Type: Private

Founded: 1833

Employees: 181,000

What do we do at Deloitte? We help the biggest businesses make some of their biggest decisions, tackle the most complex operations and lead the leading-edge. We develop expertise not just in one company, but in entire industries. This is what it means to be a professional at Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services firm – whether you work in Audit, Tax, Consulting, Corporate Finance, Technology, Risk Assessment and Deloitte Real Estate.

From small businesses and wealthy individuals, to government departments and major multinational corporations, Deloitte works with some of the greatest names in the world of business – and employs some of the foremost experts in their fields.

Come work at Deloitte and in just a few years you can be among their ranks, working alongside them, building far-reaching business networks and exploring the intricacies of our clients’ organisations.

Did You Know?

  • We have more than 150 offices around the world – from the sunny Bahamas to freezing Iceland. Our global headquarters are in New York City
  • We love sport. The Deloitte Ride Across Britain has so far raised over £1 million for the Paralympics GB team. In the last five years we’ve invested £1.7 million into helping people with disabilities get more involved in sport
  • We sponsor Ignite, a month long contemporary arts festival in association with the Royal Opera House
  • Each year we publish a review of Football Finance, assessing the financial health of the sport across the UK and Europe
  • Deloitte is ranked consistently high in the Times’ list of ‘Best Big Companies to Work For’
  • We rank second in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
  • We were voted ‘Best Employer for Mothers’ at this year’s Top Employers for Working Families Awards
  • This year Deloitte won the Charity Times ‘Consultancy Of the Year’ award

Graduate Opportunities

What’s on offer?

There are several entry routes to our graduate scheme, across different areas of our business. Whichever area you join, the scheme is designed to take the most insightful, intelligent and interesting graduates and develop them into professionals who will lead the industry. Generally speaking, you will experience a combination of challenging client work, exceptional training and study towards a prestigious professional qualification.

So where do you start?

What we do is often referred to as ‘professional services’. Really, though, that doesn’t even begin to do justice to an area where the opportunities for varied, dynamic and often high-profile careers are nearly endless.

In total, over 30 specialist disciplines are on offer here – so there’s bound to be something to suit your talents and ambitions. We’ve simplified them into seven main entry routes:

Of course, where you start may not be where you end up. That’s the joy of joining a diverse firm like Deloitte: no two careers follow the same path.

Visit http://mycareer.deloitte.com/uk/en/university to find out more about our schemes, and to hear more from people who have joined the firm in tnhis way.

The Summer Vacation Scheme

A Summer Vacation Scheme at Deloitte is your chance to explore what we do in detail – and see how you might fit in. Here’s what you can expect.

We run a handful of schemes during the summer, across most of our service lines, each lasting between 3 and 6 weeks. In that time, you’ll get involved in project work, go to client meetings, shadow senior colleagues – and possibly even travel abroad.

As well as an induction, you’ll benefit from a variety of training, from technical details to team-working.

All of this, however, is just the tip of the iceberg.

In the final week of your placement, you’ll be invited to sit a partner interview for a full time graduate position. So, if you impress us, you could go back to university with a job in your pocket.

 Visit www.deloitte.co.uk/svs to find out more.

Opportunities are available nationwide in:

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the scheme, you should:

  • be studying your first degree
  • be attending university in the UK
  • be in your penultimate year of your studies
  • have achieved a 2:1 in your first year of study


  • be studying for your masters immediately after the final year of your undergraduate degree (please ensure that you include any information on your intended masters degree on your application).

Industrial placements

Exposure to complex businesses, insights into major sectors, experience of whole industries – this is what you can expect when you join the Industrial Placement programme at Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services firm.

What a placement at Deloitte offers:

Our Industrial Placements give you the option of working in many of our recruiting offices across the UK and in a range of different service lines:

  • Audit
  • Tax
  • Consulting – Technology
  • Corporate Finance - Forensic Technology
  • Risk Consulting

Choose any of these placements and you’ll enjoy the scope to tackle a wide range of assignments with high-profile clients across different sectors. You’ll benefit from world-class training alongside our graduate intake, before gaining invaluable experience in the role of a 1st year graduate working in the area you choose to apply to.

If you decide to apply for a graduate role at the end of your placement, you could go back to university with a job already guaranteed – and you will have a head start when you return to Deloitte.

