Summer Internship Programme 2024

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DEADLINE 2nd January 2024
Birmingham | Bristol | Edinburgh | Gatwick | Glasgow | Guildford | Ipswich | Leeds | London | Manchester | Nottingham | Reading | Southampton

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

The entrepreneurial businesses we work with are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy – and the owners and management teams that lead them.

This is where it all begins

Our six-week internship will see you gain invaluable knowledge and skills as well as exposure to BDO and our people, which could lead to an offer of a graduate role.

You’ll explore different specialisms within your stream and get stuck into a range of exciting projects. We’ll support you all the way, with extensive training as part of your induction week including specific stream training, information on professional qualifications and workshops specially designed to introduce you to our values and the importance of wellbeing. You’ll also work on group projects with other interns from other areas of the firm.

You’ll expand your portfolio of skills and experience a breadth of opportunities across one of four business streams:


We have opportunities in:

  • Audit - Birmingham
  • Audit - Bristol
  • Audit – Edinburgh
  • Audit - Financial Services - London
  • Audit - Glasgow
  • Audit - Leeds
  • Audit - London Audit Group - London
  • Audit - Manchester
  • Audit - Nottingham
  • Audit - Public Sector - London
  • Audit - Public Sector Assurance – Ipswich
  • Audit - Reading
  • Audit - Southampton
  • Audit - Technology Risk Assurance - London

When you work in audit, your work will matter from day one. It’s about solving challenges and delivering high-quality reporting that make sure businesses and organisations can trust the numbers they use to make decisions. It’s varied and it’s challenging. You’ll be part of our High Performing Audit teams, gaining a deep understanding of a huge range of sectors and organisations, as you’re supported and challenged every day to deliver high quality work.


We have opportunities in:

  • Tax - Capital Allowances - London
  • Tax - Corporate and Mergers & Acquisition Tax Services - London
  • Tax - Corporate International Tax - London
  • Tax - Corporate Tax - Edinburgh
  • Tax - Corporate Tax - Gatwick
  • Tax - Corporate Tax – Glasgow
  • Tax - Corporate Tax - Guildford
  • Tax - Partnerships - London
  • Tax - Private Client Services - Guildford
  • Tax - Reading
  • Tax - VAT - London

Tax is a rewarding area for diverse personalities, whether you enjoy untangling complex technical details, working with technology, relish connecting with and helping brilliant people, or love solving problems in new and unique ways.


We have opportunities in:

  • Advisory - Business Restructuring - London
  • Advisory - Risk Advisory Services - Birmingham
  • Advisory - Risk Advisory Services – Leeds
  • Advisory - Risk Advisory Services - London
  • Advisory - Risk Advisory Services - Manchester
  • Advisory - London

No two days are ever the same in Advisory. You could be working on anything from due diligence for an organisation looking to buy a new business, to helping a company restructure in times of financial difficulty.

Our summer internship programme runs for 6 weeks starting on Monday 8th July 2024.

What we’re looking for                                                                                                                                         

We want you to thrive in a warm and welcoming culture where you can be yourself. We’re looking for:

  • A university student in their penultimate year of university
  • A predicted 2:2 degree in any discipline
  • Three A-levels or equivalent at A* to C excluding General Studies and Extended Projects (obtained or predicted)
  • A 9 – 4 in Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent (we will also consider qualifications from outside the UK)

When you join us, we’ll make your learning our priority. That means providing you with an environment where you can grow, learn, and feel respected, at all times.

Why BDO?

Ask anyone what they love about working at BDO and they'll tell you it's the people. We're a friendly and diverse bunch who work hard to achieve the best outcomes and know how to have fun too.

This is where it all begins. Start your career journey with BDO.

Our firm is distinctive and we want to preserve and build on the strengths of our culture and the characteristics that make us both successful and different. We look for people from all kinds of backgrounds who share these same qualities.

DEADLINE 2nd January 2024