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Our selection process

Undergraduate and graduate programmes

We want to get to know the real you and tease out your true potential. Here’s how we find out if you have what it takes to make it at Deloitte: your step-by-step guide to our simple, unbiased selection process. It’s all that stands between you and amazing.

Please note we may close vacancies ahead of the stated deadlines should we be oversubscribed on applications for a particular opportunity. We encourage early application.

Keeping it simple

Whether you’re an undergraduate applying for work experience during the summer, looking for a year’s placement, or you want to join our graduate scheme, the selection process is very similar. Just five steps. 

Got a question? Check out our FAQs.

Step 1: Apply online

Spring Into Deloitte 
Summer Vacation Scheme 
Industrial Placement 
Scholar Scheme 
Graduate Programme 

Our application form is simple to complete. We will ask for your personal details and your educational achievements (Have your qualification details to hand before you begin, including all your grades).

You’ll know within three working days whether you’re through to the next stage.

Your unique candidate ID

We’ve introduced ‘name blind’ recruitment, to help stop any unconscious bias against our potential recruits. It means your name, email address, and the schools and university you went to can’t be seen by our recruitment team when they screen your application. You still need to complete these details on your application form, but we’ll give you a candidate ID number when you submit the form, which you’ll use throughout the selection process. It’s really important that you quote this number every time you get in touch with us about your Deloitte application.

Step 2: Immersive Online Assessment

Spring into Deloitte – this is your last step
Summer Vacation Scheme
Industrial Placement
Scholar Scheme
Graduate Programme

During this assessment, you will get a taste of what it might be like to work at Deloitte. It will also help us to understand how you deal with certain scenarios. You will be presented with a series of photographs which outline a number of situations, there are five potential responses for each situation and you will be asked rank these in order of preference, the way you are most likely to respond would be first.

All of the questions have been carefully designed to assess the key strengths that are important for success at Deloitte. It’s really important that you answer as honestly as possible, thinking about how you behave on a daily basis.

The assessment isn’t timed so you can complete it at a pace that you’re comfortable with, but it does need to be completed in one sitting. The average time for completion is 40 minutes but work at your own pace.

You’ll get a feedback report following the test about your strengths and abilities, with some advice on how to make the most of your potential. Please note this is not the outcome of your assessment. The feedback report is a really useful takeaway for you to further develop the skills set you have.

Spring into Deloitte applicants
This is where your application process ends. We’ll let you know as soon as possible how well you did.

Last step for Spring into Deloitte applicants.

Step 3: Service line questionnaire

Graduate Programme (Except Financial Advisory and Real Estate)

For the majority of our roles, this is where you tell us which area of our business you want to work in – we call them ‘service lines’. And, if appropriate, you can also tell us which professional qualification you want to go for.

Step 4: Online Job Simulation

Summer Vacation Scheme
Industrial Placement 
Scholar Scheme
Graduate Programme 

You’ll learn a lot about yourself by taking our challenging, but enjoyable online video assessment. We call this job simulation as the assessment will be related to the types of challenges and opportunities you might face once you are in role with us here, don’t forget this is an opportunity for you to learn more about us as well as it is for us to learn about you. There will be a variety of questions that come in different formats including written, video and multiple choice responses.

We appreciate that this might be the first time you’ve taken an assessment like this so here are some tips from people who have completed one before:

  • Find a comfortable and quiet place to complete the assessment
  • Wear clothes that you would wear to work
  • Take time to prepare – just like you would for a face-to-face interview
  • Complete all the practice questions which are an option at the start of the assessment, they will help you get used to the technology.

Watch our helpful video and more advice on how to approach this stage of our process.

Step 5: Final Stage Assessment / Live Interview

Summer Vacation Scheme
Industrial Placement
Scholar Scheme – Applicants to Consulting (not including Actuarial) or Tax Consulting, will also be asked to take part in a group exercise
Graduate Programme

At the final stage assessment, you’ll meet a senior member of staff from the business area and office you are being considered for. We will give you full details of the exercises we’ll ask you to complete when you’re invited. Part of the interview is a presentation. Don’t worry, we’ll brief you on the topic beforehand, so you have plenty of time to prepare. You’ll also get to meet colleagues and get a feel for the place you’ll work in.

If you have applied to our Summer Vacation Scheme the final stage will be a live online interview.

Your offer or feedback

Summer Vacation Scheme 
Industrial Placement 
Scholar Scheme 
Graduate Programme 

If you are successful at final stage assessment we’ll offer you a job. Welcome to Deloitte. Either way, we won’t keep you guessing; we’ll let you know as soon as possible and communicate with you throughout the process.

It’s really important to us that you have a good experience. If you’re not successful, you can ask for feedback from your recruitment contact, who can provide useful advice and pointers to help you at future interviews.

Next steps: If you’re not successful

You can reapply
If you’re unsuccessful first time round, you can try again. You usually have to wait 6 or 12 months from the date of your first application. It depends on the scheme. Your student recruitment contact can advise you on this.

You can join us via Teach First
If you got as far as Job Simulation, you can try for a place on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme (LDP). You’ll be fast-tracked to their assessment centre. Succeed here and you’ll gain all kinds of vital skills on the two-year course. Afterwards, you’ll get another chance to join us, as we’ll fast track your Deloitte application.

Teach First is an education charity that’s engaging the UK’s brightest talent to fight a serious social problem – educational inequality. We support their belief that no child’s educational success should be limited by their socio-economic background. Find out more.

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