Life at Deloitte

Student FAQs

All you need to know     

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

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.

Second and penultimate year students

Summer Internship Programme

A twelve week placement between June and August (or, for Audit, a nine week placement starting in mid May or early July), 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.

Find out more about our Summer Internship Programme.

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!


Students at all levels

Interested in finding out more about Deloitte? Sign up for our Virtual Experience Programme and see where a career at Deloitte could take you. 

When can I apply?

Applications vary depending on the programme you are looking for:

Graduate Programme

Applications for our Graduate Programme generally open in Autumn each year. 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 summer internship generally opens in Winter each year. 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 - Explore our different business areas to see what service line suits you best. Know your chosen area already? 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.

Step 4: Video application 

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 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 be 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.


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 Graduate Journey, 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. 


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