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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 Touche Tohmatsu, commonly known as Deloitte, is chiefly the result of the marriage of three British and American professional services firms and one Japanese one. William Deloitte opened an accountancy business in London in 1845 and survived long enough to open a New York office in 1880. In 1896 Charles Haskins and Elijah Sells opened the auditing firm Haskins & Sells in New York. In 1898, George Touche opened an accountancy firm...

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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 Touche Tohmatsu, commonly known as Deloitte, is chiefly the result of the marriage of three British and American professional services firms and one Japanese one. William Deloitte opened an accountancy business in London in 1845 and survived long enough to open a New York office in 1880. In 1896 Charles Haskins and Elijah Sells opened the auditing firm Haskins & Sells in New York. In 1898, George Touche opened an accountancy firm in London and a couple of years later partnered with John Niven to open another office in New York. Japanese Navy admiral turned accountant Nobuzo Tohmatsu launched Tohmatsu Aoki & 1968. In 1975, this merged with the firm then known as Touche Ross. By 1989, the various iterations of the firms started by the aforementioned accountants had merged, as well as having absorbed a range of other professional services firms. Since the mid-1990s the network has been known as Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.  

Like its many of its competitors, 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.   

The culture
Deloitte believes maximising diversity and inclusion leads to improved business outcomes. Deloitte Australia has a female CEO, Cindy Hook. Along with senior partner and board member Margaret Dreyer, Hook has championed gender diversity at Deloitte Australia for many years. The ‘Inspiring Women’ program 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.

Social contribution
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, IT, 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. 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.

Deloitte runs a variety of programs – Deloitte Private Young Achievers Program, Deloitte Development Program and Summer Vacation Program – for students at the start and nearing the end of their studies. While not required, it is certainly an advantage to have done one or all of these before applying to the grad program.

Whichever program someone is applying for, the process is much the same. First, there is an online application where you detail your academic qualifications and record, as well as supplying some information about your passions and extra-curricular activities. Then there is a brief online assessment, followed by a phone interview. After that, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre where you’ll undertake group activities and written exercises. You’ll also attend an information session and meet staff members. If you’re applying to work in certain business units, you may also have to do a case study assessment to test your numerical interpretation skills and situational analysis. The final stage is a behavioural-based interview with a partner in the business unit you are hoping to join.    

Remuneration
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.  

Career prospects
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:

"About Deloitte

When students ask us, ‘What’s different about Deloitte?’ we like to keep the answer simple: the impact we make.

As one of the largest professional services firms in the world, our services are as diverse as the graduates and interns we hire. From cyber security and tech innovation through to accounting and advisory, we’re looking ahead and building industries of the future.

But we can’t do that without you – today’s graduates and tomorrow’s leaders and trailblazers.

That’s why don’t just employ students, we nurture them. 

From working with clients such as Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and not-for-profits to participating in hackathons, mentorships, and our award-winning graduate development program, D.Academy – Deloitte Grads and Summer Vacationers are given an enviable start.  

But the best part about Deloitte? Working on projects that matter.

That’s what truly sets us apart. The belief that we’re only as good as the good we do, and the impact we make.

So, ask yourself, what impact will you make?

Our Programs

Graduate Program

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re studying Software Engineering, Mathematics, Design or Business and Law, if you’re in the last year of your degree – you could be a Graduate at Deloitte.

We run one of the most awarded and highly-regarded Graduate programs in the country, and there’s no doubt that as a Deloitte Grad, you’ll get an enviable start to you career.

