What is the real world truly like?

Not sure what you want from your career? Worried you’ll make the wrong decision? Take a step into the real world and find out more about a career at Deloitte.

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Our Summer Vacation Scheme

Designed for penultimate year undergraduates or those going on to complete a Masters, this three- to six-week placement will give you a true insight into what a career at Deloitte could mean for you. You’ll be doing real work from day one, helping solve complex client problems. Discover what excites and interests you. Impress us and you could end up with a permanent role here when you graduate.
"I love the diversity of projects, people and places we work. I love the opportunities I am given to shape the career I want."

Lauren Machray, Cyber
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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 Pelych, Business and Financial Advisory

What do we offer?

“There is a lot of diversity in experience and skills, I love that everyone has a different story.”
Hazel Ijomah, Business and Financial Advisory
  • 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?

“You will learn so much here.”
Salil Gokhale, Technology

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?

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.

Where next?

If your placement goes well – and you like us – we could offer you a position on our Graduate Programme in the business area you’ve been working in.

If that doesn’t happen there and then, you can still apply in future. Whatever you choose to do, your placement experience will be an amazing foundation on which to build your career.

What do our people say?

“The size of Deloitte means there are a wide number of different projects to get involved with, abroad, on client site, and in Deloitte offices.”
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Human Capital

How did you end up at Deloitte?

At school, I gained some work experience in banking, but I decided I wanted to focus on a more mathematical career while studying pure maths at Cambridge.

Between my second and third years, I completed the six-week Summer Vacation Scheme at Deloitte. This internship appealed to me as it offered a rotation across different areas of actuarial work. The maths and research focus of the Capital Markets Group stood out, so I decided to join this team as a graduate.

As I had completed a Deloitte internship, I was fast-tracked to the final Partner interview and I received an offer the following morning. My internship gave me an advantage in the interview because I had spoken to a range of people in the team I was applying to, about their work and the most relevant skills I needed to perform well.

What learning and development opportunities have you had so far?

In my first year at Deloitte, I was given the task of developing a new interest rate model for Deloitte’s Economic Scenario Generator. This was a very steep learning curve, as I had no previous experience in this area. I had to get to grips with the old interest rate model, the maths and the code very quickly. Ultimately, I presented this new model to our clients across the UK and Switzerland.

I am currently studying to become an actuary. Examination topics include statistics, financial economics, business awareness, spreadsheet modelling and report writing. Upon qualification, I will become a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

I have been on a three-month secondment with a large UK insurer, which gave me an insight into the pressures that our insurance clients face from their regulators. I have also travelled to Basel and Milan to present to two European insurers.