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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Role Description

Experience what the School Leaver scheme is like.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed the summer school programme. The experience was well worth doing and surpassed all expectations.


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

I felt valued and included during the placements, I was invited to various social events.


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

I recieved a lot of support during the placement. I also felt that if I need more support that it would be readily available.


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

The skills I developed will definately help me in the future, although the programme was only two weeks I still fely that various skills were developed


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The course was well structured as I spent time with different departments even though I had applied to Audit. This helped me gain further understanding of what work BDO does and how my career could develop.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The overall atmosphere during the placement was very enjoyable.


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

The company invested a lot of time for the placement, they also paid daily travel expenses as well as train tickets to Birmingham and London


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?

The placement gave a huge insight into BDO and made me realise I would enjoy working at BDO


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

The placement allowed me to see that the companies culture is very positive and staff are valued members of the firm.


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

The content allowed me to experience what it would be like working in various departments.


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

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

During the two weeks I wen to a, Introduction Day to meet everyone, a quiz night in Leeds and the firms football tournament in Nottinhgam.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

all the networking events were very enjoyable.


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

employees are encouraged to get involved if various activities.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definately recommend this programme to a friend.