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Life at Deloitte

Awards, workplace initiatives, community, sports and social, benefits

We are committed to growing the world’s best leaders and in doing so continue to be the #1 place to launch and develop your career. Our awards reflect the culture, atmosphere and style that symbolises our firm. More importantly, how our people feel about working at Deloitte. Our success over the years can be attributed to the unparalleled standard of service consistently offered to all our clients by our highly motivated professionals.
Joining Deloitte is your opportunity to become part of the worldwide leader in professional services and consulting, a global network of 263,900 people in 150 locations, and over 3,000 in Ireland.
Over the years Deloitte has won numerous awards for its workplace and for its professional expertise. Some of the most recent awards are outlined below:
  • For the fourth consecutive year, Deloitte is proud to have been voted the Most popular graduate recruiter in Accountancy/Professional Services in the GradIreland Graduate Recruitment Awards.
  • Voted Best Graduate Recruitment Programme by the Irish Accountancy Association.
  • Great Place to Work® and Fortune recognised Deloitte as one of the World’s Best Workplaces™ for 2023 – ranked 6th on this year’s list. 

Workplace initiatives


Compressed Working Week

We have a compressed working week for June, July and August, which means a finish time of 2pm on Fridays if target hours have been reached. As the name suggests, we continue to take steps towards improving the working environment and these initiatives are constantly being added to and improved upon.

Awards & Reward

We understand that recognising our people’s contribution to the business is very important and as a result, we have a recognition scheme that allows our people to recognise and be recognised for their contributions to the business, in a straightforward and timely manner and encourages staff members to connect with the business and collect the rewards. It aims to reward excellence and celebrate success. Rewards can be exchanged for items such as iPods, one4all vouchers, experience vouchers, or donations to charity.

Respect and Inclusion


At Deloitte, we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse and reflects the make-up of today's society. Our mission is to provide a supportive environment, where every person has the opportunity to turn their unique potential into performance. It's a place where all our people can thrive and flourish as leaders. Inclusion focuses less on what makes people different and more on creating an environment that encourages our people to bring their "whole self" to work, play to their strengths, and be appreciated for all aspects of their diversity. By valuing inclusion we will shape a workplace that thrives on leveraging diversity, driving innovation and collaboration to make an impact that matters for our people and our clients. 

Social Impact

For any enlightened business, having a clearly defined approach to the impact of climate change, involvement with local communities, responsible business practices, and the creation of a quality workplace environment must be a core part of business strategy. At Deloitte, we all share a desire to give something back to society. We are active members of Business in the Community Ireland (BITC), whose mission is to harness the power of Irish business to maximise its positive impact on all its stakeholders and society. We are a founding member of The Kanchi Network, which is a business network committed to creating inclusive business through the disability business case. Our volunteering and donation programmes provide opportunities to contribute to the company.

By pursuing your career with us, you have the opportunity to take care of more than just your own future.

IMPACT Day is a Deloitte worldwide initiative where our people volunteer to devote one working day to a project that has a direct and positive impact on society. Projects include painting, decorating, gardening, and organising day trips for a variety of charitable and public service organisations. We also support individuals in their volunteering efforts.   

Each year, Deloitte matches the funds donated by our people in a firm-wide appeal on behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Christmas. The Deloitte Endowment Fund provides seven access scholarships annually at DCU. We also support Junior Achievement Ireland, the Irish Centre for Talented Youth as well as numerous prizes for academic excellence at the third level. We are corporate members of the National Concert Hall. We also support businesses partnering with the arts through the Business2Arts initiative.

The environment
The Green Agenda initiative is a key component of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Our goal is to promote sustainability and reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. As part of our Green Agenda we are not printing the full graduate brochure, instead, we have made it interactive and accessible online. Through our “Think Green” initiatives we are actively engaged in monitoring our impact on the environment and creating awareness amongst our people.

