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In Transaction Services we carry out due diligence on transactions both for acquirers and for vendors. Within the department we serve multiple sectors from manufacturing to consumer business and anything in between.
What work would you get involved in on a day to day basis as a graduate in your team?
I have spent nearly half of my time within Deloitte in college studying for my ACA. Whilst I wouldn’t say it has been easy in any way it isn’t too different from school/college/6th form as it 9-4 with enough homework to take up your evening.
When in the office my role can vary from attending client meetings and writing sections of our reports to reviewing reports and processing changes. Whilst working on projects is key to the role of a graduate it is also vital to take an active role in preparing proposals and develop relationships with clients through business development.
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What learning and development opportunities are on offer to a student joining your service area?
Whilst working within TS you will study for your ACA. The department gives you study leave for all your college time as well as for your exams.
For more on the job training there are multiple offerings. Within your first three years you will have had training in Intro to Due Diligence, principles of Financial Advisory, Intro report writing, Intro to private equity and much more!
What differentiates your industry from other industries?
Within the department you will be given the chance to work within multiple sectors and have the possibility to travel (although this isn’t mandatory).
We always work as teams and so there is a good working environment within TS that is welcoming and informative.
What type of projects could a graduate work on in your team?
I worked on a project to review a listed film distribution company’s acquisition of a smaller TV distribution company. Whilst on this project I attended meetings on client site, I reviewed and updated the data book and updated our report with client and partner comments.
I have also more recently worked on a pitch for the disposal of a lingerie company. I created a pack to be presented to the potential client whilst liaising with members of the department for their input.
What social, society and corporate responsibility activities can you get involved in with your team?
I am a member of the TS charity group who are responsible for organising events and fundraisers in aid of Deloitte’s selected Charities.
I am Vice-Captain of the TS 5-a-side team which plays most weeks throughout the winter months whilst I attend CF wide social events which are organised monthly.
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I have been with Deloitte since I was 18 years old as part of the Scholar’s Scheme, and worked for seven months in the Audit practice in the Newcastle office before graduating from The London School of Economics last summer with a BSc Hons in Accounting and Finance.