EARLY CAREERS APPLICATION SUPPORT

What we look for

We have a full range of programmes for you to get a taste of just how much a career at Deloitte can offer. From year-long Industrial Placements to two-day experiences, there’s something to suit you. Here you’ll find guidance on our application process and entry requirements to give yourself a head start.

What we look for

What we look for?


Grades are only a part of the story, but they’re still important. Your creative thinking, determination and natural curiosity tell us a lot about your character – but so do your qualifications. They can show the drive and resilience it takes to turn your potential into a successful career. We value your qualities and qualifications equally, so it’s important to check the minimum requirements for the programme you choose.
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How you think and solve problems is just as important as your academic achievements. But for several of our programmes, you’ll need a certain level of education to show you’re able to study for professional qualifications. Here are the minimum requirements for each one:

England and Wales Year 11, NI Year 12 and Scotland S4:

  • Predicted: GCSE English Language Level 4
  • Predicted: GCSE Maths Level 5

England and Wales Year 12, NI Year 13 and Scotland S5:

  • Achieved: 104 UCAS points
  • Achieved: GCSE English Language Level 4
  • Achieved: GCSE Maths Level 5

You’ll need to have achieved a minimum of:

  • GCSE English Language Level 4
  • GCSE Maths Level 5

You’ll also need to attend a state school or college and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The occupation of your main household earner when you were aged 14 was categorised as in a lower socio-economic group or
  • You were/are eligible for free school meals or
  • You attend a school that’s above the regional average in terms of numbers of students eligible for free school meals or
  • You’d be the first member of your immediate family to attend university.

Minimum of five GCSEs including at least a Level 4 (C) in English Language and Maths.

  • 104 UCAS points if gained after 2017 – or 260 if before
  • GCSE English Language Level 4 if gained after 2017 – or a grade C if before
  • GCSE Maths level 5 if gained after 2017 – or a grade B if before.
  • Predicted degree classification of 2:1 or above in any discipline
  • 104 UCAS points if gained after 2017 – or 260 if before
  • GCSE English Language Level 4 if 2017 or after – or a grade C if before
  • GCSE Maths Level 5 if after 2017 – or a grade B if before.

Most of our Summer Vacation Schemes ask for:

  • Predicted degree classification of 2:1 or above in any discipline
  • 104 UCAS points if gained after 2017 – or 260 if before
  • GCSE English Language Level 4 if 2017 or after – or a grade C if before
  • GCSE Maths Level 5 if after 2017 – or a grade B if before.

Most of our Industrial Placements ask for:

  • Predicted degree classification of 2:1 or above in any discipline
  • 104 UCAS points if gained after 2017 – or 260 if before
  • GCSE English Language Level 4 if 2017 or after – or a grade C if before
  • GCSE Maths Level 5 if after 2017 – or a grade B if before.

Most of our Graduate Programmes ask for:

  • Predicted degree classification of 2:1 or above in any discipline
  • 104 UCAS points if gained after 2017 – or 260 if before
  • GCSE English Language Level 4 if 2017 or after – or a grade C if before
  • GCSE Maths Level 5 if after 2017 – or a grade B if before.

You need to:

  • Have passed your SAICA-accredited undergraduate degree
  • Be studying towards or have already completed a SAICA-accredited postgraduate degree to allow you to complete your ITC exam in early 2024
  • Be eligible to start your full-time employment as a new first-year trainee in 2024.

Closing deadlines

Please be aware, if a particular opportunity becomes oversubscribed, we will close it for applications early. We recommend you get your application in as soon as possible.

If you are an international student, or you have international or other equivalent qualifications?

If you don’t see your qualification(s) listed in the entry requirements, don’t worry. As a global business, we understand that qualifications come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t be put off applying. Enter them into your application form and we’ll convert them into A-level equivalents for you. We’ll then let you know if you meet the minimum requirements. We welcome applications from all candidates but there are some UK Government restrictions on who we can sponsor. Please check the Work Permits information page before you apply. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch.

If you narrowly miss the requirements

Being a few grades or points short doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply. We’ve designed our application process to assess everyone’s merits fairly and equally. Sometimes we make adjustments based on personal circumstances, so you could still impress us and secure a place.

If you have extenuating circumstances

We can take extenuating circumstances into account, so if there’s anything we should know, please tell us on your application form. You’ll also need a letter from your headteacher or university tutor to back this up.

Additional support with your application

It’s important to us that our workforce reflects the world we work in. Which means that we want to remove any possible barriers for people applying to join us. If you have a disability, health condition, and/or are neurodiverse, or there are other reasons why you’d benefit from any adjustments, please just ask or look out for the ‘support need’ question as part of your application. We want you to feel at your best and will do everything we can to support you.

If you have international or other equivalent qualifications

If you don’t see your qualification(s) listed in the entry requirements, don’t worry. As a global business, we understand that qualifications come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t be put off applying. Enter them into your application form and we’ll convert them into A-level equivalents for you. We’ll then let you know if you meet the minimum requirements. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch.

If you narrowly miss the requirements

Being a few grades or points short doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply. We’ve designed our application process to assess everyone’s merits fairly and equally. Sometimes we make adjustments based on personal circumstances, so you could still impress us and secure a place.

If you have extenuating circumstances

We can take extenuating circumstances into account, so if there’s anything we should know, please tell us on your application form. You’ll also need a letter from your headteacher or university tutor to back this up.

Additional support with your application

It’s important to us that our workforce reflects the world we work in. Which means that we want to remove any possible barriers for people applying to join us. If you have a disability, health condition, and/or are neurodiverse, or there are other reasons why you’d benefit from any adjustments, please just ask or look out for the ‘support need’ question as part of your application. We want you to feel at your best and will do everything we can to support you.

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