1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Helping with the auditing for clients. Involves me doing calling and casting on the financial statements and helping with other jobs that need to be done.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have developed my ICT skills especially when using excel. I have also developed skills in communication and teamwork. Also skills specifically required in FS auditing.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I have really enjoyed taking part in this programme. The work I have been doing is fun and interesting and I have also especially enjoyed speaking with a wide variety of people who work at the different levels of the business and finding out about their experiences with BDO.
4. How valued do you feel by BDO?
I feel very valued, everyone in the office is really welcoming and helpful and make sure we have jobs to do each day.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
We have different schedules each day. Sometimes we are in the office working or sometimes I get to go to the clients office and work from there.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We get a lot of support, especially from our buddies. If ever we are stuck we can speak to them or email them and they get back to us very quickly and are more than happy to come and support us.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
We get a lot of support from our employer, they are very willing to help us if we need it.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Our travel is being paid for which is very useful and so our salary meets out costs well.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are some events that we could attend however because we are only here for two weeks we have not taken part in hem. However we have been out for lunch a few times with our managers and buddies and other people we have been working with.
9. Would you recommend BDO to a friend?
It is a very dynamic, agile and successful business that really values its staff and is dedicated to a team approach and is still clear on responsibilities and accountabilities.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BDO?
Be outgoing and enthusiastic and make sure you ask questions to make sure you get the most out of your time at BDO.
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