You can expect a competitive salary and benefits package, together with a laptop, smart phone and charge card where appropriate.

Who we’re looking for

We accept undergraduates from any degree discipline. However, for the majority of our vacancies you will need the following (or equivalent if not taken in the UK):

  • a 2:1 gained in the first year of your degree
  • 24/300 to 26/320 UCAS tariff points
  • GCSE Maths grade B
  • GCSE English grade C
  • a real interest in business and excellent interpersonal skills

To find out more information and to apply online, go to www.deloitte.co.uk/graduates/ip. We operate on a first come, first served basis, and places are limited so we’d encourage you to apply as early as possible.


Our Bright Start scheme for school leavers is a structured five-year programme that will give you all the exposure, experience, training and support you need to forge ahead in the world of business. After only a few years, you’ll be in a position to explore all the fantastic opportunities within the world’s leading professional services firm.

Your day to day role will differ depending on which area of the business you join. You will spend time working for clients either based at their offices or the Deloitte office. You will spend time preparing for your exams and attending internal training courses. The tasks that you might be asked to complete are outlined below, however, this list is only a guide and in a firm like ours, there is always an opportunity to get involved with much more.
In Audit or Corporate Finance, you’ll take on more responsibility and start to build relationships with clients as you progress in your studies and your work. Towards the end of your fourth year you will be studying for your final exams and start to take charge of your own projects. By the end of the fifth year you can expect to play a lead role on client work and explore many of the longer-term opportunities at Deloitte.
In Tax, if you’re looking to develop the perfect mix of business, consulting, finance and legal skills, there are few better places to launch your career than with one of the most highly regarded tax teams in the UK. From day one, you will work with a variety of clients across a wide range of industry sectors – from large multinational companies to entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals. As your career progresses, you'll gain broad and in-depth knowledge of business through the varied nature of the work. We’ll also give you all the support you need to gain valuable professional qualifications.

What we’re looking for

As well as strong academics and an interest in business and finance, we’re looking for people who will work well in teams and can thrive in our fast-paced environment.

Qualifications needed

• GCSE (or equivalent) Maths at grade B or above and English Language at grade C or above

• Predicted 300 UCAS points from A-levels (or equivalent) excluding General Studies for Audit, Risk Consulting and Tax

• Predicted 320 UCAS points from three A-levels (or equivalent) excluding General Studies for Corporate Finance

Application process

Our application process has been carefully designed to be as thorough and fair as possible. It’s your chance to tell us all about yourself, and our chance to see if you’ve got the potential to succeed here. It covers five stages:

1)     An online application form, which includes a number of different sections, such as education and career motivation.

2)     An online numerical reasoning test.

3)     An email-based assessment exercise online.

4)     First interview at the office you’re applying to.

5)     Final interview, which consists of a commercial awareness presentation and an interview with a senior person from the area you’re applying to join. 

Visit www.deloitte.co.uk/brightstart to find out more.

Our Scholar Scheme

Fancy bagging some amazing work experience, several months’ overseas travel and £1,500 to help pay for it – all before you set off to university? The Deloitte Scholar Scheme gives you the opportunity to get paid work experience during your gap year and throughout your time at university. While at university, you’ll get a £1,500 grant for every year you’re on the scheme.

The Deloitte Scholars Scheme is a  30-week paid placement in one of our UK offices, starting in August or September. It provides a fantastic opportunity to combine a trip of a lifetime and the experience that will kickstart a long-term career. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect.

A 30-week, structured experience few can match

We’ll put you against challenging projects, and give you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of our high-profile clients.

The opportunity to build lasting professional networks

You'll be working alongside and getting to know some of the top talent in the financial world. That means, should you choose to resume a career with us after university, you’ll have a rare head start.

Benefits that go beyond 30 weeks

Our aim is to stay with you throughout your degree, creating opportunities for you to broaden your mind, deepen your business understanding, and accelerate your ambitions. This includes at least 4 weeks of extra paid placements each academic year.

Money towards your gap year - and beyond

The scheme itself is fully paid. We’ll also give you a £1,500 bursary to go travelling after the placement and before university and on-going financial scholarship throughout university to the tune of £1,500 a year. 

A prestigious name that will enhance your reputation

Deloitte can offer a route into the world of business few can match. Understandably, though, competition for places is tough. Make sure you apply early.

Interested? Visit the Deloitte careers website.

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