BDO Starters September 2011

BDO
#1

Hi all!

I will be starting my graduate tax traineeship with BDO in London this coming September (2011) and have a few questions:

  • Does BDO provide a work phone for graduate tax trainees?
  • Do prospective trainees have to thoroughly complete the handbook exercises before coming in beginning of September, or is a quick look-through sufficient?
  • Are the working hours similar to those announced in the contract (9.30 AM - 5.30 PM) or are they much more intense in practice?

Thanks for the help!