• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • There were sessions on personal development, insight into Audit, and insight into the culture of BDO. We were also split into groups for a group task and had an interview with a partner at the end of week. The week was very well structured and we had loads of breaks between sessions


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learnt a lot about auditing and what it take to be a good auditor. We did 2 courses of personal development and branding which were really useful as well.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 4/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was really insightful to speak to wide range of employees. Everyone was always available for questions and help and we had overviews about professional qualifications and auditing. This gave a good base understanding of what it would be like to join the company and start on the role. I am sure there is loads more to learn but the overview was perfect for a new starter

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone was exceptionally welcoming and always around for questions. I had trouble accessing some slides and they immediately reached out and told me how i could fix the problem. I never felt that they found the questions annoying or didn't want to answer them. Everyone felt genuinely happy to help and see us do well

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I think the insight week was very valuable in helping solidify my decision to want to work in audit so it did the job in that regard. I liked the company before applying and after the week I like it even more. Again, the people I met were really nice and fun!

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at BDO
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend BDO to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BDO
  • Be yourself because the company values that. Research the company well and show interest by asking questions. Also, don't apply if you don't think it is right for you! Company fit matters a lot.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


West Midlands

16th July 2021

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