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Have a question about one of our recruitment and selection processes? Take a look at our FAQs below, you might just find the answer you're looking for!

Am I eligible to apply?

With so many exciting opportunities available, you may be wondering which role would suit you best. To find your fit at Deloitte take a look at these helpful tools:

If you're still not sure, come and have a chat to us at one of our university events throughout March or connect with us on Instagram or Facebook.

You’re eligible for our summer intern programme if you’re in your penultimate year of study and currently eligible to work in New Zealand.

You’re eligible for our graduate roles if you’re completing your studies or have completed them 24 months prior and are currently eligible to work in New Zealand.  

Deloitte accepts applications from international students who hold a post-study work visa for three years. When applying, you’re required to provide evidence that you’re legally entitled to work in New Zealand, either for several years as a graduate or for the duration of the internship. Please visit the Immigration New Zealand website for more information.

Of course! While a number of our summer interns are offered roles to come back as graduates after their final year of study, we still recruit a large number of graduates who have not completed an internship with us.

We welcome and encourage applications from all university majors. 

Specialised teams such as Audit, Assurance and Reporting Advisory require you to have pre-requisite papers completed or be able to complete bridging papers required to start your CPA or Chartered Accounting (CAANZ) studies when you join us as a graduate.

Our summer internships are open to all students who have the right to work in New Zealand. Due to the timing of our summer internship, which starts in November and ends in February, it best suits students studying in New Zealand and Australia. If you’re unsure about your working rights in New Zealand please contact Immigration New Zealand to discuss your situation prior to applying.

How we hire

Applications are currently closed. We will re-open for select 2024 internship and 2025 graduate positions on 22 July 2024. 

We review applications as we receive them – we encourage you to apply early for the best chance of success. 

Applications for 2025 internships and 2026 graduate positions will open in March 2025.

We’re interested in students with degrees in every discipline. We’re particularly interested if you are passionate about being part of a business which thrives on innovation, opportunity, collaboration, and inclusion.  

Tell us why you’re applying to Deloitte, and what it is about the team and our purpose that interests you. Perhaps you’ve met one of us and it made an impact on you, let us know! 

We’ll review your application to help us make a decision and take into account your CV, cover letter, video, and face to face interactions with us. Academic achievement is only one element we consider, we’re looking for well-rounded students. Don't forget to share your previous work experience, extra-curricular or community involvement, and leadership experience. 

  • Self-awareness 
  • Resilience and the ability to embrace change
  • The ability to learn and apply new information quickly
  • Willingness to collaborate within a team 
  • Organisational skills 
  • Ability to analyse problems 
  • Communication skills

No – due to the high volume of applications we receive, we’re only able to review your first application. When you apply, you'll be asked if you're happy for us to consider you for an alternative position. This can happen if your first choice position has already been filled, or we deem you to be a better fit elsewhere. You will also be able to tell us in your application form if you have a preferred second choice team. 

Our recruitment process has several stages to give you a chance to learn about us, as well as help us learn about you.

These are as follows:

  1. Application. Prepare your cover letter, CV, and academic transcript. Make sure you research the role you're applying for using our website and listen to The Deloitte Download podcast.
  2. One-way video interview. Complete the video interview as per email instructions from us. Highlight your personality and why you want the role.
  3. Face-to-face interview. We may call you to arrange an interview. This is your opportunity to meet some of the Deloitte team and find out more about the role.
  4. Offer. If the team think you’d be a great fit, you’ll receive a phone call with an offer from us! You’ll then get a contract via email to sign and be officially part of our Deloitte intern and graduate cohort. 

If you wish to complete the assessment on your mobile you can, you’ll be prompted to download the HireVue app. 

Treat this like a first face-to-face interview. 

  • Choose clothes you’d wear to work 
  • Complete your interview in a quiet, disruption, and distraction-free environment 
  • Take time to prepare – research our website, familiarise yourself with the job description and business unit you’re applying for, and be aware of anything recent in the news about Deloitte
  • Complete the practice questions at the start of the assessment, they’ll help you get used to the technology
  • You’ll be asked a few questions which will vary based on the business unit you’re applying for
  • Be yourself so we’re able to see your personality, be clear on your motivations for a career at Deloitte and the business unit to which you are applying
  • Don’t forget to smile and relax as much as you can, these questions aren’t designed to trick you! 

This is where your application process ends. We’ll let you know as soon as possible about the outcome of your video interview. 

If you are successful, you’ll be invited to a face-to-face interview in the office with our team. 

As a commitment to every person who applies for a role with us, you’ll receive a written or verbal notification as to the success of your application. If you are yet to hear from us, we are still considering your application. If your application is not successful in progressing to the next stage, you’ll receive an email from us notifying you with some hints and tips you may find useful if you decide to reapply with us in the future. 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we unfortunately cannot provide individual feedback. If you progress to the in-person interview stage, you will be provided with verbal notification and feedback. 

