Student Careers

Graduate, Undergraduate and Vacationer Programs

  • Applications open 22 July
  • Applications close 21 August

BDO is a trusted adviser to clients seeking Audit, Tax and Advisory services who offer a culture as rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfilment and long-term growth. At BDO, exceptional client service underpins our belief system and all aspects of service delivery to our clients.

BDO’s global network extends to over 167 countries and territories, with over 97,292 people working out of 1,728 offices.

We offer ongoing training to develop your technical abilities and build your consulting, leadership and management skills. Our international network provides exceptional opportunities to travel, work, and learn with secondment prospects available globally.

We welcome your individuality, ideas, passion and drive. To ensure you continue to enjoy what you love doing, we offer a number of initiatives that contribute to flexible working options and your health and wellbeing while at work.

“I’ve been part of the BDO family for 15 years - starting as a cadet from high school, and realising my potential to become an Audit Partner. I’m proud to be a Partner of a growing firm, doing what I love, every day – professionally, personally, and within the firm."

Elysia Rothwell, Partner, Audit & Assurance


BDO offers graduate opportunities across our offices in Australia, as well as vacation opportunities in some offices.

Comprehensive on boarding

Our thorough on boarding process sets you up for a successful start from day one.



Project your professional image your way, through both manner and presentation.


Professional development

Our priority is to ensure that you continually develop your technical knowledge through advanced training and other professional courses. We offer outstanding technical and non-technical training programs to help support your professional advancement. Learning and development has been consistently identified as one of BDO’s strengths in recent engagement surveys across our firm.

Performance conversations

Grow with BDO – our competency framework provides clear line of sight of the technical and non-technical competencies and capabilities that can help with your career planning. This framework also provides a guide to progression opportunities within and across service lines.

Flexible work

Flexible working can come in many different forms and we welcome a conversation to discuss the working arrangement that best supports your personal needs and the needs of the business.

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves at work and feel that their qualities as an individual are embraced and supported. Read more about our approach to inclusion and diversity.


In addition to corporate rates and discounts on select services, BDO provides other opportunities that enable you to receive financial support and have access to bonus payments, rewards and savings.

Rewards and recognition

We celebrate and reward the contributions, achievements and successes of our people. BDO’s recognition program is designed to recognise and reward outstanding individual and team contributions through a number of formal and informal recognition programs.


In addition to standard leave provisions, you will have access to a number of other types of leave, including community care/volunteering leave, parental (primary and secondary) leave, cultural/religious leave, domestic violence leave, blood donor leave, study leave and university graduation leave. You also have the option to purchase additional days of leave via salary sacrifice.

Social clubs

Social activities enable you to network and interact with colleagues outside of the work environment. Our social clubs are local to each office and provide opportunities, events and activities throughout the year. You can elect to join at any time for a small monthly fee.

Community care

We are committed to supporting our local communities and creating opportunities for our people to help make a difference, through our workplace giving programs, volunteering, and community partnerships with local charities. Learn more about our commitment to our communities.

Work Health & Safety (WHS)

We give a high priority to both your mental health and physical and online safety. BDO offers a range of training and access to support, including ergonomics, cyber security, coaching and counselling, and mental health first aid officers.   

Health and wellbeing

We offer a range of health-focused services and benefits to help you reach your peak potential in all aspects of life, such as wellness and end-of-trip facilities in our offices, corporate gym membership and health insurance rates, group fitness activities (such as ParkRun), flu vaccinations, wellbeing workshops and tea, coffee and biscuits supplied in the office daily.

BDO Alumni

If you move on to other opportunities, BDO's alumni program allows you to keep in touch with what is happening at BDO and stay in contact with former colleagues. Through BDO Alumni in Australia on LinkedIn, you can view our online directory of members and find out what's happening in the firm.

Our values

At BDO we have five values that guide the way we work: ONE, BOLD, HUMAN, STRIVE, and HEART.

BDO Values

Learn more about our values and how our team members apply them to their roles.

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