Life at Deloitte

Information for parents, guardians & 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 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 a Deloitte Apprenticeship compare to University?

We can’t tell you what’s best for each individual. Everyone has their own passions, abilities, strengths, and will be inspired and learn in different ways. Some will thrive at University; others will find a more practical pathway and entering work earlier more rewarding. No matter what their preference is, Deloitte has career pathways that will appeal to all. We are committed to social mobility and this is why we have reduced our UCAS tariff so that it is the same for both our Brightstart Higher Apprenticeship and Graduate programme.

The size of the decision for any person cannot be underestimated and as a trusted advisor you’ll want to offer informed advice to those around you.

Here’s what our apprentices have told us they enjoy:

  • A permanent job – on a four year training contract 
  • World renowned professional qualifications, fully funded up to Masters-level
  • Paid for training and development, including paid time off to study
  • Developing and enhancing a wide range of life skills
  • A competitive salary and 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 – with your peer group and in your office location. Many end up sharing accommodation too
  • Volunteering opportunities throughout their career at Deloitte

Actual level depend on business area the apprentice joins

Entry Level Apprenticeship is for apprentices who have studied up to GCSE level, Brightstart Apprenticeship is for candidates who have completed ‘A levels’.

What does a Deloitte Apprenticeship involve?

Our Brightstart Higher Apprentices are here to shape their careers, as well as gain on-the-job experience. They are prepared to undertake the same work as their colleagues and are treated with the same respect from day one. But they also get extra time and support to progress their education. The skills they will acquire through their work and professional education will be beneficial throughout their entire career.

We also have opportunities for Entry Level Apprentices work in business support roles, providing our client-facing professionals with specialist advice, administration, finance and human resources services.

We currently have Apprenticeship opportunities in these areas:

Click on the links to find out more about each of our business areas and support someone in determining which area is the right fit for them.

What about learning and development opportunities do we offer?

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 ever part of the story though: we take a more rounded approach to Apprenticeships. As well as classroom study and virtual 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 work and projects at Deloitte.

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

Yes. Once the Apprenticeship is successfully completed, our apprentices can stay with 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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