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Deloitte unwraps more opportunities for undergraduates

21 December 2023
  • Over 1,000 work experience places available in 2024
  • ‘Spring into Deloitte’- the internship programme for first year students, doubles in size
  • Deloitte also offers a summer vacation scheme and industrial placements for university students
  • New websites to support career, assessment preparation and practice

More undergraduates will benefit from Deloitte’s three work experience programmes in 2024. The ‘Spring into Deloitte’ internship programme, the Summer Vacation Scheme and the Industrial Placement programmes will now provide over 1,000 opportunities for students to gain valuable insights and hands-on experience in the world of professional services.

Spring into Deloitte

Deloitte has doubled the size of its Spring into Deloitte programme for undergraduates who are in the first and second years of study. The programme, now in its tenth year, will welcome 400 people in March and April 2024. The two-day introductory course is open to students from across the UK, with virtual and in-person events in London and Birmingham. Students will learn about the firm and a career in professional services, and take part in business games, skills sessions, and debates.

Those who complete Spring into Deloitte could be offered a further opportunity on the Summer Vacation Scheme in their penultimate year. This in turn increases the number of people offered another opportunity in 2024.

Summer Vacation Scheme and Industrial Placement

Nearly 500 opportunities are also now open for undergraduate students in their penultimate year of study to apply for Deloitte’s four to six-week Summer Vacation Scheme. Students will get hands-on experience working with clients and projects through a structured programme of learning, and potentially gain a place on Deloitte’s graduate programme.

Places are also open to over 100 students who are required to complete a work experience placement as part of their university degree on Deloitte’s 12-month Industrial Placement programme. Students will train and work alongside the firm’s first-year graduate intake.

Greater focus on university and school in-person events

Since the beginning of the new university term in September, Deloitte has attended nearly 100 in-person events, including over 70 university events, to attract a wider, more diverse pool of talent from schools and universities across the UK.

Jackie Henry, managing partner for people and purpose at Deloitte, said: “The break over Christmas is a good time to think ahead and plan for the coming year. Deloitte’s work experience programmes are designed to help young people explore their options when considering a future career. They can learn more about the business and what we do, and even start building their network and develop some valuable career skills. With even more places available, I am delighted that even more young people will have a chance to take part.”

Digital support

As part of the increased support for young talent, Deloitte recently launched two new websites to help students find out more about a career at Deloitte and top tips for the assessment process;

  • Discover Your Path is a website that helps students evaluate and explore business areas at Deloitte and what opportunities are available. Candidates will make an informed choice about their applications and find out how their personal preferences align to the firm’s values.
  • Candidate Preparation Zone is a dedicated website offering information, assessment practice and support to candidates applying for an early career role.

Jackie Henry concluded: “We want every candidate to be at their best and set them up for success in the assessment process. It’s a great chance to share skills that will help them in their application to Deloitte and help level the playing field. I encourage students curious about a career at Deloitte to explore the Candidate Preparation Zone and Discover Your Path, these free tools will help all students decide on the right path for them.”


Notes for editors:

Spring into Deloitte, multiple dates between 25 March – 11 April 2024
Spring into Deloitte, the early careers programme for undergraduates in the first year of their degree, is open for applications. The programme, now in its tenth year, is a two day in-person course in April in the following streams: ‘Young Black Professionals’, ‘Women in Technology’, ‘Women in Business’ and ‘Tax’.

In-person events will be hosted in London and Birmingham and a virtual opportunity for those that prefer not to travel.

Applications are open until 12 January. Please note, applications may close earlier should we fill all the places before the closing date.

Deloitte Summer Vacation Scheme, dates over summer 2024
Applications are also open for Deloitte’s flagship Summer Vacation Scheme, open to university students in their penultimate year who are studying in any degree discipline and due to graduate in September 2025. The four to six-week programme is an opportunity to experience working life at Deloitte, working within the service line teams and with clients.

Applications are open and will close when places fill.

Industrial Placement, September 2024 to August 2025
Applications are open for the Industrial Placement, a six to twelve month paid work experience programme for undergraduates, training and working alongside our first-year graduate intake.

The second new course ‘Women in Technology’ will introduce women to the firm’s technology and digital sectors as well as showcasing how Deloitte supports women choosing a career in this sector.

Applications are open and will close when places fill.