Rating

4.5/5
  • The Role
    4.6
  • The Company
    4.5
  • The Culture
    4.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at BDO. My job role was very similar to the degree I am studying. I was able to gain valuable experience that will help me in both my degree and later working life.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • All the staff at BDO were very warming and helped me settle in quickly. I was assigned a 'buddy' partner who I was able to speak to at any point of the day if I was stuck. They helped me settle in really quickly.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • At the beginning of the placement I was given the full support of the management staff. I knew they were always available for a call if I needed I also had monthly reviews with my line manager to help will any problems I was having.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The accounts hub was always thriving and new work was constantly being assigned to me.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was able to help complete group accounts and given responsibility to ensure that work was submitted to the quality standard BDO expects and in the time frame BDO expects.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I have acquired during my time at BDO will be invaluable when I return to university

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office was a good place to work. You could always concentrate on work if necessary but it was also a place where you could have a chat if needed.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was a great placement to be apart of. The setup was very professional from start to finish

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was able to apply to various courses to help my development whilst at BDO, such as extra Excel training

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Company Parties/Events

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • My experience at BDO will definitely help my employability chances when apply to graduate roles

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • All placement students were able to get to know each other before we started which helped us all settle in

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home during my placement year

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • N/A

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There was after work football that was available which I took advantage of.

    5/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

20th November 2020


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