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Ready to kickstart your future? Each of our programmes has been designed to help you build your career your way, as you develop the skills you’ll need to make an impact that matters to you. Find out more about the path that could be right for you.

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If you’re in year 12 (or year 13 in NI or S5 in Scotland), ASPIRE is a powerful opportunity to find out more about your passions and talents.

We believe that it’s not about where you’re from – but where you’re going. In a world of inequality, helping to redress the balance has never been more important. Shaping a fairer society that values everyone is a priority for us – and ASPIRE is part of that. It’s designed to excite school students about the huge possibilities on offer here, no matter what their background. So, join us, and immerse yourself in a friendly, diverse and welcoming community for a few days of action-packed fun.

What will I get to do?

What are you good at? What are you passionate about? Here’s your chance to see how different career paths align to your unique talents and strengths. You’ll take a closer look at Deloitte life and get to grips with what each of our business areas actually does. You’ll even get to take part in immersive case studies, develop life skills and benefit from employability sessions that’ll help to set you up for your future career.

Who’s it for?

If you’re excited about your future and ready to learn more about the world of work, ASPIRE is a great opportunity. To apply, you’ll need to be in a state school in:

  • Year 12 in England or Wales
  • Year 13 in Northern Ireland
  • S5 in Scotland.

You’ll also need to meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The occupation of your main household earner when you were aged 14 is categorised as a lower socio-economic background or
  • You are/have been eligible for free school meals or
  • You attend a school that’s above the regional average in terms of the number of students eligible for free school meals or
  • You would be the first member of your family to go on to Higher Education, e.g. to obtain a degree at university or through a degree apprenticeship

Location and dates for all Aspire programmes to be confirmed shortly

When and where does it take place?

We’re excited to be running the ASPIRE programme in London and Manchester, as well as a virtual event for those unable to join an in-person event. The Aspire programmes will run between the 17 July - 31 July 2024.

For ASPIRE in-person events, we will cover reasonable travel costs (for example journeys up to 1 hour each way). There are no overnight stays for these events and we advise for you to only apply to programmes that are within a comfortable commutable distance.

How did ASPIRE begin?

ASPIRE exists to make sure that everyone has an equal chance of accessing, and progressing within, the accountancy profession based on merit alone. It’s part of Access Accountancy – a collaboration of more than 26 organisations and professional bodies dedicated to opening doors to accountancy for more people. To find out more about our other social mobility initiatives, take a look here.

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Discover your future

If you’re in year 10, 11 or 12, making the right career choice is probably on your radar already. If you’re not sure where to begin or want to test out your talents to see where they fit best, then our Career Shapers days are for you.

What will I get to do?

Designed for school students to get excited about the wealth of possibilities on offer here at Deloitte, Career Shapers is your chance to immerse yourself in our friendly, diverse community.

This is your chance to see how different career paths align to your unique talents and strengths. You’ll take a closer look at Deloitte life and get to grips with what each of our business areas actually does. You’ll even get to take part in immersive case studies, develop life skills and benefit from employability sessions that’ll help to set you up for your future career.

Who’s it for?

If you’re excited about your future and ready to learn more about the world of work, Career Shapers is for you. We have opportunities for students currently at school or college in the following years:

  • Year 10, 11 or 12 in England or Wales
  • Year 12 or 13 in Northern Ireland
  • S4 or S5 in Scotland.

You can check the full academic requirements here.

When and where does it take place?

We’re excited to be offering Career Shapers Year 10/11 as a virtual event In August 2024.

Career Shapers Year 12 programmes will be offered in London, Birmingham and Glasgow, as well as online as a virtual event. They will run between 24 June - 17 July 2024.

For Career Shapers in-person events, we will cover reasonable travel costs (for example journeys up to 1 hour each way). There are no overnight stays for these events and we advise for you to only apply to programmes that are within a comfortable commutable distance.

