Why a career in Consulting?

At Deloitte, we use logical thinking, leading global methodologies and our knowledge of industries to help Ireland’s largest organisations solve their most complex problems. Strategy, innovation, and a thorough knowledge of what makes an organisation run effectively are increasingly valuable skills in an ever-changing business environment.

What is Consulting?

First, we gain a deep understanding of our client’s business – including their challenges and opportunities. Then, we serve our clients by addressing their particular need – whether by improving on existing services, transforming an organisation’s leadership function, streamlining the way businesses function, or helping to implement a new product, service, or technology solution.

Joining us means becoming part of a consulting team that’s at the top of its game and still looking forward. We’re the only major global consultancy practice to combine professional business and accounting skills with the ability to deliver major change and information technology programmes.

Our clients include both domestic and multinational firms and encompass all major industry sectors including financial services, consumer business, energy and resources, technology, media and telecommunications as well as the public sector.

My current project has been my most enjoyable so far. I’m working with a large multinational company in an operational finance role. This given me the opportunity to see how a company of that stature functions, observe their best-in class-processes, and build strong relationships with the client team.

David, Finance & Performance

Pathway Breakdown

Within the Human Capital team we have a three main workstreams; Organisation Transformation, HR Transformation, and Human Capital Cloud.

The Organisation Transformation (OT) team partners with our clients across areas such as Change Management, Organisation Design, Future of Work and Culture to deliver the people side of transformations. We also empower clients to address challenges that could prevent success, while working together to achieve their envisioned future state. We work with our clients through our best in class methodologies (Vision to Value, Behaviour First, Decide/Design/Deliver) and tools (AONA, OrgVue, ChangeScout, CulturePath) to ensure People are kept at the centre of large scale transformations.

Our HR Transformation offering works to improve the efficiency of HR functions to drive business results through high impact HR – operating model design, process, organisation, and technology improvements. Within HR Transformation, we also offer Workforce Transformation services to re-imagine and transform the capabilities of the workforce. This includes designing and delivering talent strategies and learning solutions, leadership development programmes, and diversity & inclusion strategies.

The Human Capital Cloud offering covers areas such as HR technology implementations and Payroll transformations. Some of the skills we use to enable us complete our HR technology projects include software design and implementation for our clients as well as optimisation work. These softwares include: Workday, Kronos, ServiceNow.

Overall, in Human Capital we are looking for problem solvers with strong communication and interpersonal skills, who work well as part of a team and have a desire to learn.

Our Finance team supports CFOs in times of significant change. This support can take many forms, for example:

  • Supporting CFOs to implement their Finance Strategy.
  • Updates or complete transformation of their Finance Technology landscape. We support by defining the Finance requirements for these transformations.
  • Supporting Finance teams to provide valuable insight to the business through improved Performance Management reporting.
  • Major acquisitions where post-merger / acquisition support is required.
  • Defining the Global Finance Operating Model for companies.

For graduates joining our finance transformation team, in addition to the training programmes provided, you will be required to complete a professional qualification in an accounting and/or technology related discipline such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualification (CIMA). 

As a Business & Operations analyst, you will have the opportunity to work in a range of projects across a host of different industry sectors, including Financial Services (Banking, Insurance etc.), Private Sector (Life Sciences, Consumer Business, Technology, Media & Telecommunications etc.), and the Public Sector.

Activities will range from business analysis, business requirements gathering, project management support, market research, participating in workshops, and process mapping, all while working as part of a team to make an impact that matters to our clients.

The Business & Operations role falls within our Operations Transformation team in Consulting and the graduate programme is designed in such a way that our analysts build their consulting toolkit while working with clients to deliver against their complex needs.


Deloitte Digital is all about fresh and sustainable growth: yours, ours, our clients’ and our society’s. We’re digital obsessives, but we believe in a human-first approach to everything, from talent development to UI. We create new growth for our clients by elevating the human experience - using connected ideas, technology and talent to make the interface between people and our clients better, for everyone.

How do we do this? We bring together a powerful combination of experts across strategy, design, brand, product management, digital marketing and engineering. As a graduate/intern you will work shoulder-to-shoulder with these experts, developing your own skills and supporting clients to transform their business.

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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 approach will ensure you continue to progress in your career and become the leader you know you can be.

All graduates joining consulting undertake the Deloitte Analyst Induction Programme, an extensive programme spanning two weeks, covering the fundamentals of consulting.

As you progress, further structured training will follow focusing on building the consulting skills required to be effective at each grade. Furthermore, Deloitte’s global online training course catalogue is accessible on a continuous basis, allowing you the opportunity to complete and be certified across a range of courses.

Read more about our learning approach.

Applications are encouraged from all academic disciplines, including accounting, business, law, science, technology, engineering, maths, amongst others. Other requirements include:

  • Achieved or are currently on target for a 2.1 honours degree or higher
  • A high level of self-motivation and commitment
  • The ability to analyse and work through complex problems
  • Flexibility, resilience and intellectual curiosity
  • A proactive approach to work
  • Ability to collaborate and work well within a team environment
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • Demonstrated leadership, creative problem solving and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, work on multiple assignments, and manage change
  • Some relevant work experience (e.g. internships, summer positions, school jobs)

Your Reward at Deloitte encompasses a competitive salary and benefits, exam awards, paid study leave and recognition of discretionary effort. Here, 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.

Benefits in our Graduate Programme include, among others:

Speak to your recruiter to find out the full range of benefits for your particular role.

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