Assessment Process

Who is the real you? What’s your true potential? Our simple, unbiased assessment process is designed to find out. Want a step-by-step guide to your route in to an amazing career? Read on.

Step 1: Apply Online

Top tip!

The first step is telling us a little about you and should only take around 15 minutes. It’s a set of questions that’ll ask you about who you are, your education and your experience.

Minimum qualifications

Deloitte will be assessing your application based on the academic entry criteria outlined in the job description for the role you’ve applied to. Typically, for our graduate and work experience programmes, this requirement is that you’ll be on track for, or have achieved a 2.1. or above in your undergraduate degree.

Keep your candidate ID safe

You’ll get a unique candidate ID number when you submit your form. You’ll need to quote this every time you get in touch with us about your application. This can be found on your ‘My Profile’.

Step 2: Immersive Online Assessment

Top tip!

“When rank ordering your preferred responses to a situation, go with your gut instinct, don’t try to second guess what it is we might be looking for.” Karen, Student Recruitment team

Get a taste of what it’s like to work here. While we get to know you better.

You’ll be asked to look at possible work scenarios and answer honestly how you’d respond, ranking options from your most to least likely actions.

There’ll also be questions around your preferred working style.

The final part of this stage will be some ability tests (e.g. including numerical, verbal, critical, and for some, abstract reasoning).

There’s no time limit, but you should ideally complete it in one go, so make sure you’ve got around 50 minutes free before you begin.

We know how important feedback is

Following the assessment, you’ll receive a feedback report about your strengths and abilities. This isn’t the outcome of your assessment, but it will provide you with valuable advice on how to develop your skills and make the most of your strengths.

Once you have completed your immersive online assessment, we’ll consider your full application and get back to you within two weeks.

Step 3: Job Simulation

Top tip!

“Find a comfortable and quiet place to complete the assessment. Make sure any housemates or family members also know you are taking an assessment – the last thing you want on your video response is a cameo appearance!” Leah, Student Recruitment team

Dig deeper in our challenging, yet enjoyable, online video assessment. Everything here relates to what you can do and achieve at Deloitte, with questions in different formats: written, video, multiple choice and rank order.

  • Think of it like a face-to-face interview
  • Choose clothes you’d wear to work
  • Take time to prepare
  • Complete the practice questions at the start of the assessment to get used to the technology

After you’ve completed the simulation, you’ll get an email letting you know how you did within four weeks.

Spring into Deloitte applicants: This is where your application process ends. We’ll let you know as soon as possible how well you did.

Step 4: Final Stage Assessment

Top tip!

“Our assessors are here to get the best out of you, they are not trying to trip you up or trick you, so remember they want you to do well and you will shine.” Amelia, Student Recruitment team

For most roles and programmes, the final stage is a virtual assessment centre where you’ll meet other candidates and get involved in individual and group exercises. You’ll also meet hiring managers from the business area that you’ve applied to. For some roles, there might just be an interview, which can be face to face or virtual.

Don’t worry – you’ll get all the details beforehand, including what is involved – we’ll give you plenty of time to prepare. 

Summer Vacation Scheme: Your Final Stage Assessment is a live video interview, with a team member from the business area and office you’ve applied to. This is focused on your motivations for choosing the role and ask some questions to help you highlight your strengths. These interviews usually last 30 to 40 minutes.

Your offer or feedback

If your final stage assessment is successful, we’ll offer you a job and your exciting journey with us really begins.

If you’re not successful

You may have been unsuccessful for all sorts of reasons. So, be sure to ask for feedback from your Early Careers Recruitment contact. You’re always welcome to reapply as well – although we only accept one application per intake or academic year (September-August).

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