We caught up with Amelia Little after securing a summer vacation scheme with Deloitte. Here, she shares a bit of her experience as well as some top tips for other members hoping to do the same.
Deloitte's reputation precedes it, and before I met their reps at the Bright Network Women in Leadership event I was actually a bit intimidated. The ladies I met were so lovely and supportive, though. I felt encouraged to apply and as though I could actually succeed in my career with them.
The hardest part of the application was definitely the online tests. I tend to panic under pressure, but in the end they weren't as bad as I initially thought. Deloitte also issues you with a personalised report highlighting your strengths and weaknesses (before you find out the outcome of your tests) and I found these really useful both personally and professionally. My favourite part was definitely the interview segment of the Assessment Centre. All the staff were so friendly, but I got on really well with my interviewer and even forgot I was at a formal interview. The staff at Deloitte made me feel comfortable so I could be myself and not a bag of nerves.
To my fellow members applying for similar roles: relax, smile and be yourself. Getting a good night's sleep the night before was also instrumental in my success.
Many thanks to Amelia for taking the time to share her story with us.