Deloitte launches drive to recruit more than 1,000 graduates

Deloitte is inviting applications for 1,750 entry level positions in the firm as part of a drive to recruit young talent

Paul Feechan, office senior partner at Deloitte
Paul Feechan, office senior partner at Deloitte

Business advisory firm Deloitte is offering placement opportunities to more than 1,000 graduates as part of a drive to recruit young talent.

The firm, which employs 180 people at its Newcastle office, is inviting applications for 1,750 entry level positions across the group, including more than 1,000 roles for graduates.

The firm is offering a variety of entry level positions to be taken in the 23 UK offices, including jobs for school leavers after A-levels, positions for students during their university course and graduates.

Deloitte said it is encouraging applications from students at any school or university, with any degree discipline, and that the business is seeking individuals who have gained both work and life experience alongside their academic achievements.

Paul Feechan, senior partner at Deloitte in the North East, said: “This year, we will maintain a consistent intake of entry-level recruits.

“For Deloitte the priority is less about quantity and more about the quality of the talent.

“We are actively seeking a wider breadth of backgrounds and experience from the entry level applicants that we take on. We are passionate about developing the leaders of the future and believe we can offer unparalleled training and quality careers to our entry-level recruits.

“We encourage anyone interested our in schemes, with ambition and drive, a desire to learn and overall career-mindedness to research the roles available and apply.”

The range of positions offered means a student can start their professional career at Deloitte after their A-levels, through the BrightStart scheme. This programme allows students to study towards a professional qualification, while building a career.

Other positions are available on a Summer Vacation Scheme – a three to six week paid work experience placement with the firm – and on industrial placements, for students on a four-year university course who require a six or 12 month placement as part of their degree.

A Scholar Scheme also offers students the opportunity to take a gap year before university, where they will work at the firm for a percentage of the year and are then given a bursary so they can travel for the remainder of the year.

The student is then provided with a further bursary towards their university fees and can complete paid work experience with the firm throughout their course.

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