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Life at Deloitte

Sheena Pem

Senior Consultant - Consulting, Testing

What do you like most about your role?

I like the client facing aspect of my role and the fact every day presents a different challenge

 

What work do you get involved in on a day to day basis at Deloitte?

My day can vary depending on what engagement I am on. On my current engagement I undertake the role of a test lead. I start the day with chairing conference calls with my key stakeholders and throughout the day, I could be presenting testing updates to Client Risk Directors or on other days I could be holding walkthroughs of testing artefacts.

 

Why do you think Deloitte is a good place for women to work?

Deloitte offers endless opportunities for Women in Technology. Being part of the Deloitte Women in Technology network I have been able to sustain a good network of contacts across both the Consulting and Audit service lines.

 

 

How have you found it being a woman working in technology?

Within the testing team, I have been able to undertake the role of a test lead where I am the primary contact between Risk Infrastructure teams and business stakeholders. With this highly pressurised role, I have always been given the encouragement and support from my male counterparts and have gained respect from all members of the team, whether they are a new graduate or an experienced senior manager with years of Consulting expertise.

 

 

How has Deloitte played a role in your long term career goals?

Deloitte has allowed me to enhance my consulting skills and has given me my first experience of managing small projects. Due to the nature of the advisory roles I have done to date, the greatest enjoyment has been the project management side. Therefore, I plan to take my Prince2 exams in the near future, so I can become a qualified Project manager.

 

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about working in technology?

Technology is a vast area, where roles can differ from day to day and on each engagement. If you are an ambitious individual, who is eager to learn and is always looking for the next big challenge, then a technology role within Deloitte is the right career choice for you.

Sheena Pem
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