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Do you need a work permit?

Can you work with us? We welcome applications from all candidates. But there are some restrictions imposed on our programmes, so please check them all before you apply.

Do you have the right to work in the UK? To take up any offer of employment with Deloitte, you’ll need to show us that you do. And you’ll need to notify us immediately if there are any changes to your immigration status after you’ve applied.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for the BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship, Entry Level Apprenticeship, Pathfinders, upReach or Career Shapers programmes.

Summer Vacation Scheme & Industrial Placements

We’re unable to provide sponsorship for Summer Vacation Scheme Internships or Industrial Placements. However, you can apply for these undergraduate programmes if you hold a valid Tier 4 (General) Student Visa. You can only join our Summer Vacation Scheme if our dates coincide with your university summer vacation.

Graduate Programmes

If you have a visa that gives you the right to work in the UK, it must be within your current passport. We cannot accept visas in out-of-date passports. So, please arrange for any necessary transfer. Exemption may apply, depending on the visa category.

If you meet one of the conditions below then you would be eligible to apply to one of our Graduate programmes:

  • British Citizen
  • EEA national
  • UK ancestry visa
  • Those who hold the right to reside in the UK indefinitely e.g. Indefinite Leave to Remain, Spouse of a British National, Points Based System Dependants, Right of abode with no working restrictions, etc.

Tier 4 to Tier 2 Sponsorship

If you have accepted an offer, and are switching from a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa to a Tier 2 (General) Visa we must submit your application for a Tier 2 (General) visa in the UK before your Tier 4 (General) visa expires. You must also remain in the UK between completing your studies and your start date with Deloitte. Please be aware that this could affect any travel plans you have leading up to your start date. We cannot progress with an application for a Tier 2 (General) Visa from outside the UK.

Additionally, you must meet all the following requirements when you apply for the Tier 2 visa:

  • You have:
    • completed, or be applying (for the Tier 2 visa) no more than 3 months before the expected completion date for, a course leading to a UK recognised bachelor's or master's degree; or
    • completed, or be applying (for the Tier 2 visa) no more than 3 months before the expected completion date for, a course leading to a UK Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Diploma of Education; or
    • a minimum of 12 months study (during your most recent stay in the UK) towards a UK PhD.
  • You studied for the course at a UK institution that is a UK recognised or listed body, or which holds a sponsor licence under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.

If you have a Tier 4 (General) visa, you must also be able to provide sufficient evidence (i.e. a letter from your educational institution) that your degree or master’s is - or is expected to be - completely finished, including all course work, before the programme start date, i.e. their confirmation of the date that you have or will have sat all of your exams and handed in all of your coursework for assessment. This is to ensure your application from Tier 4 to Tier 2 can be processed before you start. Your application will be withdrawn if you do not meet these conditions.

If you hold a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa we are unable to offer sponsorship for all of our vacancies in Belfast, Gibraltar or Offshore (Jersey, Guernsey, & Isle of Man) as the Home Office's eligibility criteria will not be satisfied.

If you are currently being sponsored (or have been sponsored within the last 12 months or less) by a government or international scholarship agency you will need to obtain unconditional written consent from your scholarship agency confirming that they consent for you to remain in or re-enter the UK for an unlimited time. For the avoidance of doubt ‘sponsored’ means supported by an award which covers both fees and living costs.

Please also be aware that the Home Office regularly change immigration rules. If that happens, and the changes affect the viability of your application before your start date, we reserve the right to change how we process applications, in line with the new regulations.

If you don't hold a valid Tier 4 (General) student visa, or don't satisfy the requirements stated above, unfortunately we cannot currently consider you for the UK Graduate programmes. We are unable to offer Tier 2 sponsorship unless you meet the above requirements. This is because your application would be subject to the Resident Labour Market Test, and our graduate roles do not pass this test at present.

Application Deadline & Programme Start Date

Across most service lines we have one intake per year with a September start date for our graduate programmes however there are parts of Consulting that have a January start date. For those joining in September 2020 requiring Tier 2 sponsorship you’ll need to have secured and accepted an offer by 31st May 2020. For those joining in January 2021 requiring Tier 2 sponsorship you’ll need to have secured and accepted an offer by 30th September 2020. These dates are in place to give us sufficient time to initiate the sponsorship process.

Need more information?

If you’re not sure of your right to work in the UK without sponsorship from Deloitte, please go to the UK Visas & Immigration website for more information where you can find the full list of acceptable visa types.

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