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1 Shattering the Myths. What you can Achieve with a Humanities Degree.

2 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 2 About Deloitte Opportunities for Students with a Humanities Degree Application Process

3 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 3 About Deloitte Our destination: To be recognised as the pre-eminent and most trusted professional services firm, famous for the calibre of our people and respected for the exceptional quality of our work.

4 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 4 About Deloitte Our People Goal – Deloitte will be the number one firm for career and personal development, where the most talented people can do their best work, progress quickly and fulfil their potential, whatever their background

5 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 5 About Deloitte The UKs fastest growing Professional Service Firm Recruits into 21 Offices in the UK with over 11,000 staff and 640 Partners Offices in 140 countries with 150,00 staff globally Our clients are amongst the UKs largest and best known companies (FTSE 100 and 250) Substantial Community Investment Programme Integration of Consulting - unique brand of Deloitte

6 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 6 About Deloitte Our People Talent Managing Partner on Executive Staff Survey Profit Sharing and awards schemes Flexible benefits Training and technology

7 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 7 Client Wins Chanel TfL Fitness First Formula 1 BBC Britvic UEFA Vodafone About Deloitte

8 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 8 I cant apply to Deloitte for a graduate job because I dont have a finance or business related degree… Deloitte does not specify a particular degree for the majority of its service lines. Deloitte actively seeks to attract students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many graduates from non-relevant degree disciplines go on to become high achievers in the firm. Skills gained from humanities degrees are particularly desirable to Deloitte.

9 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 9 Deloitte? Its all just number crunching isnt it ? Were not all accountants! Professional Services: Tax Audit ERS Actuarial Consulting Corporate Finance Numerical psychometric tests arent trying to catch you out.

10 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 10 Our service lines Audit Tax Consulting Corporate Finance –Statutory –Internal Audit & Risk Management –Technology Assurance & Advisory –Security & Privacy –Data Quality and Integrity –Project Risk –Corporate –Indirect Tax Consulting –Global Employer Services –Tax Management Consulting –Transfer Pricing –Tax Depreciation –Strategy Consulting –Operations Consulting –Human Capital –Technology Integration –Enterprise Applications –Actuarial & Insurance Solutions –Total Reward & Benefits –Corporate Finance Advisory –Transaction Services –Reorganisation Services

11 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 11 Will anything I've learnt at University be relevant? The skills gained from humanities degree courses are highly valuable. e.g. –Teamwork –Analytical skills –Communication skills –Synthesizing evidence Demand for industry related knowledge in various service lines; –Energy, Infrastructure and Utilities –Real Estate –Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure –Life Sciences

12 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 12 Opportunities 1,200 Graduates and Undergraduates Vacancies this academic year 21 training locations 25 different professional services lines Offering a wide variety of exciting opportunities within Audit & Assurance, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance

13 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 13 Professional Qualifications Deloitte are proud to have the highest exam pass rates. ACA CTA ICSA FPC / AFPC CFA ATT RICS PRINCE2

14 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 14 So once Im in, there's no opportunity for movement ? The opportunities are endless… Working towards highly regarded qualifications Continuous training and development Secondment opportunities Movement within the firm

15 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 15 What we look for Competency Areas Our selection criteria allows us to identify the people most likely to thrive in our business environment. Below are some examples of the competencies candidates need to demonstrate in our selection and interview process. Communication You are expressive, clear and concise and have the ability to quickly form relationships with others in a variety of situations. Achievement of goals You show the persistence and energy required to meet or exceed your objectives and well-defined goals and respond well to pressure. Commercial awareness You have an interest in business and the knowledge of what a career in a professional services firm involves, particularly in your chosen field. Adaptability You are positive in the face of change and resourceful in responding to major changes. Problem solving You can analyse, distil and solve practical problems, generate new ideas and make sound judgements in complex situations. You have been successful at motivating others towards a particular course of action. Organisational skills You take responsibility for the completion of tasks and ensure that detail is not overlooked when involved in a project. You will also have good time management skills and will be able to prioritise tasks effectively.

16 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 16 Deloitte 2008/ Selection Process Apply online Pre-screening Online testing – verbal and numerical Interview stage Audit/Tax/ Corporate Finance/Actuarial Competency based interview Assessment day Case study assessment and partner review Consulting Short case study and interview Longer case study Group exercises and creative writing exercise Final interview

17 Questions?

18 ©2008 Deloitte & Touche LLP. Private and confidential 18 Deloitte & Touche LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC and its registered office at Stonecutter Court, 1 Stonecutter Street, London EC4A 4TR, United Kingdom. Deloitte & Touche LLP is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu ('DTT'), a Swiss Verein whose member firms are separate and independent legal entities. Neither DTT nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other's acts or omissions. Services are provided by member firms or their subsidiaries and not by DTT. This document is confidential and prepared solely for your information. Therefore you should not, without our prior written consent, refer to or use our name or this document for any other purpose, disclose them or refer to them in any prospectus or other document, or make them available or communicate them to any other party. No other party is entitled to rely on our document for any purpose whatsoever and thus we accept no liability to any other party who is shown or gains access to this document.

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