Summer Vacation Scheme at Deloitte

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Newcastle North East
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Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy

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8.7/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

9.0

The Role

Role Description

Working in both audit and tax, as part of the professional services rotation scheme, I had an in-depth insight into both professions. I worked for a large client, on site, during my time with audit and was predominantly testing legal entities and chasing up information from the client's banks. In tax I have been finalising tax returns and working out capital allowances amongst other things.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Variety was definitely a plus; getting an insight into two main areas of Deloitte's work was incredibly insightful. Hours were not too strenuous, though in audit most people worked some very long hours, and there were only very few occasions where I had nothing important to do. Great responsibilty was given to me to actually do REAL work, that was definitely a big plus.

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

This was definitely to a great extent. I was working ALONGSIDE Deloitte employees, not UNDER them. I never felt embarrassed to talk to anyone or ask anyone, whether they be an associate or a partner, for work.

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Support from HR was strong and easily accessible.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Usually packed between 9 and 5.30. There were times when I had little to do but I would fill that time updating my commercial awareness or completing the exams online as part of Deloitte's compliance requirements.

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I've worked at many different places as an intern and never have I been given the opportunity to do as crucial work as I did here at Deloitte. Sure, there is pressure, but the atmosphere was collegiate and friendly yet focussed.

10/10

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

In my degree, law, it will definitely help when I undertake Taxation in my final year. Beyond degree level, it has given me an invaluable insight into an entire business practice that I consider to be a serious option for my career.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was fun in the office, especially on Fridays. Everyone was friendly with a very 'open-door' policy.

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

HR were so on the ball, commendations to both Lauren Russell and Emma Simons.

10/10

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

Not like some other places I've worked, Deloitte actually care about you and your future, from what I could gather.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I don't want to jinx myself but I think there are some serious doors opening here...

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

I live with two other lads that work on the scheme now, let's leave it at that.

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I come from London and Newcastle is MUCH cheaper.

10/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Newcastle is a bit crazy...

8/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Football, parties, lunches

8/10

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