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Royal Air Force veteran turned Deloitte consultant

Royal Air Force veteran Claire Webber shares her experience of transitioning to the private sector as a consultant with Deloitte

My journey with Deloitte began nearly a year ago, when, after seven years in the Royal Air Force (RAF), I decided it was time for the next chapter of my career. I wasn’t sure where to start, but a friend of mine, already working for Deloitte, suggested I attend a Deloitte Military Transition and Talent Programme (DMTTP) Insight Day after I expressed an interest in working in the professional services sector.

The Insight Day was a great way of meeting current Deloitte employees, including those with a military background, and having the chance to research the sector. It led to follow-up meetings with some of the people I met on the day, who were happy to share their experiences and knowledge to help me make the next step in my career.

During my seven years of service in the RAF, I had undertaken a variety of roles, from training and development and HR management to a deployed tour overseas as a military linguist. These experiences had given me numerous skills, and I now needed to learn how these could be used in a different career. DMTTP and the contacts I made through the programme really helped this process, giving me advice on developing my talents and suggestions on refining my CV. This led to an offer to undertake a work placement with Deloitte, where I shadowed numerous employees, from consultant to partner level, attended meetings and bid presentations and gained real insight into the Deloitte service lines and inner workings of the firm.

I also learned what my interests and transferable skills were, where they could be of most impact and what opportunities were available and realistic with my experience.

The placement ultimately led to a job offer and I am thrilled to be starting with the Deloitte as a consultant in the Human Capital Organisational Transformation and Talent team in the Public Sector consulting business. I am also very much looking forward to joining DMTTP and helping other military service leavers on their own journey.

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