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  • BYPA

BDO Young Professionals Academy

20 May 2021

Warren Carr, IT Partner (Associate) |
Andrew Musarurwa, Audit Partner |
Nicole Dreyer, Marketing, Culture and Professional Development Manager |
Luzaan Pretorius, Training and Development Manager |

Over the years BDO has been working diligently to help develop the Chartered Accountant and Professional Accountant professions. This year we are introducing our BDO Young Professionals Academy (BYPA), which also includes other career possibilities with in the industry.

This programme is designed to help learners in Namibia understand their career options, as well as support them in achieving their career goals. One of the key factors we have identified in the success of candidates is support and mentorship. Our BYPA trainees will receive this in abundance from our BDO team.    

The Vision of BYPA is to be the number one pre-traineeship program in Namibia for students from Grade 9 and above.

The Mission of BYPA is to help students achieve their dream career, be it becoming a Chartered or Professional Accountant, or a career in administrative and support services (i.e. Secretarial and Tax services, Human Resources, Marketing and Communication, Information Technology, or General Administration).



Grade 9

We will engage with schools in Namibia and teach the Grade 9 learners about the CA, NIPA, and other professions, as well as discuss subject choices and career planning and guidance.


BYPA Pre I Trainees

Grades 10-12

We invite learners in Grade 10 to apply to be a BYPA PRE I Trainee. They will go through a rigorous selection process where only the Top 10 will be accepted in to the BYPA Programme.

As a BYPA Pre I Trainee you will receive mentorship, encouragement, and unique learning opportunities. Our dedicated team of professionals will provide you with soft skills training and a variety of competencies that you will need to progress to BYPA Pre II.


BYPA Pre II Trainees

University Students

To become a BYPA Pre II Trainee you will need to have met the competencies required in the previous level, as well as register for a SAICA/NIPA accredited degree.

BYPA Pre II Trainees will have a variety of opportunities available to them, including job shadowing and holiday jobs. They will be invited to attend soft skills training and team buildings with the BDO teams. The BYPA Pre II Trainees who preform exceptionally well stand in line to receive bursaries.

Mentorship for all career choices will continue. Internship is currently exclusive to CA and Accounting stream students.  


PAAB/NIPA Training Contract

When the BYPA Pre II Trainees have completed the academic requirements, they are ready to commence their Public Auditors and Accountants Board (PAAB) or Namibia Institute of Professional Accountants articles through the BDO training office/accredited training center.


How to get involved

Want us to engage with your school? Ask your Principal or Accounting teacher to email [email protected] and request a visit.

Are you in Grade 10, 11 or 12 and want to apply for the BYPA Pre I Programme? Email [email protected] for more information or apply for a "S

Are you registered for a SAICA/NIPA accredited course and want to apply for the BYPA Pre II Programme? Email [email protected]

To recieve a bursary from BDO Namibia you need to apply to the BYPA Programme first.