Life at Deloitte

Why join Deloitte?

Our purpose is to make an impact on our people, clients and the marketplace. We are positive about the future and look forward to welcoming new people to join our growing firm. We have a collaborative, innovative culture where we embrace change and provide leading edge solutions to our clients. Whatever you aspire to, it’s all here for you at Deloitte.

Why Deloitte people choose Deloitte?

Read our 25 short, concise stories from Deloitte professionals. Sharing, in their own words, “Why Deloitte?” From different countries, serving different roles, across different business areas. Explore their stories for an insider view into what makes Deloitte special to the more than 260,000 people working across our network.

1. Worldwide Leader in Professional Services

This is your opportunity to join the largest professional services firm in the world by both revenue and number of professionals. We have a dedicated team of experts working across five service areas: Tax, Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Corporate Finance and Risk Advisory with the purpose to innovate for a better business. We provide these services across more than 20 industries employing 260,000 professionals globally with over 2,700 in Ireland.

In FY 2018, the firm was ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ and Bloomberg Business consistently named Deloitte as the best place to launch a career. Deloitte was also named "Graduate Employer of the year" at this years Gradireland awards. Deloitte has won numerous awards for its workplace and professional expertise. 

2. World Class Learning and Development

Learning and Development is the cornerstone of all activity in Deloitte. We are seen as a place where leaders thrive and provide opportunities to lead irrespective of level or grade. Our commitment to the professional development of our people is absolute. Focused on technical, client relationship and technology skills, and reinforced by on-the-job learning, our ‘lifelong’ tailored learning approach will ensure you continue to succeed at every stage of your career. Whether it’s our graduate or summer Intern induction programme, learning new technologies, studying towards your accounting qualification or presenting with impact, your learning and development is one of our priorities.

Our world-class learning facilities, the Deloitte Academy and Greenhouse are designed specifically to host learning events developing you both professionally and personally.

Read more about our learning and development.

3. Leading Clients - Solving Complex Problems

We believe the secret to our success, put simply, is who we are.  You see, we work with our clients, most of the Fortune Global 500, not just for them, from a breadth of industries on their most complex and challenging problems to deliver the best results.  

We work with 82% of the Fortune Global 500, including:

  • 85% of the 92 Fortune Global 500 Consumer Business companies
  • 87% of the 118 Fortune Global 500 Financial Services companies
  • 94% of the 54 Fortune Global 500 Technology, Media and Telecommunications companies

4. Exam Success

Deloitte has one of the highest exam pass rates in professional exams in Ireland – our overall success rate is significantly higher than the national average. Over the past number of years, our people have consistently achieved top places in professional exams.

As well as financial support, our in-house exam support includes introductory sessions, tutorials, exam preparation workshops and an exam helpline. Our study leave allowances exceed the recommendations of the relevant professional bodies.

5. A Unique Career Journey with International Exposure

When you join Deloitte, you join a powerful and global network of talented professionals. We provide opportunities to build lifelong connections with colleagues and clients – all around the world – because we perform better when we connect the dots between our people and their strengths.

As the number one professional services firm globally with a network of over 260,600 people in 150 locations, and over 2,700 in Ireland. We support you to embrace opportunities and assignments across the firm and the global network, developing you for life within and beyond Deloitte.

There are long term career opportunities to work in other countries once qualified as well as short term exchange in places like the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.

6. A Culture built on Collaboration and Innovation

Our leaders promote a culture of collaboration ensuring we lead with purpose, values and innovation. Innovation is our key to success and we practice it in everything we do. With substantial resources at our fingertips such as innovative workspaces, virtual meeting technology - not to mention a collection of diverse and smart minds - our collaboration sessions are both stimulating and effective. Our commitment to leading the profession in global audit quality with International Accounting Bulletin’s resulted in the prestigious “Audit Innovation of the Year” award for our demonstrated dedication to innovation and the development of leading-edge tools to transform audit service delivery.

7. Respect and Inclusion

At Deloitte we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse and reflects the make-up of today's society. Our mission is to provide a supportive environment, where every person has the opportunity to turn their unique potential into performance. It's a place where all our people can thrive and flourish as leaders. Inclusion focuses less on what makes people different and more on creating an environment that encourages our people to bring their "whole self" to work, to play to their strengths and be appreciated for all aspects of their diversity. By valuing inclusion we will shape a workplace which thrives on leveraging diversity, driving innovation and collaboration to make an impact that matters for our people and our clients.

Respect and Inclusion

Deloitte ranked #1 on DiversityInc’s Top 10 List for Global Diversity

Respect & inclusion at Deloitte

8. Recognising the Importance of Health and Well-being

We recognise the importance of positive well-being and the ability to achieve career-life and have a number of supports in place to help you manage your life and reward you for been part of a world class team.

Deloitte Unplugged is the firm’s wellbeing initiative. The programme focuses on reminding our people to refuel both physically and mentally and change the mind-set that we have to be ‘plugged in’ all of the time. We are excited about the launch our new Time Out programme which allows permanent staff to take one months unpaid leave off a year. Time Out is being introduced to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to take an additional block of leave to focus on something that's important to them outside of work and that can be anything from chilling in Cuba to climbing Everest!

As part of our Unplugged prgramme, we have a bi-monthly newsletter covering areas such as flexible policies, healthy recipe ideas, mindfulness and articles on health and wellbeing. We also hold information sessions and programmes throughout the year covering fitness, health and diet.

Read Paul Hall's story on how he achieves a work life balance and simple tips to stay in the present

9. Make an impact beyond your job

Being part of Deloitte means being part of the world around us. We positively encourage you to volunteer and get involved in your local community. IMPACT Day is a Deloitte worldwide initiative where our people volunteer to devote a working day to a project that has a direct and positive impact on society. Projects include painting, decorating, gardening and developing strategies for a variety of charitable organisations. It’s your chance to get out of the office and make a difference. 

Deloitte also partners with a number of community organisations as well as supporting a number of individuals in their volunteering efforts each year.

Meet Claire Bergin, a former graduate who is now responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

Impact Day 2017

10. Empowerment and Recognition

Deloitte will empower you to own your career. We encourage our people to use all of their resources and talents to reach their full potential at Deloitte. And when our people show us what they’ve got, we reward them with the flexibility and extraordinary life experiences they desire. At our firm, recognition doesn’t just come from leaders. It’s part of a culture where we take pride in our colleagues’ accomplishments as much as we do our own.

Our approach is one of “Total Reward” encompassing competitive salary and benefits, exam awards, paid study leave and recognition of discretionary effort. Some of the popular benefits are 2pm finish during Summer months and bank holidays, subsidised restaurant and employee discounts.

11. Sports and Social

Whether you are into yoga, running, cycling, surfing, kayaking, skiing, rugby or going to the theatre, there is somthing for you at Deloitte. Our Sports & Social club committee are very active to ensure you get up from your desk. 

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