Discover why accountancy is more than just numbers

We offer two Virtual Insight programmes: our Explore BDO Virtual Insight Week (5th-9th July) for students in Years 10-12 who meet our social mobility criteria; and our Year 12 Virtual Insight Week (12th-16th July) for students in their first year of A-levels.

If you’re applying to the Year 12 Virtual Insight Week, we’ll ask you to choose a UK office as your base location and the business stream you would like to learn more about.


Find your future at BDO

Our Explore BDO Virtual Insight week runs from 5th – 9th July and is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the world of accounting. You’ll learn about BDO, accounting careers and why what we do is nothing like the number crunching ideas you may have had. You’ll develop your professional skills and meet people from all across our business.

We believe that your socio-economic background should not determine your career success, so as part of our commitment to ensure access to the world of accountancy, we’re offering students from low socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to the accountancy careers available at BDO.

This programme is open to Years 10 – 12 students and is aimed at those who attend a state school and have been eligible for free school meals; or would be the first in your family to attend university. For those in the relevant year of study and with the required grades, there is also the opportunity to secure a fast-track onto either our 2022 summer school or 2022 school leaver apprenticeship process.

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.


Discover your ambition at BDO

Our Year 12 Virtual Summer Insight Programme runs from 12th-16th July and is the perfect opportunity to learn about BDO, accounting and why what we do is nothing like the number crunching ideas you may have had. You’ll develop your professional skills and meet people from all across our business, spending time with people from around our business, including current trainees, managers and partners.
Over the course of the week you’ll learn what working for an accountancy firm is like, get a real taste of what our Apprenticeship Programme contains, and understand why so many people, including our Managing Partner, decided that an apprenticeship was the right career choice for them.
You’ll take part in a project, build your contacts through networking and receive training tailored for the team you’ve applied to. 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 Apprenticeship Programme to begin your career at BDO.

To gain a place on the programme you’ll need:

  • Three A-levels or equivalent at A* to C excluding General Studies and Extended Projects (predicted)
  • 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.

At the moment, we are all following government guidelines and working from home, and although our programme is virtual, you should apply to a UK office that’s within 90 minutes travelling distance of your home, as if you decide to join our Apprenticeship Programme, you will be based from this location.

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