Deloitte welcomes 450 university students across its UK offices

29 June 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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As the summer season gets underway, Big Four firm Deloitte has welcomed more than 450 university students to its UK offices. The internship campaign will help students about to enter their final year as undergraduates to learn the benefits of working in the consulting industry.

Jackie Henry, managing partner for people and purpose at Deloitte, commented, “Each year, we’re inspired by the bright young minds who join our Summer Vacation Scheme. Undergraduate students are given a mentor throughout the programme and the opportunity to work alongside our people, developing their skills and learning more about a career at Deloitte.”

Henry added that the new intake of 452 students will be spread across Deloitte’s UK offices, giving them the opportunity to begin building a network, and develop “valuable career skills”.

Deloitte welcomes 450 university students across its UK offices

Over the course of the placements, the students will work closely with Deloitte’s audit and assurance, consulting, tax and legal, risk advisory and financial advisory business areas.

Commenting on what this year’s intake will discover during that stay, Karolina Jasinka, an analyst in business tax at Deloitte who attended the Summer Vacation Scheme in 2021, said, “During the scheme, it was good to meet people and hear about their experiences within Deloitte. When I was offered a graduate position at the end of the scheme, I was prepared for what the role would be like because of the experience I got during those weeks.”

More than one tenth of students and graduates in the UK hope to land a job in strategy and management consulting in the future. Professional training and opportunities to travel or relocate are among the top factors drawing new talent to the industry. Big Four competitors such as EY and PwC have recently been upping their offerings to graduates, to lure more top talent into their firms by rolling out MBA programmes and reducing entry requirements, respectively.

Deloitte’s Summer Vacation Scheme typically lasts between four and six weeks, depending on which part of the firm candidates join, and hopes to show students that they should consider the firm for their further development after graduating. At the end of the scheme, students who have perform well on the placement may be offered a place on the graduate programme ahead of applications opening in autumn 2023.

Nadia Begum, a senior associate in audit and assurance at Deloitte, who took that route into the firm having worked as a 2021 intern, added, “It’s a well-rounded experience where you really get to meet new people and build relationships in a role that you’re interested in. I’d recommend that those who are unsure of what career path to take, to get involved with the scheme. The experience really made an impact!”