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About BDO

We’re one of the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firms, providing financial services across Audit, Tax, Advisory and BS&O.

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When the most ambitious, entrepreneurial and high-growth businesses need advice on accountancy and business, they turn to BDO. We are a major global player in our industry and take pride in always keeping sight of our clients’ unique needs. Integrity is at the heart of everything we do. Our positive mind-set and the investment we make in building long-term relationships with our clients is a big part of why they recommend us more than any other firm.

Our Programmes

Our Graduate Programme is your chance to shine in an innovative, future-focused environment that will bring out the best in you. Early responsibility will be yours from the get-go as you find yourself working side by side with managers, directors and partners, who will respect and value your input. Along the way, you’ll enjoy excellent support including learning with leading tuition providers, coaching and mentoring plus paid study leave to work towards recognised industry qualifications. We’ll also give you choice and flexibility around how, when and where you work in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for you, your team, and your clients.

We offer Graduate Programmes in four key areas:


Advisory services at BDO help clients to tackle all the challenges they face. Our advisers come from all kinds of backgrounds. Our range of expertise means that we can deliver insightful, innovative solutions to even the most complex challenge - from buying a new business and accessing finance for growth, to stabilising and restructuring at times of financial difficulty. On our Graduate Programme, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications, depending on the career path you choose.


Audit is about exploring whether our clients’ statements about their financial position are true, fair and accurate. We work closely with their finance team and other key stakeholders to really get to know their business and identify any weaknesses - from their financial statements, to their business systems or working culture. We then provide quality, independent and ethical advice on suitable solutions. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications. You may also have opportunities to gain other qualifications during your programme.

Business Services and Outsourcing

Sometimes our clients need a level of accounting and business expertise that just isn’t practical for them to keep in-house. We provide a full spectrum of accounting, advisory and compliance services to support companies all around the globe that are growing or tackling change. Relishing a new challenge every day, you’ll develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. You will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications.


Guiding our clients through the complex, constantly changing landscape of tax legislation, we help them to follow the law and achieve both their short-term goals and long-term vision. Tax is a rewarding area for diverse personalities, whether you enjoy untangling complex technical details, relish connecting with and helping brilliant people, or love solving problems in new and unique ways. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications.

The Rewards

At BDO, we believe the sharing of unique perspectives is what makes our business stronger. For you, this means taking on early responsibility and thriving in a collaborative, inclusive workplace. It’s easy to be inspired at BDO.

As you’d expect we offer a competitive salary and first-class benefits package, but trainees often tell us that our friendly and welcoming culture is what really drew them to BDO. Here, you’ll always feel free to be yourself. Your people manager or buddy will provide you with support and advice whenever you need it. You’ll also enjoy how easy we make it to balance your personal and professional life - with opportunities to grow and develop across both.

What we're looking for

We’ll expect you to have, or be on course for, a 2:2 or above in any degree discipline. You should also have three A Levels at grades A*-C in any subject (excluding General Studies and Extended Projects) plus GCSEs in Maths and English Language, at grades 9 – 4 or equivalent. Equivalent international qualifications are welcome.

We recognise that your qualifications and work experience don’t tell us the full story. So, we’re keen to find out what you care about and love to do in life. We always look for people who are supportive, responsible, honest, and collaborative and are ready to make an impact from day one.

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