BDO are launching a new management consulting graduate scheme and applications are now open.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with the local government team as well as our central government team, the healthcare advisory team and international projects group.

If you know of any enthusiastic graduates or recent University leavers who are passionate about making a difference to some of the largest, most complex and most innovative organisations in the UK, then please forward on this information.

About BDO Consulting

BDO Consulting works across the private, not for profit and public sectors and provide a range of core management consulting services. To ensure that our employees have the opportunity to develop specialist skills in their chosen areas of interest, the Consulting team is divided into several sub-teams. These include:

  • Government Services (Central Government, Local Government and Education)
  • Healthcare
  • International Projects Group
  • Infrastructure Advisory
  • Financial Model Build & Assurance
  • Hotels, Tourism & Leisure

In addition to these specialist sector groups, we also act as a pool of expertise for the wider BDO community providing business transformation and change management support to the firm’s clients.

What our Graduates will be doing

BDO’s Management Consulting graduate trainees will have the opportunity to work across a wide range of sectors on interesting and challenging projects

The diversity of our work and client base means that one week you could be writing a regeneration strategy for West London and the next you could be putting together an expert team to reform Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance. If you find a project or business area particularly interesting, your assigned ‘Sponsor’ (a Director or Partner in the MC team) will make sure you get more opportunities to do the kind of work you enjoy.

Our scheme provides trainees with the opportunity to fast track their career in consultancy

We believe that what sets BDO’s consultancy training apart from others is the unique opportunity you will be given to work with senior people from day one. Internally this means working alongside Partners and Directors to win work and improve the way we serve our clients. Externally it means helping Finance Directors, management boards and CEOs to achieve their ambitious objectives.

BDO has a strong support network to help you develop your career

Although you will find the work tough at times, you will never be left to fend for yourself. To make sure you get the most out of the challenges we set you, we will assign you a ‘Mentor’ (someone who’s been with the team for 1-3 years) and a Sponsor (a Director or Partner). They’ll meet with you on a regular basis to discuss your career objectives, agree what projects you’ll be working on next and to make sure you’re enjoying the scheme.

Qualifications for Management Consulting trainees

We believe that training and support are a core part of developing and cultivating new talent at BDO.

Trainees will study towards a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, the highly respected qualification offered by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  This popular, broad-based and in-depth training programme will provide you with a thorough knowledge of commercial, financial and managerial issues. This will provide the toolkit for a successful career as a management consultant. You’ll learn the value of attention to detail and shrewd financial analysis, whilst also being encouraged to think innovatively and strategically.

Additionally, you will be supported through your PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification. This intensive week-long course on project and programme management provides you with the theory and practical skills you need to run a project in almost any environment.

Management Consulting trainees will also receive specialist technical and client-facing skills training appropriate to the business area.

You can find out more information about BDO’s graduate offer on our website and in the meantime, if you’re interested – click here to apply


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