1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Audit The sector I was placed in was natural resources as well as energy and mining. My work involved auditing the files of companies big and small. Daily task reviewing companies financial as well as completing over heads, trial balances on the client site.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
In the space of 2 weeks I have become an excel magician.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Previously I had done many work experiences at other large firms however, all of these work experiences were rather pointless as I didn't really get very much to do. However, BDO was incredibly exceptional as I was thrown in at the deep end which meant I learnt an enormous amount in a short space of time e.g. I can now understand and set up overheads, cast and call. If you really want to experience what accountancy is like this is programme for you.
4. How valued do you feel by BDO?
The majority staff were more than happy to help with any queries [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions]
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
As I said your thrown into the deep end so it can be a little confusing where and what your required to do but it generally well structured.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Administrators were all incredibly polite and more than happy to help.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
All expenses are paid, as well summer school students even receive a salary. Everyone is assigned a buddy and counselling manager.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Didn't expect to be paid as well all expenses paid.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Football tournaments LAG drinks Virtually any sport you want to play BDO supports charity events and expeditions e.g. mount Everest, sky diving etc
9. Would you recommend BDO to a friend?
This is an incredibly lucrative opportunity as I am sure no doubt that it will strengthen my CV immensely as well the experience is great to decipher whether a career in accountancy is for you
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BDO?
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