Life at Deloitte

Information for parents and teachers

Where next for the smart ones?

At Deloitte, we believe people with real potential should have options. For smart school leavers, or anyone taking their first professional steps, our Apprenticeships offer a genuine alternative to the well-trodden path of University. Our apprentices enjoy a fully funded professional or vocational education, with qualifications that can go up to Masters level. They get hands-on experience, a salary and benefits, as well as a foot in the door of a fantastic long-term career.

Parent's view on the BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship Scheme

How does an Apprenticeship compare to University?

We can’t tell you what’s best for each individual. Everyone has their our own passions and abilities, and will be inspired and learn in different ways. Some will thrive at University; for some, given the increasing costs, it’s simply not an option. Others will find practical experience most rewarding.

It’s a big decision. And as a parent or teacher, you’ll want to offer informed advice. Here’s what our apprentices enjoy:

  • A permanent job – on a training contract that lasts up to five years
  • Professional qualifications, fully funded up to Masters-level, (actual level depends on the business area you join)
  • Paid for training and development, including paid time off to study.
  • A competitive salary plus lots of fantastic benefits
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • A mentor and buddy to ease the transition to professional life
  • The chance to work alongside and learn from leading industry figures
  • A ready-made social life – many end up sharing accommodation too
  • Volunteering opportunities throughout their career at Deloitte

What does a Deloitte Apprenticeship involve?

Our Apprentices are here to shape their careers, as well as gain on-the-job experience. They do the same work as colleagues and are treated with the same respect from day one. But they also get extra time and support to progress their education.

BrightStart Higher Apprentices work in professional client-facing roles and gain a recognised qualification and skills they’ll rely on throughout their entire career.

Entry Level Apprentices work in business support roles, providing our client-facing professionals with specialist advice, administration, finance or other services.

We currently have Apprenticeship opportunities in these areas:

Click on the links to find out more, and to see which area is the right fit for your child.

What about learning and development opportunities?

As Apprentices, they’ll get everything they need to thrive and grow. Study time is factored in to the working week, to give the best chance of success academically. Actual qualifications vary depending on the specific team. Find out more.

The formal qualification is only part of the story though; we take a more rounded approach to Apprenticeships. As well as classroom study and e-learning, apprentices have 1:1 coaching, a designated Deloitte mentor to support them at work, and the technical and skills training they need to move 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 the Apprenticeship?

Yes. Once the Apprenticeship is successfully completed, they can join us for as long as they like and will get many opportunities to develop their careers onwards too.

Where are they based?

BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship opportunities are offered in 19 Deloitte offices around the UK.

Entry-Level Apprenticeships are at our Cardiff Delivery Centre and Milton Keynes Finance and Customer Services centres.

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