Audit Associate at Deloitte

Start Date:
Programme Type:
School Leaver Programme
£21,000 competitive
Review Date:
May 2015

Review Score


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


I'm in my third year of the scheme, which means I have started taking on assistant manager roles; I am in charge of the team of juniors onsite at the client's office, as well as completing my own work.

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


There are mandatory training courses to help you develop every year, and they are also very accommodating if you choose to attend optional courses to follow your chosen path of development.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy it, it's an excellent position of responsibility with a good salary, especially for somebody young who hasn't gone to university! The people in the office are also young, the average age being about 24, so it is a lot of fun!

4. How valued do you feel by Deloitte?


Our office feels like a family, and I have rarely felt that my work has gone unappreciated. There are a lot of additional perks arranged to say thank you to us for our hard work (eg, trips to Thorpe Park, nice hotels and meals, bonuses).

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


As I joined the programme when it had only been running for a year, there have been a few things that we were unsure of and/or the structure has changed slightly from what we believed it to be when joining. This hasn't really been a problem though, as the organisers are able to listen to our opinions and adjust the scheme where improvements are needed.

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


Tutors are contactable via email (and some by phone) at all times even when you're not in college and the workbooks and notes I have found very useful.

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


Everyone in the office is really supportive, via both official mentors and just general friendliness. I have always been able to find somebody to help when needed.

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


Very well; I am able to put over half my wages into savings every month and still pay bills, buy food, run my car and go out with my friends etc. Also all our travel other than to the office is fully reimbursed and if the site is far away we receive hotels which are also fully reimbursed.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are clubs and societies that connect all the Deloitte UK offices, as well as the students association SECASS which puts on social events. There is also the annual football tournament in Prague between global Deloitte offices.

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


9b. Why? *

I have had such a confidence boost since joining nearly 3 years ago. I am in a job with strong career prospects and have lots of good friends at work, something I really didn't expect when I decided not to go to university.

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

I think this applies to all jobs in general; be yourself. Once you have passed the generic online tests which assess your logic skills, the most important thing they are looking for at interview is personality and the ability to be likeable and get on with people - as we are very frequently dealing with clients face to face I would say this is definitely more important than being a genius at Maths!

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