Why join us as a Grad

As a part of this program, you will:

  • Get incredible support to develop your career through mentorships, pursue further study and participate in our award-winning Graduate development program, D.Academy
  • Become a part of one of the largest cohorts of Graduates in Australia, so you’ll have other students to lean on and learn from!
  • Join a company that embraces disruptive thinking and innovation – we were named 6 th Most Innovative Company in Australia last year by the AFR!
  • Get opportunities to travel interstate for work

The students we’re after

While our work and teams are as diverse as the students we hire, there are some common traits that will see you succeed as a Graduate:

  • You love learning new things – you’re open-minded, a quick learner, and a naturally curious person. We’re particularly interested in students who are open to developing their technical skills!
  • You’re a team player – you thrive in collaborative environments, love bouncing ideas off others; but you can work independently when needed as well.
  • You’re a strong communicator – you can clearly articulate your ideas, passion and perspective both in person and in writing.
  • You’ve got entrepreneur in your DNA – you’re tenacious, pragmatic, and a real self-starter.
  • You value openness, empathy and inclusivity – at Deloitte we’re very committed to building a culture where everyone can bring their whole and authentic self to work!

Summer Vacationer Program

A 3-8 week paid internship that will give you invaluable experience, and the opportunity to secure a Graduate role with us.

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re studying Software Engineering, Mathematics, Design or Business and Law, if you’re in the second last year of your degree – we’d absolutely love for you to join us as an intern (in the office we’ll fondly refer to you as a ‘Summer Vaccie’).

How it works

It’s an opportunity to get an idea of what it’s like to work at Deloitte, and whether we’re the right fit for you. As a part of this program, you will:

  • Spend 3-8 weeks as a paid intern with one of our teams – expect to work on real client projects and to build up your skills
  • Get assigned a Buddy and Career Coach to give you advice and support along the way
  • Become a part of one of the largest cohorts of interns in Australia, so you’ll have other students to lean on and learn from!
  • At the end of your internship, you could be offered a Graduate role with us – meaning you could finish your last year of uni knowing you’ve already got a job lined up.

Sounds almost too good to be true, right?

The students we’re after

While our work and teams are as diverse as the students we hire, there are some common traits that will see you succeed as an intern:

  • You love learning new things – you’re open-minded, a quick learner, and a naturally curious person. We’re particularly interested in students who are open to developing their technical skills!
  • You’re a team player – you thrive in collaborative environments, love bouncing ideas off others; but you can work independently when needed as well.
  • You’re a strong communicator – you can clearly articulate your ideas, passion and perspective both in person and in writing.
  • You’ve got entrepreneur in your DNA – you’re tenacious, pragmatic, and a real self-starter.
  • You value openness, empathy and inclusivity – at Deloitte we’re very committed to building a culture where everyone can bring their whole and authentic self to work!

Application Tips

In your resume include:

  • Work experience – this can include internships, work placement, volunteering, or paid work. List them all and highlight what you learnt during these experiences and how this aligns with the team you’re applying for.
  • Extra-curricular activities – include student societies you might be involved with, any hobbies or sports you love, hackathons or case studies you’ve entered.
  • Any additional training or certifications you have – anything you can include that shows us you’re proactively pushing yourself forward is a bonus! So don’t leave anything out.
  • Your passion, enthusiasm and motivation for a career in whatever speciality/team you choose – we need to know that you’re not just a good fit for us, but that we’re a good fit for you.

Other documents to include:

  • Proof that you’re eligible to work in Australia – this might include a copy of your Passport, VISA etc.
  • Your academic transcript

Our Recruitment Process

As a student we know that applying for internships and Graduate programs can be a daunting, and sometimes overwhelming process.

Here’s what our application process looks like, so you know exactly what to expect!

Step 1. Decide what to apply for

Make sure you apply to:

  • A program you’re eligible for. For instance if you’re in your second last year of uni, apply to our Summer Vacationer Program. If you’re in your last year, our Graduate Program is for you.
  • A team that suits your skills and goals. To explore what teams are best matched to you, log onto our Student Portal: Your Future.

Step 2. Submit your application

Once you’ve decided what teams resonate with you (you should pick up to THREE), submit your application through Your Future.

Step 3. Online Assessment

If you’re successful, we’ll email you to invite you to complete a 20 minute online assessment.

You’ll only get one chance to complete the assessment (even if you’ve applied for multiple roles), so we strongly recommend you find a quiet place to complete it.

