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When you’re a new graduate, deciding where to take your first career steps can be tricky

At Deloitte New Zealand, we believe in supporting and challenging smart, ambitious people to become truly exceptional through our Graduate Programme. You could be the next member of the Deloitte family.

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Top Tips

We assess each applicant on an individual and that’s exactly how your application should be, individual and unique to you. If you’re ambitious, driven, collaborative and resilient and you are seeking purpose and progression then Deloitte is the right environment for you. We value a range of different skills and are always looking for a graduate to bring something new to the table. If you can demonstrate high levels of the following skills throughout the application process, then there’s a place for you at Deloitte.


#1 – Get yourself prepared

You will need to submit your CV, a cover letter and your University transcript for most roles. We recommend double checking your documents for any spelling errors or grammatical mistakes. Tailor your CV and cover letter so that it highlights your key competencies and the transferable skills which would help you succeed in your chosen role. Find out when employers are planning to be on campus and make arrangements so that next year you can go and meet them in person.



#2 – Do your research

Choosing an area of business that interests you and aligns to your studies can seem overwhelming when there is so much choice. Do your research online about the various service lines we offer and consider which one would best suit both your degree background and your skill set. We will only consider one application per person and we will ask you to rank both your business unit and location preferences. Make sure you are confident that you are applying to the role which is the best fit for you.

Find out more about what we do.

#3 – Help yourself stand out

Standing out from hundreds of other graduates is important. Reading a unique application is exciting and indeed every application should be different – after all this is your opportunity to showcase your unique skills and talents. Make sure you leverage all of your relevant experience and include this where appropriate, this could be from volunteering commitments, work experience or personal interests (such as sports or other hobbies). If you find it hard to articulate your skills and achievements, ask friends, colleagues or tutors for their thoughts about your strengths and go from there.



#4 – Think about where you want to go

It’s important to think broadly about your career aspirations and then consider how a particular opportunity aligns with them. Are you excited about where an organisation will be in 1, 5 or even 10 years’ time? If you are then this is a good sign that you have both done your homework on the overarching aims of the company you are applying to, and are already starting to think about the value you could add.

#5 – Use your networks

You might be able to use your connections to speak to people that are currently working for your prospective employer. If you can then that’s a great source of information. If not, then read as much company content as possible and watch videos of our employees speaking about their subjects of interest. Be curious and find out about prospective employers through their social media presence. We use Instagram to showcase our people, this can often be a good starting point to engage with the work that the business is doing (and that you might be doing too!)

#6 – Be critical of your prospective employer

Both the application process and the interviews are a chance for you to find out more about the organisation and make a judgement as a candidate as to whether this will be the right workplace for you. Being able to attend an interview and articulate exactly why you think the business would be a good fit for you is powerful and shows you are a considered candidate.

Where unique strengths are celebrated

We believe that a workplace where people feel valued and included is a workplace we want to be a part of. Everyone, from our graduates to our senior execs, contribute to the unique culture and success of Deloitte New Zealand – and you could too.

So how can I apply?

Applications for our Graduate Programme open towards the end of February/start of March every year. You should be applying for the Graduate Programme in the final year of your studies. You should be applying for an Internship in the penultimate year of your studies.

Our Recruitment Process

  1. Research – Make sure you understand who we are looking for and what part of our business would suit you best. Watch our videos on our website or YouTube Channel, connect with us on social media @Deloitte_NZ and come and see us at events and ask us questions
  2. Prepare your docs – CV, cover letter and academic transcript (we know it won’t be complete until you graduate so just send us everything you have so far)
  3. Apply online– (please only apply once, we will give you the opportunity to rank your preferences in terms of our business units and location)
  4. Video interview– If you are shortlisted you will receive an email invitation and have 48 hours to complete the video interview
  5. Interview– We will contact you to arrange the details
  6. Offer

We want you to succeed

Yes the application process is robust (we need to make sure we are getting individuals that will thrive here) but it is not meant to be scary, daunting or pretentious. We value honesty, curiosity and integrity and when you come to meet us you’ll see that we’re a fairly down to earth bunch. Don’t just take our word for it.

When I first went for my interview I was understandably quite nervous and I didn’t know what to expect. My interview ended up being more like a conversation to better understand my strengths, motivations and to get to know me personally, rather than a test of my knowledge! I walked away from the interview feeling like I had a good understanding of Deloitte’s culture and knowing that this was the perfect place to begin my career.

