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For school and college leavers who want an alternative to university, welcome to BDO. We offer a combination of relevant work experience, achievement of a professional qualification and the development of skills and behaviours required to become an exceptional BDO adviser.

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About the programme

Our four-year School Leaver Programme allows you to combine work experience with professional qualifications. We provide you with training in relevant skills and behaviours, as well as the professional knowledge you need to succeed in your role. From day one you can count on an extensive network of support - your People Manager will help you settle in and find the best ways to realise your full potential.

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Your training

Depending on the area of business and specialism, you may complete your Level 7 Accountancy/Taxation Professional Apprenticeship, the equivalent of a Master’s degree or a Level 4 Accounting / Taxation technician Apprenticeship.

If you pass all your exams and complete your apprenticeship activities and learning plan, you’ll be a qualified accountant within four years. Our pass results are often up to 10% above the national average.

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Why accountancy at BDO?

When you join us as a school leaver, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you’re right for us, you’ll thrive in an environment built to help you succeed. At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer competitive starting salaries and we’ll help you deliver the best quality output by giving you choice and flexibility around how, when and where you work.

Meet Laura

Find out why she completed an Apprenticeship at BDO

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Explore BDO Virtual Insight Week

Explore BDO Virtual Insight Week is for students in Years 11-12 who meet our social mobility criteria. The week runs from 1st – 5th August 2022 and is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the world of accounting. You’ll learn about the industry, develop your professional skills and meet people from all across our business.