2023 Graduate Programme Now Closed


We’re proud to work with a wide range of clients, from the largest multinational companies to family-owned businesses and private individuals, and we take the same pride in growing your career. With us, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to develop your skills in areas that include auditing, tax advice, risk management, forensic accounting, business restructuring and corporate finance. But it’s the people you’ll meet who will really help you succeed.


During our three / four years graduate programme we support you during your exams with paid study leave along with on-site revision courses from experienced guest lectures. You’ll have the opportunity to discover and explore your business stream, grow your portfolio of skills, and build a platform to develop your career. Along the way, you’ll enjoy excellent coaching, mentoring along with cross departmental collaboration.


You’ll study for your professional qualification through a mixture of self-taught and classroom sessions. We make sure you have sufficient study time and support.

Successful completion of the programme results in ACA, ACCA, Irish Tax Institute qualification or ICSA.


At BDO, you can be yourself. You can share ideas and opinions with your team, and know you’ll be respected and valued for your contribution. From day one, you’ll work alongside experienced colleagues on live assignments, developing your commercial and client skills as you go. 

We ensure you have the specialist knowledge and practical tools you’ll need for your business area and offer training in a range of personal, management, and client-winning skills. 

Along with developing the core skillset for your role, you will also be involved in our Digital IQ journey whereby you will be able to avail of data automation, visualisation, robotics and AI. Being digitally equipped will enable you to enhance how you work along with introduce you to new ways of working.
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Digital IQ

Be part of our digital journey, our graduates don’t just crunch the numbers they analyse them using data analytics, data visualisation, robotics, and AI. Be a data enabler and key player in our firm’s digital acceleration. Following the learners from this course you will be able to turn the dial up on data and analytics to assist you and your clients.
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Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)

Our D&I programme was established as an extension of our core values and is central to the success of the firm. It is an employee-led initiative; therefore, we work with our people on programmes that empower diversity in the workplace. Optimise client delivery and enhance employee wellbeing. D&I also supports a number of external initiatives in order to advance it’s D&I objectives.
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Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

At BDO we view sustainability through the universally recognised ESG framework, to help unpack the wide-ranging risks and metrics that come under sustainability. We want our people, our clients, our communities and our planet to be successful.


What do you need?
To apply, we require you to hold a 2:1 degree in any discipline (obtained or predicted) and a minimum of 400 points in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent).
We are looking for exceptional people, with problem-solving mindsets, an appetite to learn and the intellectual curiosity to challenge and advise.

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