In a year that will stretch your experience beyond the classroom, early responsibility and purpose will be yours as you gain a head start in your career. Working with a variety of clients and surrounded by talented minds who will help you succeed, our Industrial Placement is your chance to move ahead.
As one of the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firms, we’re proud to work with a wide range of clients, from entrepreneurial enterprises to multinational groups, and we take the same pride in growing your career. With us, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to develop your skills in areas that include audit, tax advice, risk management, forensic accounting, business restructuring and corporate finance. But it’s the people you’ll meet who will really help you succeed.
Here, you can be yourself, share ideas, and know you’ll be respected and valued for your contribution. You can have confidence that you are part of an organisation with purpose, where you’ll have variety and opportunity to build your career path alongside people who will help you achieve your goals.
We work from 17 locations across the UK, but we’re not just a UK business. We’re also a member of BDO International, which means you’ll be exposed to clients worldwide and be part of our global network across 162 countries.
We’ll help you succeed
Our 12-month Industrial Placement Programme starts in September 2022 and will help you gain invaluable knowledge and skills and gain exposure to BDO and our people, which could lead to an offer of a graduate role.
During your programme, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the different specialisms within your stream and contribute to a range of client projects as part of the team. This will allow you to expand your portfolio of skills and experience a breadth of opportunity to increase your future options and build a platform to develop your career. Alongside extensive training, you’ll also have the opportunity to build your network with peers and colleagues for when you return after university.
The work of our Audit teams is essential, not just to BDO, but to the whole economy. Working within a range of organisations, from start-ups to FTSE350 companies, our Audit team challenges the accuracy of our clients’ financial statements for stakeholders, ensuring the stability and authenticity of the financial market and ensuring the delivery of high-quality audits.
Each day will be different; with some time being spent at the premises of entities you are auditing talking to the different functions to understand their financial performance, business, culture and risks and some time spent collaborating with your wider team in a virtual or office environment. You’ll work as part of a collaborative team where you’ll have all the support you need to acquire new skills and achieve your potential. You’ll also be encouraged to share your ideas and the fresh perspectives you bring.
When you join us
When you join us, we’ll make your development our priority. If you’re the right fit, you’ll thrive in an environment built to help you succeed. We’re looking for;
- A second year undergraduate university student on a four-year degree completing a work placement in your third year
- A predicted 2:2 degree in any discipline
- Three A-levels or equivalent at A* to C excluding General Studies and Extended Projects (obtained or predicted)
- A 9 – 4 in Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent (we will also consider qualifications from outside the UK)
We’re in it together
At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well as offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following benefits, as standard:
- 25 days’ holiday;
- access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
- life assurance cover;
- and income protection insurance.
Our firm is distinctive and we want to preserve and build on the strengths of our culture and the characteristics that make us both successful and different. We look for people from all kinds of backgrounds who share these same qualities.