Amelia Jull, 2016 consulting graduate

What we are looking for

We offer a variety of programmes to students. We ask students to apply to just one program so please consider what opportunity best fits your studies, skills and career aspirations.

• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
• A high level of self-motivation and commitment
• The ability to analyse and work through complex problems
• Flexibility and resilience
• Intellectual curiosity
• To be comfortable with ambiguity and open to new experiences
• A proactive approach to work
• The ability to collaborate and work well within a team environment
• The ability to learn quickly

Come and meet us

Wednesday 27th February
1:45pm – 2:40pm
Student Boot camp presentation – “How to do a stand out video interview”
University of Auckland Business School
Tuesday 5th March
11:00am – 2:00pm
Business and Law expo
University of Otago
Tuesday 5th March
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Deloitte Presentation Evening – Come and meet our staff
Canterbury University – Undercroft
Wednesday 6th March
1:30pm – 4:00pm
Commerce Careers Fair
Canterbury University – Undercroft
Wednesday 6th March
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Law and Justice Recruitment Evening
Canterbury University – Undercroft
Wednesday 6th March
Time TBC
Deloitte Presentation Evening – Come and meet our staff
Deloitte Dunedin office
Thursday 7th March
Time TBC
Big 4 presentation event
Auckland, Venue TBC
Friday 8th March
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Women In Leadership Panel lunch
University of Otago – Business School
Monday 11th March
11:00am – 1:00pm
Business and Economics Careers Fair
AUT, Business School
Monday 11th March
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Deloitte Presentation Afternoon – Come and meet our staff
AUT, Business School
Tuesday 12th March
10:30am – 2:30pm
CDES Business and Law Career Expo
University of Auckland, OGGB Building
Tuesday 12th March
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Deloitte Presentation Evening – Come and meet our staff
University of Auckland Business School
Wednesday 13th March
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Accounting/Finance Expo
Massey University, Atrium Building Student Lounge, Albany Campus, Auckland
Wednesday 13th March
Time TBC
Deloitte Presentation Evening – Come and meet our staff
Victoria University
Wednesday 13th March
Time TBC
CAANZ employment evening
Auckland, TBC
Wednesday 13th March
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Deloitte Consulting Presentation Evening – Come and meet our staff
University of Auckland Business School
Thursday 14th March
11:00am – 2:00pm
Commerce and Law Careers Expo
Victoria University, Pipitea Campus, Rutherford House
Thursday 28th March
Time TBC
Accounting and Finance speed networking
University of Auckland Business School

Deloitte Bright Start

Launch into your career with Deloitte. Join the world of professional services, gain real work experience relevant to your degree and make an impact with our clients – all while you study.

Learn more here

Deloitte Award – Most Promising Māori Accountant

Purpose of Award

This award is to assist and encourage young Māori students to study Accounting at school and continue this line of study within a relevant tertiary qualification; and to pursue a career in Accounting.


  • $1500 over a period of three years
  • Invitation to Deloitte networking events
  • Mentored by a member of the Deloitte Māori Business team
  • Paid internship in the penultimate year of relevant undergraduate study

Who can apply?

Awards are open to year 12 and 13 students who are studying Accounting and who are of Māori descent.

Year 13 students making their first application must be intending to pursue full-time undergraduate study at a recognised NZ tertiary institute with Accounting as a subject.

Apply today!

Register your interest to download an application pack.

Deloitte VIP Series - we're looking for your Very Interesting Perspective.

Deloitte VIP is a series of events providing university students with the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas (or Very Interesting Perspective) with their peers and with professionals from Deloitte.

Deloitte VIP Series #1 Living The Kiwi Dream

The Deloitte Millennial survey reminds us once again of the views and desires of a generation.

We asked students are you driven by realising your dreams? What is your “Kiwi Dream”? Is it the white picket fence, kids, boat and a bach? Is your dream the same as the generations before you? With rising house prices across Auckland, will you live in close proximity to your workplace? Or will the way we work change?

Deloitte VIP Series #2 The Big OE; Will you stay or will you go?

New Zealand’s national bird may be flightless, but it seems to be in the Kiwi DNA to fly the nest and set up overseas for “The Big OE”.

We hosted the 2nd of our Deloitte VIP Series events at our Wellington office to explore why the Kiwi obsession with OE? Is there a perceived lack of opportunity in NZ, or is the lure of adventure and the unknown too hard to resist?

Thanks to our Deloitte panelists and to the fantastic students from Victoria University of Wellington.



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