Corporate International Tax at BDO

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Accountancy Auditing/Tax

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10.0/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
10.0

Socialising

10.0

The Role

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

Excellent 6 week internship based in London.
Gained exposure to a variety of different clients across a broad spectrum of industries and locations.

10/10

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

Colleagues took me out for work meals and drinks with the rest of the team. This wasn’t to ‘wow’ the interns it was simply because they valued the interns as part of the team.

10/10

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

Lots. I was assigned a buddy from day one. In addition, all interns received training as part of the induction to the internship.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Every day I would work towards designated projects.
Workloads were such that I was never left twiddling thumbs however, did have busy periods due to the nature of the industry.

10/10

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

I was able to attend client meetings where the client was being met for the very first time. In addition, the work I did actually contributed to real work paid for by the client.

10/10

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

As the internship progresses and if taken onto the graduate role, then the firm pays for your training to become qualified in the relevant field.

In addition, the induction week as part of the internship had an extensive training programme introducing the interns to different software packages and accounting concepts.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everybody got on well throughout the course of the internship. In addition, staff meals and drinks were regular and team socials were common place meaning the atmosphere was very good throughout.

10/10

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

The internship was very well organised with no moment gone by where our duties weren’t made clear.

10/10

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

The company invested both a week in training and then the rest of the internship relied on recieving on the job training with colleagues, whilst conducting real work a graduate would do.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
10/10

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

I have received a graduate job offer and accepted. The salary is competitive.

10/10

Social

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

Lots of socials took place. I attended a few staff drinks and meals and had the opportunity to play sport with the company teams too.

10/10

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

I worked in London so the area was expensive however this was counteracted by subsidised food.

10/10

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

London nightlife was very good with a wide variety of options.

10/10

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

Lots of opportunities to get involved in staff sporting events.

10/10