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What is change made of? Where can you find the best strategies? How do you define impact? What connects distinctive thinking, deep expertise, and collaborative working? It’s everything that makes us Deloitte.
Why Consulting at Deloitte?
This is where change happens. With us, you’ll deliver end-to-end solutions that transform clients’ businesses, from major corporates to government departments. Blending our advisory and technology capabilities, you’ll define strategies, plan their development, and implement outcomes. And you’ll collaborate – with clients and colleagues – on every project you work on. Together, you’ll imagine, deliver and run the future of their organisations, creating solutions for a digital age, where technology is at the heart of every transformation, and at the core of everything we do.
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Where do you fit?
Our consultants have expertise in everything from market analysis to organisational design, marketing to change management, providing solutions across six core areas.
Whether functional or technical capabilities are your thing, you’ll work with cutting-edge technologies to help clients transform their technology platforms and business operations. Partnering with some of the world’s largest organisations, you’ll help COO’s, CFO’s, CIO’s and their teams realise their ambitions – from improving financial performance, to accelerating speed to market and delivering continuous innovation.
You’ll use your sector specific knowledge in both established and emerging markets to advise, design, implement, and deploy solutions that will transform our clients’ core Business Operations.
Develop your skills by working with some of the most innovative technologies around. Whether it’s through custom-developed systems, platform integration, or application modernisation, you’ll work collaboratively across Deloitte to create solutions that deliver real impact for clients’ core business capabilities.
Use your expertise to help some of today’s most exciting, forward-thinking businesses benefit from the transformational capabilities of Cloud. You’ll support clients’ end-to-end journey from On-Premise to Cloud, helping them seize the opportunities for business enablement and gain the competitive edge.
Deepen your expertise and work with leading-edge technologies, such as on premise and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. From advising, selecting and designing, to implementing, optimising and operating, you’ll help deliver tailored industry solutions for some of the largest organisations in the world.
Want to craft beautiful human experiences that create the competitive advantage and business growth only digital transformation makes possible?
We use technology and creativity to better connect the customer with the business. We help our clients release the potential in emergent technology to imagine, deliver and run entirely new business futures, by creating innovative ventures, digital platforms and more meaningful experiences.
Working with us, you’ll focus on the rational and emotional points of connection, where business and brand offer more to the customer. You’ll be part of a team that discovers and understands these moments, unmet customer needs, and business opportunities through design, connects them continuously with technology, and makes them human through creativity. Our collaborative team is progressive, energetic and diverse. Combining talents in strategy, design, innovation and brand, with data, insight, e-commerce, automation and platform integration, as well as marketing, advertising, content and optimisation. By acquiring creative businesses, including Market Gravity, ACNE, and HEAT, we’ve been able to further elevate and innovate the ways we work around the world. Together, we connect businesses with their futures, in a way no traditional consultancy or agency can
This is where you can work in partnership, faster and at scale, with the full power of Deloitte, with our friends in the world’s leading innovative tech companies, and with ready-made digital technology assets. Where you will use your creativity to imagine business futures, deliver experiences that only we can, and run fast forward into what’s next. Find out more.
Want to help make sure we deliver the best service possible to our clients? It’s not all about customer facing staff. Not at all in fact. What goes on behind the scenes is just as important. From designing innovative technologies to bringing together the right combination of capabilities and people to serve our clients better, one thing is certain; the opportunities to grow your career with us are varied and vast.
Product Enabled Services
With the agility of a start-up, but within the world’s largest professional services firm, we design, build and run software products. Operating across all of Deloitte’s businesses, we share a passion for creating high quality, algorithm-driven and data analytics-led enterprise software to help solve our clients’ most complex challenges.
Ecosystems & Alliances
We live in an era of unprecedented change, driven by disruptive technology and game-changing ideas. The real power emerges when individual technologies and organisational enablers converge, which is where you’ll come into play if you join us; helping companies navigate this complex landscape. Leveraging our portfolio of alliances across the firm and collaborating with our strategic partners you’ll develop solutions and products that deliver large scale transformation for our clients.
