Tax Intern at BDO

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
South East
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy

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7.7/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

Drafting letters and emails to clients and HMRC, doing tax computations, preparing and presenting a presentation for the monthly team meeting.

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

Really enjoyed it, lots of friendly people to work with which was a key factor and a variety of work giving me an idea of all aspects of tax.

8/10

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

9/10

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

Supported throughout, could ask anyone from managers to directors questions and advice.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

For the majority of my time I consistently had work to do. However during the end week, the amount of work started slowing as people left for holiday.

8/10

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

I was gradually given more responsibility throughout my time.

8/10

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

Presentation and report writing skills have improved. Took advantage of their devlopment hub which helps you improve your skills in certain areas.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Fairly quiet as lots of people were out of the office but everyone was really friendly.

7/10

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

Really structured with clear aims and objectives set at the beginning so I knew what was expected of me and also so that I knew what I wanted to get out of the internship.

9/10

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

Got lots of 1-1 help and advice and an introduction to tax.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
6/10

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

8/10

Social

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

The first and last two days all the interns were together and socialised.

8/10

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

The location of the office didn't present many opportunities to socialise however went for quite a few lunches. Reasonably priced. Lived at home.

7/10

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

No opportunity of nightlife in the office location I worked at.

5/10

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

Football tournament organised and team BBQ.

7/10

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