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BrightStart is an open invitation to clever, curious people like you to leap into the world of professional services. This is an earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship, with the chance to gain a professional qualification and get stuck in, helping to solve some of our clients trickiest problems from the off.

Whoever and wherever you are now, this is about switching on your potential, to create a brilliant career with a business that’s making an impact worldwide.

What kind of work could I be doing?

The work you do depends on the type of role you choose. But whichever professional direction you take, you’ll get to work on some exciting projects that have a real impact on our clients’ businesses. We’ll teach you all the skills, knowledge and behaviours you’ll need to do your job. And we’ll give you every opportunity to develop and learn.

We offer BrightStart Higher Apprenticeships in these areas:

What is it like being an apprentice at Deloitte?

What does the BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship Scheme involve?

Our BrightStart Apprentices are here to shape their careers, as well as gain on-the-job experience. You’ll do the same work as your colleagues and be treated with the same respect from day one, in a permanent job. But you’ll also get extra time and support to help you progress your professional education and complete the Apprenticeship.

There are six business areas you can choose from: Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Internal Client Services, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. 

Whichever one you join, you’ll get to work with a rich variety of clients across a range of different sectors and industries, and develop a powerful mix of business advisory and consultancy skills, as well as finance and general professional abilities, that will stand you in good stead as your career with us unfolds.

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How does BrightStart compare to University?

No one can tell you what the best route is for you. We all have our own passions and capabilities, and will be inspired and learn in different ways. What we can tell you is what our BrightStart apprentices enjoy:

  • A permanent job
  • Professional qualifications, fully funded up to Masters-level, (actual level depends on the business area you join)
  • Paid time off to study
  • The chance to work with and learn from industry leaders
  • The support of a buddy and mentor at work
  • A competitive salary plus lots of fantastic benefits
  • Real projects with real clients
  • Valuable insights into the business world
  • Career opportunities that will take you as far as you want to go
  • A great working environment, with an active social scene 
  • Volunteering opportunities

What are the learning and development opportunities?

BrightStart Higher Apprenticeships are all about learning and developing. You’ll get everything you need to thrive and grow. Study time is factored in to your working week, so you can achieve your professional qualifications.

The formal qualification is only part of the story; we take a more rounded approach to apprenticeships. As well as classroom study and e-learning, you’ll gain experience on the job, have 1:1 coaching, designated Deloitte appraisers, mentors and buddies to support you at work, and the technical and skills training you need to move your career on further down the line. Not to mention the invaluable experience of working on live projects

Will there be a permanent job at the end of my Apprenticeship?

Yes, it’s a permanent job. Depending on the business area you join it takes around 15 months to 4 years to complete BrightStart. At the end of your Apprenticeship, you’ll be leading your own projects and managing your own teams. Just imagine.

Our Apprentices add so much value to our business that we hope you’ll develop a long and successful career with us. Of course, you may choose another path. That’s ultimately what BrightStart is all about: developing skills and business intelligence that can lead to all kinds of amazing options.

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