BDO has revealed that it has welcomed more than 600 new members joining the firm across its graduate and apprenticeship programmes since the start of the year.
The majority of BDO’s annual cohort of trainees joined the business in September, with the firm having already welcomed 80 trainees earlier this year.
More than 450 of the new joiners were recruited to BDO’s audit team, demonstrating the firm’s “continued investment” in its audit practice.
In addition, the firm said it plans to hire 50 industrial placement students for 12 months between their second and third year of university. These placements will be available in multiple locations including London, Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol and the North West.
Paul Eagland, managing partner at BDO, said: “Welcoming our new cohort of trainees to the firm is one of the highlights of the year.
“In spite of some of the challenges that came with having to adapt to working as a fully-remote workforce during the pandemic, it was fantastic to host our first targeted insight programmes earlier this year.”
He added: “We’re continuing our long-standing commitments to improving social mobility, diversity and inclusion as we invest in young people, who will become our advisers of the future.”