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Internship (1-4 Months)
Glasgow Scotland
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£12,000 - £13,999

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

I worked within the tax department. I was given a list of clients and was responsible for completing their tax returns. I was also involved in corporation tax, VAT and employment tax.

I had to complete a client project which involved researching their industry, company background, SWOT analysis and what our firm could offer.

Another project required involved another 5 interns from offices around the UK where we devised a graduate recruitment campaign and presented to various partners and BDO staff members in London.

The internship involved three trips to London for training, behavioral skills workshops and a CR day which was very useful.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It was never a struggle to get motivated to go to work and was more a case of where did they day go as appose to time dragging in.


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I was always thanked for the work I completed and was given a very generous gift from the people I have worked with at the end of the internship,


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was able to approach staff at all levels including partners for support and help with the work I was completing.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The list of clients and projects ensured I always had work to be done.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

The team allowed me to take full responsibility for the work I was undertaking. I often had to phone clients and HMRC to discuss issues.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The training given on the trips to London as well as in the office was very useful both for the internship and the future.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone was very friendly.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The internship was really well organized.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?



10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Hopefully I will have a job offer in the next few weeks.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

On the trips to London we were out for dinner and the pub every night.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

London is very expensive, much cheaper when working in Glasgow.


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Glasgow and London. Excellent night life.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Played football with the guys, CR day in London, Friday night drinks in the office