Valuable work experience to add to your CV

We offer two Virtual Insight programmes: our Black Heritage Virtual Insight Week (5th-9th July 2021) for students in their first year of university (or second year of a four year course); and our Undergraduate Virtual Insight (12th-16th July 2021) week for those in their penultimate year at university.

If you’re applying to the Undergraduate Virtual Insight Programme, we’ll ask you to choose a UK office as your base location and the business stream you would like to learn more about.

BLACK HERITAGE VIRTUAL INSIGHT PROGRAMME


Fostering black undergraduate talent

At BDO, we believe that an environment where everyone is able to be themselves is good for our people, and good for our business. We’re proud of our culture and are committed to increasing access for students of black heritage who are currently under represented in our industry.

On our Black Heritage Virtual Insight programme, you’ll complete a week-long virtual insight experience where you will develop your knowledge of accounting and gain exposure to BDO and our people, which could lead to an offer of a 2022 summer internship and a paid role as a university Brand Ambassador.

The programme runs from 5th-9th July 2021 and provides the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about BDO and the work we do for our clients. You will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will set you up for a career with us and beyond. You’ll meet our people, learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and take part in virtual sessions that will bring a career in accounting to life.

At the end of the week, you’ll have the opportunity to fast-track yourself to the final stage of our 2022 summer internship. Students that complete internships with us often go straight onto our graduate programme after university. You can also secure a paid role as a Brand Ambassador on your university campus helping us promote our opportunities to other students.

For this programme, we’re looking for students with a black heritage in their 1st year of a three year course or 2nd year of a four year course, with:

  • A predicted 2:2 degree or higher in any discipline at a UK university
  • Three A-levels or equivalent at A* to C excluding General Studies and Extended Projects
  • 9 to 4 in Maths and English at GCSE/Scottish Standards or equivalent
  • To be available to attend on the dates of the virtual programme

How to apply:

Complete our application form and if you meet our eligibility requirements, you will be invited to a virtual workshop to help you prepare and give you hints and tips for the final stage, our online test.

UNDERGRADUATE VIRTUAL INSIGHT WEEK


Get an insight into the world of accounting

On our Undergraduate Virtual Insight programme, you’ll develop your knowledge of accounting and gain exposure to BDO and our people, which could lead to an offer of a graduate role.

The programme runs from 12th-16th July 2021 and provides the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about BDO and the work we do for our clients. You will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will set you up for a career with us and beyond. You’ll meet our people, learn more about working for BDO and take part in virtual sessions that will bring a career in accounting to life.

At the end of the week, you’ll have gained valuable experience and skills for your CV, and you’ll also have the opportunity to gain a place on our Graduate Programme to begin your career at BDO.

For this programme, we’re looking for people in the penultimate year of their university course, with:

  • A 2:2 degree or higher in any discipline at a UK university (predicted)
  • Three A-levels or equivalent at A* to C excluding General Studies and Extended Projects
  • 9 to 4 in Maths and English at GCSE/Scottish Standards or equivalent (non-UK qualifications also considered)
  • To be available to attend on the dates of the virtual programme

How to apply:

Complete our online application form and if you meet our eligibility requirements you’ll be invited to an interactive assessment, followed by a virtual assessment centre. You can get hints and tips on our application process on our How to Apply page.

The programme

You’ll spend time with our teams, meeting current trainees, managers and partners to develop your knowledge of what a career in accounting might look like. There will be opportunities to socialise and build networks for the future as you get an insight into life at BDO. At the end of your programme you’ll have added valuable experience to your CV, made new friends and contacts, and even have the chance to secure a future opportunity with us. You can then go back to university knowing your future is sorted.

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