Employee at BDO

Start Date:
2021
Location:
Battersea
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Review Date:
August 2021

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Review Score

7.6/10

1. Please give an overview of what your work experience involved:

7/10

It involved presentations from various roles in the accounting BDO firm and at the end of the week we also need to present a presentation including things we had learnt in the programme

2. What training and skills development did you learn from your work experience?

6/10

I learnt to be confident and it also gave practice for future interviews

3. To what extent did you enjoy your work experience?

8/10

I really enjoyed the work experience as it gave me an idea on the different types of jobs in accounting and helped me know what I needed for the role

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4. How well organised was your work experience?

9/10

It was very organised and I loved the way that everything was on time and in the right place for example their emails were ready as they said on time and the presentations started on time every time

5. How much did you learn about the company culture and what it would be like to work there?

10/10

I learnt that the company is very diverse and welcomes everyone no matter their colour or religion, this helped me no that as a Asian muslim I have no limits to what I can achieve!

6. How much did your work experience help you in deciding on your future career path?

8/10

It slightly helped to know what i could become in the future and I really like the way they had different option from various sectors

7. Were you paid or reimbursed for this experience?

5/10

I wasn’t paid for this work experience as I’m in year 10

8. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees?

8/10

Yes there were many opportunities to ask questions about other employees’ roles

9a. Would you recommend BDO to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Because I had a great time getting to know all the different sectors that work behind the scenes of such a large firm and I think others would benefit from them too

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

I would say just be yourself and be confident because even if you don’t get in, at least you get feedback which is very helpful for next time

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