Staff participation is key in ensuring that our sustainability programme is a success, so, all staff members are encouraged to put forward their own ideas for a greener office and to ‘Think Green’. Our modern offices employ the most up-to-date energy and waste management practices. We continue to invest in high-end IT, communications, and printing technologies to make savings in power, cooling, travel, and consumption. In 2011, Deloitte became one of the first professional services firms to obtain the ISO 14001-2004 certification for our Environmental Management System.

In 2011, at the Green Awards, Deloitte was delighted to win the award for Green Professional Services Firm and to be placed in the top 10 for the Overall Green Business Award.

Meet Claire Bergin, our Social Impact champion.

Sports and social


Golf Society
Last year the Deloitte Golf Society was launched and based on the feedback received it was a great success. We had over 85 members from the firm involved in the society and there was a great mix from all the departments. We played some of the top courses in Ireland like Powerscourt, Carton House and the European Club to name a few. We are delighted to report that there were nearly 50 participants at each event which helped make the society a great success and social event.

Surf Club
The Deloitte Surf Club is designed to cater for all levels, from complete beginners to the more advanced so everyone is welcome.

There will be 3 trips per year (provisionally May, July & November). Transport, accommodation, food and lessons will be subsidised by the Sports and Social Club.

The objective of the surf club is to:

  • Help you catch your first wave and/or get back in the ocean
  • Enable you to meet up with colleagues and get to know people in other departments
  • Get out of the city for a couple of days and enjoy different parts of Ireland

Get fit and be active

Running Club
The objective of the Deloitte Running Club is to:

  • Be healthy, good fun, and enable you to get to know people in other departments;
  • Cater for all standards, from beginner to advanced, so whether you’re looking to break 4 or 40 minute miles, there’s a place for you.

This year the Deloitte Running Club participated in the Docklands Run, the Chartered Accountants Race, the Leinster Society Run, St James Hospital Liberties Fun Run and more.

The Deloitte Prague Cup in its tenth year, is the number 1 sporting event in the Deloitte sporting calendar with over 60+ men’s and women’s teams from Deloitte offices around the world taking part.

Not only did the Dublin team achieve an outstanding 3rd place overall but ‘players of the tournament’ accolades went to two members of the Dublin team also!


Our benefits


We continuously strive to ensure a work environment and culture that promotes personal and professional development. We are delighted to be leading the way among the professional services firms in pioneering excellence in human resource practices. The firm is constantly looking at new initiatives designed to enrich the work environment. We believe that investing in people, encouraging them to achieve a work-life balance and providing support for their personal and professional development is the key to having happy, productive and successful people, best equipped to meet client needs.


Professional education
Fees that cover the cost of relevant professional qualification: examinations, registration, exemptions, ICAI Handbook; enhanced study leave, study strategy and technique learning sessions.

Training and development courses
A range of in-house courses are held regularly for employees. Each department has its own learning and development pathway covering technical and behavioural skills development.

Graduation leave
Where an employee is being conferred with a third level educational award, they can avail of one day paid leave where the graduation day falls during a working day.

Deloitte offer a Defined Contribution pension plan.

Annual leave
21 days annual leave rising with service plus 1 additional “Deloitte Day” which is discretionary.

Paid private healthcare to all our permanent employees

Professional subscription
The firm will cover the cost of the annual subscription to one approved professional body.

Life assurance
Life assurance cover in the event of death in service

Compressed working week
For June, July, and August; a 2 pm finish on Fridays applies once target weekly hours are completed.

Deloitte Unplugged programme
Initiatives that focus on employee wellness and wellbeing.

Corporate deals
Discounts are available from a variety of organisations.

Tax-efficient travel pass
Save up to 51% on travel costs if you take part in our Taxsaver Commuter Ticket scheme.

Cycle to work scheme
Deloitte will facilitate the purchase of a bicycle and/or accessories up to a maximum of €1,000 through the cycle-to-work scheme. The scheme is tax-efficient meaning savings of up to 51% on your purchase.

Employee recognition awards
Managers can nominate employees who go beyond normal responsibilities to receive a special recognition award known as Deloitte Dots.

Employee assistance programme
This is a confidential counselling programme and information service available to all employees and their families.

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