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Learning and development

Whatever your definition of success, we’ll support you to identify and achieve it. Together, we’ll contribute to the growth of both our clients, our teams and the firm. It’s your career and we encourage you to take ownership of it through a range of learning and development options.

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Experienced Professionals

Whether you’re part-qualified and looking for support to continue your studies with us, or a leader looking to enhance your skills, here you’ll enjoy coaching, mentoring, conferences, skills workshops and opportunities to develop yourself, and others. You’ll also have access to our learning portal – a one-stop shop for courses, resources, guidance and support.

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Students

We’re leading the way when it comes to raising the standard of accountancy training within the industry, and that means exceptional development opportunities for you. Whatever programme or internship you join us on, you’ll be able to put your knowledge into practice on live assignments, learning the business skills and behaviours you need to be successful.

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Technical training and courses

We use both internal and external providers to deliver training and courses for career development. Our curriculum is delivered by both internal learning experts and external providers, such as Clevery and London Business School, while our internal coaching faculty supports employees in-house. This allows us to bring a variety of expertise and depth to our programs. What’s more, senior managers, directors and partners help facilitate these courses to ensure that our colleagues are getting the most out of them.

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High quality learning

We design our learning with high quality in mind. Our design principles take into account different learner styles, so that everyone can get the most out of the experience. We use engaging methods and technology, as well as meeting CIPD standards, to ensure that our learners always have a quality experience. Our experts check in to make sure everything is up to par, making sure you're getting the most out of your BDO development.

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Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

At BDO, it’s your responsibility to maintain your continuous professional development (CPD). We currently do not require you to undertake a specific number of CPD hours, but we encourage you to do as much as possible. We'll support you all the way.

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Career progression

Career progression at BDO can be many things; a ladder that you can climb, an opportunity to move laterally, or a way to enrich your experience and capability. From Professional Qualification Team (PQT) support to Partner Readiness Programmes, there are a variety of career pathways within your reach. If you have the right mindset and drive, you’ll find a variety of career progression opportunities at BDO.

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Technology in learning

We're future-proofing the way our people develop using and exploring various technologies, such as robotics, AI, and adaptive learning. Digital transformation is an exciting space to explore but we never lose sight of the human element that keeps our colleagues and clients connected. People are our most valuable asset, and we take that very seriously.

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Your career journey

We're focused on helping you grow and develop your career. Whether you're a trainee or an experienced hire, we provide the best experience possible to help you succeed. Our learning culture is focused on providing you with the tools and resources you need to reach your goals. We'll give you the autonomy to build your career in any direction you want - by immersing yourself in high quality work and providing exceptional client experiences.

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Internal mobility

At BDO, we recognise that our impact has a global reach. That's why internal mobility is becoming an increasingly important part of our learning culture. Here we'll let you explore different career options in other locations and business streams. So you can learn new skills, build your experience and start whole new career journeys, all from one firm.

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Mentoring

Mentoring can take different forms at BDO. We offer one-to-one mentoring, mentoring circles, reverse mentoring, and external and equality, diversity & inclusion mentoring. Mentoring fosters supportive relationships and open communication between colleagues at different levels in an empowering and meaningful way.