Step into the working world

You know there’s no substitute for hands-on experience. A placement is a great way to find out if your potential career choice is really for you. So why not join us for the summer and discover your Deloitte.



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Our Summer Vacation Scheme

This scheme is made for students who are performing well academically and want to put their skills to work in the real world. If you’re in the penultimate year of your course or are going on to do a Masters, this three-to-six week placement puts you at the heart of our community, surrounded by experts who can help you flourish.

You’ll be doing real work from day one, using what you’ve learnt at university to help solve complex problems for our clients. Not only will this help you grow, it’ll also give you the chance to explore different business areas and see what types of projects really inspire you. And if you impress us, you could end up with a permanent role here when you graduate.​

What’s in it for you?

“I’ve been given the support I needed to push myself, which is part of what I love about working here.”
Rory, Business and Financial Advisory

What do we offer?

"I love being able to make a difference."
Mia, Technology Consulting
  • Competitive salary
  • Real project experience and client exposure
  • A structured programme of learning
  • Potential place on our Graduate Programme
  • Opportunity to build your professional experience
  • Plenty of support including an allocated Champion and Buddy
  • Chance to be a Deloitte Brand Ambassador when you return to university
  • A great social life
  • Involvement with voluntary, pro-bono, and community projects

Who can join?

“I feel I can be the true me at work.”
Mia, Consulting

You can check whether you meet minimum requirements. Of course, you’ll need more than good grades to make the most of this opportunity. If you’re fascinated by business and can’t wait to get stuck in to complex projects, you’ll fit right in.

Where can you work?

“If you want variety in your work, location, the people, the clients, then Deloitte is for you.”
Harry, Strategy & Operations

We have a few locations that offer this programme. It is a great way to help you understand us, but more importantly help you with your career decision making.

Find out more about our locations and what’s it like to work across all our offices within the UK.

Where next?

“If there’s something you’re interested in, you won’t be held back.”
Anastasia, Audit & Assurance

During your placement you’ll probably find out more about us than we will about you. So, it’s important to impress us, but it’s also important to enjoy your placement and see if you feel at home here. If things go well, you may even be offered a position on the Graduate Programme of the business area you’ve been working in.​

Not everyone gets an offer straight away, so don’t worry if you don’t. You can always apply in the future and whatever happens, your Summer Vacation Scheme experience will be a great foundation for your future career.

What do our people say?

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Hanniyah
Tax Analyst - Global Employer Services (GES)
“Your individuality and unique experiences are what will make you stand out from the crowd.”

How did you get your job at Deloitte and what advice would you give others?

I applied to Deloitte through the Summer Vacation Scheme, after my second year of university. The internship helped me to learn a lot about my current role in tax early on. When I started in September, I knew what to expect, which was nice. I would highly recommend applying for an internship, as it will provide you with a better glimpse into your future and help you figure out if it’s the right job for you. In terms of the application process, my advice is to be yourself. Your individuality and unique experiences are what will make you stand out from the crowd.

How do you explain your job to friends and family?

I work for Deloitte’s Global Employer Services. Our clients are companies who are taking advantage of having a global network by sending employees on secondments or short-term business travel to different countries or inbound into the UK. It’s our role to provide tax advice to the assignees directly.

What surprised you about working here?

I was told that I would learn everything I need to know on the job, but when I started I was still worried that I wouldn’t be taught enough. The reality is that Deloitte goes the extra mile to make sure you have the information you need. They create a safe environment to be open about the help you require, just like the support you receive in school.

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Patrycja
Ventures Analyst
“We are constantly on the lookout for new start-ups we can work with and new experiments we can try out.”

What attracted you to Deloitte?

I wanted to be part of a graduate scheme where I could continue my learning and development alongside working, which is something that was on offer at Deloitte. It’s also an influential place and they take care of the people who work here. In terms of the role I applied for, I was impressed by the breadth of work that the Ventures team covers and the drive towards experimentation.

How do you explain your job to friends and family?

I think the easiest way to explain what we do at Ventures is to say that we are constantly innovating to ensure that Deloitte stays ahead of the curve as a firm. We want our clients to get the best service possible, and the Ventures team is responsible for experimenting with the newest market trends to find out what works and what doesn’t, before we introduce it more widely. We are constantly on the lookout for new start-ups we can work with and new experiments we can try out.

How do you feel Deloitte fosters an inclusive culture?

I am a part of the Gender Balance Network, which is a network of individuals working towards gender balance and promoting gender equality. I also attend monthly Women in Tax Ventures sessions where the women from my team come together to discuss important topics such as communicating in the workplace as a woman. Deloitte also fosters an inclusive culture within its teams, where people feel they can be themselves. In my team everyone is very supportive, and we always celebrate each other’s wins!

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Sean
Technology Transformation
“One of the best things about delivering university projects is getting to see first-hand the impact our projects have.”

What do you do?

I work in Deloitte Digital, in the Customer and Marketing team. In simple terms, my job is going into a business as part of a team and helping that business improve the way it interacts with its customers. This could be anything from personalised marketing and improving self-service, through to introducing new channels of communication, or even changing the organisation’s structure.

Most of the work I do is in the education sector. One of the best things about delivering university projects is being surrounded by the customers on campus and getting to see first-hand the impact our projects have on them. We make a real difference in people’s lives.

What kind of projects do you get to work on?

My current project is at one of the country’s leading universities. We’re mid-way through an end-to-end customer journey, transforming the university operating model and implementing Salesforce. This is the largest project Deloitte has ever undertaken at a UK university. The head of customer services said this week that they’ve massively reduced first response times for student enquiries, from three days to just a few minutes – a huge improvement!

And beyond your day job?

Recently, I’ve become a keen gardener (mainly due to amount of time I’m spending at home during the pandemic). In more “normal” times, I enjoy boxing and playing squash.