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At Deloitte, success means getting to know the real you and teasing out your true potential. Here’s how we find out if you have what it takes to make it at Deloitte: your step-by-step guide to our simple, innovative selection process. It’s all that stands between you and making an impact.

Keeping it simple

Whether you’re an undergraduate applying for a Summer Internship or you want to join our Graduate Programme, the selection process is very similar.

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) 

Step 1: Apply online

Our application form is simple to complete. At this stage we want to know about your education, career motivations and any work experience. (Have your qualification details to hand before you begin, including your grades). 

Step 2: Online assessment & Why Deloitte?

Once Step 1 is complete, you will receive an email with a link to complete our graduate recruitment assessment. We want to know what makes you tick and this assessment tell us more about who you really are.

This innovative, scenario-based assessment gives you an idea of situations you are likely to encounter at Deloitte. And it gives us an idea of how you’d respond in a range of typical situations. You’ll be asked to select from three different options, depending on what you’re most likely to do. Don’t worry, you won’t need any work experience to be able to answer the questions. Just answer naturally, so we can get the best idea of what you’re really like.

Our assessments are based on a robust understanding of what makes people successful at Deloitte. Please take them seriously and give yourself every opportunity to do your best. Choose a quiet location and a time when you know you won’t be disturbed. You can use a mobile phone, tablet, desktop or PC. And remember: be yourself!

Step 2 is also where you tell us in less than 100 words why you want to join your preferred Deloitte service line. We will also ask you to upload your CV at this stage of the process.

This helps us to review your application and ensure that the right people are reviewed for the right opportunity.

Step 3: Interview

Now’s your chance to wow us. We want to know what motivates you and how you operate. After scheduling yourself into an interview slot online, you’ll come to the office you’ve applied to work in and be interviewed by someone from the service line you want to join. The interview’s designed so you can get to know us, as much as we’re getting to know you.

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.

In the interview, we’ll also focus on your values; what matters to you and how that fits in with us as a business. Come prepared to talk 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.

Step 4: Your offer

This is the last step. 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.

For further detail on how to apply to Deloitte, please see our FAQs.

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