Life at Deloitte

Why Deloitte?

At Deloitte, our success comes from giving you the support to become the ‘best you can be’. You’ll be challenged by the work, the people on your team and the clients we serve. But first things first.

For graduates that feel they don’t know enough about Deloitte, we’ve outlined the top things that you may not know about the company and what you should consider when thinking about where your next move will be.

1. We're the global leader in Professional Services

Joining Deloitte provides graduates with an opportunity to become part of the worldwide leader in professional services and consulting. And what does that look like? It’s a global network of approximately 312,000 professionals in 150 countries. In Ireland, Deloitte has nearly 3,000 professionals providing Audit & Assurance, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Financial Advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries.

Deloitte are in the top 5 of Universum's World Most Attractive Employers List 2018 for graduates. In 2020, the firm was ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’. Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, also recently recognized Deloitte as the world’s most valuable and strongest commercial services brand.

2. Award-winning workplace in Ireland

As well as winning GradIreland's Graduate Employer of the Year 2018, our graduate programme was featured in the Work Happy 100 Awards shortlist in 2019. We've consistently featured in Universum’s ‘Most Attractive Employers' rankings both in Ireland and globally.

3. We work with, and for, the best

We believe the secret to our success, put simply, is who we are. We work with our clients, not just for them, solving their most complex and challenging problems to deliver the best results. These clients are leaders in their field – we work with most of the Fortune Global 500 companies, including top technology companies who have their headquarters in Ireland.

4. We develop graduates to lead from day one… and the learning never stops

Deloitte is a place where leaders thrive, and it provides graduates opportunities to lead irrespective of level or grade. Last year, our people completed over 134,000 hours of learning, receiving support at every stage of their career journey. Our commitment to the professional development of people is sacrosanct. Focused on technical, client relationship and technology skills, and reinforced by on-the-job learning. Our lifelong learning approach ensures our graduates continue to succeed at every stage of their career.

As well as financial support, Deloitte’s in-house exam support includes introductory sessions, tutorials, exam preparation workshops, exam helpline and study leave, of which our allowances exceed the recommendations of the relevant professional bodies. Read about our recent exam success here.

The Deloitte Academy and Greenhouse are designed specifically to host learning events developing you both professionally and personally. 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. 

5. A unique career journey with international exposure

At Deloitte, there are opportunities to make friends from all over the world. When you join Deloitte, you join a powerful and global network of talented professionals. There are opportunities to build lifelong connections with colleagues and clients all around the world. They support you to embrace opportunities and assignments across the firm and the global network developing you for life within and beyond Deloitte.

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 - from enhancing the services we offer clients, improving the way we do things within our business to our graduate application process. 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. You can bring your complete self to work

Everyone can thrive, develop and succeed at Deloitte. Inclusion is about providing the tools, spaces and programmes that support the diverse needs of our people - focusing less on what makes people different and more on creating an environment that encourages everyone 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 aim to shape a workplace which thrives on leveraging diversity, driving innovation and collaboration to make an impact that matters for our people and our clients. Read about Inclusion at Deloitte.

Respect & Inclusion at Deloitte

8. Make an Impact beyond your job

Deloitte is the only professional services network to be on the prestigious Fortune 2018 ‘Change the World’ list and are deeply honoured to be listed among the top organisations changing the world.

Our fundamental belief that we exist to make a positive impact for clients, our people, and the communities in which we live and work. Last year our people volunteered over 9,000 hours to local community projects. Everyone is encouraged and supported to get involved in IMPACT Day, a Deloitte worldwide initiative where people volunteer to devote a working day to a project that has a direct and positive impact on society.

Deloitte also partners with a number of community organisations as well as supporting a number of individuals in their volunteering efforts each year. Read more about our Corporate Responsibility.

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

9. 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. 

Our approach is one of “Total Reward” encompassing competitive salary and benefits, exam awards, paid study leave and recognition of discretionary effort. 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. Read more about our benefits here

10. And finally, at Deloitte, you can have fun

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

Deloitte Unplugged is the firm’s wellbeing initiative reminding our people to refuel both physically and mentally and change the mindset that we have to be ‘plugged in’ all of the time. After all unplugging is good for all of us – for our health, our creativity, our energy and our focus.

Since our inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week in 2013, we have put a strong focus on mental health awareness in the workplace. Due to its success, the month of May is now dedicated to mental health awareness every year.

Finally, our sports and social clubs are the perfect way to have some fun and meet your colleagues!

People come to Deloitte for a lot of reasons. Our people are one of them. This is an organisation where you are surrounded by intelligent, forward-thinking people. This is a chance to work within a culture of camaraderie and grow your career the way you want. So come for the opportunities, and stay for the people. At Deloitte, you’ll love the company you keep.

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