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During GCSE’s or A-Levels – Career Shapers: Two and Three Day Work Experience Programmes
Discover what professional life is really like on these inspiring programmes for Year 10 to 12 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 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
We all choose our own path. If university isn’t for you, you can leap straight into a professional career at Deloitte 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 three-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
Spend your summer becoming part of an inspirational community of experts, who’ll show you what it means to work for Deloitte. This three- to six-week summer placement is a fantastic way to get up close and personal with the world of business. As well as exploring what excites and inspires you, you’ll also get a good idea of whether Deloitte feels right for you. And there’s always the possibility that you could be heading back to university with a job offer in your pocket. Find out more.
University - Industrial Placements
Immerse yourself into life at Deloitte. Spend some time working with our talented team and you’ll find opportunity, inspiration, motivation and a career packed with purpose. You’ll work on complex projects, broaden your understanding of major sectors and familiarise yourself with whole industries. On this fully-paid placement training, you’ll be working alongside our first-year graduate intake — you’ll be encouraged to be yourself, connect with colleagues across the business and learn skills that will set you up for an exciting career. And you could even go back to university with a guaranteed job offer. Find out more.
University - Graduate Programme
Our Graduate Programme offers a world-class training scheme with professional qualifications, as well as an opportunity to prove yourself working on meaningful projects for some of the world’s biggest clients. As well as a permanent position with a market-leading salary, you’ll also be innovating and collaborating with some of the most talented people in their fields. You’ll learn, you’ll grow, you’ll develop, and you’ll make an impact every day. Find out more.
These differ depending on the course and career path you choose, find the details here.
Our graduate vacancies usually start in Autumn or Spring. We need to know that you have obtained your undergraduate degree result and are available to join us on our start dates, therefore we ask that you list your ‘course completion’ date in the application form. By this we mean the date that you have completely finished your studies including all course work and exams. We understand that your Graduation ceremony will likely be later and after you start with Deloitte, this is absolutely fine.
If you have more than one degree, please provide the course completion date for each qualification completed as well as the one you are currently studying.
If you apply for a vacancy that requires you to study a particular course, we will need to see official confirmation of your results as part of our onboarding checks before your start date. We can accept an official transcript of your results if the formal certificate is not yet available. We allow a minimum of one month between your course completion date and your vacancy start date to allow time for your exams/coursework to be marked and the official results shared with you.
If you have already completed your undergraduate degree and are studying a course that is not required for the vacancy you have applied to but your course completion date is after our start dates, please note that we will require you to be ready to join on a full-time basis on your start date and you will not be provided with study leave. We will ask you to confirm this is the case and if not you may need to withdraw your application.
When applying please take care to select a vacancy with a start date that is suitable for your course completion date.
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.
Please note that for our Channel Islands Graduate and Apprentice programmes, the process is slightly different. You'll need to complete a short online application form and then if you're successful at each stage you'll be invited to a first-round interview and then a final round interview with the business.
If you require support or adjustments to the recruitment process, there will be an opportunity for you to let us know what you need once you begin the application process.
We know that there are websites providing services to assist with completing our assessment process. These websites are not associated with Deloitte and hold incorrect information about our recruitment process. For support and information about Deloitte and our process, please use our official channels including this website, social media, our events and newsletters. If you have any queries or concerns about this, you can contact Deloitte directly via our online helpdesk. Please be advised that we do conduct regular reviews of applications to identify any fraudulent activity.
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.
We are committed to having a more diverse workforce through representation of society in our own workplace. If you have a disability, health condition and/or are neurodiverse and may benefit from some adjustments and support then just ask; we don’t want our hiring process to be a barrier for you. Our recruiters will work with you to learn more about your support needs and identify reasonable adjustments that will help you to be at your best and have a more personalised experience. So you know, we won’t require you to provide proof to support your request; we trust you. Just look out for the support need question as part of the application process.
If you’re unsuccessful first-time round, you can try again. You can submit one application per programme each academic year (September-August).
Yes, all deadline information can be found on the Programme pages and Assessment Process page. Find out more.
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 10-11 students (Year 12 for Northern Ireland)
These two-day workshops are for students currently in Year 10-11 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. To apply for a workshop, you’ll need to complete a short application form including answering a strengths-based question as part of this.
Career Shapers for Year 12 students (Year 13 for Northern Ireland)
Three intensive, but great fun, days of discovery. If you’re excited by the many possibilities and want to see how it feels to be part of our team, this gives you a taste of the work you could be doing if you joined our BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship scheme. You’ll learn how to step up into leadership, immerse yourself in case study action and leave with the potential to apply for a full-time job with us. Career Shapers are run at various times throughout the year across our various offices in the UK. To apply for a workshop, you’ll need to complete a short application form including a short online assessment. After completing our Career Shapers programme, you can go on to apply for any of our apprenticeship programmes.
Entry Level and BrightStart Apprenticeship Schemes
Applications for the BrightStart Apprenticeship scheme open in November 2021 to start in September 2022. Applications for Entry Level Apprenticeships will open in November 2021 for our September 2022 intake.
It depends on the scheme and role you apply for. Entry Level Apprentices are based in either our Newcastle or Cardiff support centres. 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, Enabling Functions, 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 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 virtual!
We're running 5 types of virtual event from networking and skills workshops to interactive escape room sessions and demystifying assessment. There's sure to be a session that's right for you, whether you're at school, at university or even a parent or teacher.
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.