Summer Inter - Consulting at Deloitte

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Role Description

Working as part of project teams as an analyst. Tasks included market research, PowerPoint creation, data handling and modelling, quality assurance, presentation/workshop support and general contribution to discussion and planning.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

There were times when I didn't have enough to do, especially at the beginning, but that quickly changed as members of my team got used to having me around and started giving me more and more tasks. In general, though, I had a really good time at Deloitte. Additionally this has been a very beneficial experience to add to my CV and has been a good talking point at interviews and assessment centres.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

My colleagues were friendly and supportive during work, and gave regular constructive feedback. This atmosphere, alongside the high profile nature of the work allocated, led to a feeling of being a valued member of the team, whose commitment and contributions were seen as important. In more social settings, colleagues continued to be friendly and interested, and would often strike up conversation, irrespective of the difference in seniority, allowing for a friendly atmosphere to be maintained both inside and outside the office.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

There was always someone willing to answer any questions I had, and anyone, from analysts all the way up to partners wanted to teach me something. I never felt uncomfortable asking for clarification, and everyone was very helpful and understanding. My line manager was very supportive throughout my time and I felt that I could always consistently turn to the rest of my team for guidance when I needed it.


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I had no prior experience in the Consulting sector and therefore, very quickly had to process a lot of new information. I learnt a lot during this short space of time, and whilst this will not directly impact on my degree, the transferable skills developed are invaluable. Moreover, I grew greatly in confidence during my time at Deloitte.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

I found the summer placement at Deloitte to well-structured. We received a good level of training prior to joining our teams and had a number of beneficial activities organised throughout. My only criticism is that I was not provided with enough work at the beginning of the placement and I feel that my manager could have been better briefed, however, after a conversation this problem was quickly resolved.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere in my team was brilliant. The team welcomed me, and everyone was absolutely lovely to me, and I felt like I was one of them really quickly. We have even gone out for lunch to welcome me to the team. Of course, the general atmosphere is that of working hard and delivering results to the clients, but people are always willing to help each other and no one felt uncomfortable admitting they didn't now something.


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Very well invested in! The training was conducted in Birmingham, where all accommodation, food and travel costs were provided for. This training alone demonstrated the level of investment that Deloitte places into the interns. In addition to this, there is online training that can be completed in your own time throughout the placement.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

It was actually very useful talking to colleagues, their skills and experiences gives you a real insight ass to what life would actually be like once you are a full time employee. I felt people were honest and did not sugar coat the commitment/hours that are required to be good in your role. Ofcourse this is not 24/7 and you also have downtime in non busy periods.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

I felt i wasn't there long enough to fully understand the culture as i'm sure office politics exist. However, at my level everyone was kind and helpful when stuck on work. The culture to me as a student did feel welcoming and one which supports your growth and development which was very beneficial


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

It was very useful i felt through speaking to colleagues and understanding their career path through graduation helped paint an accurate picture as to what to expect from the corporate environment at Deloitte. You are able to have full career here and there is enough opportunity amongst the various department to switch things up should you get bored are want different experiences


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I was paid a fair wage for the work i did. I would have happily of done this for free for the experience and getting the name on my CV i feel would go a long way when looking for graduate level jobs at other large reputable companies with solid career paths.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Yes there were plenty of opportunity and everyone i met was helpful and forthcoming in giving you an honest view of working at the company. This was very useful as it gives you a real idea of the culture of the firm. You can also meet employees of different levels senior manager/director and talk about potential career paths and their successes


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

We only had 2 socials formally organised by the company, which was a nice occasion to socialise with students who were doing their internships in different departments. I generally socialised from other interns - we would have lunch or drinks together. The social scene was overall good, with all the new interns being given a chance to socialise during dinner and drinks at the induction event.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

There was a lot of opportunities to get involved in outside of work. There was regular drinks events held with other graduates and teams within the firm. Additionally we were all given the chance to meet the CEO of Deloitte which I thought was really good. During my first week, myself and the other Risk Advisory interns were invited to a department social event in Edinburgh, whilst we were frequently invited to lunch events throughout the placement, and events after work.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes I would i think its a fantastic opportunity to get a large reputable company on your CV which adds value and increases the visibility of your personal profile/linkedin profile. It also shows other potential employers the level of skill and experience you have which i feel goes a long way in the crowded grad market.