1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Work experience within accountancy. shadowing colleagues and working on and with clients, tasks including processing, BACS returns and reconciling with banks
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt how to use programmes such as sage and learnt what it is like to be an accountant on a daily basis.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I thoroughly enjoyed working with my team as they were all very welcoming and willing to help. This allowed me to experience accountancy first hand.
4. How valued do you feel by BDO?
I feel very valued by BDO as the programme has been structured really well, allowing me to gain an excellent experience in accountancy. My colleagues were always helpful, when I was completing a task.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is very well structured and organised which allowed me to gain full access to accountancy.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I received a lot of support when applying to this programme, once I had been expected and throughout my time here. There was always someone to talk to if ever I needed any help.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I received a lot of support from my employer as they were always checking if I knew what I was doing and would help if I was ever unsure.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
As my travel expenses have been covered by BDO the salaries were an added bonus, therefore meeting my costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
From my understanding BDO have sports teams which employees are able to participate in outside of work.
9. Would you recommend BDO to a friend?
I would recommend BDO to a friend as they are a company which puts a lot of time and effort into employees and clients, giving it a friendly atmosphere. Also the programme enabled me to get a real feel for accountancy.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BDO?
I would advise them to not be too nervous for the interview as it is a two way interview, which encourages you to ask questions, meaning you can find out as much from the company as they want to find out from you.
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