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At Deloitte, success is part of our DNA. While our employees come from diverse backgrounds, we are all driven by the same desire to succeed. That’s what connects us.

Success at Deloitte means many different things: winning awards, losing inhibitions, gaining skills for work, gaining skills for life, making lasting memories and, most importantly, making an impact. For everyone working at Deloitte, from our partners to our interns, success means making a positive impact – for our clients, our people and society.

What Opportunities are Available?

Our structured programmes provide a collaborative, open culture where you can have a voice and bring your great ideas to life. You’ll be an important part of the team from day one, working face-to-face with clients on jobs that are relevant to your interests. As you go, you’ll enjoy a supportive environment where everyone is accessible and invested in your training and growth.

We’re looking for similarly ambitious students and graduates who are keen to play an important role in our firm. The diversity of our services, our clients, the industries that we serve, in addition to our people is why we believe Deloitte is the #1 place to launch your career in Ireland.

Joining Deloitte is also your opportunity to become part of the worldwide leader in professional services and consulting, a global network of 244,400 people in 150 countries.

We offer a variety of career options in our Belfast office, where you'll learn how to create innovative business, technology and operational solutions and develop the expertise to implement them.

You can join one of our programmes, each focused on a different kind of role:

Audit & Assurance

BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship

Corporate Finance

Risk Advisory

Tax 

Learning and Development

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.

As an apprentice or trainee, you will gain significant knowledge and experience working across a host of industries including financial services, consumer business, technology, media and telecommunications. 

On joining our Belfast office you will participate in a structured induction programme to introduce you to the Deloitte culture, values and business principles and receive continuous coaching and guidance from experienced colleagues during this time. You will also attend a “Professional Education and Personal Development week”, which will include study skills & examination technique sessions, briefings, and practice workshops. 

As you progress through your training contract you will be responsible for coaching more junior team members and delegating work assigned by your manager. 

As well as gaining a recognised professional qualification, you’ll discover all kinds of new business and technical skills, as well as everything you need to do your job and accelerate your career. Read more on our learning approach.

Graduate Programme

Location: Belfast 

Department:

Qualification: Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification (ACA)

Trainees within the Audit & Assurance, Risk Advisory and Corporate Finance practice in our Belfast office complete the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification (ACA). The ACA qualification comprises three sets of professional examinations: CAP1, CAP2, and the Final Admittance Exam (FAE).

Deloitte is committed to supporting our trainees through this course of study by providing on-the-job training to develop the competencies required of a Chartered Accountant and through our Professional Education support programme. This programme provides generous study leave, tutorials, mock examinations and additional internal support mechanisms to all trainees pursuing the ACA qualification.

In the course of your training contract with Deloitte you can expect to gain experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Financial accounting & reporting
  • Business finance
  • Taxation & tax planning
  • Auditing, internal control & corporate governance
  • Information systems & management
  • Financial services
  • Consulting
  • Insolvency

The many benefits of completing an ACA training contract with Deloitte can be found below:

  • All education and exam fees paid
  • Study and exam leave
  • Exposure to quality, professional accountancy experience
  • Mentored by senior Chartered Accountants
  • Salary that increases in line with exam progression
  • Strong foundation in skills such as audit, tax, or financial services for careers in either practice or business

Other:

In addition, graduates who apply for a role in Tax may also pursue The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualification or the Irish Tax Institute, Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification.

Qualifications Required

Applications are encouraged from all academic disciplines, including accounting, business, law, arts, languages, science, technology, engineering, maths, amongst others.

UK Applicants:

GCSEs: Maths – Grade B; English Language; Grade B

UCAS: UCAS points completed before 2017 – 300

Irish Applicants:

Have achieved or are on track for a 2.1 degree or higher.

BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship Programme

Location: Belfast 

Department: Audit & Assurance

Qualification: Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland Qualification (ICAI)

What does the BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship Scheme involve?

Our BrightStart Apprentices are here to shape their careers, as well as gain on-the-job experience. You’ll do the same work as your colleagues and be treated with the same respect from day one, in a permanent job. But you’ll also get extra time and support to help you progress your professional education and complete the Apprenticeship.

BrightStart Higher Apprenticeships are all about learning and developing. You’ll get everything you need to thrive and grow. Study time is factored in to your working week, so you can achieve your professional qualifications.

Apprentices within the Audit & Assurance, BrightStart programme complete the Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) exams followed by the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification (ACA). The ACA qualification comprises three sets of professional examinations: CAP1, CAP2, and the Final Admittance Exam (FAE).

You’ll follow the same training as our graduates, but stretched over five years instead of 3 ½. This is not a degree course, more of an alternative to University that includes highly transferable professional qualifications.

The formal qualification is only part of the story; we take a more rounded approach to apprenticeships. As well as classroom study and e-learning, you’ll gain experience on the job, have 1:1 coaching, designated Deloitte appraisers, mentors and buddies to support you at work, and the technical and skills training you need to move your career on further down the line. Not to mention the invaluable experience of working on live projects.

How does BrightStart compare to University?

No one can tell you what’s the best route for you. We all have our own passions and capabilities, and will be inspired and learn in different ways. What we can tell you is what our BrightStart apprentices enjoy:

  • A permanent job
  • Professional qualifications, fully funded
  • Paid time off to study
  • The chance to work with and learn from industry leaders
  • The support of a buddy and mentor at work
  • A competitive salary plus lots of fantastic benefits
  • Real projects with real clients
  • Valuable insights into the business world
  • Career opportunities that will take you as far as you want to go
  • A great working environment, with an active social scene

Qualifications Required

Applications are encouraged from all academic disciplines, including accounting, business, law, arts, languages, science, technology, engineering, maths, amongst others.

UK Applicants:
 
GCSEs: Maths – Grade B; English Language; Grade B
UCAS: UCAS points completed before 2017 – 260; New UCAS points system - 104

Irish Applicants:

Achieved 400 Leaving Certificate points or higher

*All applicants please note

UCAS points - All grades need to have been achieved on first sitting.
A Levels - top three grades sat in the same year and first sitting over 2 years (excluding General Studies).

Skills & Experience

  • 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)