Careers with Deloitte for Science graduates
Graduate Employer of the Year 2018
Deloitte employees come from every kind of background. One thing connects us: our attitude. We are curious, imaginative and open-minded. From our partners to our interns, we are all here to make a positive impact for our clients and society.
Our strength consistently lies in the fact that we recruit people who look at complex issues through a different lens. In addition to our focus on top talent from more traditional commerce and accounting backgrounds, we are committed to highlighting the breadth of careers available within Deloitte for top graduate talent from STEM backgrounds.
Deloitte is the largest professional services firm globally, with a network of 263,900 people in 150 locations, and almost 3,000 in Ireland. We have a dedicated team of experts working across five service areas: Tax, Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Corporate Finance and Risk Advisory with the purpose to innovate for a better business.
The rise of our Technology Consulting, Cyber Security and Data Insight service offerings and the disruption of our Audit, Advisory and Tax services, have created significant opportunities for rewarding STEM careers within our firm. We are particularly looking graduates with capabilities in active learning, critical thinking, complex problem-solving and creative problem-solving, all of which correlate closely with STEM qualification based skills.
The Professional Experience
Whether it’s the scientific aspects or the commercial opportunities of science that excite you, your expertise is in demand.
We offer a variety of career options where you'll learn how to create innovative business, technology and operational solutions and develop the expertise to implement them. You'll be encouraged and expected to think for yourself, use your initiative and work collaboratively to deliver pioneering solutions for our clients.
As our clients business grow so will your expertise. You will gain “hands on” project experience working with professional and experienced teams and will have access to an extensive programme of training including consultant development skills and specific technical training. You’ll be challenged by the work, the people on your team and the clients we serve and we will empower you to become leaders early on in your career.
Deloitte has attracted a variety of graduates in recent years from science, IT, engineering, music and arts backgrounds. We anticipate applications from students with diverse experiences and encourage those who are passionate about being part of a business which thrives on innovation, collaboration and inclusion to apply.
But first things first. For graduates that feel they don’t know enough about Deloitte, we’ve outlined the top things that you may not know about the company and what you should consider when thinking about where your next move will be.
1. Deloitte is the global leader in professional services
Joining Deloitte provides graduates with an opportunity to become part of the worldwide leader in professional services and consulting. And what does that look like? It’s a global network of 263,900 professionals in 150 countries. In Ireland, Deloitte has approximately 3,000 professionals providing audit and assurance, tax, consulting, and corporate finance services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries.
In 2017, the firm was ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’. Bloomberg Business consistently names Deloitte as the best place to launch a career and, earlier this year, the firm earned a place on LinkedIn’s 2018 Global Top Companies list.
2. Deloitte is the 2018 Graduate Employer of the Year
In fact, Deloitte toasted quadruple success at this year’s gradireland awards, winning not only Graduate Employer of the Year, but also the Best Innovation on Campus award. The firm also received the silver award in the Best Graduate Training and Development Programme category and the bronze award in the Best Graduate Recruitment Website category.
3. At Deloitte, they work with and for the best
We believe the secret to our success, put simply, is who we are. We work with our clients, not just for them, solving their most complex and challenging problems to deliver the best results. These clients are leaders in their field – we work with most of the Fortune Global 500 companies, including top technology companies who have their headquarters in Ireland.
4. Deloitte is the only professional services network to be on the Fortune prestigious 2018 ‘Change the World’ list
Deloitte is deeply honoured to be listed among the top organisations changing the world. Deloitte’s fundamental belief that we exist to make a positive impact for clients, our people, and the communities in which we live and work. Last year our people volunteered over 9,000 hours to local community projects.
Everyone is encouraged and supported to get involved in IMPACT Day, a Deloitte worldwide initiative where people volunteer to devote a working day to a project that has a direct and positive impact on society.
