1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role is an audit trainee - On a day to day basis I will work as part of an audit team, often at a client's site. I will work on completing various sections of the audit for a client.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have definitely learnt many new and developed existing skills. I feel that although I am only 9 months through my apprenticeship I have already learn a great deal and my confidence has improved dramatically.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
So far I have really enjoyed the programme, particularly meeting lots of new people.
4. How valued do you feel by BDO?
I feel valued by my workplace, recognition is given to good work.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is very well structured around work/my study and exams, to give me an appropriate amount of time for college tuition and studying.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
BPP provide us with many resources to support our study. For example for each exam we are given study manual's, question bank's but also have a online resource where we can watch online lessons etc.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
BDO are very understanding when it comes from exams/study and there is always someone I could talk to if there was a problem or I felt that my study was not going well.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary is fair and competitive considering we are school leavers.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
BDO is fantastic socially and there are loads of opportunities to get involved with different things. For example I have just been to Amsterdam this weekend to play in the BDO European Football Tournament.
9a. Would you recommend BDO to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I would recommend BDO to a friend because of the people. I have enjoyed working with everyone I have worked with so far.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BDO? *
Make sure you research your chosen stream properly to make sure you have a good knowledge of what your role is likely to involve before your interview.
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