BDO welcomes record number of trainees in Birmingham

Richard Rose BDO

The Birmingham office of a national accountancy and business advisory firm is investing in the next generation of professionals by taking on 44 new trainees.

BDO LLP has recruited 15 apprentices and 29 graduates into its Snow Hill office to work across its audit, tax, advisory and business services departments.

It is part of a wider national expansion for the company that has seen it take on 430 new trainees across the business, which employs almost 5,000 nationwide, and now has 300 in its Birmingham office.

The majority of graduates and apprentices will get the opportunity to work towards a Level Seven accountancy or taxation professional apprenticeship, equivalent to a master’s degree, alongside their professional qualification.

Richard Rose, partner and head of BDO in the Midlands, said: “Announcing new jobs and expansion is always great news for a company, but it makes it even more satisfying when it is bringing through the next generation of business professionals.

“This is part of a major national expansion and it is fantastic that our Birmingham office is taking on more than 10 per cent of the new trainees in the overall intake.

“BDO is committed to investing in a new generation of people to work in our sector, so much so that as part of our ‘New Economy’ campaign we have called upon Government to make changes that support and encourage the number of quality apprenticeships.

“We are looking forward to helping our latest intake become outstanding accountancy and business advisory professionals in the region to serve our ambitious clients across a range of sectors.”

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP provides integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing nearly 5,000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has underlying revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO international network.