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Read more about our interview process. It’s all that stands between you and making an impact!
At Deloitte, an interview means getting to know the real you and teasing out your true potential. Now you have completed stage one, the interview stage is designed so you can get to know us, as much as we’re getting to know you.
Preparing for your interview
At Deloitte, our interviews are competency based. Typically, you will meet two interviewers during your interview. This is your opportunity to ask questions, learn more about what we do and about our culture, and showcase what you have to offer also.
Secondly, you will meet a Director or Partner from the business area you have applied to for your final assessment. This interview will further discuss your experience and skills, alongside exploring your potential career and pathways in Deloitte. Here are some top tips to help you succeed:
Do your homework
Make sure you do your research on the firm you want to join. What markets they are in? What are the types of services they offer? Who are their main competitors? Collect enough information so you’re able to talk about the firm or the company for a few minutes.
Know your CV
Come prepared to talk about projects you’ve been involved in: any activities that took time and effort to achieve. This could be work you’re particularly proud of, or something you found challenging. You’ll need to be clear what your role was and provide detail. We’re looking for how you plan, problem solve, and interact with people, amongst other things.
Composure in the business world is crucial. And an interview is a good measurement of how you handle pressure. Maintain an appropriate level of professionalism without being unapproachable. The best advice is to be yourself and let that come through in your interview. We're looking for individuals who will thrive in our team-based environment.
When you want to learn more about who we are and what we do, it lets us know you're interested. Depending on what you ask, it may also prove you've done your homework. Before the interview, make a list of questions that we may not have addressed.
If you don't understand a question, don't hesitate, ask us to repeat it. You have a better shot at giving your best answer if you know exactly what we're asking.
Make sure you can speak confidently about any experiences you've had in the workplace and at university. Specific examples of how you've contributed to an organization or learned something exciting are of interest to us. We see potential in you, so be sure to sell yourself by promoting your skills and abilities.
Make an impact
We’ll also focus on your values; what matters to you and how that fits in with us as a business. Think about what impact you think you’d make at Deloitte. For example, it might be that you’re passionate about working collaboratively or have strong leadership qualities. Have some examples up your sleeve to support your claims.
If we like you at interview – and you like us – we’ll offer you a job.
Welcome to Deloitte. Either way, we won’t keep you guessing; we’ll let you know as soon as possible.
What we look for
Applications are encouraged from all academic disciplines, including accounting, business, law, science, technology, engineering, maths, amongst others. Other requirements include:
- Achieved or on target for a 2.1 honours degree or higher
- A high level of self-motivation and commitment
- The ability to analyse and work through complex problems
- Flexibility, resilience and intellectual curiosity
- A proactive approach to work
- Ability to collaborate and work well within a team environment
- The ability to learn quickly
- Demonstrated leadership, creative problem solving and strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to prioritise tasks, work on multiple assignments, and manage change
- Some relevant work experience (e.g. internships, summer positions, school jobs)