I came in as an undergraduate, there were only two interviews, after submitting my CV, one with People & Culture and one with the Manager of my division.
I had an assessment centre, initial interview with People & Culture, numerous online assessments and a final interview with an Audit Partner and Manager.
The process was made easy by the People & Culture staff and the assessments were easy to follow and complete.
The interview process was not easy, in order to be a graduate I had to go through a number of processes starting with the application, then an online test. Once I passed these stages I did a virtual interview followed by a face to face interview and finally a written exam.
This process filters through a large number of applicants. When I was employed I had to submit an online application, have a virtual video conference/interview, have face to face interview and complete a cognitive aptitude examination
I was not a part of the main intake, so I went straight to the Partner/Manager interview. Generally there is an online interview or group / partner interview
It was a friendly process. There were about three interviews. Two with People & Culture and one with possible managers.
Initial application process - Resume/university grades, Webcam interview (scary!) and then Face-to -face interview with Partner and Manager
Video interview assessment, networking event and Partner and Manager interview
1. Skype Interview 2. Group interview 3. Partner interview 4. Test
I was lucky enough to be involved as a recommendation therefore skipped some of the intense video screenings, exams etc. I had two interviews - one with People & Culture and a second with Audit managers
Online application form, Video interview, Online assessment, Face to face interview, Accounting assessment, Group interview/assessment, Partner interview
Very thorough process. Firstly, I had to fill out an application online and attach my CV and transcript. Then I had to undertake various tests (e.g. puzzle based, comprehension, problem solving etc.) before completing a video interview. Then I came to BDO's head office to re-do testing and undertake additional testing (personality, writing skills) before I was interviewed by People & Culture. Lastly, I was interviewed by a Partner of the division and a Manager.
The interviewers created a comfortable atmosphere so that the process felt more like a conversation than a job interview. Assessments consisted of a written exam testing basic accounting knowledge and a group presentation.