"Thank you so much for having me. I really enjoyed the workshop and found it enriching as well as informative. It gave me clarity on what I would like to do in the future, hopefully as a BrightStart, which has also aided my A-Level selection. I would be very interested in coming to any future events."
Jenny

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Enabling Functions Entry Level Apprenticeships 

This is your chance to play a pivotal role here, whilst learning more and more every day. You’ll also get to explore your talents, interests and potential – and ultimately develop your career in the direction that inspires you most.

In our Cardiff and Newcastle locations, we support our client-facing people to deliver outstanding quality services. From completing research, to doing administrative and project management tasks, there’s real variety. You’re not here to make tea. You’ll work on our largest and most influential clients. You’ll collaborate with and learn from colleagues that include senior partners. And you’ll become a subject matter expert.

What kind of work will I do within one of the Enabling Functions teams? 

We provide expertise in things like risk, research and compliance, as well as day-to-day support on everything from finance to HR and IT. Whichever direction you take, you’ll be taught everything you need to make a real impact in one of our specialist teams, supporting client-facing colleagues in one of these available apprenticeships:

Cardiff Deliver Centre (CDC) Apprenticeships 

  • Tax Support Assistant, Equity & Incentives, Tax Consulting, Global Employer Services (Cardiff)

CDC, Central Business Support (CBS) Apprenticeships 

  • Business Support Analyst, Engagement Support Services (Cardiff)
  • Executive Assistant, Business Support, Leadership Support Centre (Cardiff)
  • Services Analyst, Quality, Risk & Security (Cardiff)
  • Trainee Software Engineer, IT Business Services Business Application (Cardiff)
  • Senior Assistant, HR Student Advisory Services (Cardiff)
  • HR Helpdesk Assistant, HR Services (Cardiff)

Newcastle Apprenticeships 

  • Audit & Assurance – Newcastle Centre of Excellence – Accounts & Audit

What’s in it for me?

This isn’t just a training programme, you’ll get a permanent job and recognised professional qualifications. You’ll get on-the-job experience from day one, with fast progression on a structured career path. With Deloitte you can enjoy an agile working environment, plenty of training opportunities, an active social life and the chance to join our diversity networks.

How will I develop?

Our tailored approach to development means you’ll continue to progress throughout your career. During your apprenticeship, you’ll get all you need to thrive and grow, including:

  • Industry-leading qualifications depending on your role and location, such as a Level 3 City & Guilds Business Administration, Level 4 AAT qualification, Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Computing or Level 3 CIPD Certificate in People Practice.
  • Apprentices will spend 80% of their time working in their roles and 20% of their time on the academic aspect of the apprenticeship, typically with 1 day a week in college or working on their portfolios.
  • Support all the way from mentors and buddies
  • Extensive induction programme
  • Invaluable experience of working on live projects
  • Six-monthly appraisals to help you stay on track and plan your future
  • Diverse training methods to suit all learning styles such as simulations; residential training courses; and online, on-the-job and classroom-based learning.
  • Career development workshops
  • Access to 4,000 e-learning courses on our Skillsoft platform

Check the academic requirements and find out about our locations across the U.K, as well as our rewards & benefits and the career development opportunities we can offer you.

"The team I support works with one of Deloitte’s biggest clients. To be involved with such an influential client so early in my career is really rewarding; I love it"
Owen

  • Enabling Functions: Helping businesses to shape the world. Find out more

Enabling Functions: Helping businesses to shape the world. Find out more

Start your professional career with a global business now and bypass university. On our BrightStart programme, you’ll get paid to learn and progress, gain real-world experience and make a unique impact from day one.

Clever and curious people thrive on our BrightStart Apprenticeships. It’s a rewarding leap into the world of professional services that lets you earn while you learn. You can even gain degree-level and professional qualifications. Getting stuck in from the start, you’ll help to solve some of our clients’ most complex challenges and build a brilliant career for yourself with a business that’s making an impact worldwide.

Is this a permanent job? 

Yes. Once your apprenticeship is completed, you’ll get to forge a career with Deloitte in the area that interests you most.

What kind of work will I do?

