Life at Deloitte
Be flexible, be agile
At the heart of our talent strategy
Deloitte is committed to developing working practices that support agility in terms of where, when and how we work.
Agile working means successfully managing the many demands of our work and personal priorities, while meeting our clients’ high expectations within a challenging service environment. By making space for the different facets of our lives - our family, personal and social commitments, as well as our careers - we strengthen our ability to reach our full potential.
Taking a career break (or unpaid leave) can be a way of enhancing employee’s personal and professional development. Deloitte offers the opportunity to take time out of the employment to pursue alternative interests or activities, while still continuing the employment relationship with the Firm.
A career break can for example focus on:
- The birth or adoption of a child
- Taking care of family needs
- Pursuit of sports-related or other personal goals
- Charity work
- and so on…
For a career break of up to 6 months, Deloitte will make a commitment to continue the employment under the agreed terms and conditions of the employee’s contract.
Agnes talking about her career break at Deloitte
Agnes, Manager in Consulting decided to take a five-month career break to spend time and further promote her charity initiative in Kenya, Africa. Read more about her story in the full article (German).
Deloitte in the US won the Sunday Times Special Award for Innovation in Engagement Practice and the Best Innovation Award at the 2015 Working Families Special Awards – both of these for its Time Out programme which enables our people to request a four week block of unpaid leave each year.