Summer School Audit Programme at BDO

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Ipswich East of England
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Less than £ 10,000
Accountancy Auditing/Tax

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Role Description

A two week work experience programme at BDO in the Audit department.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I was given equipment very similar to that of the full time staff, making me feel very valued.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Everyone was always willing to help me with any queries that I had.


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

These skills will be very useful to me in the future I as I pursue a career in Accounting.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

I had a timetable from the start but this often changed.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?


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

Members of staff at the firm invested their time in explaining different elements of Accounting to help broaden my knowledge.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

This insight improved my understanding greatly as I was able to work on real client assignments and visit client sites. I was also able to speak with many different members of staff to gain an insight into what a full time role would entail.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

This insight really helped me understand what it is like to work for BDO and the culture by which they operate.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

The activities were very useful in broadening my understanding of the Accountint profession and cemented my choice to pursue a career in the industry.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

I was able to meet many different people at all levels of the firm throughout the insight.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

I was able to meet lots of new people who also took part in the insight on the first day as well went to London. I also had a farewell lunch with some of the staff member who worked in the same office as me.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

I was informed of many different activities that take place outside of the office during my time at the insight.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?