Deloitte Graduate Programme
Frequently Asked Questions
Deloitte is a diverse place with many opportunities available. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we have received. This should help to answer your questions, and to help you kick start your career at Deloitte!
• I am studying the CA Stream, does this programme apply to me?
No, if you are looking to do your articles to be a CA please visit www.joindeloitte.co.za for more information.
• I am studying BComm Accounting (General Stream), can I apply for the Deloitte Graduate Programme?
Yes you can but please remember that you need to complete your honours first.
• I am currently doing my final year in Bachelor of Arts; can I still apply for the programme?
Yes, you can apply for the programme. It is preferable that you have completed some business modules. We would consider BA students with the following types of qualifications: BA PPE, BA Industrial Psychology, BA Human Resources etc.
• I have a National Diploma; do I still qualify for the programme?
Unfortunately, the programme is offered to Bachelors qualifications.
• Can I apply for the graduate programme if I am currently in my second year?
No, you cannot apply for the graduate programme if you are not in your final year. The graduate programme is specifically for final year students and those with a postgraduate qualification who are looking to begin working full time in the coming year.
• I am not a South African; can I still be considered for the programme?
The graduate programme is offered to South African citizens only.
• Does Deloitte provide transport for its graduate students?
No, we do not provide transport for our graduate students. You can make use of the Gautrain shuttles or other public transport available to you.
- Do I need to submit my matric results and all my transcripts?
Yes, it is very important that you submit the following:
Your university transcript
• Will we be paid during the Graduate Programme?
Yes, you will be paid during your graduate programme.
• I have been working part-time on promotions since my first year. Will that disqualify me from participating in the graduate programme?
If your work experience is not in alignment with your qualification (waitressing or tutoring), you can still apply for the graduate programme.
• I have just completed my internship with another company and I have done a graduate programme before. Does that excludes me from the Deloitte graduate programme?
Yes, it does disqualify you for the graduate programme. We require a year or less of working experience to qualify for the programme.
• Will Deloitte inform me if my application is unsuccessful?
Yes, Deloitte will notify you that your application is unsuccessful via an automated email.
• I received a message saying Deloitte cannot process my application any further because of my outstanding documents. Does that mean my application is unsuccessful?
No, it simply means that you still need to upload your outstanding documents to have your application processed. Without all the required documents, your application cannot be screened.
• Does Deloitte Offer Vac Work?
Yes, Deloitte does offer Vac Work. Our One Deloitte Vac School Programme is a prerequisite for this programme however. Please read more about this programme on our website.
• Do we get paid during the One Deloitte Vac School Programme?
No, we do not pay students for the One Deloitte Vac School. We also do not offer transport or accommodation.
Deloitte South Africa’s Corporate Finance division (Corporate Finance) forms part of the Financial Advisory Service Line and operates as a national practice from its offices in Woodmead (Johannesburg), Pretoria and Cape Town. Our team members are predominantly Chartered Accountants, encompassing a range of experience from a number of different industries, which mirrors the client base of the greater Deloitte firm.
Our business unit is focused on providing outstanding traditional Corporate Finance services to current and prospective clients of Deloitte, locally and internationally. We are differentiated by our international network and multi-disciplinary approach (we can draw on the firm’s resources when servicing a client). Our business unit can be broadly categorised into three service lines as follows:
- Advisory Services
- Due Diligence Services
- Valuation Services
Our Graduate programme is a 2 year contract whereby you will be given the opportunity to work across all 3 divisions allowing you to gain insight into where you may want to specialise. After 2 years we will assess your performance and dependent on business needs we may look to offer a permanent position in the Corporate Finance Team. We look for graduates with an Honours degree in Finance, financial accounting 3 is compulsory.
Actuarial and Insurance Solutions (A&IS) of Deloitte in South Africa is a leading actuarial insurance consultancy. We have over 85 professional staff including over 25 qualified actuaries (of which 6 are statutory actuaries), with the remainder comprising actuarial students at various stages of qualification. We specialise in the areas of Life Insurance, Healthcare, Short-term Insurance, Capital Markets and Wider Fields Consulting. Additionally to the local teams mentioned we now also have a UK extended delivery team which is based in JHB but supporting our UK consulting business, the role does not require travel but offers all the benefits of international projects.
We have an extensive client base nationally, meaning we are in touch with the issues of the day and have direct experience of different strategies and approaches within the competitive environment. In terms of technical skills we have many of the top actuaries working in South Africa – our actuaries form part of all the key working groups of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and the Financial Services Board. This exposure ensures we are participating in and contributing to the latest thinking in the profession.
Graduates should have a minimum of 3 exemptions within actuarial science.
