Summer school at BDO

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Leeds Yorkshire and Humberside
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Less than £ 10,000

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About You

Role Description

2 weeks work experience, mainly based in Audit but also got to see many other departments in BDO.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Everyday was enjoyable and always given work to complete and supported by other memebers.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

Was always treated like anybody else and wasn't treated as though I was much lower than everybody else because i was only there for 2 weeks.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Whenever I was struggling on tasks that I was given there were always people that would be able to help me.


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

The summer school helped me decide that the shcool leaver programe would be the most suited option for myself.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Each day I was clear of which department I would be in and who I should contact if i had any queries.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Always a good atmosphere in the office with everyone not being too serious all of the time.


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

No specific training, however was helped and given advice on every task.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

Eeverybody in the office was willing to talk to you about the career paths they have done and what they would reccomend which helped me decide which careeer path would be best for me


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The companies culture was shown throughout the 2 weeks


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Through being in the office each day I got to see how people work on a day-to-day basis.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

Was paid for the two weeks and all travel expenses were paid.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Was invited to a quiz night along with other employees in the department.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Felt welcomed and involved


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes all employees would speak to you about the social side of work aswell as the practical.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, definately.