As a BrightStart Apprentice, your work will depend on the role and location you choose. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be respected and encouraged to be yourself. Your colleagues will support and challenge you to explore, question and collaborate on important projects. And we’ll teach you all the skills and behaviours you’ll need to grow, stretch your thinking and go far.

What’s in it for me?

This isn’t just a training programme, you’ll get a permanent job and recognised professional qualifications. You’ll get on-the-job experience from day one, with fast progression on a structured career path. With Deloitte you can enjoy an agile working environment, plenty of training opportunities, an active social life and the chance to join our diversity networks.

How will I develop? 

Depending on the business area you join, it takes between 15 months and four years to complete your apprenticeship. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be leading your own projects, managing your own teams, and developing your career in whichever direction interests you most.

Check the academic requirements and find out about our locations across
the UK, as well as our rewards & benefits and the career development opportunities we can offer you.

"The nature of this job provides you with
flexibility and freedom on what you work on and who you work with."
Felix

 

  • Audit & Assurance: Building trust and transparency between businesses and the public. Find out more
  • Business & Financial Advisory: Finding smart solutions to complex challenges for high-profile clients. Find out more
  • Cyber, Data and Digital: Keeping clients, safe, secure, connected and one step ahead of risk. Find out more
  • Consulting: Making positive change happen for our clients and supporting them to achieve their goals. Find out more
  • Deloitte Legal: Providing legal support an advice to our wide range of clients. Find out more
  • Risk Advisory: Mitigating financial, regulatory and operational risk for our clients. Find out more
  • Tax Consulting: Fusing strategy, technology and compliance to provide the best possible tax services. Find out more
  • Technology: Solving critical challenges for clients with cutting-edge technology. Find out more
  • Enabling Functions: Helping businesses to shape the world. Find out more

There are so many options for life beyond university. But which one’s right for you? What excites you most? Our taster events are here to help to find your professional passion and see where a career at Deloitte could take you.

Each two-day event is a powerful blend of business games, skills sessions, debates and discovery.

Why come along?

In your first year at university or second year of a four-year degree and not sure what career you want to follow? 

Spring Into Deloitte gives you an insight into our careers, the people you’ll work with, the incredible opportunities on offer and the sort of work you’ll do. You’ll watch, learn, take part in different skills sessions, and network with colleagues from across the firm. You’ll leave the programme having developed some of your professional skills, with more of an understanding about Deloitte and the work that we do as well as where you may wish to take your career in Professional Services.

Will it help my application for the Summer Vacation Scheme or Industrial Placement?

Showing such an early interest in working with us will stand you in great stead and could lead to an offer of a further opportunity. There will be a number of places on our Summer Vacation Scheme & Industrial Placement up for grabs.

Which Spring into Deloitte programme should I choose?

Everyone’s different. That’s why we have several options for you to choose from including Audit & Assurance, Tax, Consulting, Financial Advisory and Technology. In line with our diversity and inclusion agenda we aim to support underrepresented groups and encourage women and students from black heritage onto the diversity focussed programmes.

Who’s it for?

Any student in their first year at university (or second year on a four-year course) who’s on track for a 2:1. You can check the full academic requirements here. If you’re fascinated by business and curious about what a career with us could offer, Spring Into Deloitte is for you.

When and Where is Spring into Deloitte happening?

This year, we’re excited to bring Spring into Deloitte once more into our offices. Programmes will take place during the Easter Break of 2024 across several offices in the UK, these include Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Reading and Cardiff. We also offer a virtual opportunity for those that prefer not to travel. All programmes will take place between 25 March and 9 April. 

You can find out more about each location here.

We encourage you to apply to the region and business area that most suits your future career interests, as any offer for a future placement following participation, will reflect the region and business area of your Spring into Deloitte programme.

Will I get paid? 

We are pleased to confirm this will be a paid placement as we value the time you will be committing for the programme. Travel and accommodation costs will not be covered.

If you’d like to keep up to date with this information, please register your interest here and be the first in the know.

