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Join our Advisory Graduate Programme
Not a single business stream but a whole set, our seven national advisory streams deliver more than 25 distinct services between them, to a broad range of clients and markets.
What you will be doing
As businesses grow, so do the challenges they face. BDO’s advisory services help our clients to meet these challenges at every stage of their life cycle.
Such key events might include buying a new business, or exiting one in order to extract maximum value. A business might run into financial difficulties – we can help there too, stepping in to stabilise and restructure the organisation. We have other advisers who specialise in resolving legal disputes with a financial dimension (this is called forensic accounting) or in fighting fraud. A company may wish to expand internationally, float on a stock exchange, manage its risk or achieve specific long-term objectives – our advisory streams provide expert support in all these areas and more.
While retaining their own unique identities, the streams work together internally to make the most of everyone’s talents and maximise the available opportunities. Business areas include Business Restructuring, Forensic services, Global Outsourcing, Management Consulting, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Transaction Services, and Risk and Advisory Services.
Currently there is a fast-growing appetite among corporates for the services that we offer, so this is an area of real opportunity.
What you will have
On our Graduate Programme, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications, depending on the career path you choose.
We’ll expect you to have, or be on course for, a 2:2 or above in any degree discipline. You should also have three A Levels in any subject (excluding General Studies and Extended Projects) plus GCSEs in Maths and English, at grades 9-4. Equivalent international qualifications are welcome.
We recognise that your qualifications and work experience don’t tell us the full story. So we’re keen to find out what you care about and love to do in life. After all, BDO is a place where you should feel free to be yourself. We always look for people who are supportive, responsible, honest and collaborative.
Applications are screened on an on-going basis, so we advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Company benefits: • A counselling manager or buddy to provide support whenever you need it • Networking groups, socials, sport events and volunteering opportunities
We are BDO
When the most ambitious, entrepreneurial and high-growth businesses need advice on accountancy and business, they turn to BDO.
What we do: Advisory
Advisory services at BDO help clients to tackle all the challenges they face on their journeys of growth. Our advisers come from all kinds of backgrounds. Our range of expertise means that we can deliver insightful, innovative solutions to even the most complex challenge - from buying a new business and accessing finance for growth, to stabilising and restructuring at times of financial difficulty. On our Graduate Programme, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications, depending on the career path you choose.
We work closely with clients' finance teams and other key stakeholders to really get to know their business and identify any weaknesses - from their financial statements, to their business systems or working culture. We then provide tailored advice on suitable solutions. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications. You may also have opportunities to gain other qualifications during your programme.
Integrity is at the heart of everything we do.
We are a major global player in our industry and take pride in always keeping sight of our clients’ unique needs.
Business Services and Outsourcing
Sometimes our clients need a level of accounting and business expertise that just isn’t practical for them to keep in-house. We provide a full spectrum of accounting, advisory and compliance services to support companies all around the globe that are growing or tackling change. Relishing a new challenge every day, you’ll develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. You will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications.
Guiding our clients through the complex, constantly-changing landscape of tax legislation, we help them to follow the law and achieve both their short-term goals and long-term vision. Tax is a rewarding area for diverse personalities, whether you enjoy untangling complex technical details, relish connecting with and helping brilliant people, or love solving problems in new and unique ways. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications.