Life at Deloitte

James Brittain

Senior Manager, Enterprise Applications - SAP

I’m a business consultant who has undertaken a wide range of projects in the public and private sectors, in the UK and in Europe. I specialise in the design and implementation of large organisational change programmes supported by SAP technology.

What work do you get involved in on a day to day basis?
Design solutions for business change, usually with SAP as the enabling technology. Providing direction and guidance to the teams implementing it.

What do you value about working for Deloitte?
Working with the very finest people to define and deliver solutions to big companies.

Why did you choose Deloitte?
I’d heard good things about Deloitte and found the work it does was in the direction I wanted to take my career. I was really impressed with the Deloitte employees I met during the hiring process and got a great feeling about the company – even after one interviewer spilt a glass of water over me!

What do you like most about the office and region that you work in?
The London office has a Benugos café – it makes a great Americano coffee!

What qualities do you think make a good Deloitte consultant?
A desire to work on varied and interesting projects. No one day is the same – which is challenging at times but is also refreshing and offers a great career path.

Talk us through the most exciting project that you have worked on
My current project is the first of its kind in the market – supporting a public sector organisation to build a business and delivering it using leading edge SAP technology to 50,000 staff. Going back a few years I assessed the efficiency of processes in a money printing factory in Malta, and the client took me out for a local speciality of rabbit and chips – that was certainly interesting!

What social, society and corporate responsibility activities have you been involved with at Deloitte?
I’m raising awareness for stammering in the workplace and represent Deloitte at British stammering events.

How do people at Deloitte support your career?
Each employee has an appraiser to give career advice and support during the annual review process. But I’ve found the senior team are always ready to provide guidance.

Describe working for Deloitte in 3 words
Quality. Trust. Forward thinking.

What advice would you share to others considering a career in EA?

Get a good understanding of what we do – speak to a Deloitte employee you know or get in touch with one of the team. Joining Deloitte was a great career decision for me, and it has shaped my working future. 

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