Vac Work

Our Vacation Work Programme is the ideal opportunity to gain first-hand experience of what it means to be a CA(SA) and to learn about the world of work. First and second year CA(SA) university students spend two days at BDO working with our teams, from our trainees to our Audit Managers, to learn more about what to expect when you join the working world.

Third year university students spend three days in the office and a further five days at a BDO client. We believe that this kind of hands on experience is the best way to prepare you for your future in a professional services firm - hopefully BDO.


We host our annual Vacation Work Programme in June and November/December each year. Applications close on 15 May and 15 October respectively. Places are limited and are booked on a first come first served basis.

Job Shadowing

Are you still at school and are thinking of pursuing a career in Accounting?

At BDO we offer Job Shadowing for Grade 11 and 12 learners who would like to see life behind the doors of an accounting firm.

For one day, you will shadow one of our experienced audit trainees or audit seniors who will show you what their day-to-day responsibilities are.

If you would like to Job Shadow at BDO during your next school holiday, register on our Careers Portal

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