Why a Career in Risk Advisory?

At Deloitte, success means understanding that risk is a source of competitive advantage. By managing risk more effectively, organisations unleash their full potential, creating and protecting value for stakeholders, and making a lasting impact on the business.

What is Risk Advisory?

Deloitte is the leading provider of Risk Advisory services and offers the opportunity to be involved with a wide array of high profile projects across all sectors including Financial Services, Insurance, Banking & Funds, Consumer & Technology Business, and Government, Public and non-State organisations.

We offer services designed to understand IT and business risks, determine acceptable exposure levels, implement controls, and provide follow-up and constant monitoring in the risk and regulatory environment.

As a graduate, you will work with organisations to identify, manage and prepare for risk, develop strategies to minimise risk and react quickly and confidently when faced with an issue or crisis. You will work with our global network to share ideas and take advantage of new technology to understand and resolve issues.

Risk Advisory - Technology Assurance

Our Technology Assurance provides specialised information technology audit services. Organisations depend on information systems to provide complete, accurate and valid data, but these systems may be the source of considerable risk if not well deployed, monitored and controlled.

Our Assurance services focus on the identification and mitigation of risks affecting internal systems, business processes, projects, applications, data and third parties. Implementing checks and balances for projects, work processes, computer applications and the underlying systems and third parties is one way to mitigate risks.

We leverage frameworks and standards such as ITIL, CoBIT, and ISO27000 in conjunction with Deloitte proprietary tools to identify control weaknesses or gaps, and to make implementable recommendations.

Examples of our service offerings include:

  • Inspecting systems and controls for areas of improvement
  • Execution of internal audit strategic plans
  • Supporting integrated IT audits for statutory external audits.
  • Help our clients to improve their IT risk environments by helping them to identify, prioritise and remediate risks, and analyse relevant controls.
  • Delivery of Third Party Assurance Reports (ISAE 3402)

About you

As a recent graduate you will be passionate about technology and you will hold a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, business, technology or a related field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). A concentration in areas such as management information systems, database administration or other business technology related areas is an advantage.

About the opportunity

Deloitte are interested in recruiting graduate candidates for Technology Assurance team. The main function of this role is to actively participate as part of a team of Technology Assurance professionals, performing the assigned technology audit/assurance/analysis tasks.  Successful graduates will also be required to complete the CISA certification (Certified Information Systems Auditor) during the graduate program.

Apply now for the Risk Advisory Graduate Programme in Technology Assurance.

Why choose a career in Risk Advisory

Department breakdown

Our nationwide team is home to a diverse range of employees, skill-sets and specialisations. You can join a team that offers variety specialising in a number of different areas:

Operational Risk

Deloitte helps organisations transform the ways they leverage people, third-party relationships, technology, data, business processes, and controls to manage operational risks and elevate business performance. Developing integrated, strategically-aligned operational risk management solutions allow organisations to make optimised business decisions.

Strategic & Reputation Risk

Deloitte helps organisations make risk-informed strategic choices and respond to disruptions to grow their business and protect their reputation. C-suite and boards need the right insights, best-in-class corporate governance, and a risk culture aimed at driving value.

Cyber Risk

Deloitte helps organisations prevent cyberattacks and protect valuable assets. We believe in being secure, vigilant, and resilient—not only by looking at how to prevent and respond to attacks, but at how to manage cyber risk in a way that allows you to unleash new opportunities. Embed cyber risk at the start of strategy development for more effective management of information and technology risks.

Regulatory Risk

Deloitte helps organisations anticipate and adapt to changes in the regulatory environment, and build better programs and controls to address the wide variety of regulations and regulatory risks. We work with clients and regulators on effective remediation in response to compliance events.

Financial Risk

Deloitte helps organisations across the full lifecycle of financial transactions. From governance and processes to technology and reporting, our services can enhance transparency, efficiency, compliance, and financial integrity.

Application Pathways:

Apply to the Risk Advisory - Graduate Programme 2018 for graduate opportunities within our Regulatory Risk, Financial Risk, Strategy Risk and Cyber Risk business areas, available in Dublin.

Apply to the Risk Advisory - Operational Risk - Graduate Programme 2018 for graduate opportunities within our Internal Audit, Technical Assurance and Data Analytics areas, available in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.

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.

Read more about our learning approach.

Paths to qualification

Risk Advisory Trainees and Analysts complete their professional examinations during their Deloitte training contract. Professional examinations and paths to qualification include:

Operational Risk

Trainees within Operational Risk (Internal Audit) will study for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland qualification (ACA) with the benefit of financial and operational Risk Advisory audit experience.

There are a small number of additional qualifications available to Operational Risk Trainees with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Operational Risk and Cyber Risk

Analysts within our Risk Advisory Technology service lines have the opportunity to study for a range of professional qualifications including:

  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Professional Qualification - Certified Information Systems Auditor Qualification (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC) - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)

Regulatory Risk

We have opportunities available within Regulatory Risk for Trainees interested in the following professional pathways:

  • The Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (ACOI) Professional Certificate and/or Diploma in Compliance
  • The Law Society of Ireland Professional Practice Course (PPC1&2) to become a Solicitor

Other Qualification Pathways include:

  • The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
  • Financial Risk Manager Examinations (FRM)

Professional Education

The firm is committed to supporting students through their course of study and subsequent admittance to the professional body not only by providing the competencies through the Risk Advisory work but also fully supporting this course of study through our Professional Education support programme. This provides a mixture of study leave, tutorials, mock exams and additional internal support mechanisms such as our exam hotline.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

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)


We offer competitive reward packages and a variety of benefits. The firm also offers a number of wellbeing programmes to reflect the balance of priorities in our people’s lives.

  • 21 days annual leave rising with service plus 1 additional Deloitte Day (22 days total)
  • Compressed working week. 2pm finish on Friday’s during June, July and August
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • Paid professional subscription
  • Graduation leave
  • Advanced learning and development programmes
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Tax saver travel pass
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee recognition awards
  • Annual Corporate Responsibility Impact Day
  • Deloitte Unplugged programme
  • Corporate deals and discounts

Read more about life at Deloitte.

Meet our people

Shane McEntagart - Assistant Manager, Risk Advisory - Cyber Risk

Juliana Cortegiano - Graduate, Risk Advisory - Operational Risk

Jerry Lucey - Graduate, Risk Advisory - Operational Risk

Darragh McMahon - Graduate Risk Advisory - Operational Risk

Sharath Kunniyoor Cheemeni  - Graduate, Risk Advisory - Operational Risk

Aishling Cunnigham - Assistant Manager, Risk Advisory - Regulatory Risk