Advisory Intern at BDO

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Central London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Accountancy

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6.1/10

The Role
6.0
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

5.8

The Role

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

I enjoyed elements of my internship. Getting to know and socialising with my team was definitely the best part.
The work was quite varied. On some days I was very busy and on others I had nothing to do at all.

6/10

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

I felt extremely valued and welcome by the team at BDO.
I was assigned a buddy who constantly ensured that I understood the tasks that I was completing and also made the effort to look for work for me to do when it was quiet in the office.

10/10

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

My supervisor was very helpful in giving me support and guidance and ensured that I felt comfortable and was busy with work. He took me through key concepts and definitions that I needed to know before starting the internship. This meant that once I started I was fully prepared to undergo any work that I had been tasked with.

3/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

At the beginning of the internship I was very busy an inundated with tasks to complete. I enjoyed this period of the internship as I had lots of tasks to do and engaged in interesting, stimulating work. However, after the third week it became extremely quiet and I had no work at all to do. I had to keep myself busy and was very tired by the end of the day since I was sitting round for hours doing nothing.

5/10

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

I was not given much responsibility, most of the tasks I did were just below trainee level and I did a few admin tasks such as scanning documents. Some more responsibility would have been nice and would have given me further insight into the role that I would be doing if I was given an offer to work in that specific department.

4/10

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

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

10/10

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

4/10

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

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

6/10

Social

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

10/10

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

6/10

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

2/10

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

5/10