We accommodate all candidates that apply to any of our roles. Please reach out to us on if you require assistance due to a disability or medical condition affecting your application.   

When completing your application, you’ll also be asked whether you require any additional assistance throughout the recruitment process. If you select yes, we’ll be in touch with you to discuss how we can best support you throughout this process. 

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can’t provide a specific timeline for this. Rest assured; we always aim to process your application as soon as we can. Some of our business units hire as they go, whereas others will have set interview days once our applications close. 

Summer internships start 18 November 2024, when you’ll be at the end of your penultimate year of study. You’ll finish up with us on 7 February 2025 before you start your final year. 

Our graduate roles start on 17 February 2025 following the completion of your final year of study. 

There is the potential opportunity for students who finish mid-year to come on board with us earlier. You’ll still be part of our national graduate cohort that kicks off in February 2025.   

Why Deloitte?

  • Bonus scheme: we offer a joining bonus for graduates to help you prepare for your graduate role
  • KiwiSaver contribution
  • Mobile phone packages
  • Professional development – we’ll assist with study support, mentoring, payment of professional registration, and on-going learning and development from our local and international network 
  • If you’re doing your Certified Public Accountancy, Chartered Accountancy, and/or professional studies we will financially support both if you’re going into our Audit, Assurance & Reporting Advisory or Tax teams. We provide a generous study leave allocation
  • Wellness benefits, including Southern Cross subsidy, annual flu vaccination, wellness events with guest speakers, and counselling services 
  • Paid leave - birthday, study, Manaaki Day, community involvement and graduation leave
  • Bonuses for referring a friend! 
  • A variety of career pathways to support your interests and development. Your path is open to your design and where you want to go
  • Social activities – sports, cultural and family events, regular office and team events
  • Giving back  – Impact programmes, volunteering, fundraising, and donations 
  • Variety of discounts for services and products

Our values are our culture. Ko o matau Matapono to matau Ahurea.

Our culture is built on inclusion, collaboration, high performance, and opportunity.  That combination helps our team make a difference individually and collectively – and it makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work.  


We’re committed to supporting our clients in their transition to a low-carbon economy. This is our biggest opportunity to improve outcomes for our economy, people and the environment. Showing leadership in our own environmental, social, and governance ESG practices enables us to show up to these conversations authentically. 

So, at Deloitte New Zealand, we’ve put sustainability at the heart of our operations by embedding it into our policies, practices, and actions. We’re committed to Net Zero operations by 2025, and we’re empowering individuals to make smarter choices. We’re also making improvements at a systems level through collaborations such as the  Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition. Find out more here

You’ll be paired with a buddy and a coach to help you transition into Deloitte life.  

Your buddy is your go-to person to answer any questions you may have. They’ll catch up with you several times before you start and invite you to team events so you can get to the know your team before your first day in the office. When you start, they'll introduce you to your team (if you haven’t met them already), help you get settled in and get you up to speed with everything you need to know.   

Your coach is there to provide you support throughout your time with us and help you be your best! They’ll work with you to identify your strengths, understand your development and growth opportunities, and help interpret feedback you’ll receive. 

If you’re a graduate, you’ll take part in our graduate induction which runs during your first week with us and equips you with the skills and knowledge needed for life at Deloitte. We provide a variety of tools and training through mentoring and peer support to ensure you achieve your career goals and success.

We’re a firm that enjoys having fun (and bringing our A game!). There’s loads of opportunities for you to network and meet new people.

Each office has its own social club which organises regular social, cultural, and sporting events throughout the year such as inter-firm sports, cultural competitions, bake-offs, movie nights, corporate triathlons, and running events, netball, touch, rowing to name a few! And it doesn’t stop there.

Different business units have their own team events to celebrate success or  recognise a special occasion. At Deloitte, everyone’s invited. See what we’ve been up to lately on our Instagram page

Flexible working varies across business units and is different for everyone. We’re happy to discuss what works best for you when you commence employment with us.

We have offices in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau, Albany/Ōkahukura, Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Christchurch/Ōtautahi, Queenstown/Tāhuna, and Dunedin/Ōtepoti. Not all our offices offer the same opportunities so read more about our locations and make sure the job you want is available in your preferred city.

Unfortunately, we do not; however, we do collaborate on various projects across our different disciplines to give you a wide exposure of the business and our work.

As a professional services firm, we often find ourselves working directly with clients on-site across New Zealand. In some business units, travelling may be a natural part of your journey at Deloitte.

Want to know more?

Each year Deloitte attends a number of university career fairs and campus events. The majority of events take place in March, with a few touch points in the second semester (around July – August). However, we usually have a presence on campus throughout the year. 

Connect with us on TikTokLinkedInX, and Instagram, or listen to The Deloitte Download to see what a day in the life of Deloitte looks like, reigster for upcoming events and ask any questions you have. 

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