Student FAQs

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We understand how important it is to put your best foot forward when applying for a graduate or internship position with us. We’ve covered some questions to help you

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Student FAQs

COVID Level dependent we will conduct interviews online

Your health and the health of our people is extremely important to us, therefore if you are successful at securing an interview it will be hosted online. Up to date advice from the New Zealand Ministry of Health .

Tips for online interviews

  • You can participate via a laptop / PC or mobile phone.
  • If you are having technical issues try using a different browser
  • Test your technology to ensure you’re set up for success at least 10 minutes before the call
  • Please ensure you have access to a camera so we can see you
  • Ensure your surroundings are quiet and minimise distractions

Programme Eligibility

  • You are eligible for the Summer Intern Programme if you are in your penultimate year of study
  • You are eligible for the Graduate Programme if you are completing your studies or completed 24 months prior.
  • You must have or be working towards professional Chartered Accounting (CA) qualification requirements to be eligible for Audit & Assurance and Private
  • You must currently be based in New Zealand

I am an international student, am I eligible to apply?

Deloitte accepts applications from international students who hold a post study work visa for 3 years.  To apply you are required to provide evidence that you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand for the duration of the internship. For more information, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website.

Start dates for Graduate and Internship programme for 2022/2023

  • Our Summer Intern Programme commences on 21 November 2022 and you will be at the end of your penultimate year of study. The Programme ends 10 February 2023 before you start your final year.
  • Our Graduate Programme begins on 20 February 2023 following the completion of your final year of study.  There is the potential opportunity for students who finish mid-year to come on board with us earlier and will still be part of our national graduate induction in February 2023.

When can I apply?

We will be opening applications on 7 March 2022. Engage with us on our social media channels below for the latest updates.

Do I need an accounting degree?

  • We welcome and encourage applications from all university faculties.
  • Specialised teams such as Audit & Assurance and Private do require all candidates to have the pre-requisite papers completed to start your Chartered Accounting (CAANZ) studies when you join us as a graduate.
  • Read our job descriptions for more information on education preferences by team

How many students does Deloitte employ?

Deloitte recruits approximately 200 Graduates and 110 Summer interns nationally every year but this can fluctuate according to our business needs.

What we look for

We’re interested in students with degrees in every discipline. We are particularly interested if you’ve got diverse experiences and are passionate about being part of a business which thrives on innovation, opportunity, collaboration and inclusion. Tell us why you are applying to Deloitte, what about the team and our purpose or values that interests you. Perhaps you’ve met one of us and it made an impact on you, let us know!

We will review your whole application to help us make a decision and take into account your CV, application answers, online assessments, video and face to face interactions with us. Academic achievement is only one element we consider, we are looking for well-rounded students, this could be previous work experience, extra-curricular or community involvement and leadership experience.

Key competencies assessed through our recruitment process include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Resilience and the ability to embrace change
  • The ability to learn and apply new information quickly
  • Willingness to collaborate within a team
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to analyse problems
  • Communication skills.

I am interested in two different teams, can I apply for both?

No – due to the high volume of applications we  are only able to review your first application. When you apply you will be asked what your second choice team is, so if you’re interested in two areas, that’s the place to let us know.

Where can I meet Deloitte representatives?

Each year Deloitte attends a number of university career fairs and campus events. The majority of events take place in March,  with a few touch points in second semester (around July – August).  However, we usually have a presence on campus throughout the year. Follow us on our social media platforms below for event details. As we are in the red traffic light, these events are all virtual.

Where can I find out more about the Graduate and Summer Internship Programme?

Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram @Deloitte_NZ to see what a day in the life of Deloitte looks like and ask any questions you have about our Graduate and Summer Internship Programme.

Can I still apply for the Graduate Programme if I haven’t done a summer internship?

Of course! While a number of our summer interns are offered roles to come back as graduates after their final year of study, we still recruit a large number of graduates who have not completed an internship with us.

I am studying outside of NZ/Australia and would like to complete an internship during my summer break.

Our Summer Internships are open to all students who have the right to work in New Zealand. However, due to the timing of our Summer Internship which commences November – February, it best suits students studying in New Zealand and Australia. We also recommend if you’re unsure about your working rights in New Zealand, to please contact Immigration New Zealand to discuss your situation.

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How long does the selection process take?

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot provide a specific timeline for this. Rest assured, we always aim to process your application as soon as we can. Some of our Business Units hire as they go, whereas others will have set interview days once our applications close.

What kind of support is there for me?

You will be paired with a buddy and a Counselling Manager to help with a smooth transition into Deloitte life. Your buddy will keep in touch with you for catch ups during your final year of study before you start with us to keep you up to date with everything and answer any questions you may have. You can also expect invites to team events throughout the year. Graduates take part in our Graduate Development Programme which runs during your first week of induction and equips you with skills and knowledge needed for life at Deloitte. We provide the a variety of tools and training through mentoring and peer support to ensure you achieve your career goals and success.

Do you do offer rotations across business units?

No – the foundation of our business is built on being experts in our field, which starts from day one you start as a Graduate, however, we do collaborate on various projects across our different disciplines to give you a wide exposure.

What locations are the graduate and summer intern jobs in?

