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At Deloitte, it’s our people who make us succeed. Your background, skills, interests and ideas are what make you succeed. We value you and everything you can bring to our business. Apply now for the Deloitte Graduate Programme 2020 and build your career with us. #YourDeloitte

What opportunities are available?

It’s an exciting time to join Deloitte – our firm is growing in the marketplace, we’re ambitious and committed to being a leader in the delivery of professional services. We’re looking for ambitious interns and graduates who are keen to play an important role in our firm, with opportunities available in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast.

With over 3,000 people in Ireland, Deloitte provide Audit & Assurance, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Financial Advisory to public and private clients, spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate.

Graduates, penultimate and final year students

At Deloitte, it’s our people who make us succeed. Your background, skills, interests and ideas are what make you succeed. We value you and everything you can bring to our business. 

Building a career at Deloitte doesn’t only build your future as a professional - it also opens you up to the world. At Deloitte, you are given the opportunity to work with some of the biggest companies not only in Ireland, but across the globe. We believe that the work we do, from our partners to our interns, makes an impact on all our clients from Limerick to London, Belfast to Boston or Dublin to Düsseldorf.

A Graduate position with Deloitte comes with world-class training. From the moment you join, you’ll be treated the same as your more experienced colleagues, valued for the unique contribution you make and the fresh ideas you bring. Keep an eye on our careers page for information on our opportunities throughout the year or come and speak to us on campus to find out more about our Graduate programmes and life at Deloitte.

We have a variety of Graduate programmes available across the firm. Choose an area below to find out more! Not sure which area is for you? Try our Find your Fit tool and see what programmes may be for you. 

Second and penultimate year students

Summer Internship Programme

A six-to-twelve-week summer placement between June and August, this is a fantastic way to get up close to the world of business and find out what excites and inspires you. You’ll also get a good idea of whether Deloitte is the firm for you and you could even go back to university with a job offer in your pocket.

Applications for the 2020 Summer Internship Programme are now closed.

Work Placements

Exposure to complex businesses, insights into major sectors, experience of whole industries and world-class training. You can expect all of this on a Co-operative placement with Deloitte. You could even go back to university with a job offer guaranteed.

The Deloitte Co-operative placement programme is part of an educational programme for students completing their undergraduate studies.

Check in with your University Careers Office now for upcoming opportunities and how to apply!


First Year Students

Interested in finding out more about Deloitte? Sign up for one of our programmes and see where a career at Deloitte could take you. 

Insight Days

Interactive, immersive and inspiring. These exciting half-day events will give you as a graduate a clear view of what a future at Deloitte looks like. This is an opportunity to learn more about the world of professional services and Deloitte, the largest professional services firm in the world.

You’ll meet all kinds of inspiring people; the pioneers, the game-changers, the problem solvers that make us Deloitte. Many of these experts stood in your shoes just a short time ago. Ask them anything you have a burning desire to know. 

Audit & Assurance Achievers Programme

The Deloitte Audit & Assurance Achievers Programme is open to first year university students who are studying Commerce, Finance and Accounting or have an interest in Audit & Assurance as a future career.

Applications will open in semester 2, and join us for an evening of innovation, immersion, discovery and insights into a career in accounting. 

When can I apply?

Applications vary depending on the programme you are looking for:

Graduate Programme

Applications for the 2021 Graduate Programme will open in September 2020. Visit our careers page to view our current opportunities or come and speak to us on campus to find out more about our Graduate programmes and life at Deloitte.

Summer Internship Programme

Recruitment for our 2020 summer internship has now closed. Keep an eye on our careers page for openings.

Work Placement Students

Applications for a co-operative placement with Deloitte will depend on your University. Check in with your Careers Office now for upcoming opportunities and how to apply!

Don't forget to keep an eye on our social platforms for more information on upcoming events!

How do I apply?

Deloitte is leading the way again this year with an award winning online application and assessment process. The scenario-based graduate recruitment assessment presents graduates with situations they are likely to encounter at Deloitte and provides a robust understanding of what makes people successful at the firm.

