We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.
At BDO, we’re committed to building a culture of diversity and belonging. We live in a diverse world and our people should reflect this. We believe that a person’s socioeconomic background should not determine their career success, and this is why we want to give students from all backgrounds an opportunity to explore the roles available at BDO and in accounting more generally.
We’ll broaden your horizons
Our Explore BDO Insight Programme is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the world of accounting. In this three day-long virtual insight experience you’ll learn more about BDO, accounting and why what we do is nothing like the number crunching ideas you may have had. You will develop your professional skills and meet our amazing people who work across a vast range of jobs available at BDO.
This programme is open to year 11-13 students. For those in the relevant year of study and with the required grades, there is also the opportunity to secure a fast-track onto our 2024 school leaver apprenticeship process.
We’ll help you succeed
The programme will take place from Tuesday, 1 August, to Thursday, 3 August 2023. It is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about BDO and the work we do. You will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will set you up for a career and beyond.
You’ll have the chance to network with inspiring people from our business and take part in sessions that will bring the various roles at BDO to life.
During the Insight Programme, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop with skill sessions, including professional development and business resilience, which will support you later in life and in your career.
You may also have the opportunity for face-to-face networking with some of our inspiring people and your peers, helping you build your professional network from day one.
You’ll benefit from
- Valuable work experience and skills for your future career and development
- An understanding of how our business works
- Opportunities to learn from and network with our brilliant people
- The chance to fast track your application on for a school leaver posi
Ask anyone what they love about working at BDO and they'll tell you it's the people. We're a friendly and diverse bunch who work hard to achieve the best outcomes and know how to have fun too.
We’re committed to your wellbeing, agile working gives you flexibility around how you work to achieve the best quality outcomes for you, your team and the firm. And we offer an extensive range of benefits that cover your lifestyle, protection, money and wellbeing – everything you need to perform at your best in and out of work.
What we are looking for
This programme is aimed primarily at year 11 – 13 students who attend a state school and meet our social mobility criteria based on the job of the main earner in their household. We use the Social Mobility Commission guidance to determine which jobs meet our background criteria.
The following list is an example of some of the jobs that would meet the criteria:
- Technical and craft jobs: such as motor mechanic, plumber, printer, electrician, gardener, train driver, etc.
- Routine, semi-routine manual and service jobs: such as postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, sales assistant, HGV driver, cleaner, porter, packer, labourer, waiter/waitress, bar staff. Long-term unemployed: claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance or earlier unemployment benefit for more than a year.
If you’re unsure if your parent or guardian’s job makes you eligible, please do apply. Our team will be able to let you know if you are eligible once they have reviewed your application.
Accepted degree subjects
Additional job details
- Competitive salary
- Contract, dates and working times
- Fixed term
How to apply
To get a place on the programme you will need to complete our application form. If you meet our eligibility requirements, you will be invited to complete our online test and video interview. Before completing this we will send you a video with our hints and tips to help you succeed during the final stage of the process.
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 14 April 2023
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Closing date: 14 April 2023