Life at Deloitte

Michael Rutherford

Senior Consultant - Consulting, Technology

Michael is a Senior Consultant in our Technology Consulting team based in London. He joined Deloitte as a graduate in 2008 and studied History and Politics at the University of York.

What do you like most about your role?

I joined Deloitte as a graduate in 2008 after being impressed by the professionalism and enthusiasm of Deloitte people. I took part in a course run by Deloitte at the University of York at which I met various people from across the firm and spoke about what I could do at Deloitte. 

Having completed the interview process at several firms, the final round partner interview made me choose Deloitte over its competitors. Discussing how I could make an impact in the firm with a very experienced and inspiring partner was too much to turn down.

 

What didn't you know, but wish you had known when applying and joining Deloitte?

Technology consulting does not require the ability (or interest) to do coding.

 

What work do you get involved in on a day to day basis at Deloitte?

I don’t really have a typical day. My experience at Deloitte has been very varied and focused around client work on large IT projects. 

I have worked on a large government IT project and on a Solvency II and finance transformation project at a leading insurance company. Currently my client is coming to the end of its biggest ever IT project, on a day to day basis I work with my client to fill gaps in requirements identified after go-live, and design solutions to the problems identified.

 

How do you deliver or contribute impact, leadership and innovation in your role?

I have elicited requirements and architected solutions to large parts of my client’s Solvency II solution. Almost all of the work I do has an impact for the client.

 

What social, society and CSR activities have you been involved with at Deloitte?

I have taken part in a community investment day each year I have been at the firm, including decorating a rehab centre, helping to run a sports day for Age Concern in Bromley and clearing Clapham Common.

 

How has Deloitte played a role in your long term career goals?

Deloitte has given me excellent opportunities to develop, I am looking to take greater responsibility for parts of the project and start managing others.

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