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Early Careers Assessment Support

We value diversity at Deloitte, and we’re always looking for people with different perspectives. Using a range of tools and processes suited to an individual’s needs, our assessments help us to find candidates who are likely to thrive.

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Apprentices, undergraduates and graduates

Our assessment process is your chance to show us your true self. Our step-by-step process helps us understand who you are, how you’ll fit into our team and how far your potential could take you. Let’s take a look at how it works.

At Deloitte we want everyone to have the chance to succeed. We recognise that some people might need additional support during the recruitment process and we work hard to ensure everyone’s individual needs are accommodated.

That’s why we want to remove any possible barriers for people applying to join us. We offer a wide range of reasonable adjustments, to help people realise their potential. As well as adjustments to the recruitment processes - such as extra time and alternative interview formats - we have flexible working and support options after you start your role, to ensure that people can work in a way that suits them best.

Our recruiters will work with you to learn more about your support needs and identify reasonable adjustments that will help you to be at your best and have a more personalised experience. If you require adjustments during the application or assessment process, please reach out to our team to help you.

Programmes - Closing dates

  • Graduate Programme, Summer Vacation Scheme and Industrial Placements open for applications in September 2024 and will remain open on a rolling basis until all vacancies are filled.
  • BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship Programme open for applications in September 2024 and will remain open on a rolling basis until all vacancies are filled.
  • Entry Level Apprenticeship Programme opens for applications in September 2024 and will remain open on a rolling basis until all vacancies are filled.
  • Spring Into Deloitte: Dates to be confirmed.
  • Career Shapers and ASPIRE: Dates to be confirmed.
  • SAICA Graduate Training Programme: Dates to be confirmed.
     
Closing deadlines


Please be aware, for some programmes we screen applications on a rolling basis and will close as soon as we fill vacancies. We recommend you get your application in as soon as possible.

Keeping the process simple

Whether you’re applying for a summer vacation scheme, a placement year or our full graduate or Brightstart programme, our assessment process is essentially the same:

  • STEP 1 – Apply online
  • STEP 2 – Immersive online assessment
  • STEP 3 – Job simulation
  • STEP 4 – Final stage assessment
  • STEP 5 – Outcome and next steps

For our Entry Level Apprenticeships, and some of our shorter work experience programmes, we’ll roll steps 2 and 3 into one online assessment. If you’re applying for a graduate or apprentice programme in the Channel Islands, it’s slightly different. Find out more here.

Application Process

Top Tip: “Have your qualification details to hand before you
begin, such as GCSEs and A Levels.”

- Jason, Early Careers team

The first step is telling us a little about you and should only take around 15 minutes. It’s a set of questions that’ll ask you about who you are, your education and your experience.

Please complete your online application form in one session as it won’t save if you exit the page.

Minimum qualifications

Deloitte will be assessing your application based on the academic entry criteria outlined in the job description for the role you’ve applied to. Typically, for our graduate and work experience programmes, this requirement is that you’ll be on track for, or have achieved a 2.1. or above in your undergraduate degree. For our BrightStart programme, typically you’ll be on track for, or have achieved 104 UCAS points in your top 3 A levels.

As part of your application, we will still ask you to provide a breakdown of all your academic qualifications. This is to allow us to measure the success of our entry criteria. However, you will only be assessed on the academic grades as specified as a requirement in the job description. Please note, if you have not met our academic entry criteria due to an extenuating circumstance, please do tell us more about this on your application so we may consider this when we are assessing your information.

Keep your candidate ID safe

You’ll get a unique candidate ID number when you submit your
form. You’ll need to quote this every time you get in touch with us about your application. This can be found on your ‘My Profile’. 

You’ll go straight through to Step 2.

Top Tip: “When rank ordering your preferred responses to a
situation, go with your gut instinct, don’t try to second guess what it is we
might be looking for.”
- Karen, Student Recruitment team

This stage is all about getting to know us, while we get to know you. It’ll give you a real idea of what life is like at Deloitte. We’ll ask you to look at possible work scenarios and answer honestly how you’d respond, deciding on your most to least likely actions. There’ll also be questions around your preferred working style. The final part of this stage will be some ability tests (e.g. including numerical, verbal, critical, and for some, abstract reasoning).