Deloitte’s success is all down to its people. So supporting them is crucial. What’s different about Internal Support here? As a leading professional services firm, we work with some of the largest and most exciting clients in the world. Join us and so will you. Our teams dedicated to supporting Consulting include:
- Resource Management - a networked team of individuals. You’ll focus on knowing our people and matching their abilities and skills to the needs of our clients
- Join as an Executive Assistant and you’ll provide invaluable support to our Partners & Directors
- In our Quality & Risk Management team you’ll be dedicated to providing quality and risk assurance for all phases of our client engagements
Enterprise Technology & Performance
Impact and value drive everything we do. We work at the highest level, with C-Suite Executives and their senior leaders, to create solutions that deliver the absolute maximum return on investment, across the backbone of their organisations. We transform the digital enterprise with innovative and core technologies, delivering tangible, sustainable benefits.
You will be part of a diverse team that challenges itself to provide simple solutions to complex problems. You will deliver innovative business outcomes, working alongside some of the greatest minds around. Together you’ll take a holistic view of key functions, spanning strategy articulation, process design and technology enablement, with a focus on enabling functions, such as Finance, Supply Chain and Technology.
Technology Strategy & Transformation
There is unprecedented disruption in the market as organisations respond to business drivers that are dramatically changing technology within the enterprise. In Technology Strategy & Transformation, we are truly at the heart of change, working alongside Senior Business and Technology Executives, helping them to navigate this journey and transform their Technology functions and architectures. With our deep expertise in shaping and delivering upon business-led, technology-enabled transformation, we enable our clients to continuously innovate while focusing on the business outcomes.
Finance & Performance
As businesses evolve to either thrive or survive, the role of the Finance is becoming ever more important. It is no longer appropriate to just be a guardian of the numbers, Finance needs to embed themselves even more into the business, utilising the latest technology to drive change. As market leaders, our Finance practice has the breadth of capabilities to help organisations become that Finance function of the future.
Supply Chain & Networks Operations
Whether you’re advising, implementing, or involved in operations, you’ll help deliver transformational solutions that bring world class supply network capabilities to some of the most recognised brands in the world and to leading government and public sector bodies. Our vision is to deliver transformation through advanced technology solutions including SupplyCycle, SAP Ariba, Coupa, Kinaxis, IoT and Blockchain.
Our ERP Focused Offerings
There are a number of technologies that are leading the way in transforming the core back and middle office of our clients. We have dedicated practices specialising in growing specific ERP package knowledge to support our clients in moving to have digital at the core of their enterprise.
As the world’s leading global SAP delivery partner we have delivered over 200 S/4HANA implementations to date. With Deloitte’s innovative capabilities and the power of SAP technology you’ll help clients turn the strategic vision for their mission-critical processes and applications into reality. You’ll deliver transformative, tangible, sustainable benefits through technology.
As Oracle’s first Global Cloud Elite Partner, we are at the forefront of delivering ground breaking Oracle Cloud Technology. Focusing on Finance and Supply Chain we partner with clients to imagine, deliver and run a future, digital enterprise with Oracle at the core. Join a team with deep process, technology and enterprise architecture capabilities combined with a thorough understanding of how digital technologies, such as machine learning and robotic automation can drive business value and transform the digital backbone of the enterprise. Having delivered the largest ERP cloud implementation globally, we will not stop there, join us to play your part in delivering Oracle led business transformation.
Emerging ERP Solutions
Help clients in all industries maximise the potential of next-generation Cloud solutions. Focusing on Workday technology, you’ll be at the forefront of innovation in this pioneering field, driving business transformation and enabling more efficient, agile operations for our clients.
Our global practice is renowned as the world’s leading HR and people transformation business. With our clients facing unprecedented technology and demographic disruption, we’re now building on that reputation to help leaders design and deliver the future of work.
