Tax Trainee at BDO

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£20,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2019

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Review Score

9.2 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My role is in the personal tax team. My main job daily is completing individuals tax returns and submitting them to HMRC. This invloves analysing individuals infomation and inputting it correctly onto our systems.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have developed my team working skills as I work closely with others to achieve a common goal. The main target being to have all tax returns submitted by the annual deadline. Also as I work closely with others I have developed my communication skills both verbally and written.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my daily role as it is very varied, every tax return is different and therefore I am able to learn new things all the time.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is mapped out with all my college dates and exam dates in my work diary. The college days are inline with the exam dates.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


My employer is very supportive with helping me get signed up to my exams and encouraging me to do well.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


The training provider makes many videos and practise questions available which supported me during my exam study. They are also easy to contact for help via email and respond relatively fast.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


Most of what I have learnt so far at college has helped me understand my day to day role better. The tuition taught me what the computer does when I input numbers into the system therefore I am better equpied to spot mistakes or things that don't look right.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


There are a number of regular social events e.g. quarterly breakfast. They also have a football social event each year.

9a. Would you recommend BDO to a friend?


9b. Why?

The scope of work offers many opportunities and the atmosphere day to day is very friendly.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BDO?

Reseach the firm, business sector and current news before hand. Most importantly be confident in your abilities.

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