Tax Assistant at BDO

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Leeds Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Accountancy

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7.4/10

The Role
6.5
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

Preparing tax returns
Drafting letters/emails
Tax law research

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

The placement was really well organised.

8/10

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

Everyone appreciated the work I did and came out for lunch on my last day.

7/10

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

I was given help whenever I needed it, and had regular meetings with my counselling manager

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I would have liked to have juggled more jobs at any one time, instead of having a to-do list it was more a case of finishing one job and having to keep asking for more work. However I was rarely bored.

6/10

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

I was not given very much responsibility, spent more time doing small tasks that other people did not have time to do, very important tasks but often admin based.

4/10

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

Writing and behaving in a professional way is a skill for life.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The people were really friendly and nice but it often felt quite empty and quiet

6/10

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

The organisation was brilliant! The placement started and ended with a trip to London and the managers were well prepared in the regional offices.

10/10

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

The company spent a lot of money on us and did provice 3 days of training in London. However this knowledge was not really put into practice in the office.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
6/10

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

I would very much like to move my career forward in some way with BDO, and they seem to have every intention of making an offer if you perform well.

9/10

Social

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

Not so much in the regional offices since there were only 2 of us but the week long intro was great, everyone went out together.

9/10

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

I already live there

8/10

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

Didn't really go out but as I live there already i know its really good.

10/10

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

There were a couple of socials but I was unable to attend due to short notice

5/10

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