Step 4. Phone Interview

If you do well, one of our recruiters will give you a call. This is just a quick chat to find out:

  • Why you want to join Deloitte
  • How your interests in a particular team at Deloitte matches up with your career aspirations

Step 5. Assessment Centre

We’ll then move successful applicants onto the Assessment Centre stage. This will include:

  • A group activity in the form of a case study
  • A one-on- one interview
  • A chance to mingle with former Summer Vacationers and/or Graduates

Step 6. Case Study (varies depending on positions)

Not all students will be asked to complete this component.

Step 7. Partner Interview

The final stage of the process includes a one-on- one interview with a Partner in the Business Unit you’re looking to join.

Step 8. Offer

D.Academy

 

 

 

 

Are you nervous to start a job in the corporate world? Do you find the possibility of talking to clients and colleagues you’ve never met, daunting? Well don’t worry, as part of our graduate program, we’ve created D.Academy. D.Academy is our on-the-job, 12-month development program to prep you with all the skills you need to make it in the corporate world.

We understand that entering the corporate world may sometimes be scary. We’ve all been there. That’s why we’ve designed a continuous learning experience to set our graduates up for success. As one of our grads, you will have access to a dedicated program to help you manage your career, build your client service skills, learn how to network, among other things - all of which will build you a solid foundation for a successful start to your career.

The D.Academy experience offers all our graduates the opportunity to come together in either Melbourne or Sydney. The two-day event, held in iconic venues, provides even more learning and networking opportunities to build relationships with peers and business leaders alike. Expect creative challenges, robots, games and fast-paced workshops.

We also believe that health and wellness is an important part of a great work-life balance. That’s why we’ve made sure to include ways to help you build your social and emotional skills, improve self-awareness and encourage deeper connections within the workplace.

Sound like something you’d like to get involved in? Apply for our Grad program now!

Chartered Accountants Program

On-the-job experience is valuable, but we also recognise the importance of accessing best practice external programs and study. External study not only gives you the opportunity to grow and improve your skills and knowledge, but it also broadens your career opportunities.

That’s why we’re committed to providing the best possible study support to our graduates.

If your degree and service line is eligible, Deloitte can support you in achieving you CA qualification. We’ve got one of the most innovative and leading Chartered Accountants (CA) support programs, allowing you to select the support package that best suits you. We are committed in developing a better you and for that reason we will provide you with financial assistance, reference materials, training programs, mock exams, counselling and study leave in order for you to achieve your CA qualification.

The CA program is conducted by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), so make sure that your degree is eligible for this program.

Sound like a program you could benefit from? Apply to become a Deloitte Graduate now!

Perks

We know that Deloitte is a great place to work, but do you?

At Deloitte, we’ve got all the perks that make it one of the best places to start your first job. In fact, as the HR Awards 2018 Employer of the Year, we’re pretty confident to say we’re THE best place to work.

So what’s so great about us?

Open floors and over 5000 plants

We’ve got spacious office areas, colourful couches and beautiful greenery, so you can mingle with people and plants alike.

Holistic wellbeing programs

We care about your well-being, whether it’s mental, physical, spiritual or emotional. We aim for balance across all dimensions with a range of programs to help you reach your potential personally, and professionally.

Fresh fruit and healthy breakfast options

To make sure you don’t start your day hungry, we offer complimentary breakfast options including muesli, cereal, crackers, tea and coffee.

Dedicated learning and development program

To help you smoothly transition from student to professional, we’ve created a dedicated learning and development program for graduates – D.Academy.

Diversity and Inclusion

We have a well-established diversity and inclusion strategy because we believe that creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion is the responsibility of all our people.

Discounts to a range of brands

Looking to purchase a new laptop or a new car? As a Deloitte grad, you’ll have access to a range of corporate discounts for brands including The Iconic, Apple, CitiBank, Adore Beauty, and much more!

Volunteer day across the company

We know what’s important and that’s why we’ve made it easy for you to do something special by creating Impact Day - where all Deloitte employees get to volunteer their time for a day to make a positive impact on the community.

Those are just some of the reasons why Deloitte is the place to be. Keen? Apply to Deloitte now!

