Participated in talks concerning external audit and personal work ethic. Finally completed a group project after a couple of days of work which improved my understanding of BDO and the services it provides. Furthermore, at the end of the week, I was interviewed and queried about my desired future with BDO.
It involved hearing from BDO employees on what the company is like. We could ask them anything we wanted and would always receive great answers. There were presentations and activities intended to aid and reflection and even understand ourselves better.
We had many different sessions from leading experts in the industry. Everything from audit training, personal brand, professionals qualifications and digital mindset. Also, we had a lot of opportunities to speak to people already working at the company on various levels. Not only that but we got the chance to network with other interns as well and we had a CSR group project at the end.
Provided an opportunity to learn of the accountancy and business industry, whilst also experiencing first hand the culture and values of BDO. Learn how the company operates and helps the wider community. On a day-to-day basis, we were involved in networking sessions with other interns and provided with the opportunity to speak to trainees. Also attend lectures on the basics/foundations of auditing.
There were plenty of presentations about the firm and opportunities to talk to buddies who currently work in the stream for which you applied. There were workshops on personal branding and wellbeing There was a group project to create a presentation which was assessed. There was also an interview with a partner or director for the apprenticeship or graduate scheme depending on where you are in your education journey.
There were sessions on personal development, insight into Audit, and insight into the culture of BDO. We were also split into groups for a group task and had an interview with a partner at the end of week. The week was very well structured and we had loads of breaks between sessions