Life at Deloitte
HR Assistant, Shared Services Organisation
I am a recent graduate in Psychology from Middlesex University. After leaving university, I knew I wanted to get into occupational psychology rather than clinical psychology so I looked for a role in HR. I was in recruitment initially before joining Deloitte. My role covers all areas of HR making it a great starting point to learn. From here, I can decide which specialist area I would like to pursue.
What do you get involved with on a day to day basis?
I’m the first point of contact for UK employees who have HR queries either by phone or email. I take care of our employees and make sure they are happy. There’s a huge variety of queries covering everything from benefits, salary, pension and holiday to the on-boarding processes. It’s fun. Every day is different so it keeps us on our toes and constantly learning.
What do you enjoy about working in the Shared Services Organisation at Milton Keynes?
I like the fact that it is an open plan office so you can get to know people from the other teams and share knowledge. I was nervous on my first day and scared of fitting in but I shouldn’t have worried as everyone is very friendly. We went to a bowling night recently which was a great way to get to know people from the other teams.
Tell us about the training and development opportunities at Deloitte that you have experienced?
I’ve just been on a Business Chemistry course which I found fascinating. It has really helped me to develop my team building and communication skills and made me more self-aware. My manager actively encourages me to develop my skills and we work together to create a training plan for areas I feel I need to learn more about.
Why did you choose to join Deloitte?
Deloitte has an international presence which will allow me to travel and experience new working cultures. I chose Deloitte because it is growing and with growth comes opportunity. I am very career driven and I know that my hard work will be recognised and rewarded.