Audit at BDO

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Liverpool North West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy

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6.7/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

5.2

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at BDO and couldn't imagine a better company to work for. I was made to feel welcome and supported throughout my time at the company. I had an opportunity to meet a wide range of staff and attend a variety of different clients.

10/10

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

I liked all my colleagues and I was made to feel at home. I think that's what makes BDO stand out above the rest, the people working there make the experience all the more enjoyable.

8/10

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

I was assigned a buddy and a mentor for my internship which made me feel like there was always someone to talk to if I had any problems. My mentor messaged me weekly to ensure that I didn't have any issues, but i felt assured I could message him at anytime if I encountered any problems.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It depended on which client I was working for; some I felt busy all the time and others were more relaxed. If the work for the client was too complex then I was unable to offer any real assistance. For other more straight forward clients, I felt like I was busy throughout the day.

5/10

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

I feel like this was also dependent on which client I was working for. On more complex clients it wasn't always possible to be given responsibility.

5/10

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

The experience of working within a close knit team and on a variety of different clients will be invaluable going forward for the future.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Ha

5/10

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

There was a week of formal training before being sent out to our regional offices.

10/10

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

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
5/10

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

I couldn't imagine working for anyone else other than BDO.

10/10

Social

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

It was hard as I very rarely visited the regional office but was out on client site. But there was weekly drinks that could be attended.

6/10

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

5/10

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

5/10

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

5/10