1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a Brightstart in Deloitte, this means that I work for Deloitte fulltime and also go to university for 6 hours a week. I get involved in projects, internal work and also study.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have become more confident when dealing with people I don't know and in new situations. I have also become more competent at using excel, outlook and power-point.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I have enjoyed meeting new people and become friends with the other people on my scheme. I have also enjoyed the new experiences I have gotten the chance to have e.g. working in London
4. How valued do you feel by Deloitte?
I feel valued because I get good feedback and I also get the opportunity to get involved with important projects
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My intake was the first year for this kind of scheme in Deloitte, this meant that not everything was ironed out before we started. The training could be made more relevant, studying support could be improved and also more information could be given out about the scheme for future starters.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
More support could be given, with regards to; university, BCS (including resits) and also around internal training courses (what is there offered etc.) I am currently resitting a BCS module and I feel I have been left on my own without any support or help, I haven't done anything around BCS since I sat the course in November and now I'm not entirely sure about the content and I have said to my manager but they haven't given me the help and support I need.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Training provider is my employer. More support could be given, with regards to; university, BCS (including resits) and also around internal training courses (what is there offered etc.) I am currently resitting a BCS module and I feel I have been left on my own without any support or help, I haven't done anything around BCS since I sat the course in November and now I'm not entirely sure about the content and I have said to my manager but they haven't given me the help and support I need.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary does not cover my costs the way it should. I have to pay for my car, car insurance, petrol, rent, food, train travel (not enough parking near office so have to use public transport) and also try and have a social life. But after all my outgoings I hardly have any money left to do anything outside of work.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
The company do have many social events, e.g. first Friday drinks etc. However I feel that the Brightstarts have been forgotten about when it comes to those events as the always take place when we have university. I also feel like not enough effort was made to integrate the Brightstarts into the rest of the team as we were left in a room for the first four months of training and never properly introduced to the wider teams.
9a. Would you recommend Deloitte to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Although it has it's flaws the scheme is an amazing opportunity and will give the applicant the best opportunities to grow and mature.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Deloitte? *
Don't panic, the interviews are not as scary as you think. If you're unsure ask questions, no matter what it is. The training will be boring and long but most of it is relevant, try hard for BCS because the resits are way worse than the first sitting.
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