2024 Industrial Placement Programme

UK wide opportunities
£23,400 - £28,800
19 Sep 2023
26 Nov 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Placement

BDO Industrial Placements

Ideas | People | Trust 

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world. 

The entrepreneurial businesses we work with are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy – and the owners and management teams that lead them.  


From the first business meeting to that well-earned promotion, and everything in between. Your career is your adventure, and it all starts here at BDO.  

In a year that will stretch your experience beyond the classroom, early responsibility and purpose will be yours from the get-go. Our 12-month Industrial Placement Programme starts in September and could lead to an offer of a graduate role. Working with a variety of companies and surrounded by talented minds who will help you succeed, you’ll have the chance to contribute to a range of exciting projects as part of an ambitious team.  

You’ll expand your portfolio of skills and experience a breadth of opportunities across one of four business streams: 


Advisory opportunities in: 

  • London   
  • Manchester  
  • Leeds   

No two days are ever the same in Advisory. You could be working on anything from due diligence for an organisation looking to buy a new business, to helping a company restructure in times of financial difficulty. 


Audit opportunities in: 

  • Birmingham 
  • Bristol 
  • Edinburgh 
  • Gatwick  
  • Guildford
  • Ipswich 
  • Leeds 
  • London  
  • Manchester  
  • Nottingham
  • Reading  
  • Southampton 

​Audit is about exploring whether an organisation’s financial position is true, fair and accurate. That means you’ll spend every day working as part of a close-knit team, working with individuals at all levels to understand their financial performance, business systems, culture and risks. 


Tax opportunities in: 

  • Guildford 
  • Gatwick  
  • London 
  • Manchester 

Tax is a rewarding area for diverse personalities, whether you enjoy untangling complex technical details, working with technology, relish connecting with and helping brilliant people, or love solving problems in new and unique ways.  

Shared Service Centre (SSC)

SSC opportunities in: 

  • Liverpool 
  • Glasgow

This programme will begin in September 2024   

Joining BDO’s Shared Service Centre (SSC) means being part of an exciting period of growth and change in one of our key business areas. You could work across every part of BDO, specialising in services that impact every client and help create real value by doing them efficiently and effectively. As well as assisting on large-scale operations, beyond the capacity of a core specialist team, you’ll provide the unparalleled expertise to keep the firm moving forward. 

What we’re looking for

We want you to thrive in a warm and welcoming culture where you can be yourself. We’re looking for: 

•  A second year undergraduate university student on a four-year degree completing a work placement in your third year 

• A predicted 2:2 degree in any discipline 

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

•  A 9 – 4 in Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent (we will also consider qualifications from outside the UK) 

When you join us, we’ll make your learning our priority. That means providing you with an environment where you can grow, learn, and feel respected, at all times.  

Why BDO?

Ask anyone what they love about working at BDO and they'll tell you it's the people. We're a friendly and diverse bunch who work hard to achieve the best outcomes and know how to have fun too. We work in an agile way, with a mix of time in the office, at client sites and from home. We’re prioritising time in the office to really support your development as part of the programme so it’s important to live a commutable distance from the office. 

We’re also committed to your wellbeing. Agile working gives you flexibility around how you work to achieve the best quality outcomes for you, your team and the firm. And we offer an extensive range of benefits that cover your lifestyle, protection, money and wellbeing – everything you need to perform at your best in and out of work. 

This is where it all begins. Start your career journey with BDO. 

Closing date to apply: 26th November 2023 

Our firm is distinctive and we want to preserve and build on the strengths of our culture and the characteristics that make us both successful and different. We look for people from all kinds of backgrounds who share these same qualities.

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