Insight Day at BDO

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Gatwick Greater London
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Further Study

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight day was enjoyable an extremely satisfying as it showed a little peak of what seems to be an amazing company. the potential for development and growth as well as the great support that is given by the staff already there. I enjoyed it so much I Immediately applied for an internship role with the company.


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

There was a period allotted for question and answering at the end of every session. although through the sessions we may have had questions to ask there was no problem pausing for a minute and listening to us it felt personalised and although we aren't apart of the company they treated us as if we were.


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

A lot of guidance was giving information and tips about the application process. the application process was then explained giving us a bit of working knowledge of how it works. As well if in need of help the email address to contact. Also, some advice on doing practice test before completing the real one.


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

My drive and motivation was just increased more by seeing all of what BDO had to offer. I am now even more fired up for what lies ahead for me in the accountancy world.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

It was well structured with the timing of each session timed with the thought in mind for question and answer segment as knowing us the ones attending the insight day will have questions that would want to be answered.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was one of supportive personnel who just wanted for us to see the true nature of the business and encourage us to get on board for such a great opportunity. Although it was a place of business I still felt that relaxing atmosphere that was able to calm any nervousness I experienced.


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?

It was explained by someone who recently started working there how a day to day would go which was very interesting. The way it was explained it felt as though I worked there already and was apart of the team. I now know exactly what to expect if I was to receive a full time role at BDO.


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


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

It just help secure in my mind that the a role in accountancy is what I want.


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

I was given a free bus pass back to the train station which I believe was very thoughtful of BDO.

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

At lunch there was a time for us to mingle with some of the employees and learn about the job.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?


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

Yes there was a mention of some of the activities.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I already have on my way home I told everyone how incredibly helpful it was.