All academic & other requirements

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We know grades aren’t the be-all and end-all; we’re just as interested in your creative thinking and how you apply yourself to a challenge. But you should have certain academic qualifications in place, as well as any necessary visa, before you apply for one of our schemes. Find out what you’ll need here.


Apprenticeship Scheme

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths

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Apprenticeship Scheme - Brightstart

All Service Lines (except Audit & Risk Advisory): GCSE Maths, Grade B or above and GCSE English, C or above.
Audit & Risk Advisory: GCSE, Grade B or above in Maths and English

A Levels (or equivalent)
You’ll need 260 UCAS points; that’s the equivalent of two Cs and one B at A level, for example. This is based on your top three grades, if they were sat in the same year, and in the 1st sitting over 2 years (excludes General Studies).

Scottish qualifications: 5 Highers from your 5th year of school. If you only sat 4 Highers, due to extenuating circumstances or school requirements, we may still consider you (based on grades from your 5th year, plus your best 6th year grade).

If you narrowly miss these requirements, don’t be put off applying. We’ve designed our application process to ensure we assess everyone’s merits, accurately and fairly, in the context of their educational and personal circumstances. We sometimes adjust requirements to reflect this context.

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Students – first year at university

Spring into Deloitte – Insights Workshop

You’ll need at least a B in both GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent if not taken in the UK). And 320 UCAS points.

You should be on track for a 2:1 in your first year of a three-­‐year course, or second year of a four‐year course. (If you’re on a four-­year course with a placement year, you can apply in your first year).

You must be studying at a UK university.

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Students – second and penultimate year at university

Summer Vacation Scheme – Internships

You must be studying at a UK university and either:

  • in your penultimate year of your undergraduate degree


  • studying for your masters immediately after the final year of your undergraduate degree (please tell us about your intended masters degree on your application).

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Industrial placement

Broadly speaking, the qualities we look for in our industrial placement students mirror those we look for in our graduate recruits. In other words, you’ll need:

  • to be able to demonstrate a clear interest in business
  • a sharp, inquisitive mind
  • outstanding interpersonal skills
  • to be willing to roll up your sleeves and get involved

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Graduates and final year students

Graduate Programme

GCSE (or equivalent): Generally you’ll need Maths at grade B or above and English Language at grade C or above achieved on your first sitting of each subject.

A Level (or equivalent): 280 to 360 UCAS points depending on the role you’re applying for. This is based on your top three grades, excluding General Studies. If you studied in Scotland we will consider 5 Highers from your 5th year of school.

Degree: Anything from a 2.2 to a first class honours depending on the service line or office you’re applying to. Some roles may require a specific degree subject.

Whichever area you join, you’ll find a highly consultative approach that means you can add real meaning and value to our client relationships and make a tangible difference.

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