Build your career with us

You’re in the final year of your degree and now you want the best opportunity to kickstart your career. So why would you not choose the fastest growing professional services firm, globally, for over 10 years?

As a trainee, you are looking for the best opportunity to grow and to learn – and BDO offers many opportunities to do just that. We offer our Audit Trainee Accountants opportunities to work on audit clients in several industry sectors, from Financial Services and Natural Resources to Public Sector, Real Estate and Construction, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Consumer Businesses or Mid-Market/Entrepreneurial businesses. In our larger offices, your traineeship will combine your preferred prime sector exposure, together with some cross-exposure from other industry sectors to give you broad experience during your contract, ensuring you emerge as a CA(SA) with the appropriate experience and training to take your career to the next level. In our smaller offices in Durban, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, you will have more general exposure and you will work on a range of clients across different industries.

For a detailed view of what you can expect during your traineeship at BDO and what you will learn, read our  Audit e-book

At BDO, we believe in building well-rounded people and so our Values programme is an important part of work life at BDO. Our  Values are the foundation in ALL our conversations, ALL our work, ALL our advice and ALL our relationships. They’re a part of our internal culture, how we work, and how we engage. We launched a new set of Values for BDO in 2020 – watch the video here and see what our  people have to say about the importance of the BDO Values to them, personally.

But possibly the most compelling reason to join us is our Clarity Charter. We launched this in 2020 and it’s our firm’s pledge to be ethical, independent and quality driven. Clarity means we speak truthfully, honestly and are transparent in our work, as we want to make a positive change in a profession which finds itself in crisis currently. Click here to see our Clarity Charter video.

In 2020, amongst many achievements, we are exceptionally proud of the BDO Global award we won in November. Watch our Dreamcatcher Award entry video for a taste of what we achieved in 2020 (yes, during a global pandemic).

We wish you well for your final year. It will be challenging, but so rewarding – and we would love to chat to you about your career at BDO.

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