Deloitte Spring insight programme
I really enjoyed the Deloitte Spring Vacation scheme. It was well organised from the moment we arrived and it felt like the whole company really encourages undergraduate recruitment. I was able to meet so many people at Deloitte from financial forensics to audit departments and more.
During the insight I felt really valued. The fact that these senior employees took time out of their day to talk to us about the company made me feel valued. There was always someone to answer our questions as well so I felt I left with a good understanding of Deloitte.
Across the entire programme we were offered advice about career paths and employability skills. This guidance was really insightful and it felt like the employees really wanted to help everyone’s development whether they joined Deloitte or not. The guidance for the event itself was good and we were well informed of where to be at what time.
I think the skills that I developed on this programme will be really helpful in the future. In terms of my degree, it helped me understand the sort of time management skills required to succeed. Presenting was a skill that i’ve Struggled at in the past but the programme gave us numerous opportunities to practice this skill. I was also able to have a really interesting conversation with an employee who gave me some really helpful interview tips.
The insight was really well structured. We were given a total rundown of the programme when we arrived. This included all the sessions, networking and breaks. As a result I felt I utilised my time more effectively. The networking sessions were well structured also as we could speak to people from many different departments.
The atmosphere at the event was incredibly friendly and everyone made you feel really welcome. For such a large company I assumed employees wouldn’t know each other. However, everyone seemed to get on really well and everyone we met seemed to know each other.
I was really surprised by the amount Deloitte invested into the programme. The fact there were only around 25 of us reflected how much Deloitte invested in individual development. We had a talk from a body language proffesional and presentation practice, both of which highlighted the investment in our training and development.
The insight gave me a great understanding of what working at Deloitte actually entails. Everyone we spoke to mentioned how it was really hard work but incredibly rewarding. A common theme that arose was how the people at Deloitte are the best part of working there in terms of teamwork and the social side of the organisation.
This was difficult to understand from the insight as it was obviously a planned event and we weren’t there for long enough. However, from what I did see it seemed to be friendly and have a hard work ethic. The programme allowed us to speak to employees also which helped our understanding of the culture.
The content was really helpful when looking at my future career path. Before the event I didn’t realise how many different departments worked within Deloitte. I have a good idea of my future career path within consulting now and feel more comfortable with what that job entails.
We weren’t paid to attend. However, we were provided accomodation for the night nearby and reimbursed for our expenses up to £50.
Yes this was perhaps the best part of the networking. We were able to speak to employees over both a lunch and dinner organised networking session. The lunch was great as it was really relaxed and we were able to speak to severeal employees across the firm. The diner was more structured but I felt it was really beneficial.
The networking events were the highlights of the programme in my opinion. For example over dinner we were able to speak to an assistant director for over 2 hours. This allowed us to get a really good understanding of both her job but also the wider company.
Deloitte run a programme for employees allowing them to participate in charitable activities outside of work.
I would definitely recommend this insight to a friend, particularly if they are unsure over whether working for one of the big four is for them. It allows you to get really involved at the company, meet loads of employees and get a chance to practice key employability skills.