All candidates must apply online to the specific role of their choice and can only apply to one role at a time. Candidates need to demonstrate a deep understanding of the role they’re applying for  including the professional qualification they are interested in studying.

What we want to know

We’ll ask you about your academic background, work experience and extracurricular activities. This is an important opportunity for us to learn more about you, what makes you tick, and whether you’re right for BDO. As part of your application process, take the time to reflect upon your strengths and what you can bring to the company. And when answering questions, share any information you want us to know, but don’t exaggerate, keep everything factual.

Remember to ‘Save as draft’ as you work through your application and review before you submit, as you won’t be able to make changes afterward. Once submitted, we’ll send you an email to let you know we’ve received it. You can then track your application by logging back into the system at any time.

Tips for applying online

A great application that helps you stand out from the crowd takes time, energy and thought. The key to success lies in preparation and careful research into the role. You should take the time to consider your own skills.

Consider the role you are applying for and make the right choice for you. Here are some common-sense points to consider when completing your online application:

  • answer each question fully and correctly. Present clear evidence that you have the kind of qualities and skills we’re looking for
  • we’re interested in what you’ve done, but even more interested in what you do well and enjoy doing
  • reflect and amend any answers if necessary before completing the more detailed questions online
  • keep to the suggested word limits. Accurate, concise answers are generally better received
  • save your application regularly – you don’t have to complete it all at once
  • check grammar and spelling, and get someone else to proof-read your application
  • print a copy of your application – in case you need to refer to it again

Online ability tests

After we’ve read your application form, if you meet our criteria, we’ll invite you to complete some situational strength, numerical and critical reasoning online tests. You can practice ahead and learn how to prepare for this strengths-based assessment, by completing some practice ability tests beforehand at

We’ll send an email to the address you supplied with your application for when you can take our online reasoning tests. So keep an eye on your inbox. Then once you have completed the tests you’ll receive a feedback report on your performance.

You’ll know soon afterwards whether you’ve successfully passed these tests. If you have, the next stage of the recruitment process is a video interview.

Tips for our online tests

  • make sure you’re relaxed and ready before you start the test
  • find somewhere quiet, where you can concentrate and won’t be interrupted
  • our reasoning tests are time-recorded, rather than time limited. So don’t feel rushed when answering questions. But as a rough idea, allow up to 30 minutes to complete each test

Please note: you may be chosen to be part of a random selection of applicants to be re-tested at a later stage of your assessment process.

The key to success lies in preparation


Video interviews

We'll be looking for evidence of what you do well and enjoy doing.

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Assessment Day

Be yourself, get involved in the tasks, and take the time to work out if BDO is right for you.

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