Tax associate intern at BDO

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
gatwick South East
Review Date
Salary
£26,000 - £27,999
Roles
Auditing/Tax

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7.0/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

5.5

The Role

Role Description

shadowed graduates on the tax scheme

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

really enjoyed it

8/10

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

at the start had trouble understanding a lot of what the managers tasked me to do, but by the end felt part of the team went on a lot of socials

8/10

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

my buddy made my experience, sat next to her and she made sure i understood what i was doing and if i was ok the entire 6 weeks

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

very, often filling out my time card was a hard task as i had done so much over the past week

7/10

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

A lot of responsibility, handling client data, but everything was checked and proof read by the managers

7/10

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

Great amount of skills gained, i feel i know exactly what i need to know for a graduate job there

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

very friendly, went out for lunch a lot and everyone liked each other

10/10

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

very well organised, except the last two days in London were pointless, most of the interns just wanted to go home and relax not do more team building at the end of the internship

5/10

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

A lot of time was spent on me from almost every manager, so yes a lot of resources were used up making sure i understood what i was doing and developed through it

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

i have accepted the grad job

10/10

Social

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

very good, all the grads on the three year program were close age to myself and all enjoyed getting food and the occasional after work activity

9/10

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

average

6/10

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

not very good, was in Gatwick

3/10

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

there were few

4/10