Our selection process
Apprenticeships and Scholar Scheme
Your step-by-step guide to our simple, unbiased process. This is how we uncover your true potential, and find out if you have what it takes to make it at Deloitte. And, just as vital, you’ll discover if we’re right for you.
For Entry Level Apprenticeships your selection process is slightly different. It will include an application form, online tests, telephone interview and an assessment centre. Your dedicated Student Recruitment contact will guide you through the format of each stage and advise you on how to best prepare for these as you move through the selection process.
Keeping it simple
Whether you’re a school leaver applying for a role as a BrightStart or a gap year student looking for Scholar Scheme experience, the selection process is very similar. Just five steps.
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Step 1: Online application form
It’s a short form. We just need a few details about you and what you’ve achieved academically so far. Plus your preferred location and area of business interest.
Step 2: Immersive Online Assessment
You’ll be taken on a journey through what your first week with us could be like. You’ll be presented with a number of scenarios you might face if you worked with us and asked to rank your potential responses to these in order. Along the way we’re checking that you’re comfortable working with numbers and interpreting written information, as well as your attention to detail. You’ll be given an opportunity to practice the assessment first. Regardless of your outcome here, we will provide a comprehensive bespoke feedback report that highlights your strengths and areas of development for the future.
Step 3: Service line questionnaire
This is where you tell us which area of our business you want to work in – we call them ‘service lines’. And, if appropriate, you can also tell us which professional qualification you want to go for.
Step 4: Job Simulation
You’ll learn a lot about yourself by taking our challenging, but enjoyable online video assessment. We call this job simulation as the assessment will be related to the types of challenges and opportunities you might face once you are in role with us here. Don’t forget this is an opportunity for you to learn more about us as well as it is for us to learn about you. There will be a variety of questions that come in different formats including written, video and multiple choice responses.
Step 5: Final Stage Assessment
If you are successful, we’ll invite you to the final stage assessment where you’ll meet a senior member of staff from the business area and office you are being considered for. We will give you full details of the exercises we’ll ask you to complete when you’re invited. Part of the interview is a presentation. Don’t worry, we’ll brief you on the topic beforehand, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare. You’ll also get to meet your potential colleagues and get a feel for the place you’ll work in.
Our assessments are based on a robust understanding of what makes people successful at Deloitte. Please take them seriously and give yourself every opportunity to do your best. Choose a quiet location and a time when you know you won’t be disturbed. And remember: be yourself!
Your offer or feedback – all
If we like you at the final assessment stage – and you like us – we’ll offer you a job. Welcome to Deloitte. Either way, it’s really important to us that you have a good experience. If you’re not successful, you can ask for feedback from your dedicated student recruitment contact, who should provide useful advice and pointers to help you at future interviews.
You’ll be given the time and support you need to complete the different stages, we have online chat facilities and further down the selection process, you will have a dedicated Student Recruitment rep to guide you. Equally, if you have any special needs or adjustments you’d like us to consider, please let us know.