Posted: 02 May 2018 7 min. read

Trading the student life for a BrightStart life

After a year at university, and deciding it wasn’t for him, Humza traded his student life for a BrightStart life. He’s learned lots from working on big projects, diverse clients, and talented, experienced colleagues. Let’s read his story.

Why did you apply to Deloitte?

I studied Management with IT at the University of Reading for one year, before opting out to join the Cyber Risk BrightStart scheme in 2017. I wanted to be part of a successful consulting firm, so I chose Deloitte as they’re one of the big four.

What made you pursue a career in your field?

I’ve always had an interest in IT, with a big passion for security, so I chose to go into Cyber. I believe it should be at the forefront of each organisation’s mind, and I wanted to be a part of this journey.

What do you like best about working for Deloitte?

The amount of support you receive from your colleagues. Regardless of how busy their schedule is, they always find time for you. Also, love that no two days are the same, and this always keeps you interested and keen to find out what is next.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love cricket, I play regardless of what time of year it is. I’ve actually won a number of major trophies, and have had successful seasons as the captain of my team.  

What are the top 3 reasons for joining the apprenticeship programme?

By joining Deloitte’s BrightStart programme l got the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and gain qualifications alongside earning money. Also, it is an opportunity to get valuable insights into the business world, while working on real projects with real clients.

How would you describe your apprenticeship?

During my BrightStart journey l got to work with and learn from some of the most talented and experienced professionals in the industry. The programme gave me the chance to experience different cultures and local business practices, working with colleagues and clients from around the world. The amount of exposure I’ve gained is something that I would have never imagined when joining Deloitte.

Discover the right BrightStart apprenticeship for you and join the team: Deloitte Careers UK

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