Life at Deloitte
Top 10 Reasons to Join Deloitte
At Deloitte we give you the support to become the ‘best you can be’ in a supportive and rewarding environment. You’ll be challenged by the work, the people on your team and the clients we serve. We empower our people to become leaders early on in their careers. There are opportunities to grow and develop professionally and personally and make an impact that matters.
Watch our latest video as it brings to life our culture, diversity of people, experiences and opportunities available at Deloitte.
1. Worldwide Leader in Audit and Advisory, Tax, Corporate Finance and Consulting
Joining Deloitte is your opportunity to become part of the worldwide leader in professional services and consulting, a global network of 225,000 people in 150 locations, and over 2,000 in Ireland. We welcome over 280 ambitious graduates every year to the firm locally.
Over the years Deloitte has won numerous awards for its workplace and for its professional expertise. Some of the most recent awards are outlined below:
“This is an original idea, with clear objectives, clearly met. The level of detail that goes into the planning shows a clear commitment to students that make the students in turn want to give back that level of commitment to them” - Judges comments, 'The Best Innovation on Campus' Award 2016
2. World Class Learning and Development
There is a significant investment in our people’s ongoing learning and professional development. Learning and Development is the cornerstone of all activity in Deloitte. We take a blended approach to your development combining formal training, coaching from others and practical on-the-job experience.
Our world-class learning facilities, the Deloitte Academy and Green House are evidence of our commitment to learning and growth. Our Academy is designed specifically to host learning events to ensure our people develop both professionally and personally.
Our commitment to learning and development was recognised at the 2014 Grad Ireland awards where we achieved an award for Best Graduate Training and Development Programme for our Consulting Academy.
Click here to read more about our structured learning approach.
Click here to read about the Deloitte Business Chemistry model that made the front page of the Harvard Business Review.
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
As the number one professional services firm globally with a network 225,000 people in 150 locations, and over 2,000 in Ireland. We understand that graduates may want to experience the rest of the world also! And so we actively support and promote global mobility. 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. An Innovative Culture that Develops Leaders at all Levels
Deloitte has a collaborative innovative approach to doing business which ensures that leading edge solutions and techniques are applied. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. A recent example is highlighted. 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.
Emily Styles finds out from Lorraine Griffin how the gender balance has been improved at Deloitte. Lorraine Griffin is a tax heavy- hitter. She started her career in Arthur Andersen 20 years ago and became a Tax Partner in Deloitte in 2002. In 2015, she was appointed Head of Tax Services, and now runs a department of around 300 people. Read her story here.
Read about Respect and Inclusion at Deloitte.
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 newly launched 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 committed to supporting our people to make sure they take time out to unplug. After all unplugging is good for all of us – for our health, our creativity, our energy and our focus.
As part of the programme 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.
9. Corporate Responsibility
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. Read about our Corporate Responsibility here.
Meet Claire Bergin, a former graduate who is now responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Impact Day 2016
10. Benefit Package
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.