Life at Deloitte
The demands of studying for and passing exams in college cannot be underestimated. By the time you leave college, you have made the transition from school to university and become very used to the academic environment. The process of qualifying as an accountant, tax or consulting professional will present you with yet another transition.
As a trainee, you will have to adjust to working in a busy, professional office environment during the day and revert to the role of student in the evenings and at weekends (as well as finding time for a social life!). We are aware that these conflicting demands can be difficult and because of this we provide students with every opportunity to keep us up-to-date with their progression. Through a variety of communication processes - formal and informal - we listen to students in groups and individually so that our managers, partners and HR & Learning teams can respond, giving as much guidance and support as you think you need.
The firm pays for your student registration fee, for all exemption entitlements, and for first time course and examination entry fees. We offer financial support in the form of up-front sponsorship for students wishing to complete accountancy masters programmes and conversion diplomas.
We offer substantial periods of paid study leave based on the training contract you are completing, or the course of study being undertaken. The amount of leave offered is in line with recommendations made by the relevant professional bodies. To accommodate you further, banks of overtime worked during the busy season may also be taken at this stage, or time borrowed from the firm depending on your individual circumstances. Holidays may also be taken before or after the study leave period. We believe flexibility is the key.
Deloitte Professional Education Exam Support Programme include introductory sessions, subject specific tutorials and exam preparation workshops. These sessions facilitated by our own Deloitte professionals and students with recent knowledge of the exams recount their experience of particular papers. These sessions held in Deloitte Academy and provide a comfortable environment in which you can learn from each other and ask questions relating to the exam you are about to sit. Students occasionally find themselves in situations where counselling and support meetings are appropriate. Our team is happy to provide this at any stage.