Intern at BDO

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Accountancy

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9.1/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
9.8

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

6 week summer internship with the London Tax Group

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

I was able to gain an insight into the work of a new graduate trainee and learn about the profession.

9/10

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

I was given meaningful and valued work amongst the usual admin tasks.

9/10

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

I always felt I was able to ask questions and colleagues were happy to give up their time to guide me.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

A fairly quiet time of year not helped by the recession.

8/10

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

I had no previous experience of tax work yet I was given a good degree of responsibility on several tasks.

9/10

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

I don't study accountancy and I have yet to return to uni. However the experience of working with people in a professional environment will prove useful in future projects/coursework.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The people were very friendly and there was a good atmosphere in general. Everyone sits in an open plan office which seems to help.

9/10

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

Perfect, great communication and guidance throughout.

10/10

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

We had an initial 3 day technical training course which was very useful.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
10/10

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

I would very much like to join the firm's graduate program

10/10

Social

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

There were many opportunities to socialise outside of work with colleagues and fellow interns. I was invited to the firm's annual 5 a side football tournament and I went out with other interns for lunch or in the evenings.

10/10

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

Central London is obviously very expensive.

5/10

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

Something for everyone.

10/10

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

Lots of sport and charity events if you wanted to take part.

8/10

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