This will help us assess how your strengths could help you succeed here. There’s no time limit, but you should ideally complete it in one go, so make sure you’ve got around 50 minutes free before you begin.

Please remember that we want to give you the opportunity to learn more about yourself and to practice our assessments before you begin –
please click through to our Candidate Preparation Zone to discover more.

We know how important feedback is

After the assessment, you’ll receive a feedback report about your strengths and abilities. This isn’t the outcome of your assessment, but it will provide you with valuable advice on how to develop your skills and make the most of your strengths.

Once you have completed your immersive online assessment, we’ll consider your full application and get back to you within two weeks. 

There are websites promising to assist with our assessment process. They aren’t associated with Deloitte and hold incorrect information. If you’d like support or information, please use our official channels, including this website, our social media channels, events, newsletters, and Candidate Preparation Zone - You can also get in touch directly through our online helpdesk. Before you begin the online assessment process, you’ll be asked to accept a series of integrity statements. So that it is fair to all, those who breach these (such as completing the assessment with help from others) will be removed from the process.

Top Tip: “Find a comfortable and quiet place to complete the
assessment, make sure any housemates or family members also know you are taking an assessment – the last thing you want on your video response is a cameo appearance!”
- Leah, Student Recruitment team

Our job simulation stage is as challenging as it is enjoyable. You’ll answer questions across formats that include writing, video, multiple choice and ranking. Each question relates to the type of work you might do at Deloitte, so it’s a great opportunity to get a real idea of the type of work you would do, and whether you would enjoy it.

Please remember to take the opportunity to practice this assessment before you begin – please click through to our Candidate Preparation Zone to discover more. There are also practice questions at the start for you to get used to the technology - they’re well worth doing.

We know how important feedback is

After completing the Job Simulation, you’ll receive a feedback report about your strengths and abilities. This isn’t the outcome of your assessment, but it will provide you with valuable advice on how to develop your skills and make the most out of your strengths.

There are websites promising to assist with our assessment process. They aren’t associated with Deloitte and hold incorrect information. If you’d like support or information, please use our official channels, including this website, our social media channels, events, newsletters, and our Candidate Preparation Zone. You can also get in touch directly through our online helpdesk. We conduct regular reviews of applications to pinpoint any fraudulent activity.

After you’ve completed the simulation, you’ll get an email letting you know how you did within four weeks.

Spring Into Deloitte applicants

If you’re a ‘Spring Into Deloitte’ applicant, this is where your application process ends. We’ll let you know if you’ve been successful as soon as possible.

Entry Level Apprentices

You won’t need to do this stage – your online assessment will be rolled up into one assessment.

Top Tip: “Our assessors are here to get the best out of you, they are not trying to trip you up or trick you, remember they want you to do well and you will shine.”
- Amelia, Student Recruitment team

For most roles and programmes, the final stage is a virtual assessment centre where you’ll meet other candidates and get involved in individual and group exercises. You’ll also meet hiring managers from the business area that you’ve applied to. For some roles, there might just be an interview, which can be face to face or virtual. 

Don’t worry – you’ll get all the details beforehand, including what is involved – we’ll give you plenty of time to prepare. You can also have a look at the Candidate Preparation Zone to find out more and for hints and tips on how to prepare.

Summer Vacation Scheme

For the Summer Vacation Scheme, you’ll have a live video interview with someone from the business area and office you’ve applied to, where we’ll focus on your motivations for choosing the role and ask some questions to help you highlight your strengths. These interviews usually last 30-40 minutes.

We don’t like to keep anyone waiting, so we aim to let you know as soon as possible. You should hear from us within a week of your final stage assessment.

Getting a job offer

If your final stage assessment is successful, we’ll offer you a job and your exciting journey with us really begins.

If you’re not successful this time

You may have been unsuccessful for all sorts of reasons. So, be sure to ask for feedback from your Early Careers Recruitment contact. You’re always welcome to reapply as well – although we only accept one application per intake or academic year (September-August).

Your feedback or offer

Whether we’re letting you know that you’ve been successful or advising on how to improve for next time, we’ll be in touch as soon as we can. We always do our best to communicate with you throughout the process too.

 

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