Business Restructuring Trainee at BDO

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Duration
Placement (5-9 Months)
Region
Belfast Northern Ireland
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Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Accountancy Administration/Secretarial

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9.7/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
9.8

Socialising

9.5

The Role

Role Description

Work on corporate and personal insolvencies. Varies widely, from trading a business to completing bank reconciliations.

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

I found working in the BR department really interesting, never a dull moment. Relaxed atmosphere in the office and the work was different each day. I had a brilliant manager so that helped a lot.

10/10

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

The team were great from managers all the way down. They have a type of open door policy for everyone. I think your direct manager is one of the most influential people during your time on placement and mine was absolutely brilliant.

9/10

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

This office is really busy but they took time out to answer any silly questions I had. Genuinely couldn't of asked for better support.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Yes! Although I wanted lots of work so I could learn as much as I could while I was there and I definitely got that. That was what made it exciting to get up and go to work each day.

10/10

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

I was given as much responsibility as I asked for, and as much as is possible for a student. As I said, good manager.

9/10

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

God I improved on so many things. They took the time to teach me things I really should have known before I went there. Every day was a school day there, I learnt a vast amount about finances, office environment even computer skills.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was very high paced and everyone has a big work load but the office was relaxed.

9/10

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

I had no set plan to work with, if I wanted to work they would encourage, help and teach me. If I didn't I could stay photo copying! There can't really be a plan as different cases come in everyday so the work load changes.

10/10

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

I was given constant constructive feedback.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
10/10

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

Got a job!

10/10

Social

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

There wasn't too many students there. But HR helped me find a housemate etc, and after that social scene is good!

9/10

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

Drink,food & rent really cheap in comparison to the south of Ireland. Had plenty of my wages left over each month.

9/10

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

Belfast city, so great!

10/10

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

Like any other city there is loads to do. BDO also organize plenty of there own events

10/10

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