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Simply put, when the most ambitious organisations need advice on accountancy and business, they turn to BDO. A career in accountancy is about much more than numbers. At BDO, it’s about gaining early exposure and using your skills to solve complex, challenging problems for our clients. If you’re ready to start earning while you learn at a friendly place that will bring out the best in you, our School Leaver Programme lets you do all of this and more.

BDO UK provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. We aim to be as innovative and entrepreneurial as our clients.

You’ll be supported throughout your training by a network of like-minded people as you get to know the ins and outs of our business. Here, it’s the best of both worlds – picking up highly regarded professional qualifications, while enjoying a salaried career.

Typically recruits

Business Services and Outsourcing

Key Facts

Fact #1

BDO employs 6,000 people in 18 locations across the UK

Fact #2

BDO has offices in 167 countries

Fact #3

BDO generates £729m in UK revenue each year

Case study

Meet Matthew Reilly, BDO Audit Trainee, London

Meet Matthew Reilly, BDO Audit Trainee, London

‘If you had told me when I started out as a professional footballer in Glasgow 3 years ago that I would one day be working as a financial services audit trainee in London, I’m not sure I would’ve quite believed you.
In life you never know what’s around the corner. Early on I was forced to retire as a footballer and look at other options. Fortunately for me I continued to study whilst playing football and I gained a real interest in the world of finance and accounts.

I spoke to a variety of different companies but most of them seemed to have a narrow focus when it came down to the type of candidate they were looking for. What stood out for me with BDO was how open they were to different types of people and personalities.
I am currently studying towards my ACA qualification and looking forward to learning as much as I can whilst hopefully progressing through the ranks at BDO.’

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