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“ What would you say stands out the most in an application when applying for summer internships? ”

Amy P. asked a question
during the live chat Deloitte Cyber Security Live Chat
to Deloitte UK Recruitment Team

17/02/2017
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I'm thinking of applying for an internship over the summer, obviously these are very competitive; I just wondered if you had any tips/advice for the application? What would make an applicant stand out? Thank you in advance.
17/02/2017
Cinthya P.

I'm very interested in a internship too. I have a degree but I also doing ACCA and don't know if I should apply as a graduate or as internship?

17/02/2017
Student Recruitment Advisor, Deloitte UK

Hi Amy, thank you for your question. In terms of the application form I would really recommend highlighting evidence of your research into the role not only the clients involved but to show an understanding of the day to day duties. It is also very important to show your enthusiasm and motivations towards applying for this position and your desire to pursue a long term career after the internship.

Hi Cinthya, if you are in your penultimate year of study you will be able to apply for a summer vacation scheme. If this is your final year of study it will need to be the graduate programme.

17/02/2017
Amy P.

Great - thank you.

17/02/2017
Student Recruitment Advisor, Deloitte UK

No problem at all Amy, do let me know if you have any further questions on the selection process or next steps

17/02/2017
Wenwen C.

Hi, Neil! I am doing a master's degree in Computing and Security and will graduate in September this year. Could I still apply for the summer internship in security?

17/02/2017
Student Recruitment Advisor, Deloitte UK

Hi Wenwen, thank you for your question. I can confirm that if you are graduating this year then it will only be the graduate scheme as our summer vacation scheme is exclusive for penultimate year students. Given your background we would certainly urge you to consider applying for the graduate position.

17/02/2017
Wenwen C.

Thank you for your answer!

17/02/2017
Student Recruitment Advisor, Deloitte UK

No problem at all, please do let me know if you need anything else!

17/02/2017
Ioanna G.

Hey Neil! I would like to rephrase a little the above question. I would like to know what is the "secret" that can make me be in the 4% that Deloitte will hire. You have a massive amount of applications, what are the things that you want to see?

17/02/2017
Student Recruitment Advisor, Deloitte UK

Hi Ioanna, thank you for your question. I would say that when going through the selection process we have a set framework we look for in our graduates which will vary depending on the role you have applied for. This can range from technical skills if it is a specialist role, commercial awareness, advisory based skill-sets etc.

When you progress through the selection process and in particular during the interviews it is very important to show a real understanding of the role, a lot of enthusiasm towards this and be able to clearly explain how this aligns to your long term objectives.

17/02/2017
Ioanna G.

I have a degree in Computer Scince and Engineering and I am currently having an MSc in Cyber Security and Management. And I will be elegible for GCHQ Provisionally Certified Pathway by the end of my studies. I have applied for the grad program Risk Advisory - Cyber - Technical. Do you think that I made the right choice?

17/02/2017
Manager, Cyber, Deloitte

Hi Ioanna - looking at your degree and masters, I would say that you should have the right skill-set for the technical stream. If you aren't sure about what you want to do in terms of where you want to take your career, I would recommend applying for the technical stream, and then throughout the process you can meet members of the teams you might be joining and see if you think it would suit you.

Also - within Cyber, you get to work on a number of clients and projects, so there's loads of flexibility when you join. If you want to do some technical projects and some non-technical, that shouldn't be a problem. Does that answer your questions?

17/02/2017
Ioanna G.

Yes Jake, this was exactly what I wanted to hear! I am really keen on the technical things but I would like to move to more 'managerial' positions like cyber risk management, after gaining experience in the technical side. Thank you so much for your answer!

17/02/2017
Manager, Cyber, Deloitte

No problem. Good luck with your application!

17/02/2017
Ioanna G.

Thank you so much!! :)

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