By combining our research and analytics capabilities with our industry expertise we’re developing innovative change programmes that equip businesses to thrive in a digital world. Our market offerings span the full breadth of Human Capital needs, from Leadership Development to HR transformation, as well as specialist Change Management and transformation programme leadership.
Because the future of work is a boardroom issue, not just a focus for HR, you’ll work with business leaders. You’ll help them rethink their business and people strategies, to take advantage of the rapidly evolving world of work, while ensuring a positive impact on their employees and society.
Want to transform the way HR enables a business and its workforce? From developing HR strategies to making HR digital, you’ll help clients synchronise their human resources priorities with supporting technologies. You’ll help to drive overall business strategy, shape employee experience, and harness the Future of Work.
Business is being disrupted. New business models, exponential technologies, agile working, and regulation are all changing the way businesses interact with their customers, engage their people and organise work. Our clients are embarking on increasingly complex transformation journeys. They are making major investments and expecting greater insight and impact. Working at the heart of your industry’s major transformation programmes, you’ll help CEOs and Leadership Teams reimagine their Future Organisation. You’ll help them realise strategic ambitions, by shaping and delivering a transformation journey that will drive sustainable, ‘sticky’, change.
Actuarial Reward and Analytics (ARA)
Whether your experience lies in the insurance and banking sector, or you’re a pensions expert, you’ll thrive in one of specialist Actuarial teams.
Insurance and Banking – Want to create insurance businesses of the future? We deliver business critical objectives by applying our quantitative skills to create opportunities and manage risk for insurance companies and banks. Join our specialists and provide deep technical actuarial and regulatory knowledge, taking advantage of new technologies to help our clients win in the market.
Pensions – You’ll help run the pension schemes for a number of valued and well-known clients. Using sophisticated actuarial modelling, web enabled administration and the latest investment ideas, you’ll deliver innovative solutions. You’ll work on some of the most high-profile, complex transactions and restructurings, as well as accounting for these liabilities on our clients’ corporate disclosures.
Modern workforces are no longer a static hierarchy of employees; they are everyone who helps create, transform and operate an enterprise. From employees to self-employed gig-workers to third-party partners, workforces are more diverse, flatter, and ever changing. You will help clients understand where they are today and where opportunities will exist in the future. Your analytical rigour and insight will help them transform how they attract, lead, manage, educate and reward their people, and to win the ‘war for talent’. You’ll help create working environments that nurture potential and foster long term well-being, resilience and loyalty. And you’ll apply advanced analytics and the latest technologies, to enable the ‘connected-worker’ to collaborate and succeed in a world of AI and robotic automation.
Strategy, Analytics and M&A
The world is changing, fast. Competitors come out of nowhere, governments and regulators need faster and better insight, customers are demanding a more personalised experienced, and volumes of data are doubling every two years. You’ll serve as a trusted advisor, helping our clients make intelligent decisions about how to consistently succeed in their market. You’ll partner with board-level clients to architect data-driven programmes that transform their businesses, working with some of the most innovative technologies around.
Strategy & Business Design
Working with CEOs, Brand Leaders and Chief Strategy Officers from some of the world’s most exciting businesses, you’ll act as a trusted advisor. Partnering with them and their teams, you’ll help our clients make clear choices that shape their ambitions and drive sustainable growth in a world of technological, regulatory and wider disruption.
Analytics & Cognitive
Working in creative, agile teams, you’ll help clients re-imagine how they might do business and unlock the insight and value buried deep inside their organisations. You’ll help them modernise their data and analytics environments, apply next generation AI and intelligent automation technologies, and re-engineer their organisations and ways of working to achieve new levels of performance.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Whether it’s advising on rationalising portfolios, strategically removing costs to drive shareholder value, acquiring or divesting a company or its assets, you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the highest profile disruptive mergers and acquisitions in the market.
Meet our Consulting people
“It’s such an inspiring place to work; everyone you talk to is working on something interesting.”