Deloitte is based around the country with offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, and Dunedin. Not all of our offices offer the same opportunities so read more about our locations and make sure the job you want is available in your preferred city.

What is Deloitte’s approach to flexible working?

Flexible working varied across business units and is different for everyone.  We are happy to discuss what works best for you when you commence employment with us.

What opportunity is right for me?

To find your fit at Deloitte we have some helpful tools;

If you need more support come and attend our events at your university throughout March or connect with us on Instagram or Facebook.

What is Deloitte’s culture like?

At Deloitte we’re motivated by a purpose that transcends profits: to make an impact that matters in our communities. A vibrant and stimulating workplace culture is key to achieving this. Our diversity and inclusion commitment aims to ensure our people feel valued and it is underpinned by our belief in the importance of wellbeing. These foundations inspire us to take action to improve lives, and drive reform towards a more prosperous and sustainable society. WorldClass is our global initiative to address inequality and help empower 50 million people by 2030. Read more about how we are activating WorldClass.

Remuneration and benefits

  • Bonus scheme: We offer a joining bonus for graduates to help prepare them for their graduate role (half will be paid a few months prior to graduates and the remainder will be paid upon start)
  • Mobile phone packages for all staff
  • Investment in graduates learning and development:  We offer 9 professional qualifications you can choose from.
  • If you’re doing your chartered accountancy and/or professional studies  we will financially support both if you’re going into our Audit, Private or Tax teams.  We provide a generous study leave allocation.
  • Southern cross subsidy.
  • Study leave, volunteer leave, cultural leave.
  • 22 days leave (including. birthday leave and Manaaki day).
  • Bonuses for referring a friend!
  • A variety of career pathways to support your interests and development. Your path is open to your design and where you want to go.
  • Social club, outings and sports teams for you to join.
  • Variety of discounts for services and products.

What kind of travel will I be expected to do?

As a professional services firm, we can often find ourselves working directly with clients on-site across NZ. As a result, you may expect travelling as a natural part of your journey at Deloitte.

What is Deloitte’s Position on sustainability?

A sustainable future is one in which we have created lasting success that is inclusive for all, and reflects the symbiotic relationships we have with our environment. At Deloitte, our purpose statement guides us to ‘make an impact that matters’ – giving our people the mandate to align our economic and financial success with improving outcomes for our families, communities, and nations.

Read our progress here, our Sustainability Report for 2020

Feedback on your application

As a commitment to every person who applies for a role with us, you will receive a written or verbal notification as to the success of your application. If you are yet to hear from us, we are still considering your application.  If your application is not successful in progressing to the next stage, you will receive an email from us notifying you with some hints and tips you may find useful if you decide to reapply with us in the future.  Due to the high volume of applications we receive we unfortunately cannot provide individual feedback.  However, if you do progress to the in-person interview stage you will be provided with verbal notification and feedback.

Online Test Assessment

Interns and graduate applicants will complete the same testing.  Our testing is not something you can prepare for and is not designed to trick you.  This generally takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete and we recommend you do this in one sitting in a disruption and distraction free area.

When will I receive my online test?

If you are eligible for the role you have applied for, you will receive an email with a link to the online test within 24–48 hours of applying.

I have not received testing

Has it been less than 48 hours? Please allow at least 48 hours to receive an email

You will only need to do the test once

Step 1: Immersive Online Assessment (once you have applied online)

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  • The assessment isn’t timed, so you can work at your own pace, but you will need to complete it in one sitting.
  • Usually it takes around 45 minutes – 1 hour. 
  • 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. Then answer multiple choice questions based on further information provided.

We’re assessing the key strengths you’ll need to succeed here, so it’s really important to answer as honestly as possible.

Feedback report

Following the assessment, you’ll receive a bespoke feedback report about your individual strengths and abilities. This is not the outcome of your assessment, it’s to provide you with valuable advice on how to develop your skills and make the most of your potential.

Once enough assessments have been completed, students who pass the online assessment will be invited to a video interview in the form of a job simulation.

Step 2: Video interview – HireVue

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

If you wish to complete the assessment on your mobile you can, you will be prompted to download the Hirevue app.

Treat this like a first face-to-face interview.

  • Choose clothes you’d wear to work
  • Do this interview in a quiet, disruption and distraction free environment
  • Take time to prepare – do your research on our website, ensure you’re familiar with the job description for the role you’re applying for and also are up to date with anything recent in the news about Deloitte.
  • Complete the practice questions at the start of the assessment, they’ll help you get used to the technology.
  • You will be asked four questions, these questions vary based on the business unit you’re applying for.
  • Be yourself so we’re able to see your personality, be clear on your motivations for a career at Deloitte and the business unit you’re applying too
  • Don’t forget to smile and relax as much as you can, these questions aren’t designed to trick you!

This is where your application process ends. We’ll let you know as soon as possible on the outcome of your assessment.

If you are successful, you will be invited to a face to face interview on-site with our team.

What if I require additional support in the recruitment process related to disability or a medial related condition? 

We can accommodate for all candidates that apply to any of our roles.  Please reach out to us on; .  You will also be asked when applying for a role with us as part of application questions whether you require any additional assistance throughout the application process.  If you do state yes, we will be in touch with you in regards to how we can best support you throughout this process.