• Accounting



Show your True Colours. What can you add to our mix?

If you are searching for a career and are considering the world of Accountancy and Business Advisory, BDO may have just the role for you!

BDO have exciting opportunities for School Leavers within our firm, across the following business streams:  Audit, Tax, Financial Services and Advisory.

BDO are the leading accountancy and business advisory firm, aimed at mid-market businesses. We work with AIM listed companies, Financial Services, Healthcare, Leisure and Hospitality, Retail, Manufacturing Companies, Growing Technology and Media companies and many more including also including Not for Profit, Public Sector, Real Estate and Professional  Services, both in the UK and internationally.


School leaver opportunities

School Leaver Programme

University isn’t for everyone.

Some people want to get out there and start working and earning straight away. Our School Leaver Programme means you can do just that.

Our School Leaver Programme combines work experience with study towards your professional qualifications. Depending on your route, you could gain qualifications in CFAB, AAT, ATT and go on to study for your ACA, ACCA, CTA.

The firm provides constant support to make sure you are never out of your depth. It all adds up to a colourful world of choice.

Summer School Programme – experience life at BDO before you apply

We also offer a 2 week Summer School Programme to give you insight into our business and culture. You’ll be given a real taste of life at the heart of the firm, working on interesting projects alongside current school leavers and experienced professionals.




BDO does not currently run an Apprenticeship scheme, see the School Leaver tab to explore their opportunites.

Salary & benefits

At BDO we offer our School Leavers a highly competitive starting salary and we’ll pay your tuition and all professional exam fees, as well as bonuses for passing your exams during your training period. You will also be eligible to choose from a range of fixed and flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, from buying extra holiday to season ticket loans and discounted gym membership.


Applicants for our School Leaver programmes must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent): 

·       3 A levels at grades A*- C, excluding General Studies and Extended Projects

·       Received A* - C at GCSE in Maths & English Language

Applicants for our Summer School programmes must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent):

  • You should be in year 12 at school or college
  • On course to achieve 3 A-Levels at  grades A*-C, excluding General Studies and Extended Projects
  • Received  A* - C at GCSE in Maths & English Language


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