What are the best things about your job?
It’s such an inspiring place to work; everyone you talk to is working on something interesting. There are always so many exciting things to get involved with that it’s a challenge to prioritise where to spend your time. Everyone always says “it’s the people”, and that’s true. Working for a brand you feel proud of feels pretty good too. And you don’t have any stress about fitting into a particular stereotype, because there are so many different types of people in Deloitte Digital.
Tell us about your most exciting project
There have been various highlights over the years, a number come to mind; implementing a visualisation tool that helps an auction house see who’s bought each piece of art, designing how a new loyalty scheme would work in a large retailer, getting a large department store ready for a switch over to a new contact centre solution, and implementing technology that provides a luxury retailer with a single view of all their customers and the enabling tools that allow them to use this for more personalised marketing and better customer service.
Why choose Deloitte Digital over a competitor?
I’ve never experienced another culture that’s so unafraid to break traditional boundaries, and is so forward looking in its strategy and approach. It’s exciting to be working somewhere that’s bringing together a unique set of capabilities that we can see clients are looking for and value.
Deloitte has a vision of a future that’s full of people motivated to work on what energises and inspires them, who don’t see a hard boundary between life and work, are flexible about their direction, place value on a company’s principles, and who never lose the importance of human relationships in all this digital change.
How’s the work-life balance?
I work Monday to Thursday and spend Fridays in my other major role in life, as a mum to two small and very active little boys. The juxtaposition of working life and pirate role play on a daily basis keeps things interesting.
"I joined this team because it was a chance to be involved with building something from scratch."
How did you join Deloitte?
I started in Deloitte Digital as a functional lead and analyst where I did web content management and implementation. So my background is in software development. Then I joined Deloitte Ventures (an innovation team in Consulting) as a technology product manager. In 2016 I came to the Products & Solutions team, as the product factory was developing.
Why did you join the Products & Solutions Team?
I joined this team because it was a chance to be involved with building something from scratch. There are very smart people here doing very smart things. We are developing the ability to build technology assets that mean we can deliver faster, cheaper, better solutions to our clients. This is where our business is heading. Being in early is amazing, it’s the place to be.
How would you describe what Products & Solutions do?
We’re creating assets that suit the problems that a professional services firm is asked to solve. Clients want to get to a better answer quicker - Products & Solutions is paving the way for us to support them in that. It’s creating the ability for us to be a technology enabled professional services firm.
How does Deloitte differ from other opportunities in the market?
It’s an opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the world, and do all sorts of different things. We get asked to solve some of the most complex and challenging issues these organisations face. So if you want to work in a product world but on a different scale of problem, with a huge amount of diversity, then this is a great opportunity for you. As an example, the work we’re doing with McClaren is particularly exciting. It’s all very much in the early stages, but it should become a huge revenue generator for us. Just one example of our work with them is something referred to in manufacturing as Rhythm Wheels. In other words: manufacturing line optimisation. We’re exploring how they can switch product lines much more efficiently to make huge time and cost savings.
“The opportunity to work on some really interesting projects and the employee-friendly and inclusive work culture sets Deloitte apart from other firms.”
What’s your role? And what are some of the best things about it?
I’m a Senior Consultant and part of the Strategy & Operations (Finance) service line. My role allows me to make a meaningful contribution to some of the most challenging and complex projects in the consulting profession. The opportunity to work on some really interesting projects and the employee-friendly and inclusive work culture certainly sets Deloitte apart from other firms. Deloitte helps me balance my work and life priorities by promoting a culture where we can all feel comfortable exercising choices about our working patterns.
How did you join Deloitte?
I joined Deloitte following a career break, via the company’s Return to Work programme. Before my break, I was part of Ernst & Young India's Strategy and Operations team. Prior to that, I worked with Infosys Technologies as a Consultant, focusing on large-scale technology implementations in the US and Europe. I moved to London 2 years ago with my husband and son. Once we settled in, I started exploring options to get back to work and was excited to find this opportunity in the S&O team at Deloitte.