Capital Markets is the leading risk management and modelling consulting practice in South Africa, servicing financial institutions. We are a global centre of excellence in the areas of credit risk, operational risk and financial instrument valuations. We are a dynamic and technically excellent team, passionate about our clients and about developing market leading solutions and thought leadership. We are dedicated to building a stimulating learning environment that supports the ongoing personal development of each member of our team, including our partners.
The ideal candidates would come from a quantitative background and have a degree in either Actuarial Science, Advanced Maths or Statistics.
Effective business strategies are created with the expectation to bridge the gap between reality and vision, caution and opportunity. The true test of these strategies and the tactics employed to inform and implement them, is whether they stand up to:
• the toil of daily business
• increased competiveness
• shifting economic and environmental landscapes
• times of dramatic and unanticipated change
• cyber-attacks and sabotage
Unfortunately, when crafting and executing strategy, most organisations do not have the foresight to predict the:
• Trials and tribulations they will encounter in achieving their goals.
• Value they will create, protect, enhance or destroy when operationalising their strategy.
The value that Risk Advisory creates for organisations is synonymous with operational excellence. We maximise the performance of internal business operations by identifying, predicting, resolving and mitigating imminent threats and obstacles as well as enhancing the value of these operations. Depending on an organisations specific challenges and threats, RA will ensure that the road to operational excellence is clear and adapted to the situation the organisation finds itself in. Our approach is to develop customised value propositions and solutions for organisations, through interrogating, analysing and understanding the organisations information assets, policies, procedures, risks, controls, current and future strategic operational objectives. We do this through our six business units in RA, that work in unison to provide integrated solutions unique to organisational requirements.
Qualifications we look for:
- Commercial Degrees (CA’s, Financial Management, Internal Audit, Forensic Accounting, Risk Management, Management Accounting)
- Science and Engineering Degrees (Generalist Science degrees, Computer Science, Electrical, Industrial and Electronic Engineering)
- Information Systems and Information Technology degrees
- Legal degrees
Deloitte Tax specialises in the following:
• Business Tax
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• International Tax
• Transfer Pricing
• Customs & Global Trade
• Global Employer Services (GES)
• Government Grants & Incentives
• Tax Management Consulting
At Deloitte Consulting, our mandate is simple: To do brilliant, brave and big things for important clients. To be the very best we can be to deliver the best consulting business in the world, right here in Africa. This is not a dream, it is not an ambition; it is happening right now. Moreover, you can be part of it.
If you are smart, driven, determined and dedicated then we want to meet you! You can expect the following and more from us:
Strategy & Innovation
Adding advantage through: High impact strategy that is executed to deliver sustainable success.
Adding advantage through: Technology solutions that transform business in terms of ability, agility and output. Shifting technology from a support service to a key driver in unlocking the full opportunity of the business strategy. Deploying technology as a distinct competitive advantage.
Adding advantage through: Shaping the human experience in a digital economy.
Adding advantage through: A high-impact talent strategy that drives business success.
Business Process Solutions
Adding advantage through: Niche outsourcing and managed services that allows you to focus and add value to the bottom line.
Talent & Transformation
Deloitte Talent and Transformation work closely with our internal clients, developing solutions to meet their specific needs. We aim to be a business partner supporting the business in strategy execution.
Deloitte prides itself on its people, their talent and client service. It is our role to ensure that we attract, develop and retain the best talent available across our service offering which allows the business to remain the standard of excellence in the professional services field.
Across the teams within Talent & Transformation, we strive to work together as one and to support our clients with passion, pride and integrity.
Areas of interest within Deloitte Talent and Transformation
Talent and Acquisition
The team’s key role is to source and place talented individuals in all units across the firm and along with this, have a clear defined process to ensure that a positive experience is created for candidates passing through the system.
The Leadership Center
The team delivers on the quality growth and development of the firm’s talent at all levels. They plays a major role through collaborating with the business to develop and deliver on customised learning curricula.
Clients and Industries
Are accountable for the development and management of the communication strategies for Deloitte Southern Africa. The areas of responsibility include internal communication, external communication, alumni, stakeholder communication, and digital channel management.
Group Administration Services
The department is responsible for all administration logistics in Deloitte. They manages quality and risk of Deloitte. The team drives adherence to all risk management and quality assurance tools and ensures that all deliverables meet Deloitte standards
Group Information Services
Team addresses all the technical and technological enquiries and problems to Deloitte employees and clients. The departments includes people such as IT specialists, programmers, developers and business analysts. An individual interested in this field must have depth understanding of Information Technology
Here is a short explanation of each Business Area for the Deloitte Graduate Programme.