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BDO NI continue to invest in talent with latest Graduate intake

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BDO Northern Ireland

10th Oct 2022

Leading professional services and business advisory firm, BDO Northern Ireland have welcomed 12 new graduates to the firm, further bolstering their team with some of Northern Irelands brightest young leaders.

The announcement follows a period of continued growth for the organisation, with 26 interns joining the company across a range of disciplines in the summer and a further four senior hires joining the team in recent months.

The graduates will take up their new roles across the business in its Audit, Tax and Business Advisory departments. They will support the company in their efforts to guide clients across sectors as they manage the continued changes in the economic and regulatory environments that ultimately impact on their business and marketplaces.

The company also recently announced their flexible agile working model which has been rolled out across the organisation and which the graduates will avail of.

Laura Jackson, Partner at BDO Northern Ireland said,

“Our new intake, which sees graduates coming from Queens, Ulster University and Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh doesn’t just offer the chance to gain the very best in knowledge and experience in their chosen fields, they will become fully fledged members of the team. They will manage their own workload and schedule through our new agile working framework, placing more emphasis on them to prioritise and manage expectations across their teams and clients.

“Northern Ireland continuously produces highly skilled motivated graduates, and we are pleased to be investing in both our future and theirs as they progress their professional development. There is an onus on companies like BDO NI to attract and retain emerging talent, who will then give back by contributing to the development of the local economy for years to come.

“Whilst we have strong competition from other parts of the UK and Ireland in retaining talent, we have continuously demonstrated that as a region we are competitive in what we can offer in terms of expertise, experience and future prospects”.   

BDO Northern Ireland is an award-winning accountancy practice that employs more than 150 people in Northern Ireland. They recently launched their new Agile Working Framework which will support staff with achieving a more sustainable work life balance away from the traditional 9-5 working day.

Rokas Gostautas, one of the new graduates added,

“The current job market is extremely competitive with a growing number of individuals looking for the right position to further their career aspirations. This competition gave me the opportunity, probably for the first time, to compete with some of my peers and sell myself to a high-profile company like BDO NI.

“This type of experience will be invaluable, and I am looking forward to getting  started and learning from some of the best advisers in the sector”.