Test the waters: Deloitte Summer Vacation Schemes & Industrial Placements
Try before you buy on one of Deloitte’s placement programmes. Hear from Deloitte people and their work place experiences.
Shannon, what’s your views on placement schemes and Audit?
"I am a big advocate of the placement year, summer vacation and other schemes. Audit isn’t for everyone, and I think it’s invaluable to get that taster before you start. Plus the onboarding process seems easier. In the case of the placement year, I just had to do the final interview to get onto the graduate programme.
Going into my final year of university already with a graduate job was the best feeling. I could focus on my studies and enjoying my last year, while everyone around me had the added pressure of finding and applying for jobs."
Jenny now on the Tax graduate programme, what were your misconceptions before working at Deloitte?
"I was worried that the job would be a bit overwhelming – in terms of all the information I’d need to get to grips with – and that I wouldn’t pass the exams. We only get two attempts at each one; but so far so good. And I’m really enjoying the challenge of the work I do.
I would definitely recommend doing the Summer Vacation Scheme in your penultimate year at university. I found it such a good indication of what the job is really like, and the firm get to know you before you go through the application process too."
Susannah now working in Actuarial within Human Capital, looking back what was great about your Summer Vacation Scheme?
"Between my second and third years, I completed the six-week Summer Vacation Scheme at Deloitte. This internship appealed to me as it offered a rotation across different areas of actuarial work. The maths and research focus of the Capital Markets Group stood out, so I decided to join this team as a graduate.
As I had completed a Deloitte internship, I was fast-tracked to the final Partner interview and I received an offer the following morning. My internship gave me an advantage in the interview because I had spoken to a range of people in the team I was applying to, about their work and the most relevant skills I needed to perform well."