Accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO employs 7,000 people across 18 offices in the UK, providing the solutions that ambitious and entrepreneurial businesses need to navigate today’s changing world. BDO UK is part of the BDO global network, providing advisory services in 164 countries.

When the most innovative and high-growth businesses need advice on accountancy and business, they turn to us. With expertise across Financial Services, Healthcare, Leisure and Hospitality, Retail, Manufacturing, Technology, Media, Not-for-Profit, Public Sector and many more industries.

We provide the advice and answers that help companies achieve their aspirations. Specialising in Tax, Audit and Assurance, Advisory, their programmes are for those who want to work with ambitious clients, on challenging work, from day one.


If you’re considering your options for the future, their school leaver apprenticeship programmes are a chance to experience life and work at a leading professional services firm. You’ll get an insight into their business and culture, and a real taste of life at the heart of their firm as you work on interesting projects alongside other trainees and experienced professionals.

The four-year School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme allows you to combine work experience with professional qualifications. From day one they’ll provide you with training in relevant skills and behaviours, as well as all the support and opportunity you need to succeed.

Depending on the area of business and specialism, you may complete your Level 7 Accountancy/Taxation Professional Apprenticeship which is the equivalent of a Master’s degree or a Level 4 Accounting / Taxation technician Apprenticeship.

“From the day I started as a school leaver, I’ve really felt like part of the team. I really enjoy being able to come into the office and collaborate with the rest of the team from both a work and social perspective.”

Joseph Hester, Tax School Leaver Apprentice