1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role as an audit associate is to go out to a verity of different clients with other members of the project field team to complete audit work. The hours can sometimes be long and you can end up working away a lot but the business and finance experience is great. We also get training provided for the ACA. This involves attending college for tutoring and revision.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Because of the large amount of different clients we get to work with we learn a lot about how different businesses operate. This is great experience if once your qualified and wish to move on to work in industry.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The programme itself is a great experience, but the hours can sometimes be long and work can sometimes get pressurised. But on all projects team members have always been a great support and kept spirits up.
4. How valued do you feel by Deloitte?
All managers have always been thankful of work provided by team members. But you can get sent away on away jobs on short notice sometimes with managers forgetting you may have personal plans.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme has great introduction events, training and generally is well structured.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Enough support is available. There is an online portal with a lot of online material, there are often online live videos and your personal tutor is available to contact.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Generally everyone will check up on you when out on a project to ensure that you are understanding the work and don’t have any problems. If you end up working on a lot of away jobs with other offices then you do loose contact with your home office and this can be fairly hard.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary is competitive and good for somebody leaving school.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Deloitte have a lot of after work socials.
9a. Would you recommend Deloitte to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
If you know you want to work in finance or business then this is by far the best route to follow. It is difficult but the experience and qualifications gained from this are highly sought after.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Deloitte? *
Make sure you read every questions at least twice and prepare for your assessments and interviews. There are plenty of tips available online.
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