Can you really have it all?

A professional career without a degree? A salary while you’re still learning? A social life when you’re working hard? What’s really right for you? Having it all might just be possible.

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Our BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship

An opportunity for clever, curious people like you to leap into the world of professional services. This is an earn-while-you-learn higher apprenticeship, with the chance to gain a professional qualification and get stuck in, helping to solve some of our clients’ most complex problems right from the minute you join. Create a brilliant career for yourself with a business that’s making an impact worldwide.
"I’ve been able to go from the quiet girl at the back of the class to someone who’s given presentations in a room full of hundreds of people."

Nikita Breslin, Technology
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What kind of work will you do?

"The nature of this job provides you with flexibility and freedom on what you work on and who you work with."
Felix Dinh, Strategy & Operations

The work you do will depend on the role and location you choose. But whatever direction you take, you’ll get to work on exciting projects that have a real impact on our clients’ businesses. You’ll be treated with the same respect as your colleagues from day one.

We’ll teach you all the skills and behaviours you’ll need to do your job. And give you every opportunity to develop and learn.

We offer BrightStart Higher Apprenticeships in these areas:

What’s in it for you?

“It’s unbelievable how quickly and how much you learn in such a short time!”
Jodie Fowler, Audit and Assurance

What do we offer?

"My friends and family can see how being a BrightStart has worked out brilliantly for me."
Mollie Mahoney, Strategy & Operations
  • An earn-while-you-learn higher level apprenticeship that is a permanent job
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Fully funded recognised professional qualification
  • Live project experience and client exposure from day one
  • An alternative to university
  • Fast progression on a structured career path with plenty of support and flexibility
  • The support of a buddy and mentor
  • Lifelong learning & development throughout your career
  • Technical and business skills training
  • Paid study leave to support with exams
  • Agile working options
  • Opportunities to develop your career in any direction, anywhere in the world

What are the benefits?

"It is a great place to work with lots of benefits and some amazing people."
Conor Neary, Tax Consulting
Salary Package
  • Market-leading pay
  • Regular increases
  • Variable pay schemes that allow us to credit you for any work you do ‘above and beyond’
Core Benefits
  • £1,000 interest-free loan
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Occupational sick pay
Flexible Options scheme

Pick and choose further benefits up to the value of your Options allowance.

  • Additional holiday
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Dental insurance
  • Bikes4Work scheme
  • Give As You Earn
  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Corporate discounts
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Additional Life Assurance
  • Health Assessments

Where can you work?

“The opportunities to gain work and life experience and travel are endless.”
Felix Dinh, Strategy & Operations

We have many Deloitte offices across the UK and Offshore. The map shows all the locations available for our BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship.

How you will develop?

“Not having a degree, it was an excellent way to kick start my technology career.”
Ryan Wiseman, Technology

This is a permanent job. Depending on the business area you join it takes between 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, developing your career in whichever direction interests you most.

What do our people say?

“Having the freedom to be in charge of my own career so early on is amazing.”
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Strategy & Operations

What were you nervous about before joining? And how has that been in reality?

I was anxious that I wouldn’t fit in, thinking that I’d feel similar to how I did at school. In reality, being an individual is hugely valued at Deloitte.

I also thought I might have no social life because I’d be working such long hours. My friends and family thought the same. It even made me doubt my decision before I joined. But in reality it’s not like that at all. It’s about managing my own time and making sure I have the right balance. I had to grow up a lot when I started. Because I came straight from school which has a strict timetable, managing my own time was a new concept and felt like a pretty big jump. I love being treated like an adult though and I soon adapted.

My friends and family can see how being a BrightStart has worked out brilliantly for me.

What do you love about your job?

Learning something new all the time, and knowing I can try something different if I’m not enjoying a particular area or project. Having the freedom to be in charge of my own career so early on is amazing.

I didn’t know what Strategy and Operations Consulting would entail before I joined, but I knew I wanted a challenge and the opportunity to continuously learn. I thought finance would be about working with spreadsheets and accounts all day, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. There is so much extra training available and opportunities to grow and develop. I joined thinking that everyone would expect me to get everything right from day one – but I now understand that it’s really OK to make mistakes; it’s how quickly we learn from them that’s important.