Students who plan to go to university in autumn 2016 can now apply for the Deloitte Bursary scheme. In addition, young people wanting to gain work experience before continuing their studies could benefit from the firm’s gap year placement.

The bursary package, one of the best available in the Channel Islands, includes financial support during university as well as a minimum of four weeks paid work experience and the opportunity to join Deloitte as a graduate.

Will Bishop successfully applied for the bursary in 2011 and read Physical Geography at Exeter University. The three-year bursary made a big difference to him financially and the work experience opened his eyes to career opportunities in accountancy and professional services.

‘Thanks to the bursary I was able to go on a field trip to Brazil in my final year. I stayed on an extra week and it was a real “once in a lifetime” experience,’ says Will who subsequently joined Deloitte as a graduate and is now a trainee.

‘At the end of my bursary there was no requirement for me to apply for a job at Deloitte but having had work experience with the firm I could see the career opportunities open to me and I was lucky enough to be accepted as a trainee in 2014.’

Current bursary recipients are Sammy Parr who is reading Geography and Lottie Parkes, a Modern Languages student. This diversity of degree subject reflects the firm’s need for people from all educational backgrounds and interests.

Sammy comments: ‘The Deloitte Bursary scheme is a brilliant opportunity as it has given me insight and experience of the business world whilst giving me the financial freedom to undertake voluntary research work together with further study of urban environments, one of my particular areas of interest.’

Lottie notes: ‘The annual work experience with such a reputable firm will give me invaluable experience and be extremely advantageous as part of my CV.’

Deloitte also offers one-year placements for students who want to take a gap year between finishing school and starting university.

Jacques Ogier plans to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at either Manchester University or London School of Economics. Before starting college this autumn he is working in the Audit and Advisory team at Deloitte and is enjoying the experience.

Jacques explains: ‘I feel this gap year will give me an edge when it comes to applying for jobs after my degree. Gaining hands-on experience will appeal to all employers and Deloitte’s training is recognised as being first class. I am also getting exposed to client work and really enjoying it.’

Students who are finishing school this summer and considering university can apply for a gap year placement or the bursary scheme.

‘We are looking for bright students who are ambitious and understand the value of work experience,’ says John Clacy, Lead Partner at Deloitte in Guernsey.

‘The financial support is without doubt a big help for students; however the experience and training they will gain at Deloitte is invaluable. We are looking forward to hearing from students of all backgrounds and interests. The career paths available at Deloitte are varied and we want to nurture the local talent we have in Guernsey.’

Will Bishop concludes: ‘The Bursary Scheme gives students everything they need – money, work experience and the chance to get a head start in their career.’

The Deloitte Bursary Scheme includes:

  • £2,000 per academic year, for three years.
  • Minimum of four weeks paid employment for every year of your degree course.
  • The opportunity to join Deloitte as a graduate.

Academic requirements:

GCSEs – Grade B or above in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics and a grade A – C in GCSE (or equivalent) English Language gained from your first sitting of each subject.

A Levels – 300 UCAS points. This is based on the student’s top three grades sat in the same year and in the first sitting over two years, excluding General Studies.

How to apply

The 2016 Deloitte Bursary and Gap Year Schemes are open to local students and anyone interested should email Mandy Sangan or call her on 01481 703285.