What it does: One of the Big Four accounting & advisory firms
Staff stats: 244,000 globally with 600 partners and 6000 staff in Australia, PNG and Timor-Leste
The good bits: Lots of mentoring, supportive work culture
The not so good bits: Lots of pressure, demanding deadlines
Hiring grads with degrees in: Finance, Accounting, Economics & Business Administration
The Deloitte story
Deloitte is a network of independent firms. These firms offer audit, consulting, financial and risk advisory and tax services to their clients. All these firms brand themselves as part of the Deloitte network and members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a private company based in the UK. As of 2016, the Deloitte network covered over 150 countries and had annual revenues of around US$37 billion.
Deloitte believes maximising diversity and inclusion leads to improved business outcomes. Deloitte Australia runs an ‘Inspiring Women’ program which encourages female staff through talent identification, development, sponsorship and career opportunities. For 13 consecutive years, the business has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for gender equality. Deloitte Australia also has a LGBTI leadership forum and networking group called GLOBE. It coordinates activities, training and awareness sessions.
Deloitte Australia aims to “make an enduring economic, social and cultural contribution that helps to position Australia for prosperity and sustainability”. To further this end, it gave $18 million to not-for-profit organisations in 2016. Deloitte Australia also offers it services pro bono to certain community organisations. Once a year, on ‘Impact Day’, Deloitte Australia staff spend the day working for charities and community organisations. Since 2015, the Deloitte Foundation has been building relationships with community organisations, providing financial and other support to those caught in natural disasters and encouraging Deloitte Australia staff to donate time and money to worthy causes.
The recruitment process
Every year Deloitte Australia recruits “a large number of outstanding graduates… to inject new ideas and energy.” As might be expected, those with accounting, actuarial studies, economics, science, IT, engineering, law and maths degrees are welcome to apply. What is not so expected is that those from a range of other disciplines – arts, construction management, engineering, graphic/industrial/interior design, psychology and science are also considered.
There are two intakes, in March and July. See details on Deloitte Australia's full recruitment process.
The grad development program is called D|Academy. D|Academy runs an onboarding process that involves soft skills and technical training to prepare new hires for life at a professional services firm. Grads are then paired up with a buddy and coach to help them get up and running as soon possible. All those in the grad program receive mentoring, peer support and e-learning resources. Those in working in the relevant business units are also supported as they complete the Chartered Accountants Program or Masters of Tax. Once a year, there is an event called Breakthrough, where all those in the Deloitte Australia’s grad program are gathered together to celebrate their progress with their peers and network with partners from all business units.
Like other members of the Big Four, Deloitte Australia pays modest starting salaries and doesn’t commonly give those in the grad program bonuses. However, once you’ve finished the grad program your remuneration will be regularly reviewed against industry benchmarks. You’ll also be able to apply for local and overseas secondments and have your relocation costs covered if you’re successful. Other benefits include discounted insurance cover, a range of leave benefits including access to study leave, and discounts on technological devices, banking and finance products, vehicles and travel. There are also plenty of opportunities and support to undertake professional development as well as access to flexible working arrangements.
You can work in multiple business areas and several different countries at Deloitte. If you work hard and exhibit the appropriate technical and interpersonal skills you can expect to be regularly promoted.
The vibe of the place
Deloitte’s culture is based on “inclusion, collaboration, high performance and opportunity”. It’s also often described as “a playful culture with serious intent” which basically means you can expect to work and play hard.
Graduate Satisfaction Rating: 4.2 stars
From the employer:
Deloitte leads with purpose and innovation. Constantly challenging the status quo to solve complex issues for their clients and Australian communities.
They inspire, value and support their people in their working and personal lives, so that together they can shape a better future.
Deloitte are looking for people to join them who have a passion to make an impact that matters. Sound like you? Then ask, what impact will you make?
As one of the largest professional services firms in the world, the services they offer are as diverse as the graduates and interns they hire. From cyber security and tech innovation through to accounting and advisory, they’re looking ahead and building industries of the future.
That’s why they don’t just employ students, they nurture them throughout their career.
Deloitte was awarded Silver in the best Pro Bono and Workplace Volunteering category of the 2018 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards.
Deloitte is a purpose-led company. When they talk about impact, it’s not just about helping their clients, but making a lasting and positive impact on the community and world at large.
They are motivated by a purpose that transcends profits, which is why they give their employees the time, energy and opportunities to give back through initiatives such as the Deloitte Foundation and annual Impact Day.
Their commitment to making a true impact last year saw:
- A record 4,013 Deloitte Australia employees volunteered at 412 charity events across Australia, PNG and the Solomon Islands!
- Deloitte provided $11.76 million worth of pro bono work in the financial year 2017-18 (+30% from FY17)
- Deloitte recognised as a winner for Community Contribution in the Australian Business Awards for their pro bono program. And recognised by the AFR as the standout provider of pro bono services: "Not surprisingly the big four accounting firms have contributed the most dedicated time to pro bono activities, with Deloitte the standout." Australian Financial Review, 21 November 2017
A full-time, 12-month role involving purpose-led projects, networking and learning opportunities.
- Opportunity to tackle real-life challenges
- World-class learning and leadership programs
- Global networking at your finger tips
- Impact Day – Deloitte roll up their sleeves to support non-profit organisations!
- Salary package + perks (including tech and fitness discounts)
- Assigned buddy and career coach
Summer Vacationer Program
A 3-8-week paid internship that gives you the chance to land a full-time role before you even graduate!
- Paid internship (3-8 weeks)
- Work on high-impact meaningful projects
- Immersed in Deloitte’s award-winning work-life culture
- Network with leading industry professionals
- Opportunity to secure a Graduate position
D|Academy is Deloitte's on-the-job, 12-month development program to prep you with all the skills you need to make it in the corporate world. Expect a fun interactive, high energy first day experience!
All graduates will have access to a dedicated program, to help manage their career, build client service skills, learn how to network, plus much more!
Wellbeing at Deloitte
- Mindfulness: hub for employees to access free mindfulness tutorials
- Mental Health Awareness: education sessions delivered across the firm nationally during mental health awareness month and on R U OK day.
- Wellness Fairs: providers’ showcase services to employees at annual wellness events.
- Vaccinations/Skin Checks: free annual flu shots (April/May) and skin checks (January/February).
- Step Up Challenge: Deloitte created a two-month national step challenge encouraging employees to walk a minimum 10,000 steps a day.