Audit Trainee at BDO

Start Date:
Birmingham West Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£17,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2015

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


I am an audit trainee. Each week I visit a different client to assist with the statutory audit. This involves working with a variety of different colleagues and clients.

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


I am completing the ICAEW CFAB programme. My knowledge of audit has increased through the experience I have gained and the exams I have taken. I have developed my communication skills as I interact with managers and partners on a day to day basis.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I am really enjoying the school leaver programme. My colleagues are really friendly and I enjoy working in teams.

4. How valued do you feel by BDO?


I feel highly valued by BDO. The managers often give me praise and I am rewarded appropriately for providing exceptional client service. Seniors often allow me to challenge myself and help me to develop.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is very well structured. I have regular meetings with my manager and my college mentor to ensure I am meeting targets and am happy at work. BDO offer as much support as needed with college work and exams.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I meet with my tutor every 6 weeks and receive a lot of exam support from my training provider.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I feel very well supported by my employer. I have regular meetings with my manager to ensure I am meeting targets and to discuss any issues I am facing. My manager is always there to support me and is very happy to help.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


My salary meets my living and travel costs appropriately.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are many social events at BDO. BDO have a netball team and a football team.

9. Would you recommend BDO to a friend?


9b. Why?

BDO is an excellent employer with friendly and supportive employees who are always there to support you.

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

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