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Job ID:                                   R14340

Location:                              London, United Kingdom

Date posted:                       02 January 2024

Category:                             Insight Programme

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

At BDO, we’re committed to building a culture of diversity and belonging. We live in a diverse world and our people should reflect this. We believe that a person’s socioeconomic background should not determine their career success, and this is why we want to give students fromall backgrounds an opportunity to explore the roles available at BDO and in accounting more generally.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Explore BDO Insight Programme is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the world of accounting. You’ll complete a three-day hybrid insight experience where you will develop your knowledge of accounting and gain exposure to BDO and our people.You’ll learn more about accounting and why what we do is nothing like the number crunching ideas you may have had. You will develop your professional skills and meet our amazing people who work across a vast range of jobs available at BDO.

This programme is open to year 12 and year 13 students and offers the opportunity to be fast-tracked through our hiring process for a School Leaver Apprenticeship role if eligible.

We’ll help you succeed 

The programme will take place from Tuesday 6th August to Thursday 8thAugust 2024. You’ll have the chance to network with inspiring people from our business and take part in sessions that will bring the various roles at BDO to life.

During the Insight Programme, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop with skill sessions, including professional development and business resilience, which will support you later in life and in your career.

Days 1 & 2 will be held virtually, with the final day in our London Baker Street Hub, where you will take part in interactive activities to put your new learnings to the test, and if successful be fast-tracked to the next stage of our hiring process for a School Leaver programme if eligible.

You’llbenefit from:

  • Valuable work experience and skills for your future career and development.
  • An understanding of how our business works.
  • Opportunities to learn from and network with our brilliant people.
  • The chance to be fast-tracked through our hiring process for aschool leaver position in 2025.

This programme is aimed primarily at year 12 and year 13students who attend a state school and meet our social mobility criteria based on the job of the main earner in their household. We use the Social Mobility Commission guidance to determine which jobs meet our background criteria.

The following list is an example of some of the jobs that would meet the criteria:

  • Technical and craft jobs: such as motor mechanic, plumber, printer, electrician, gardener, train driver, etc.
  • Routine, semi-routine manual and service jobs: such as postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, sales assistant, HGV driver, cleaner, porter, packer, labourer, waiter/waitress, bar staff.
  • Long-term unemployed: claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance or earlier unemployment benefit for more than a year.

If you’re unsure if your parent or guardian’s job makes you eligible, please do apply. Our team will be able to let you know if you are eligible once they have reviewed your application.

The application process: 

To get a place on the programme you will need to complete our application form. If you meet our eligibility requirements, you will be invited to complete our online assessment and video interview. Before completing this we will send you a video with our hints and tips to help you succeed during the final stage of the process.We will also ask you to complete our Match Me Tool, to learn which area of BDO might be best aligned to your interests – we can then tailor your experience accordingly!

To take part in the programme please note access to a computer or laptop with a reliable internet connection is required and you must be able to travel to London on the 8th August.

We can provide support with equipment needs and travel expenses. Please let us know and we will provide further information and guidance on support available.

Why BDO?

Ask anyone what they love about working at BDO and they’ll tell you it’s the people. We’re a friendly and diverse bunch who work hard to achieve the best outcomes and know how to have fun too.

We’re committed to your wellbeing, agile working gives you flexibility around how you work to achieve the best quality outcomes for you, your team and the firm. And we offer an extensive range of benefits that cover your lifestyle, protection, money and wellbeing – everything you need to perform at your best in and out of work.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 19th April 2024


About BDO

BDO UK provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy.  We make the time and effort to understand our clients’ businesses and markets.  Our partners and staff are spatialises in their fields and have a proactive, flexible approach to helping clients overcoming the challenges they face.  We aim to be as innovative and entrepreneurial as our clients.

Our approach and expertise are what help us deliver exceptional client service.  95% of our clients recommend us.

We operate from 18 offices, covering all major business centres, so that we can be close to our clients.  We employ 7,500 people who are allowed to be themselves; taking responsibility for their work and their relationships with clients.  All our people share core values that underpin both our culture and value that we bring to our clients.

BDO LLP is a key member of the BDO global network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms.  The firms have representation in 164 territories, with 95,400 people working out of 1,710 offices.  Being a member of the BDO global network allows us to meet the needs of clients who are growing and trading internationally.