"There is a lot of diversity in experience and skills, I love that everyone has a different story." 
Hazel

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Hands-on experience is invaluable. That’s why our summer placements are such a great way to explore potential career options and discover what suits you best. We offer a range of summer placements that reflect the kinds of jobs you could do here. 

Who’s is it for?

It’s for university students who want to test their skills in the real world. If you’re in the penultimate year of your course or are going on to a master’s, this 4-6 week placement puts you at the heart of our community, surrounded by experts who can help you flourish. You’ll do real work from day one, using what you’ve learnt at university to help solve complex problems for our clients.

You can check the full academic requirements here.

What’s in it for me?

You’ll get a competitive salary and exposure to real clients and exciting projects through a structured programme of learning. It’s a great way to make decisions about your career and potentially gain a place on our graduate programme. There will be plenty of chances to develop your experience, build a great social life, get involved in community projects and become a Deloitte Brand Ambassador.

When and where can I work?

The scheme will run during the summer of 2024. The exact dates are still to be confirmed; however, these will usually run from late June through to early August. The length of programme ranges from 4-6 weeks and is dependant on the business area you apply to.

Several locations offer this programme. You can find out more about each one here. We also offer flexible at home working too.

What’s next?

If things go well, you might even be offered a position on a relevant Graduate Programme. Not everyone gets an offer straight away, so don’t worry if you don’t. You can always apply in the future and whatever happens, your Summer Vacation Scheme will be a great foundation for your future career.

"If you want variety in your work, location, people, clients… then Deloitte is for you."
Harry

You can choose a Summer Vacation Scheme in these areas:

  • Audit & Assurance: Building trust and transparency between businesses and the public. Find out more
  • Cyber, Data and Digital: Keeping clients, safe, secure, connected and one step ahead of risk. Find out more
  • Consulting: Making positive change happen for our clients and supporting them to achieve their goals. Find out more
  • Risk Advisory: Mitigating financial, regulatory and operational risk for our clients. Find out more    
  • Actuarial: Advising on everything from talent to organisational priorities. Find out more
  • Real Estate: Through our expert advice, we support clients across the UK with all their real estate needs. Find out more
  • Tax Consulting: Fusing strategy, technology and compliance to provide the best possible tax services. Find out more
  • Technology: Solving critical challenges for clients with cutting-edge technology. Find out more

Imagine trying out a career for a year before you commit. Our Industrial Placements are a great way to explore your professional interests, discover new ambitions and make sure you’re on the right path.

For 12 months you’ll be a key part of our community – training and working alongside our first-year graduate intake. You’ll help us push boundaries by doing great work for our clients across the business, and learn skills that will set you up for an exciting career. 

Who’s it for? 

This is designed for students who are required to complete a placement as part of their university degree.

You can check the full academic requirements here.

Will I get paid?

Of course. You’ll be paid a competitive salary throughout your placement and if you impress us, you could be offered a place on one of our Graduate Programmes. You’ll get a real feel for who we are and if we’re the right fit for your future.

Will I be working on live projects?

The work you do will depend on the role and location you choose, but whatever direction you take, you’ll get to work on live and exciting projects from day one. 

How will I develop?

We’ll make sure you get to work directly with clients and on projects where your work has a very real and meaningful impact on their success. Being trusted with real responsibility will give you the opportunity to see what you’re capable of. But don’t worry, you’ll have all the support and training you need to succeed.

For some business areas, you could sit a selection of professional accountancy exams and part qualify during your placement.

Where can I work?

Placements run from September 2024 to August 2025.

Several locations offer this programme. You can find out more about each one here. We also offer flexible at home working too.

What’s next?

If things go well, you might be offered a position on a relevant Graduate Programme. Not everyone gets an offer straight away, so don’t worry if you don’t. You can always apply in the future and whatever happens, your Industrial Placement will be a great foundation for your future career. 

