Posted: 08 May 2018 7 min. read

Half way there, and fully stuck in: Ben’s Grad journey so far

At the halfway point of his Graduate programme in Audit & Assurance, Ben tells us about how he got here, his journey so far, and shares with us his hobbies beyond work.

What made you pursue a career in your field and why did you apply to Deloitte?

I graduated from University College London in 2016 with a First in Physics MSCi, and had decided in my last year that I wanted to pursue a career in Finance. Following extensive research, I decided to apply to Deloitte. This was motivated by Deloitte’s elite reputation as a member of the Big 4. Furthermore, I felt that the Audit Graduate programme with the ACA was an excellent way to start my career. 

What do you like best about working for Deloitte?

I like the drive and determination of the company to be the number one professional services firm. This attitude is reinforced by leadership which pervades the firm. They’re also very supportive towards their people and are very open to providing flexible working options.

What are your interests outside of work?

 I enjoy playing cricket for my local side and the Deloitte team. Additionally, I love spending time fishing. I also enjoy restoring my 1985 Land Rover 90 which has required me to teach myself how to weld (now another hobby). I also enjoy long walks with my two dogs.

What are the top three reasons for joining the Graduate programme?

1. Deloitte’s excellent support for studying for the ACA.

2. The superb and deserved reputation of the company.

3. The wide variety of quality career paths that it opens up.

How would you describe your Graduate journey?

Audit provides an excellent opportunity to understand and look at the inner workings of a company. It develops knowledge on both a holistic and granular level. I’ve enjoyed gaining a technical understanding of finance through the job and the ACA qualification in tandem. As I rest on the halfway point of my programme I am delighted with how far I’ve come in a brief period of time whilst also looking forward to the challenges ahead.

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