• BDO Northern Ireland welcomes new cohort of interns

BDO Northern Ireland welcomes new cohort of interns

04 July 2022

Pictured with BDO NI Partner, Laura Jackson (front row, left) and HR Manager, Lisa McAleer (front row, right) are a few of the 26 summer interns joining BDO NI between June and September 2022.


Business advisory firm BDO Northern have continued its investment in their future with the addition of twenty-six interns who will work across a range of services within the company. The Summer Placement Programme, which welcomes students and graduates from across Northern Ireland offers participants the opportunity to gain first-hand experience supporting senior teams in the audit, HR, and advisory departments. 

Laura Jackson, Partner at BDO NI said,

“Like many businesses in Northern Ireland, BDO NI has adapted to the changing environment over the last two years, offering clients a wide range of alternative ways of providing them with the advice and support they need. As a result, we have continued to grow and that has allowed us to continue to invest in our future.

Of the twenty-six new interns, thirteen participants are already confirmed to join BDO NI as a permanent member of the team once they complete their studies. This placement allows them to familiarise themselves with their future workplace, colleagues, and clients as well as get a feel for the culture and values of the organisation.

Laura continued,

“Like most local companies, we strive for excellence and opportunities to grow, develop and harness emerging talent. Our twenty-six new interns will get the opportunity to develop their technical knowledge and leadership skills. This practical experience allows them to gain insight into the demands of managing multiple projects, liaising with colleagues and clients and meeting deadlines.

“Many participants in this cohort will be welcomed back to the team as a permanent member once they graduate, so this is an opportunity for them to build a solid foundation whilst they study”. 

BDO Northern Ireland is an award-winning accountancy practice that employs more than 150 people in Northern Ireland. They recently launched their new Agile Working Framework which will support staff with achieving a more sustainable work life balance away from the traditional 9-5 working day.  

In a further effort to support young talent, BDO NI collaborate with Henderson Group, Queen’s Management School and CCEA in the coveted NI Schools Business Challenge. The annual event supports pupils across Northern Ireland in developing their business skills and knowledge – all in an effort to better equip them for a life after education.


If you would like to find out more about career opportunities with BDO Northern Ireland and how we can support your career journey, talk to us or contact Lisa McAleer via [email protected].