BDO invests in trainees across Scottish offices
Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO welcomed 19 new trainees last month, with even more roles available to start later in 2021.
In November, BDO’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices welcomed its 2020 cohort of trainees, with applications now open for roles starting in 2021.
The new joiners took part in virtual inductions while BDO’s workforce continue to work remotely as a result of COVID-19.
During the summer, BDO hosted its first ever ‘virtual internship’ where 26 students in their penultimate year of university were able to spend a week with the firm, gaining valuable insight into what a career at BDO might entail.
Martin Gill, partner and head of BDO LLP in Scotland, said: “2020 has been a year like no other but, despite the immense challenges facing businesses and individuals alike, we are delighted to have recently welcomed 19 new trainees to the team and more in 2021.
“Through a combination of the latest technology and a unified approach by our 150-strong team in Scotland, we have been able to support our clients and communities during the global pandemic from our homes. This flexibility and focus on our core purpose to help people succeed, will allow our new cohort of trainees to still fully immerse themselves into their first few months with BDO, while the majority of our colleagues will continue to work remotely.
“Our own Rethinking the Economy analysis shows that investing in talent is hugely important to businesses in the current climate, particularly in young people looking to kick-start their careers. That’s why it’s important to look ahead and invest in the best and brightest people who will become our advisers of the future.”