Meet our trainees achieving their potential


Our people are some of the best at what they do. Hungry to learn and inspired to achieve their full potential, our trainees excel because of their desire to succeed.

Below, you’ll hear more from our trainees who with hard work and determination have shown a real commitment to their career and to delivering exceptional customer service to our clients.

Melissa Dube, School Leaver


Melissa is a trainee within our Professional Services Audit stream. Melissa applied for our school leaver programme instead of going to uni because she saw the value of working whilst studying towards a professional qualification.

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Nick Gerrish, Graduate


As a graduate, Nick was drawn toward BDO because of the experience of client projects and responsibility he felt that he would gain early on in his career. Now in his third year, he’s thriving within his role.

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Zaibaa Tello, School Leaver


Zaibaa chose the BDO School Leaver programme because she liked the idea of studying towards professional qualifications and gaining valuable work experience early on in her career.

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Liam Stretton, Graduate


Liam started as a Summer Intern and is now on the BDO graduate programme. He likes the graduate programme at BDO because of the exposure and responsibility that you gain early on.

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Ben Ezekiel, School Leaver


Despite having an offer for Uni, Ben chose to apply for the BDO School Leaver programme because he saw it as an opportunity to kick start his career gaining work experience and exposure to client work early on.

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Shelagh Roberts, Graduate


Shelagh chose BDO because she felt that she would gain more experience at BDO than she would perhaps get at other firms. Her decision was reinforced by the friendliness of the team when she joined.

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Alex MacDonald, School Leaver


Alex chose to pursue a School Leaver programme because, he saw that there would be opportunities to apply the knowledge he gained from studying towards his qualification, straight into practice in real life working situations.

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Dongchen Shan, Graduate


Dongchen is in her second year of the BDO graduate programme. She says that she knew from her experience at the assessment centre that BDO was the right place for her.

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Internship programme


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