Life at Deloitte
Frequently asked questions
Undergraduate and graduate programmes
Schemes & Programmes, Application & Academic Requirements
During GCSEs or A-Levels - Two-day and three-day Career Shapers
Discover what professional life is really like on these inspiring programmes for Year 10 to 13 students. Over two or three intensive, but great fun, days you’ll immerse yourself in our fascinating world. Learning how to step up into leadership and tackle challenging client projects and leaving with the potential to apply to a full time job with us. If you’re excited by the many possibilities on offer at Deloitte, this is a great place to start. Find out more.
After GCSEs - Entry Level Apprenticeship
Working in one of our professional support centres in Cardiff, you’ll be here to shape your career, as well as gain on-the-job experience. You’ll do the same work as your colleagues and be treated with the same respect from day one, in a permanent job. But you’ll also get extra time and support to help you progress your professional education. Your Deloitte apprenticeship experience will leave you with a recognised Level 3 City you’ll rely on throughout your entire career. Find out more.
After A-Levels -BrightStart -Apprenticeship
University not for you? This is your chance to leap straight into a professional career, with all your training and qualifications fully paid for. You’ll enjoy a market-leading salary and benefits as you learn. You’ll gain hands-on experience, working on real projects, alongside our graduate intake. As an apprentice, the ideas and value you bring will be truly respected, from day one. Find out more.
For first year university students - Spring into Deloitte
This is a two-day course, jam-packed with business games, skills sessions and networking with Deloitte people; from our graduates to our partners. Find out more.
For second year university students - Summer Vacation Scheme
A three- to six-week summer placement. This is a fantastic way to get up close to the world of business and find out what excites and inspires you. You’ll also get a good idea of whether Deloitte is the firm for you and could even go back to university with a job offer in your pocket. Find out more.
University - Industrial Placements
Exposure to complex businesses. Insights into major sectors. Experience of whole industries. And world-class training, alongside our graduate intake. You can expect all of this and more on a one-year industrial placement with Deloitte. You could even go back to university with a job offer guaranteed. Find out more.
University - Graduate Programme
This is a permanent job with Deloitte that comes with world-class training. From the moment you join, you’ll be treated the same as your more experienced colleagues, valued for the unique contribution you make and the fresh ideas you bring. You’ll work directly with clients on projects that have a real and meaningful impact on their success. You’ll also develop the kind of rounded business skills – and where appropriate, a recognised professional qualification – that will serve you well regardless of where your future takes you. Find out more.
These differ depending on the course and career path you choose, find the details here.
All of our graduate, undergraduate and BrightStart schemes follow a similar application process. This differs for our Entry Level Apprenticeship but it’s only four steps to find out if you are right for us, but more importantly if Deloitte is right for you. Find out more.
The assessment process timing varies depending on the business area you have applied to. We will keep in touch throughout and update you on your progress.
If you’re unsuccessful first time round, you can try again. You’ll need to wait 12 months from the date you submitted your first application.
Yes, all deadline information can be found on the vacancy job description.
Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.
Yes. We offer two programmes that enable you to find out more about a career at Deloitte as well as our apprenticeship scheme:
Career Shapers for Year 10 and 11 students.
These two-day workshops are for students currently in Year 10 or 11 who want to find out what a professional job is really like. You’ll get an overview of Deloitte and what work we do here; as well as take part in business skills sessions and go home inspired and equipped for your future career. Career Shapers are held at various times throughout the year across our various offices in the UK. We require you to complete a short application form and answer a strengths based question as part of this, in order to be considered for the workshop.
Applications will open around one month before the workshop takes place, so please keep checking our work experience page for further details.
Career Shapers for Year 12 and 13 students.
Three intensive, but great fun, days of discovery. If you’re excited by the many possibilities and you’re curious about all the options at Deloitte, this gives you a taste of what you could be doing if you joined our BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship scheme.
Learn how to step up into leadership, immerse yourself in case study action and leave with the potential to apply to a full time job with us. Career Shapers are run at various times throughout the year across our various offices in the UK. We require you to complete a short-application form and our Immersive online assessment, in order to be considered.
From our Career Shapers programme, you can go on to apply for our apprenticeship programmes.
Applications for our 2019 programmes haven’t opened yet, but please keep an eye on our work experience page for further details and an opening date.
Entry Level and BrightStart Apprenticeship Schemes
Applications for the BrightStart Apprenticeship scheme open in November 2019 to start in September 2020.
Applications for Entry Level Apprenticeships will open in September 2019 for our March 2020 intake and November 2019 for our September 2020 intake.
It depends on the scheme and role you apply for. Entry Level Apprentices are based in our Cardiff and Newcastle support centre. Many BrightStart Apprenticeship opportunities are available in the majority of our UK offices.
Your grades aren’t the be-all and end-all. We’re just as interested in what makes you tick and how you solve a problem. That said, we do expect a certain level of education and ability.
You’ll need to check the minimum academic requirements for your scheme before you apply.
Please note that if you’ve already graduated from university, you won’t be able to join our BrightStart or Entry Level Apprenticeships. (You can, of course, apply to our Graduate Programme). If you have started university and decided it is not right for you, then you are welcome to apply to us, but you will be required to withdraw from university if you’re offered a position with us and join Deloitte as a permanent employee.
Moving on from school or college into the professional world is a big step for anyone. We get that. Which is why we offer you plenty of support when you join an Apprenticeship.
Even before you start, you’ll be given a Deloitte buddy depending on the business area you join. They can answer any questions you have before and after joining the firm. Once you’re here, you’ll have a large support network that includes team colleagues and HR contacts. And the best bit is, a big group of apprentices will all join together, giving you a peer network from day one.
If you’re moving to a different area, you’ll need to find somewhere to live. Renting with your fellow apprentices is always a good option and we’ll put you all in touch once you’ve accepted our job offer.
BrightStart - Apprenticeships are focused on our advisory and consultancy functions, which operate in six different areas: Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Internal Services, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting, going up to a master degree equivalent professional qualification.
Whichever of these six business areas you join, you’ll end up with hands-on experience of real advisory and consultancy work with our clients.
Our Entry Level Apprenticeships are based in our Cardiff and Newcastle offices, with the opportunity to gain a level 3 qualification and are more business-support focused.
Undergraduate & Graduate Programmes
It depends on the scheme or programme. Applications for our Graduate Programmes, Summer Vacation Schemes, Industrial Placements and Spring into Deloitte courses open in September each year. For current details check our vacancy job descriptions.
All applications must be made online and you’ll also need to complete one or more stages of our assessment process.
It depends on the scheme or programme you join. We have opportunities available in 23 offices across the UK.
How you think and tackle a challenge is just as important to us as your academic achievements. But you’ll need a certain level of education to join our schemes and programmes, so make sure you check the minimum academic requirements before you apply.
Yes, loads. All year round and all across the country.
We think it’s great to meet some of the people you’ll work with, and get a personal experience of the firm before you apply. Our student events range from university careers fairs to immersive insight days.
Moving on from school, college or university into the professional world is a big step for anyone. We get that. Which is why we offer you plenty of support when you join us on any of our undergraduate or graduate programmes.
Even before you start, you’ll be given a Deloitte buddy depending on the business area you join. They can answer any questions you have before and after joining the firm. Once you’re here, you’ll have a large support network that includes team colleagues and HR contacts. And the best bit is, a big group of undergraduates and graduates will join together, giving you a peer network from day one.
If you’re moving to a different area, you’ll need to find somewhere to live. Renting with your fellow undergraduates or graduates is always a good option and we’ll put you all in touch once you’ve accepted our job offer.