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Consulting - Technology

Joining Deloitte as an analyst enrols you on a 21 month programme that will give the training and support needed for you to become a successful consultant. The first four weeks sees every Analyst complete a professional qualification. Analysts in People & Programmes, Customer, Finance, Strategy and Operations will complete Foundation level CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accounting) training. Those in Technology Integration will study ISEB, which is a two week course. You will study for these qualifications with the rest of the new joiners unless you are joining the Actuarial part of the firm in which the training and development requirements are substantially different. At the end of this period you will be given a one day firm orientation back in our offices and will be given time to become familiar with your new laptop.

After this initial induction all analysts will go away for two weeks to residential training to complete skills sessions and an “Introduction to consulting” case study, giving you the opportunity to work through a full Consulting project lifecycle. The case study is realistic in that you will be expected to work in a team to produce high quality deliverables. You will also get the chance to network with your new peers, the course coaches and participate in various team building social events. On your return from Scotland you will start your competency inductions which range from 2 days to 1 week, at the end of which 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 counsellor and use of your Analyst logbook will ensure that you develop all the skills you require to become a successful Consultant at the culmination of the 21 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, receive a firm grounding in business and finance by completing the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting as part of the Analyst induction programme. Beyond this Deloitte has a two sponsorship programmes to support all practitioners to study for the CIMA qualification.

Analysts who intend to become aligned to the Operations, Finance competency upon promotion to Consultant will complete a mandatory CIMA programme and all other areas of Consulting are eligible to apply for CIMA sponsorship by submitting a business case once they are a second year analyst. 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.


ISEB Diploma qualification

The Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB) is part of the universally recognised British Computer Society (BCS). The aim of the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB) is to raise the standard of competence and performance of those working in IT. It does this by offering a range of relevant industry recognised qualifications.

Since 2000 ISEB has issued over 300,000 IT Qualifications and the ISEB portfolio offers a large number of IT qualifications over a variety of disciplines.

As an analyst in Technology you are expected to study for two Diploma's in Business Analysis and Systems Development. You will also be eligible to become a member of BCS.

You will begin these qualifications through training during your induction programme, this is complemented by Deloitte case studies and support from Deloitte practitioners. You will then continue to study for the diploma's throughout your time as an analyst.

In addition to this you will be given the opportunity to study for other relevant industry standard qualifications throughout your career, such as ITIL which is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management in the world, or Project Management qualifications such as Prince2 or PMO-PMP.

Should you wish to, you can apply for sponsorship to study for either the CIMA qualification or for a CIPS qualification. CIPS stands for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. CIPS is an international organisation, based in the UK , serving the purchasing and supply profession.

Analytic and Forensic Technology


Your IT based qualification will have provided you with an excellent grounding for your career within our Analytical and Forensic Technology team, as you will be equipping you with the technical knowledge needed for the client work you will be performing when you join us.

To help you achieve the required standards and meet the high demands that will be made of you, we will provide you with the training and support you need. For example, within the first six months of joining us, you will learn the basics of computer forensics, data analytics and electronic disclosure, which will give you hands on experience of the tools we use and the procedures we follow.

We will train you in acquiring and analysing evidence from laptops, email servers and other electronic devices such as mobile phones. You will be trained in using relational databases such as SQL and Advanced MS Access, which you will use to analyse large volumes of data, and developing bespoke databases for our forensic investigators. Finally, you will cover the area of electronic disclosure, learning how to set up a matter, load in the client data and learn how to use the software to filter and analyse the information to identify potentially relevant evidence for the case.

Later in your career, you can opt to specialise in a chosen technical discipline and we will supplement your learning with appropriate internal and/ or external courses, where appropriate.


Here to help

You’ll be provided with a buddy from day 1 who can provide you with any additional support and guidance you may need. They will understand the demands of the role and how best to help you meet the exciting challenges ahead.


Committed to your learning

In addition to what you’ll learn during work experience, there are many internal courses that you can attend to improve your technical and business skills.

The aim of effective career and personal development is to enable all members of the department to make the maximum contribution to the achievement of the department's and their own goals.

The Forensic and Dispute Services Learning Team has developed a training programme to meet the requirements of all members of the department up to and including partners. We have developed both internal and external courses, ranging from Investigation skills and Financial Crime through to Accounting for non Accountants and Business Analysis skills.

As graduates, you will be given support and encouragement to help you identify your developmental and training needs. To assist you with this, you will be allocated an appraiser as part of the performance management process, who you will meet with on a formal basis at least twice a year to discuss how you are getting on.

This is a two-way process and, as well as receiving feedback on how you are progressing, you will be able to discuss how you feel about your development and what objectives you wish to set for the future.


Professional development

Your new personal and business skills will be applicable to other professional environments, and can also help you understand your own abilities – something which can be invaluable in life outside work.

Enterprise Risk Services


Programme 1 – You can choose to study for ACA qualification. This will be the focus of training in the first two years, after which emphasis will shift to training related to technical IT and information security (IS). Please read here for further details on the ACA qualification.

Programme 2 – If you elect not to study for ACA, you’ll need to sit an internal exam on accounting and auditing based on equivalent modules in the ACA syllabus. The training will be over two weeks, followed by technical training in understanding risk and controls in IT environments.

Under both programmes, you’ll be able to study for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification once you have the requisite experience.


Data Analytics

For Data graduates, courses include ACL, SAS, SQL, Advanced MS-Access and MS-Excel, VBA and other data management and analysis-related courses. Data Analytics does not offer the ACA route.


Security, Resilience & Testing

When you join us you’ll be given the opportunity to attend the Security University; offering a range of bespoke courses that allow you to develop both your practical and technical skills using the purpose built Security Lab, but also the theory and policy behind the types of security issues facing our clients. In addition to frequent opportunities for training throughout the year, we also run two dedicated weeks of training each year where you can select from a wide range of courses enabling you to improve your Security expertise or enhance your soft skills.

During your time at Deloitte you’ll have the chance to study for a range of professional qualifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), PRINCE 2, ISEB and ITIL to name a few. As part of the wider ERS team, you’ll continuously develop your technical capabilities, management and leaderships skills and receive full support from the ERS learning team for your individual development.


Penetration Testing - Ethical Hacking

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to study for a range of professional qualifications, including the CHECK and CREST network and application qualifications.



At Deloitte we know that the only way that we can get firms to hire us is by constantly developing our people. This is why you will receive some of the best professional education available to a software tester through every stage of your career as well as getting top class training in the soft skills that are required of a consultant. We don’t simply recruit the best and leave it to chance, we see it as our business to keep you at the top of the game.


Professional development

Your new personal and business skills will be applicable to other professional environments, and can also help you understand your own abilities – something which can be invaluable in life outside work. For instance, some of the earlier courses you attend will train you in business etiquette, interviewing client staff and forming client relationships, as well as managing others and working in teams.

Tax Management Consulting

External training

All graduates joining Tax Management Consulting are required to study for an external professional qualification. There are two routes available: The first route is the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) qualification. Following the ATT exams, you may go on to study for the CTA or the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) qualification.

The second route is the Chartered Accountancy exams (ACA). For both routes full support is given for the qualification.


Internal training

Whatever qualification you choose, your exam based training will complement, and be complemented by, the practical experience you will gain whilst working on a variety of client assignments. Your professional development will also be enriched through a programme of internal courses that will cover both technical matters and personal skills.

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