Accountant at BDO

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Southampton South East
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£18,000 - £19,999

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1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I enjoyed the insight day very much and found that it helped me understand what happens at BDO and the type of work carried out by the firm. Everybody was very smiley and I enjoyed the encouraging of social activity between other members thatg had come to the insight day.


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

There was not one moment that I did not feel valued. From coming in at the reception all staff were extremely polite and helpful and I was informed of the location of things that I may need such as water or use of the toilet. There was a large amount of interaction between myself and the people leading the insight day.


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

I received guidance on the small tasks we were assigned on the day. When speaking about opportunities the way I was spoken to would have been universal so i would have received the same amount of knowledge if I had come to the day and wanted to work within a different sector of the business.


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

I believe that being provided with an insight helped to motivate me in my current studies and made the path I need to follow, much clearer. I also think that showing me members of the work force and attitude that they had taught me how people will be like in the workplace


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was very well structured and the structure went to plan. I especially appreciated the beginning focus on making everybody comfortable with the people around them and with the person in charge of the evening. Each different part of the day transitioned nicely into the next. I was not displeased.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

There were not any problems with the atmosphere at all. The atmosphere was not awkward at all or unwelcoming. I would definitely feel comfortable to be at the office if I had a job there. I do not think there are any further possible changes to the atmosphere created by BDO


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

I believe they helped me with the beginnings of accounting and made me familiarise myself with recent happenings in the economy. So while there was not a large amount of training to myself and my skills i would not expect that from an event like this as it was only a couple hours long.


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?

To a very high extent, we were able to ask questions to individuals within the workforce as well as being told by themselves what a life in the day of an accountant at BDO is like. Hearing from different sectors of the firm was helpful in making my own decision for my direction.


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


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

Extremely valuable there are a multitude of roles within the firm all with different responsibilities. Going to this insight day really spoke to me personally and now I am aiming to get the requirements set by BDO for my A levels and have increase my length of time spent revising.


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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?

Yes as stated before there was a very good networking opportunity enabling me to interact with members of BDO they seemed like they had experience giving people an insight into how the company operates and what they think about the company and the many benefits that set it apart from other


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very good and in thorough detail.


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

No unfortunately I did not but have been shown when visiting other firms


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definitely recommend this to a friend who wish to take a job in accounting or need help trying to find their next step after college. This programme definitely helped me make my decision so I hope that me friend will get the same experience that I had from it.