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School Leaver Insight Day at BDO

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Leeds Yorkshire and Humberside
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About You
The Organisation
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed it. Of course we were all rather quiet but everyone was friendly making me feel I could ask any question.


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

Yes because they had made the effort to create presentations and taken time out for us.


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

We could ask any questions we liked to lots of different people.


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

Notdegree studies as this was for an apprenticeship, but it definitely would help in the application process and when attendinng an assessment centre.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured. We knew what we were going to do and when and we got to meet many people.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

We were all quiet because we didn’t know each other but the atmosphere was definitely very friendly.


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



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?

Definitely. Having the networking lunch definitely allowed us to see the atmosphere at BDO and how it would be for us.


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

Yes, the companies culture could be seen well through the trainees. However we didn’t get the chance to meet or speak to any managers, senior managers or partners.


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

It really helped me to see what audit, tax, internal audit are and helped me decide which one I would like to persue.


Other Information

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?

Networking Lunch with current Guaduate and School Leaver Trainees.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very enjoyable.


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

Yes, and there are many of them apparently.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

If they’re considering applying to BDO, yes.