Our Assessment Day has been developed to give you additional insight into the graduate and school leaver roles at BDO. The assessment day could be with up to 10 other candidates who are being assessed against various roles. We’ll give you the exact timings and location well in advance, so you’ll be able to make travel arrangements. There is information available regarding our expenses policy, please visit our FAQ section to learn more.

What the day involves


You’ll be asked to take part in a continuous assessment with some key objectives to achieve by the end of the day. We’ll share with you the specific details of the tasks and objectives while you’re there, so there’s no need to prepare anything in advance. Some of the tasks include:

  • Group Exercise
  • Individual Presentation
  • Final Interview
  • Written Exercise

The most important thing you can do is, be yourself, get involved in the tasks, and take the time to work out if BDO is right for you. In addition to the assessed components of the day we’ll also provide you with additional information about BDO and the programmes you have applied to.

Get to know us over lunch


During your assessment day, lunch will be provided. This is a good opportunity to talk to some of our existing Trainees and learn more about what life is really like at BDO from those who are doing the role you could be doing in the future.

Before attending an assessment day:


  • Check your travel options and know where you’re going, so you arrive on time.
  • Think about your personal strengths and areas for development, i.e. what are the things you do that energise you the most? And do you think developing these will support you in the role you have applied for at BDO?
  • Visit www.jobmi.com to learn more about strengths-based assessment and your own strengths.

Finally, remember that whatever the outcome, your  assessment day is a valuable learning experience. Even if you’re unsuccessful in securing a role at BDO on this occasion, we’ll provide you with valuable feedback to help you improve on your performance in the future. We want you to succeed as much as you do.

Be yourself, get involved in the tasks

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