Wellbeing at Deloitte

We understand the importance of wellbeing and know that there are different aspects that contribute to your wellness. That’s why we’ve taken the initiative to develop a program: Wellbeing at Deloitte. We strive to promote and support a holistic approach which allows our people to realise their potential, both personally and professionally across all dimensions of wellbeing.

Below is a snapshot of initiatives we have developed as part of the program:

Mindfulness

To encourage our staff to take a moment to pause and re-centre themselves, we built a mindfulness hub for staff to access free mindfulness tutorials. Our Audit team has even built a Zen Den equipped with a Virtual Reality meditation app, mindful colouring and journaling.

Mental Health Awareness

We deliver education sessions delivered across the firm nationally during mental health awareness month and on R U OK day.

Wellness Fairs

These fairs showcase our providers’ services to our people and are an annual event in our wellness calendar.

Vaccinations/Skin Checks

We offer free annual flu shots (April/May) and skin checks (January/February).

Step Up Challenge

We created a two-month national step challenge which encouraged our people to walk a minimum 10,000 steps a day. We had 603 registered teams, comprising 3,987 individuals. Collectively, the firm stepped the equivalent distance of 40 trips around the Earth. Our winners received gift vouchers to purchase products to complement their wellness.

Gender Equity

Providing women with the support, development and opportunities to thrive

 

 

 

 

As one of the few firms that is led by a female CEO, our commitment to supporting women in the workplace runs deep.

We’re determined to get our “unfair share of female talent”, and to create a workplace that helps women accelerate and thrive in their careers. That’s why we have initiatives like our long-standing program, Aspiring Women.

Aspiring Women

Run for over a decade, and previously known as Deloitte Business Woman of the Year, Aspiring Women is designed to help our talented female employees fast-track their leadership capabilities.

Every year we take 100 of Deloitte’s most talented women and help them lean into their careers and amplify their profiles.

As a part of the program, you get to:

  • Reflect on your career so far, and develop a clear plan for your future ambitions
  • Receive feedback and advice from your peers
  • Gain validation and recognition for your achievements to date
  • Get mentorship opportunities from Deloitte’s leadership team
  • Build deeper networks throughout Deloitte

It’s initiatives like this that has seen us win the Australian HR Institute’s Gender Equity in the Workplace Award!

LGBTI Support

Bring your whole, authentic self to work

 

 

 

 

At Deloitte we’re committed to building a culture of inclusivity for our people – one that’s built on respect and fairness, and allows you to bring your whole, unedited self to work.

We’ve created a workplace where everyone feels the psychological safety to be who they are, and know they will be accepted irrespective of their race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity.

To continue to foster a firm-wide culture of inclusivity, we launched GLOBE: Deloitte’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) leadership forum and member community.

GLOBE initiatives

Have included:

  • Having our LGBTI role models share their stories at our bi-annual company meeting, State of the Nation 
  • Being a Gold Sponsor at the Pride in Practice Conference
  • Creating the Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders List

Awards & Recognition

This deep commitment to inclusivity has seen us awarded with:

  • The Michael Kirby AC LGBTI Inclusion Award from the Australian HR Institute
  • Bronze Employer for the Annual Workplace Equality Index (AWEI)
  • Cindy Hook awarded CEO of the Year by the Annual Workplace Equality Index (AWEI)

Deloitte Foundation

 

 

At Deloitte we’re a purpose-led company. When we talk about impact, it’s not just about helping our clients, but making a lasting and positive impact on our community and the world at large.

We’re motivated by a purpose that transcends profits, which is why we give our people the time, energy and opportunities to give back through initiatives such as our Deloitte Foundation, and our annual Impact Day.

Our commitment to making a true impact last year saw us:

  • Provide $9.04 million worth of pro bono work in the financial year 2016-2017. Projects included developing the Luke Batty Foundation’s digital strategy, helping to commercialise a hand-operated rice planting machine in Cambodia and supporting the Invictus Games.
  • Dedicate 77,197 hours to pro bono activity – the highest number of hours out of the Big 4 professional services firms.
  • Named as a CSR Top 10 Organisation by the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCR) for the second year running."
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