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We’re experts in accountancy and business. Our clients are fast-growing and ambitious
international companies across a huge range of industries. They come to us for all kinds of
advice and support. They know they can rely on us, because we take care to really get to
know what they do and what they want to achieve. We work closely with each other, too. For
you, this means great opportunities to develop specialist skills alongside brilliant people. It’s
easy to be inspired at BDO.

OUR PROGRAMMES

On our four-year School Leaver Programme, you’ll learn a huge amount from real
experience. We’ll also give you paid time off to study for respected professional
qualifications. With proper responsibilities from day one, you’ll be gaining valuable
commercial experience that you might not get at university. Along the way, you’ll enjoy
excellent support including coaching and mentoring.

Alternatively, our Summer School offers you an excellent two-week insight into our firm in
the summer before Year 13, and potentially a place with us when you leave school.

We offer 
School Leaver programmes in four important areas:

Advisory

Advisory services at BDO help clients to tackle all the challenges they face as their
businesses grow. We have the expertise to help with all kinds of complex events - from
buying a new business and accessing finance for growth, to making changes at times of
financial difficulty, fighting fraud, and much more. Our advisers come from all kinds of
backgrounds. Together we can solve even the most complicated challenge. Here, you can
become a specialist in giving particular kinds of advice.

Audit

Audit is about making sure the things our clients say about their finances are true, fair and
accurate. We work closely with them and really get to know their business. With what we
learn, we can help them to improve their financial statements, the systems they use and the
way they work. As an Auditor at BDO, you’ll work with all kinds of organisations. There are
lots of different areas you could specialise in, from real estate to technology and media, not-
for-profit, and many more.

Business Services and Outsourcing

When a client tackles the challenges of growth or change, they might need the next level of
support. That could mean bringing us in for a special project, or getting us to provide the
services of a whole department for them, instead of creating their own. We’re ready to
answer any call.
Taking our accounting and business expertise out on client site, you’ll develop a wide range
of skills, work with all kinds of different clients, and explore new ways to improve what we
can do.

Tax

Tax law is very complicated and always changing. We help our clients to understand how to
do the right thing. We advise them on all kinds of questions, including how to produce their
accounts, how to pay the right taxes overseas, or how to approach buying another company.
This variety means that you can specialise in an area that interests you - from understanding
complex technical details, to helping super-smart people, or solving problems in new and
unique ways.

THE REWARDS

As well as the competitive salary and benefits package they receive, trainees say they love
what a friendly and welcoming place BDO is to work. As one of a large group of trainees
around the country, you’ll get the chance to meet young people like yourself and take part in
activities and events together. Colleagues in your team could also become great friends. We
organise sporting and social events and give you up to 10 days a year to do voluntary or
charitable work. If you ever need support or advice, your counselling manager or buddy can
help. In certain offices, we’ll even pay for your breakfast if you get to the office before
8:30am!

 

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