Hi Tom, very good question. In terms of a summer vacation scheme did you have in mind joining next summer?
Yes, in 2018. I will have a summer internship in a commercial bank in 2017, learning about financial control and treasury stuff.
Ok great, in terms of preparation I would absolutely suggest researching your preferred role, taking the time to gain any additional work experience where possible and review the selection process for the firm. We have some really useful information on our selection process which also offers some practice exercises - www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/careers/ar…
Thank you! I was wondering if you had some advice on the case study exercise? What skills are interviewers looking for when they are observing?
Of course, we have online assessments in the earlier stages of the selection process but have a case study assessment that forms part of the interview. Essentially, you will be provided with a fictional business scenario which you will spend some time reviewing. After this your interviewer will spend roughly 15mins discussing your findings. It is important to remember there is no right on wrong answer.
In addition I would recommend showing your thought process and spending some of your prep time to consider questions you are likely to be asked
Thanks! I knew some graduates studying economics end up working in a technology sector. Is programming skills required to join?
Hi Tom, it is not an essential requirement for a graduate position. Some very technical roles do have this but in many cases the full training is provided. If this is an area that interests you, I would suggest researching some of the programming capabilities
And following up questions about case study assessment, is that a group project or an individual one?
For Risk Advisory it will be an individual case study assessment
So, do you reckon is necessary for me to take CFA exams?
It won't be essential but any additional qualifications/capabilities you have will support your application
I did an online assessment for the spring internship. I wasn't quite clear on whether Deloitte are looking for innovative candidates or the ones that follow instructions meticulously? And I don't see the point of the game-base assessment in the first round.
Hi Tom, the gamification based assessment is designed to measure certain attributes for instance decision making and prioritisation. In terms of what we are looking for, we have certain attributes against a set criteria but we will also look for your knowledge of the role/firm, evidence of your research and your enthusiasm towards pursuing the position.
Okay, thanks Neil!
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