5. At Deloitte, they develop graduates to lead from day one…and the learning never stops
Deloitte is a place where leaders thrive, and it provides graduates opportunities to lead irrespective of level or grade. The past year has seen Deloitte roll out over 160,000 hours of learning. Our commitment to the professional development of people is sacrosanct. Focused on technical, client relationship and technology skills, and reinforced by on-the-job learning, a ‘lifelong’ tailored learning approach ensures graduates continue to succeed at every stage of their career.
In 2018, we celebrated some great exam success with two of our people getting first in the Chartered Accountants Proficiency (CAP1) and CAP2 exams. These results are reflective of the ongoing support we give to students.
As well as financial support, Deloitte’s in-house exam support includes introductory sessions, tutorials, exam preparation workshops, exam helpline and their study leave allowances exceed the recommendations of the relevant professional bodies.
6. Deloitte accepts graduates from all disciplines
Deloitte has recruited a variety of graduates in the past two years – those with business degrees, but also people with science, IT, engineering, music and arts degrees. So, it’s fair to say that the people who work at Deloitte come from a variety of different backgrounds.
We firmly believe that our strength consistently lies in the fact that we recruit people who look at complex issues through a different lens. But we do have common important attributes, we are curious, imaginative and open-minded.
7. At Deloitte, there are opportunities to make friends from all over the world
When you join Deloitte, you join a powerful and global network of talented professionals. There are opportunities to build lifelong connections with colleagues and clients all around the world. They support you to embrace opportunities and assignments across the firm and the global network.
8. Innovation is everywhere at Deloitte
Innovation is fundamental to everything we do at Deloitte, from enhancing the services we offer clients, improving the way we do things within our business to our graduate application process!
Our award-winning, fast, online application and assessment process which includes an option to apply from a smart phone or tablet. The scenario-based graduate recruitment assessment presents graduates with situations they are likely to encounter at Deloitte and provides a robust understanding of what makes people successful at the firm.”
9. You can bring your complete self to work at Deloitte
Everyone can thrive, develop and succeed at Deloitte. Deloitte’s focus on respect and inclusion is designed to foster an environment where everyone can bring every aspect of themselves to work so they can excel, share ideas and where difference is welcomed and harnessed. It is through Deloitte’s inclusive culture that they attract, develop and advance their people, who have varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, which ultimately brings richer, more innovative solutions to their clients.
10. And finally, at Deloitte, you can have fun
Deloitte recognise the importance of positive wellbeing and the ability to achieve career-life balance. There are a number of supports in place to help manage work and life and reward you for being part of a world-class team. Whether you are into yoga, running, cycling, surfing, kayaking, skiing, rugby or going to the theatre, there is something for you at Deloitte.
Deloitte has 280 new graduate positions across the company and across Ireland in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Belfast and Galway. There is a diverse range of opportunities across a number of service areas and graduates can join one of eight programmes - audit & assurance, tax, consulting, corporate finance, risk advisory, technology consulting, actuarial reward & analytics, and the apprentice solicitor programme.
- Summer Internship Programme: 6 and 12 weeks
- Co-operative Work Placement Programme
We offer a comprehensive array of benefit programmes to help you manage and balance your life and reward you for being part of a world-class team. The complete list of what is available for you can be viewed on our careers pages at https://www2.deloitte.com/ie/en/careers/students.html?icid=top_students
- Deloitte Dots – Employee Recognition Programme
- Deloitte Unplugged– Wellness and wellbeing programme
- Talks on fitness, health, diet and complimentary therapies
- Finish at 2pm on Fridays during summer months and before Bank Holidays
- Employee assistance programme
- 21 days annual leave plus 1 additional “Deloitte Day”
- Graduation leave
- 1 annual professional subscription paid
- Life assurance cover
- Defined contribution pension plan
- Group discount with VHI, LAYA Healthcare and Aviva Healthcare
- TaxSaver travel scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
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So, if you think Deloitte might just be the right option for you, Deloitte would love to hear from you. To access the Deloitte FIND YOUR FIT tool, get information on our graduate programmes, and to apply for graduate positions, visit https://www2.deloitte.com/ie/en/careers/students.html?icid=top_students. The closing date for applications is 17 October 2018.
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