Meet Ania Newberry and Bradley Jones, two of our many A&A team members who have put their hand up to head off on a short-term international secondment in early 2023.
Tell us about yourself and your upcoming secondment!
Ania: I’m a manager in the National Strategic team. I’m off to Poland for three months in January 2023.
Bradley: I am an Audit Senior in the Adelaide Audit team and will be going to London for 12 weeks from January to the end of March 2023. During my secondment, I will be an Assistant Manager in the Deloitte London Office, working on audits for companies with a 31 December 2022 year-end.
I have always wanted to do a secondment with Deloitte and so I'm very excited and grateful... I'm most looking forward to eating polish food (which is needed in such a cold winter) and not having to travel 24 hours to see my grandma!
When you first found out that you were getting seconded to the UK and Poland, how did you feel?
Ania: Very excited and grateful that the Talent team were able to establish a secondment to Poland, something that was not previously done.
Bradley: It felt very surreal, and I could not wait to share the news with family and friends.
Why did you decide to do a secondment and what are you most looking forward to?
Ania: I’ve always wanted to do a secondment with Deloitte, having caught the travel bug back in high school. The opportunity to go on secondment is one of the many perks of working with Deloitte.
Bradley: Travelling is a passion of mine, and so combining work and travel via Deloitte’s Global Pathways program was something I could not resist. I am most looking forward to working on our largest global clients from the London Office, along with meeting lots of new people – hopefully forming connections for years to come.
Travelling is a passion of mine, and so combining work and travel via Deloitte’s Global Pathways program was something I could not resist.
Can you tell us a bit about your experience to get to this point to date – what was involved and what tips do you have for others thinking of doing the same?
Ania: The process of applying was very straightforward. I would recommend starting having conversations on fitting a secondment in your career path sooner rather than later, even if you aren’t 100% sure whether you want to go.
Bradley: This was something I raised with my Coach very early – which I think is the best tip for others who are thinking of completing an international secondment. Once my coach was aware, they were extremely helpful in helping this become a reality.
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