Assistant Associate at Deloitte

Start Date:
Programme Type:
School Leaver Programme
£15,600 annually
Review Date:
May 2016

Review Score


1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


Assistant Associate in Audit. Assist in performing audit testing for various clients in a multitude of industries. Work daily with an audit team, which is different for every client so changes every few weeks on average. Communicating daily with the client staff. Responsible for several areas of testing.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Learnt audit skills from nil understanding, developed excel skills

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Generally enjoyable

4. How valued do you feel by Deloitte?


Appreciated when producing good work, but difficult to feel overly valued as a lower grade.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very well organised, with specific tailored inductions, training, education. A good appraiser system.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Always contactable and willing to discuss any queries

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


People generally try to look out for/support lower grades - especially your allocated mentor ('buddy') and appraiser, who you can always go to with problems.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


If living at home, salary is very comfortable, but first year would potentially be a struggle if renting somewhere/not living at home. Second year there is a good salary increase. Fuel/travel expenses reimbursed, discounted phone bills - means there aren't many day to day costs which aren't covered or discounted.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Many company events/groups, usually something to suit most people

9a. Would you recommend Deloitte to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

Many benefits to the scheme, especially compared to university. Potential for reasonably quick progression in the firm, excellent name to have on a CV

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Deloitte? *

Practice numeric/verbal reasoning tests online. Research Deloitte specific interview questions - won't find word for word questions, but will find the personal qualities they want to hear in an answer (e.g. an example of leadership, problem solving etc.), meaning you can then prepare answers rather than having to think on your feet under pressure.

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