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Undergraduates – Penultimate or second year opportunities

Want real life, hands-on work experience? A year in industry that gives you direct access to exciting, complex projects and major clients? Join us and you’ll get all this, as well as world-class training alongside our graduates, and a great head start on your career.

What does a one-year industrial placement involve?

Your actual role will depend on the area of our business you join. We offer industrial placements in:

Wherever you are, you’ll be getting your teeth into some complex business problems, gaining insights into major sectors and experience of whole industries.

Placement students are trained with our graduate intake. You then take on a role that’s the same as our first year grads. As well as unrivalled business experience, this will put you ahead of the game if you want to join our graduate programme after university.

Your time with us is certain to boost your confidence in your business skills, not to mention your CV. And it could open the door to an amazing career with us.

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What kind of work would I be doing?

Each of our Industrial Placements has a different focus, so your work will differ depending on the kind of role you choose. If it’s Audit & Assurance, for example, you’ll be working with a team that advises clients on their accounting systems and controls, ways to improve them and reduce risk. Whereas, in Technology, they’re designing new IT systems and developing IT strategy. In Tax it’s about helping clients make good business decisions, advising on everything tax-related.

Whichever area you choose, you’ll work alongside your more experienced colleagues, and be treated with the same respect from day one. We want you to get the most out of your experience with us, so we make sure you get to work directly with clients and on projects that have a very real and meaningful impact on their success. Naturally, this comes with responsibility, but you’ll also get as much support and training as you need.

You’ll end the year with rounded business skills and a good idea of whether a professional career with Deloitte is for you.

Will there be a permanent job at the end of my Industrial Placement?

Quite possibly, but it’s not guaranteed. This is a year’s work experience placement, designed to give you in-depth business skills and an insight into a professional career with Deloitte. It could certainly lead to a permanent position. If you impress us – and you like what you find here – we could offer you an interview at the end of your placement. Which would lead to a place on our Graduate Programme. You can then join us any time after you finish university; and you’ll be one step ahead of your peers. Whatever you choose to do, your year in industry will stand you in good stead.

Who can apply for an Industrial Placement?

You need to be in your penultimate year at university. In other words a second year on a 3-year course, or a third year on a 4-year course. Academically, we’re looking for the same level as our graduate applicants, which means you’ll need to have got the required grade in your first year (or second, if you’re on a 4-year course). Check the requirements here:

All professional services – academic requirements

Of course, a placement is effectively a test run for your real career, so you’ll need more than good grades to make the most of the opportunity. If you’re fascinated by business, and can’t wait to get stuck in to complex projects, you’ll fit right in.

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