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Deloitte Singapore diversifies its consulting practice’s talent pool through the Professional Conversion Programme
SINGAPORE, 26 June 2018 — Deloitte Singapore officially launched its Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) today with a goal to hire and train individuals who wish to make a mid-career switch and take up a position with Deloitte Singapore’s consulting practice.
The PCP was developed in collaboration with Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Deloitte is the first organisation to establish a PCP for consulting job positions.
Deloitte’s PCP is open to candidates from different careers who possess skills and experience that might benefit the consulting roles. These candidates will go through the same interview and selection process as with all other candidates and will be considered based on their skills and experience, and if they can fit the work culture and environment at Deloitte.
Mr Philip Yuen, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore, said, “We are proud to collaborate with WSG and EDB on this important initiative to help boost employment and productivity in the Singapore workforce. The PCP is a big part of our talent development efforts in our consulting practice.”
“This group of talent will be able to help us deliver greater value to our clients with their unique insights that their previous experience affords them. They will also add to our employee diversity, opening up more opportunities for our people to transfer knowledge and learn from one another’s experiences. Additionally, these professionals are good examples for others who are considering making a change to their careers,” he said.
Mr Eugene Ho, Deloitte Singapore’s Consulting Leader, said, “The PCP formalises what we have been doing all along – seeing the value of hiring professionals who would like to pursue a different career in the consulting sector. As the business landscape evolves, we increasingly take on the role of strategic advisors to our clients. In order for us to be effective in this role, in depth knowledge of different industries is very important. These professionals bring with them wealth of experience, skills, acumen and industry expertise, which give them a heightened understanding of the challenges our clients face. The PCP will allow us to open our doors wider to attract more talent that have the expertise and experience to do well in the consulting sector.”
Mid-career professionals hired into the Deloitte consulting practice will receive training and mentoring as they take their first steps into their role as a consultant. This is done through in-house development programmes where they will work closely with a peer of similar background and experience who will help them navigate the first months with Deloitte, and also mentors who will guide them in their career journey. Deloitte also offers a variety of structured learning programmes, for example on-the-job training, overseas secondment, and both classroom-style and online e-learning courses, that enhances the skills and job performance for all Deloitte employees by equipping them with the frameworks and tools of the consulting trade. To develop their expertise even further, some of the training may also include equipping them with hot skills specific to their industry areas.
Mr Tan Choon Shian, Chief Executive, Workforce Singapore, said “We are happy to support Deloitte in its efforts to diversify its talent pool through the PCP for Consulting. This PCP will enable Deloitte to hire senior local PMETs who may not have the requisite consulting or technical skills but possess deep sectoral knowledge and networks, to gain entry into the sector. This is indeed a great recognition placed on the value mid-career PMETs bring.”
Mr Kelvin Wong, Assistant Managing Director, EDB, said, “The growing professional services sector in Singapore is one that offers good prospects for individuals from diverse background and experiences. We are delighted that Deloitte Singapore has become the first consulting firm here to launch a PCP, making talent development a key part of their corporate capabilities. This is in line with the Professional Services Industry Transformation Map launched in January this year, which encourages firms to actively train and equip the workforce with digital skills as the sector evolves in order to better service their clients.”
Candidates interested in applying for consulting positions and the PCP are welcome. All available positions are posted up on www.deloitte.com/sg and interested parties can apply through the Deloitte Singapore careers webpage.
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