• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the virtual experience and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • There were plenty of presentations about the firm and opportunities to talk to buddies who currently work in the stream for which you applied. There were workshops on personal branding and wellbeing There was a group project to create a presentation which was assessed. There was also an interview with a partner or director for the apprenticeship or graduate scheme depending on where you are in your education journey.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have developed teamwork, negotiation and compromise throughout the group project. New skills are more technical in terms of what we learnt in the workshop about audit or tax depending on what stream you applied for, as well as techniques from the personal branding workshop.

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 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 very interesting talking to the current employees to fully understand the culture and the work at the firm.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the virtual experience
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the virtual experience
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the virtual experience
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • It was generally quite friendly, although harder to gauge virtually. The current trainees were very engaging and interesting to talk to.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

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

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

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?
  • I did really enjoy the experience and the opportunity to gain a greater insight into the firm.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the virtual experience
  • 4/5

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

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at BDO
  • 3/5

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

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BDO
  • Learn about the firm, culture and values to ensure it is a good fit for you and that you can show why that is.

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Central London and City

July 2021

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