Do you work in an agile way?
Yes. I work four days a week, from Monday to Thursday. In S&O consulting, more often than not, we work out of the client’s site. So, most days I head out to my client’s office to work. Of course, there’s always the flexibility to work from home on days when something’s not gone to plan. For example, if my son’s feeling unwell or if there’s a doctor’s appointment to get to. And if I need to plan a ‘work from home’ day, I just make sure I flag it up with the client and my team leader. Technology allows us to stay connected as a team, so it’s completely fine to work remotely.
"We operate as a partnership. We’re collaborating with our clients to re-define industries, working with some of the latest technologies."
What are your top three reasons for joining Deloitte?
People – There are extremely sharp, like-minded people here. I’ve made many good friends, both through the graduate programme and within the Banking and Insurance Operations team. Travel - I have been fortunate to work in several different countries, including Hong Kong, Vienna, New York… but I’ve also spent some time in Brighton and Glasgow. Variety - No two projects are ever the same. The variety across client accounts, projects and teams is what keeps it interesting for me.
What are your highlights so far?
In 2015 Deloitte organised five teams to climb five different mountains around the world for charity. I was part of a team that travelled to Spain to climb Sierra Nevada in aid of the firm’s charity partners Alzheimer’s Society, Prostate Cancer UK and Mind. My grandma had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so it meant a lot to me that I could participate. Individually I raised about £1,000 and collectively we beat our target and exceeded one million pounds.
Another highlight was completing my year-long global secondment to the Global Consulting Platform. I worked with global and country leaders to define the 2018 financial year strategy and plans. I was responsible for tracking and driving progress against the global objectives, and was able to build my network around the world and visit some of our fantastic newly built offices.
What has been the most exciting project you’ve worked on?
Building a new mobile-only bank; we’re trying to challenge the challenger banks. It shows customers there is a different way to manage their finances and they no longer have to accept the status quo. We’re helping to define the future of banking.
Biggest misconceptions of working here?
Some people perceive Deloitte as a massive corporate machine, but the truth is we operate as a partnership. We’re collaborating with our clients to re-define industries, working with some of the latest technologies. I recently did a talk for some of our Strategy & Operations Partners in Europe on the similarities and differences between start-ups and corporates, and we have more in common than you might think
"The opportunities here are much wider than a traditional tech role. The diversity of experience you will gain is unparalleled."
Why did you join Products & Solutions?
I joined Deloitte because our team functions like a start-up - it’s small, we move fast and we get to be really involved with everything - but we have the backing of the Deloitte brand and the resources that come with that; an existing list of big name clients, the most innovative technologies, financial support and career development. Deloitte has an obvious strategic focus on products and innovation, so there are tremendous opportunities.
How would you describe what the Products & Solutions teams do?
Technology is evolving rapidly and automation is replacing a lot of the repetitive tasks people have traditionally done. This, teamed with the vast amount of great ideas our consultants were coming up with to solve our clients’ issues, led to Deloitte establishing a dedicated resource to streamline the production of these ideas and assets. We work with every part of the Deloitte business – once an idea has been established as viable, our teams look at how the idea can be turned into a product that can successfully scale across multiple customers and markets. We look at the architecture that will best support the required scale, as well as the user experience that will best address the pain points of our end-users. We shadow clients to understand how they are using anything we create, where they have issues, and how we might improve it. We continuously release new functionality to respond to the needs of our current users and the evolving marketplace.
What does your work involve?
I am the Product Manager for MarkdownEdge, a service that helps retailers work out how to discount end of season products in the most profitable way. It began with a consultant who built a bespoke solution for a client that proved so successful, they repeated the process again for another client. When they found themselves solving the same problem over and over again in the same way, they knew they had a potential product on their hands. Our MarkdownEdge product is now live with some of the biggest retailers in the UK and globally, across fashion, health & beauty, and general merchandise.