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“ Work experience in your first years? ”

Peter D. asked a question
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07/02/2014
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Hi everyone - could you shed some light on how much training you have had vs. work experience in your first years?
07/02/2014
Senior Associate, Deloitte LLP

Hi Peter, I work in the Tax practice part of the firm and I have had a substantial amount of training and work experience. In terms of pure academic training I have spent probably 10-12 weeks out of the office per year working towards my ATT (association of taxation technicians) and CTA (chartered tax advisor) qualifications. In addition, I have been involved in residential courses which usually last 3-4 days and are held annually. On top of that there are numerous internal training sessions and webinars (at least a couple of hours a week for the first couple of years) to be involved in along with client work on top of all of that.

07/02/2014
Associate, Deloitte UK

Hi Peter. I started at Deloitte in Audit in September on the graduate scheme and I completed my first 6 exams by January. We have around a week for each exam at college unless they are self-study, in which case there would be two days study leave. The rest of the time, I have been involved in audits which I would not call work experience, you would be involved with clients and doing the work from your first engagement! The first couple of weeks was training too so you would be well prepared to go out to your first client.

07/02/2014
Technology Analyst, Deloitte UK

Hi Peter, I sit within Consulting - your first 6 weeks with Deloitte will be devoted to training, broadly broken down into 4 weeks of 'Core Consulting Skills' and then 2 weeks of more specialised training depending on your service area. For example, in Technology we sit some of the papers for the International Diplomas in Business Analysis and Solution Development, and then have a case study putting into practice what we've learnt. Then throughout the year you have a few bits of core training to complete, but you're free to enrol on whatever training would be beneficial to you.

07/02/2014
Senior Associate, Deloitte LLP

I will add as I am based in the Manchester office we study for professional exams throughout the year as opposed to taking blocks out of the office so depending on the service line and office you join it can vary in terms of how the training and work experience is structured throughout the year.

07/02/2014
Peter D.

Thank you all for taking the time to respond! Seems like you quickly get work experience and apply your learnings in the job :-)

07/02/2014
Associate, Deloitte LLP

Hi Peter, yes I would say that getting your training done is one of the most important things as this then helps you on your day to day job. So you will spend quite a bit of time out of the office in your first couple of months but this then helps you for when you go back to the office or out to clients.

07/02/2014
Peter D.

Makes sense, thanks. Who usually gives you the training and in what format does it take place?

07/02/2014
Technology Analyst, Deloitte UK

It will vary depending on the training course - some training courses are run internally by Deloitte staff, whereas others (usually external qualifications) are given by external training providers

07/02/2014
Associate, Deloitte UK

Are you wanting information for a specific service line Peter or just training in general?

07/02/2014
Peter D.

Actually, I'm interested in consulting (finance or strategy) - I guess the training is quite different for this line of business than others!

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