Summer Vacation Scheme – Internships
Students – Second year opportunities
An internship at Deloitte is a fantastic way to get up close to the world of business, find out what excites and inspires you, and where it could take you. As well as vital work experience, you’ll get a good idea of whether we’re the firm for you.
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What does the Summer Vacation Scheme involve?
As the name suggests, this is an internship during the university summer holidays. You’ll be working in a Deloitte office for three to six weeks, getting stuck in to project work, attending meetings, doing training, and shadowing senior colleagues. In other words, you’ll get to know us, and how we work, pretty well.
Your time with us will not only look good on your CV, it will get you one step closer to starting your career with us – assuming you like what you find here. You could even go back to Uni with an offer of a place on our Graduate Programme.
Many students who do go on to join the Scheme, ultimately become some of the top figures in their fields. How? By gaining experience on complex, important projects that stretch their minds. By working closely with some of the world’s greatest businesses. By taking advantage of the world-class training we’ve developed. Plus, of course, by learning from some exceptional people.
You could join us for the summer if you’re an undergraduate at a UK university, in your penultimate year. Or if you’ve just finished your final year and are studying for your masters.
We offer a range of different options for summer internships:
What kind of work would I be doing?
Each of our Internships has a different focus, so your work will differ depending on the area of our business you join. If you choose Audit, for example, you’ll be working with a team that advises clients on their accounting systems and controls, ways to improve them and reduce risk. Whereas, in Technology, they’re designing new IT systems and developing IT strategy. In Real Estate, it’s all about helping clients with property: buying, selling, planning etc.
As a student intern, you’ll be fully involved from the start, helping out on projects, and getting as much training in as possible while you’re here. We won’t hide you away with the filing, or limit you to tea-making duty, we’ll take you along to client meetings, ask your opinion, and help you understand the work we do and why.
We really want you to come back after you graduate. This is your head start on a career with us. And we want it to be a realistic glimpse into an exciting future.
How long does the Summer Vacation Scheme last?
The actual length of your internship depends on the area of our business you join, but is usually between three and six weeks long.
- Audit Internship = 3 weeks
- Consulting Internship = 5 weeks
- Real Estate Internship = 4 weeks
- Risk Advisory Internship = 6 weeks
- Tax Consulting Internship = 6 weeks
Will there be a permanent job at the end of my Internship?
Not automatically. This is a work experience placement, designed to give you a good insight into what it’s like to work here. But it could certainly lead to a permanent position. If you impress us over the summer – and you like us – we could offer you an interview for a place on our Graduate Programme. You can then join us any time after you finish University. And if we don’t offer you a place there and then, you’re still welcome to apply. Your vacation experience will stand you in good stead, whatever you choose to do.
Who can join the Summer Vacation Scheme?
You need to be in your penultimate year at university. In other words a second year on a 3-year course, or a third year on a 4-year course. Academically, we’re looking for the same level as our graduate applicants, which means you’ll need to have got the required grade in your first year (or second, if you’re on a 4-year course). Check the requirements here:
Of course, you’ll need more than good grades to make the most of the opportunity. If you’re fascinated by business, and can’t wait to get stuck in to complex projects, you’ll fit right in.
Not sure which of our professional services to choose? Don’t worry, we’ll ask you to fill in a questionnaire at interview stage to find out which area suits you best.