Step 1Find your fit - Complete our new online tool to see what service line suits you best. Know your chosen area already then head straight to step 2 and Apply directly online.

Step 2: 'Apply Now': Start the application on your chosen service line and complete your candidate profile to proceed to the next step. 

Step 3: Online Assessment: You will receive an email link to complete our online assessment (don't forget to check your spam folder for this link!). Answer the questions naturally as there is no right or wrong answer. To complete the final stage of your application, tell us in less than 100 words why you want to join your preferred Deloitte service line and upload your CV.

Step 4: Video application (If applicable)

As part of our application process you MAY be requested to submit a video depending on the area you are applying for. You’ll learn a lot about yourself by taking our challenging, but enjoyable online video application. You will be asked two questions related to the position you have applied for us to better understand your motivations and career goals.

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! 

Read our application and video application tips to help you succeed!

What's next?

Interview: If you have been successful in your application, you will receive an email linking you to our online interview scheduling system. All graduates will go through a one stage, competency based interview process.

Read our interview tips to help you make an impact.

Offer: If we like you at interview – and you like us – we’ll offer you a job.

Best of Luck!

Who are we looking for?

As a leading professional services firm, it’s essential that we offer clients the support of top quality and balanced teams of professionals - diversity of thought, talent and ideas is critical to this.

Combined with strong academic results, we are seeking people who are analytical, confident, self-aware, results orientated and want to develop leadership skills early in their career.

We encourage applications from a wide range of disciplines including business, engineering, maths, science, law, technology and arts, amongst others.

What qualifications do I need?

How you think and solve problems is just as important to us as your academic achievements. But you’ll need a certain level of education to show you’re able to study for your professional qualifications.

We accept applications from all degrees and disciplines to our graduate and undergraduate programmes. However, we do require you to have received or are on track for a 2.1 (NFQ Level 8) degree at minimum.

Where can I work?

Each year we have Intern, Work Placement and Graduate positions available all over Ireland, with offices in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick.

Have a look at our current positions.

What professional qualifications are available?

This depends on your role and programme.

Have a look at the 'qualification pathway' section within our business areas below to find out more on which professional exams we support as part of each individual programme:

What support exists for graduates once they are hired?

All graduates enjoy a structured induction programme, providing valuable insights into professional services, our culture, best practice methodologies and most importantly an opportunity to build networks from day one. A key part of our learning approach is the renowned Deloitte Academy, which ensures graduates develop both professionally and personally.

Our graduates who choose a professional education path consistently excel in their professional exams and this is underpinned by the tangible exam support offered to our students, including generous study leave, internal lectures and mentoring.

What makes Deloitte Programmes unique?

Graduates and Interns who join Deloitte will work in a supportive and connected environment where our leaders promote and facilitate lifelong learning - you will have the opportunity to work with the best people, solve complex business issues and support local communities through Corporate Responsibility initiatives.

We are focused on developing “leaders at all levels” by providing and encouraging graduates to take on leadership roles and opportunities irrelevant of grade or experience.

We’re proud that so many young people start their careers with Deloitte, even if some of them will eventually move on elsewhere. We see graduates and interns adding a lot in terms of innovation and new perspectives, and this is why we continue to focus on providing a premium career journey for students each year. 

Read the top 10 reasons why we think Deloitte is the #1 place to launch your career. 

Want to take part in our Deloitte Difference University Challenge?

The award winning Deloitte Difference University Challenge offers students from all years and all disciplines the opportunity to take part in a unique series of challenges on campus. This is a is a two-stage, team based competition requiring teams to devise solutions to a number of case studies covering all aspects of our business. This challenge will not only encourage you to use your creative thinking abilities, but will also help you better understand the diverse and rewarding career paths available at Deloitte!

Learn more about the DDUC experience and how to apply.

Want to meet the team?

We think it’s great to meet some of the people you’ll work with, and get a personal experience of the firm before you apply. Our Graduate Team will be on the road this September and October and look forward to meeting you at the various campus events all over the country.

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