"I thought that everything would be focused around finance, but that really isn’t the case. We do a lot of really diverse and fantastic work with clients and it’s all to do with making a positive impact for them and us."
Rachel

Find out more about our exciting career path options below:

  • Audit & Assurance: Building trust and transparency between businesses and the public. Find out more
  • Business & Financial Advisory: Finding smart solutions to complex challenges for high-profile clients. Find out more
  • Cyber, Data and Digital: Keeping clients, safe, secure, connected and one step ahead of risk. Find out more
  • Consulting: Making positive change happen for our clients and supporting them to achieve their goals. Find out more
  • Risk Advisory: Mitigating financial, regulatory and operational risk for our clients. Find out more
  • Actuarial: Advising on everything from talent to organisational priorities. Find out more
  • Real Estate: Through our expert advice, we support clients across the UK with all their real estate needs. Find out more
  • Tax Consulting: Fusing strategy, technology and compliance to provide the best possible tax services. Find out more
  • Technology: Solving critical challenges for clients with cutting-edge technology. Find out more

Our world-renowned Graduate Programmes are more than a training scheme with professional qualifications. They offer an opportunity to work on meaningful projects for some of the world’s biggest clients. As well as a permanent position with a market-leading salary, you’ll innovate and collaborate with some of the most talented people in their fields. You’ll learn. You’ll grow. And you’ll make an impact every day on the projects you want to work on. 

What kind of work will I do?

The work you’ll do with us as a graduate will depend on the role and location you choose. But whatever direction you take, you’ll work on exciting and meaningful projects from day one.

What’s in it for me?

More than a training programme, you’ll get a permanent job, with endless opportunities for growth and development. You’ll study towards recognised professional qualifications with time off for learning, have an unrivalled client list, fast progression on a structured career path, agile working options, and the chance to take your career anywhere you want. As well as social events, you can also get involved in voluntary and community activities.

Any great benefits for me?

In addition to a market-leading salary and tailored benefits, you’ll be able to access a £7000 interest-free loan. Discover more about our benefits here.

Where can I work? 

We have offices across the UK and offshore. The site shows all the locations available for our Graduate Programmes. You can find out more about each one here

How will I develop?

Our Graduate Programmes offer the opportunity to make an impact from day one, but within a year or two the difference you’ll make will grow massively. You’ll be managing your own teams and client relationships, as well as motivating others to make us even stronger. We offer both informal and formal types of training and support, meaning you’ll never stop learning.

"The level of responsibility and support given to graduates has helped me develop not only my professional and technical skills, but also my confidence."
Aneesha

Discover the career paths below to find out where your future career with us could take you:

  • Audit & Assurance: Building trust and transparency between businesses and the public. Find out more
  • Business & Financial Advisory: Finding smart solutions to complex challenges for high-profile clients. Find out more
  • Cyber, Data and Digital: Keeping clients, safe, secure, connected and one step ahead of risk. Find out more
  • Consulting: Making positive change happen for our clients and supporting them to achieve their goals. Find out more
  • Deloitte Legal: Providing legal support an advice to our wide range of clients. Find out more
  • Risk Advisory: Mitigating financial, regulatory and operational risk for our clients. Find out more
  • Actuarial: Advising on everything from talent to organisational priorities. Find out more
  • Real Estate: Through our expert advice, we support clients across the UK with all their real estate needs. Find out more
  • Tax Consulting: Fusing strategy, technology and compliance to provide the best possible tax services. Find out more
  • Technology: Solving critical challenges for clients with cutting-edge technology. Find out more
  • Enabling Functions: Helping businesses to shape the world. Find out more

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Supporting your recruitment experience

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 and offer a wide range of reasonable adjustments, to help people realise their potential. As well as support during the recruitment processes- such as extra time and alternative interview formats- we have fully accessible offices, software to support people with neurodiversity or physical disabilities, and flexible, hybrid working arrangements, to ensure everyone can work in a way that suits them. We also have diversity networks, mentoring and wellbeing programmes

If you require support or adjustments during the application or assessment process, please reach out to our team to help you.

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