debut for Hartlepool United against Bournemouth in the Football League.  Some say Danny Ings still resides in his pocket to this day.