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University isn’t the only way to be inspired and build a rewarding career. You can gain excellent qualifications and explore a great future in Tax at BDO.
We’re experts in accountancy and business. Our clients are fast-growing and ambitious companies, in a huge range of different industries. They come to us for all kinds of advice and support. They know they can rely on us, because we take care to really get to know what they do and what they want to achieve. We work closely with each other, too. For you, this means great opportunities to develop specialist skills alongside brilliant people. It’s easy to be inspired at BDO.

Tax at BDO

Tax law is very complicated and always changing. We help our clients to understand how to do the right thing. We advise them on all kinds of questions, including how to produce their accounts, how to pay the right taxes overseas, or how to approach buying another company.
This variety means that you can specialise in an area that really interests you. Whether you enjoy understanding complex technical details, relish the chance to help smart people, or love solving problems in new and unique ways, a future in Tax at BDO could be right for you.

The programme

On our four year programme, you’ll learn a huge amount from real experience. We’ll also give you paid time off to study for respected professional qualifications. With proper responsibilities from day one, you’ll be gaining valuable experience that you might not get at university.Along the way, you’ll enjoy excellent support including lots of coaching and mentoring.
We have vacancies nationwide, in the following offices: Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Guildford, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Reading, Southampton, and on Guernsey. So there’s a good chance you can live and work close to home if you want to.

What we’re looking for

We’ll expect you to have or be predicted 3 A Levels in any subject (excluding General Studies and Extended Projects) at grades A* – C. You should also have GCSEs in Maths and English Language, also at grades A*-C or equivalent. Equivalent international qualifications are welcome.
We know that your qualifications and work experience don’t tell us the full story. So we’re keen to find out what you care about and love to do in life. After all, BDO is a place where you should feel free to be yourself. We always look for people who are supportive, responsible, honest and happy working as part of a team.

The rewards

Trainees say they love what a friendly and welcoming place BDO is to work. As one of a large group of trainees around the country, you’ll get the chance to meet young people like yourself and take part in activities and events together. Colleagues in your team could also become great friends. We organise sporting and social events and give you up to 10 days a year to do voluntary or charitable work. If you ever need support or advice, your counselling manager or buddy can help. In certain offices, we’ll even pay for your breakfast if you get to the office before 8:30am!


We recommend applying early so you don’t miss out on a place. If you’d like to find out more, there’s plenty of information on our website. You can also find out about open days at our offices.

  • Area of Specialism: Other
  • Degree Result Required: 2:2
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: Competitive
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