Deloitte Assessment Centre Guide

This Deloitte assessment centre guide includes practice tests, top tips and insider secrets for success. We’ll walk you through each part of the day and show you how to prepare. Let’s get started.

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About Deloitte & the Deloitte assessment centre

Deloitte is a worldwide brand which has thousands of independent firms who collaborate to provide financial services such as audits and risk analyses.

  • In short, they’re an enormous and well-respected global company which means, as you might expect, they only want the very best people.
  • In fact, they demand high-quality employees, which means their recruitment process is notoriously tough.
  • They have an excellent reputation for employee investment and growth and they pay well. As you can imagine, the level of competition between applicants is fierce.

To find out more about career progression at Deloitte, watch this video:

An Overview Of The Deloitte Assessment Centre

The Deloitte assessment centre takes a full day and you can expect to face the following assessment activities:

  • A written exercise / Case study
  • A partner interview
  • A presentation
  • A competency interview
  • A group exercise

Let’s dive in and look at each exercise in more detail.

Deloitte Assessment Centre Written Exercise

The Deloitte assessment centre written exercise lasts for 1 hour and takes the form of a case study.

They will be looking for the following things:

  • Your ability to extract and identify the most important points.
  • The clarity of your writing and how you present your ideas.
  • Your tone and ability to write appropriately for the given audience.
  • Your communication skills.

Practice case study

Nothing will boost your confidence and competence more than repeated practice.

You can practice the Deloitte assessment centre case study here.

The all-conquering importance of practice

If you’re serious about succeeding at your Deloitte assessment centre you must take the time to practice each of the assessment exercises you will face at the event.

We can give you great tips and advice, sure, but it’s down to you to put the preparation hours in.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from long experience it’s that preparation is the difference between success and failure. Successful candidates are consistently better-prepared than unsuccessful ones.

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Deloitte Assessment Centre – Partner Interview

The Deloitte assessment centre partner interview is 45 minutes long and focuses on the role you have applied for.

You will need to have a firm understanding of your job description so don’t be afraid to ask the HR team for a detailed job description.

(This will be a practical tool that aids your prep of course, but it also shows you are proactive and someone who uses their initiative.)

It is vital that you research Deloitte as a company. Make sure to research the following things as a minimum:

  • The current status of their business and commercial performance.
  • What are their key focus areas right now? Hot projects? New major clients?
  • What are their plans for their future? Where are they heading? What’s their strategy?
  • What is the company ethos? What are their beliefs and values?
  • What do they look for in their employees? What are the required company-wide competencies?

You can find a lot of this information on the Deloitte website or on their Facebook page.

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Deloitte Assessment Centre Presentation

You will be required to carry out a presentation at the Deloitte assessment centre that is based around a case study. (The exact details of your case study will differ depending on your role and seniority.)

You will have to prepare a 10 minute presentation and will have 1 hour to prepare.

Pro Tip

You will not be allowed to use more than 6 slides, so make sure you use each slide to its full potential.

Whatever you decide to present, make sure that you understand the detail as you will be expected to answer questions during a closing Q&A.

Want to learn how to deliver a world-class presentation? Read our guide: How To Deliver A Killer Presentation At Your Assessment Centre

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Deloitte Assessment Centre – Competency Interview

This interview will focus on Deloitte’s employee values & core competencies:

  • Career motivation
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Goal achievement
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to organise
  • Problem solving skills

Your task is to make yourself appear to ‘fit’ with these. How can you align yourself with this list of valued behaviours?

Here’s a quick exercise which will help you prepare for the competency interview: 

  • Spend some time considering when you have demonstrated each competency.
  • Prepare two examples for each one.
  • Memorize your examples.

You will return to this list of memorised examples again and again during your Deloitte assessment centre, so make sure your examples are excellent and detailed.

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Deloitte Assessment Centre Group Exercise

Ok, strap in. This group exercise is known for being fiercely competitive.

You will be required to prepare an idea before coming together with your group. The exact briefing won’t be confirmed until you reach this stage on the day.

You will have 45 minutes from this point to discuss as a group who has the best ideas.

You will need to convince and influence the rest of the group that your idea is the best. The aim of this exercise is to compile a list of 5 of the best ideas.

This type of group exercise can cause real panic because every member of the group wants their idea on the list.

During this exercise, try to:

  • Lead the group without dismissing others.
  • Listen as well as contribute.
  • Influence others.

This sounds terrifying. Help!

As an absolute minimum, during your prep time you should read our guide: How To Succeed In An Assessment Centre Group Exercise

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