We recently caught up with Becky, a Risk Advisory Consultant at Deloitte. It is clear from the start that variety is the backbone of her job and its appeal.
Based at the St Albans office, she joined Deloitte around 18 months ago. Having graduated from Bristol with a Law degree, she decided to follow a slightly different career path – opting for Deloitte’s Graduate Scheme. Although her main focus is on healthcare technology, she also operates in other areas including retail, manufacturing and banking. Typical responsibilities revolve around working with acute hospital Trusts with a focus on technology. This includes business case writing and performing supporting analysis, based on a well-honed knowledge of specific clinical systems. Here’s what a typical day might look like:
8.50am: I arrive at the office having commuted in by car from London. I get everything set up and get ready for the day.
9am: I start my day by having a chat to the people around me, catching up on emails and making sure I am up to date with what is going on.
9.15am: Next, I read up on a couple of blog posts related to my industry, to make sure that I am aware of what’s going on nationally.
9.30am: At this point, I make a to-do list of everything that needs to be done that day.
9.45am: I begin work on a PowerPoint deck based on comments and feedback that I have received from a client. PowerPoint is a huge part of my day job, so I’m very used to making amendments and ensuring everything is presented clearly for internal and external stakeholders.
11am: I commence work on audit files that have been reviewed by a manager, making amendments as per comments that have been given. If any points have been raised, I address these and make sure any queries are answered. I nip off to the office kitchen and grab a free coffee from the coffee machine, and help myself to some of the free fruit that’s on offer each day.
1pm: I head out and buy lunch – there are some great places to go and grab food nearby.
2pm: A team member and I catch up over a coffee to make sure we are up to date with what’s going on across the risk advisory practice and also to discuss our various priorities.
3pm: I schedule a call with one of my clients to catch up with progress on the ongoing engagement. This is a great opportunity for me to understand what is going on in their business and any competing priorities or imminent deadlines they have coming up.
5pm: I use the last hour of each day to catch up on emails and any miscellaneous tasks that have landed that day.
6pm: I head back home for the day
What is your favourite thing about working for Deloitte?
There are many things that I enjoy about the job – I have huge exposure to a wide range of businesses, clients and their working practices. I am always working with people who are exceptionally skilled in their field and I’m frequently encountering challenges – boredom seldom strikes.
What advice would you give someone applying to Deloitte?
Be willing and open minded when presented with opportunities. A lot of people may pick an industry based on its perception of glamour, but it is the infrastructure behind a business that makes it interesting.
To find out more about opportunities at Deloitte, check out their profile just here.