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Your training and development

24 month training programme

Joining Deloitte as an analyst enrols you on a 24 month programme that will give the training and support needed for you to become a successful consultant. Your first six weeks comprise of your Analyst Induction, which starts with a week in London introducing you to the firm, your colleagues and your role as an Analyst. This is followed by a two week residential training course in the Cotswolds, where you will complete a client project simulation. This is a realistic simulation; you will work in a team to produce high quality documents, culminating in a presentation to a panel of ‘clients’ at the end of the training course. You will also get the chance to network with your new peers, a team of facilitators from consulting, and participate in various team building social events. On your return from the Cotswolds you will complete a professional qualification, which varies depending which competency you join.

Analysts in Human Capital, Finance and Strategy & Operations currently complete Foundation level CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accounting) training for three weeks. Those in Technology will study for a BCS (British Computer Society) qualification. If you are joining the Actuarial part of the firm, your professional qualification training is substantially different and you will learn more about this when you join the firm.

At the end of the six week induction, you will have the skills required to tackle your first client engagement. The training and development at Deloitte does not end here, but will continue throughout your time as an analyst, and beyond. On the job training will play a major part in your development, as will live-instructor led and online learning courses. And you will be encouraged to gain exposure to a variety of areas within your competencies. Continued support from your personal coach and use of your Analyst Skill Portfolio will ensure that you develop all the skills you require to become a successful Consultant at the culmination of the 24 Month programme.

CIMA qualification

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accounting) is a globally recognised professional management accounting qualification that covers accounting, business processes, law, organisational structure, business strategy and more.

All competencies, with the exception of Technology and A&PS, receive a firm grounding in business and finance by completing the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting as part of the Analyst induction programme.

All Analysts are eligible to apply to complete the full CIMA qualification one they are a second year Analyst. This is through a business case application process. Under the Consulting sponsorship programme, it is expected that the CIMA exams should be completed within a 3 year time period for those students who have already attained or are exempt from the Certificate level, and 3.5 years for those students who are starting the qualification from scratch.

CIMA is a challenging qualification that requires a high level of commitment, which is why we have a dedicated CIMA team to support you. This has seen us achieve a pass rate is significantly above the CIMA national average and we regularly have people placed in the top 10 in the world.

We consistently review our professional qualification offerings to ensure they meet the needs of our Analysts, our clients and the business. We reserve the right to update the professional qualifications offered as part of the Analyst Programme – in the event this should happen, we will notify you with all the relevant details.


The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries examination is a globally recognised professional qualification.

Analysts that join the General Insurance, Life Insurance or DTRB in Consulting will complete the actuarial examinations in order to become a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty.

Examinations are spread over four stages. Core Technical (eight subjects plus the Business Aware Module), Core Application (three subjects), Specialist Technical (seven subjects) and Specialist Applications (six subjects). Students must pass all subjects in Core stages, two subjects from the Specialist Technical stage and one from the Specialist Applications stage exam and the UK Practice Module.

The actuarial examinations are extremely challenging which is why we have a dedicated support structure and team of people to help you get through your exams. This has seen us achieve above the Institute pass rates


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