Given that our Managing Partner joined BDO straight from school in 1987, after working in Walthamstow Market and choosing to join the workforce rather than go to university, you’d expect us to care a great deal about social mobility.
And we do.
"I knew becoming a Chartered Accountant was the path I wanted to go down, so going to university just didn't seem worth it to me, so I joined BDO’s school leaver programme in Audit. I’m gaining experience and studying towards qualifications which BDO funds and I get paid! Now most of the way through my five year programme, I can honestly say I don't have any regrets. BDO was the only firm I applied to as I knew that their ethos, values and opportunities could get me where I want to go and resonated with my character."
I've really enjoyed the past few years and am excited to use my experience so far as a launch pad to progress through the firm.