Insight Day at BDO

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Insight Day

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I enjoyed it thoroughly as it was very well planned with different colleagues from various departments coming into the board room to answer any of our questions. Furthermore, I enjoyed it so much that it has convinced me to apply to their summer internship programme.


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

The company made me feel well valued as they were consistently asking if we had any further questions and seemed engaged in what we were saying. They also spoke on the necessity of a variety of skills which weren't exclusively mathematics or economics.


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

The guidance we received was extremely useful, starting from how to apply to the company to how to cope with the exams once we had got through the application process. They made it appear achievable and worthwhile.


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

This is not as applicable as I study English literature and therefore the skills I learnt on the day are not excessively transferrable to my course. However, the information I received will definitely assist me in any future career I have as I feel much more confident with tackling the online assessments.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight day was very well structured as it consisted of various components which kept it interesting. I left feeling as though I had learnt everything that I needed to know, as I felt confident that I could successfully get through the application process and I had a good idea which department I would like to go in to.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was really good as we could all sit in one room together. This made it easy to get to know the other attendees. Furthermore, everyone from BDO was really approachable, which made a nice comfortable environment.


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?

They spoke a lot about the reality of life in the company, from realistic work hours and the stress that comes with passing the exams, to the great benefits that accompany being an employee.


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

The company culture seemed really nice, as they were discussing how a lot of work is done in teams so you become close with your colleagues inside and outside of work.


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

It was very valuable as up until now I was convinced that I wanted to go down the law route, but this has provided me with a different option as to what I would like to do in the future.


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

It was only a one day insight day so reimbursement was not necessary.

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

We did meet about six employees from the company and all were lovely.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Not applicable.


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

They spoke about what they did together outside of work, for example going on a ski trip together.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Most definitely.