Deloitte Telephone Interview?

Original Post

8 September 2009 - 3:57pm


I have a telephone interview coming up for an audit graduate position with Deloitte. Anybody any experience of this?


Recent Comments

20 May 2012 - 8:25pm

Hi!! has anyone recently had a telephone interview with Deloitte???


29 June 2011 - 12:42pm

Had telephone interview with deloitte: lasted 15 mins but was only asked 2 questions: -Why deloitte? -What do you think you'll be doing in audit?

Then I was asked if I had any questions, and I think they really expect you to have some questions... that was about half the call.

Then as everyone else has said, they tell you they will get back in touch within 3 working days, but I had an email from them within about 3 minutes of the end of the call.

You're really just expanding on what you said in the application form; if you named some clients in the application form, then know some others for the interview...

8 June 2011 - 10:41pm

Thanks Jmsrowley

Congratulations. That sounds reassuring. I will book an interview for the ealiest slot.

Staussy, I am applying for Audit.

Jms what serviceline are you applying for?

8 June 2011 - 5:37pm

Hey no problem, I believe the telephone interview questions haven't changed much. All the best! Which service line are you applying for?

8 June 2011 - 3:35pm


I just had my telephine interview at 3pm today.

2 questions - 1) why deloitte and 2) What do you think the day to day activites will be in your chosen service line?

total interview lasted exactly 8mins and about 3 of them was explaining what the interview was about at the begininng and then the next stage at the end.

honestly, it is nothing to stress about at all. be confident in your answers. about 5 mins after i got and email saying i had passed.

8 June 2011 - 3:35pm


I just had my telephine interview at 3pm today.

2 questions - 1) why deloitte and 2) What do you think the day to day activites will be in your chosen service line?

total interview lasted exactly 8mins and about 3 of them was explaining what the interview was about at the begininng and then the next stage at the end.

honestly, it is nothing to stress about at all. be confident in your answers. about 5 mins after i got and email saying i had passed.

8 June 2011 - 1:18pm

Thanks Yingyand and Staussy

Passed Deloitte online tests. I just booked my telephone interview.

This thread is pretty comprehensive with telephone interview experiences but I wonder if anyone has had one recently and how it went? questions asked? etc

6 June 2011 - 9:03pm

Don't worry about the online tests, work quickly but accurately. The verbal reasoning passages are fairly straight forward

6 June 2011 - 11:01am

Hi Ivanah, I sat the numerical and verbal tests two weeks ago (hope it means "recently") and would have the tel interview tomorrow (yes, online tests before tel telephone interview). The verbal test is by SHL and would be the most frequent articles (if you have done it with other companies), like the water surface tension, location of charity shop, inheritance of short-sightedness etc. Personally, I don't think it's too difficult. Though I didn't feel good when finished, I passed it. So take it easy. Good luck!

4 June 2011 - 9:21pm


Has anyone recently sat the Deloitte verbal online test? I would be grateful to any experience / insight.



30 May 2011 - 2:16pm

I thought I'd add to this as it was so helpful to me.

I got two questions: 1) Why Deloitte? I had 9 quite detailed points ready, basically what everyone else has said (added in the charity work they're doing with the Olympics and specific Tax awards they've won). The woman, Maria, was really nice but twice she thought I'd finished when I hadn't and I had to ask if I could go on. Slightly anxious about this as we were speaking over each other, but hopefully it won't matter too much.

2) What do you think the core activities would you be undertaking in your service line? With this question, I asked her to specify whether she meant in general or in the first year. She said just in the first year so I spouted off my prepared answer.

The phonecall lasted 7mins, including me asking one question. My worries are that I sounded way too rehearsed (it was obvious that I was reading a script) and also I asked her at 3 separate points if I was talking too fast, just out of nervousness.

Fingers crossed and thanks to all who have contributed so far. Good luck everyone!

26 May 2011 - 4:34pm

Hey guys, had my telephone interview for Consulting today. The lady was again very friendly and the questions were straight forward.

1) Why Deloitte? 2) What will your day to day activities as a consultant be?

The conversation lasted about 12 minutes and was very pleasant. She said they would get back to me within 3 days but I got an email confirming that I had passed within 30 minutes which is very efficient.

Good luck all!

10 May 2011 - 5:33pm

I had my telephone with deloitte and the questions are

1)why deloitte 2)what do you think your day-to-day work will be in your chosen service line? 3)talk about the main competitor of deloitte(Big four)

9 May 2011 - 5:27pm

Could anyone please tell me when do you need to give your academic qualification documents to Deloitte?

26 April 2011 - 7:50pm

Hey...had my telephone interview..was so simple..just why deloitte (career motivation)and what do you think ur day-to-day activities would be...lasted about 7 minutes...the interviewer was nice...wont interrupt cos shes typing out the answers...

anyone got through first interview stage (competency) for Transaction Services?

23 March 2011 - 8:23am

I have mine today at 13:00.. Should be a blast.

22 March 2011 - 11:57am

Hey guys, had my telephone interview for EA Consulting recently. The lady was very friendly and the questions were straight forward.

1) Why Deloitte? 2) What will your day to day activities as a consultant be?

So pretty much what everyone else has said, just prepare answers to the questions that have come up in this thread and be enthusiastic. Mine lasted for just over 10 minutes.

Good luck!

21 March 2011 - 12:23pm

Hey guys I recently had my phone interview. I've decided to share my wisdom with you guys as a token of my appreciation for all your help and for the following candidates who still have phone interviews to come.

Firstly, I felt I overrated it too much. It really isn't that bad at all. I had Ana as well and she really puts you at ease from the beginning. The interview lasted 9 minutes and she spent about 2 minutes explaining how the interview would proceed.

She then asked me the same questions as everyone else on this forum (why deloitte and what do you think you will be doing in your first year). For all of you who are worried she may ask something else, she did tell me at the beginning of the interview that it would specifically consist of 2 questions. So probably won't ask you anything else. But don't quote me on that one. It's good to be prepared nonetheless for other questions that could be asked.

why deloitte?: largest PSF, great opportunities, impressive client base, corporate responsibility, all that stuff.

What you think you will be doing in your first year: Obviously specific to the division you applied for, but I pretty much repeated what I wrote in my application right at the beginning.

Hope this helps,

Good luck.

18 March 2011 - 9:51pm

hi guys, I have my interview coming up next week. I am a bit confused about the questions on type of qualification I will be doing. I have applied for the IT Risk- Controls Assurance scheme and I am planning to do CISA instead of ACA. I would appreciate if someone can tell me when is the CISA exam taken? Is it in the first year itself or after that as CISA's website one has to write the exam first but can apply for certification after ~5 yrs of work experience.

18 March 2011 - 1:53am

Thanks everyone for your input I have my one at 2.45pm later today!

18 March 2011 - 1:09am

Deloitte's pre-screen telephone interview is the easiest of all stages. If you struggle with this one, you'd definitely struggle with first round and partner interviews.

Basically, it's what everyone mentioned already, they ask why Deloitte, why Audit, what you'll do in Audit, and few other variants. You can literally read it off from a sheet of paper or computer screen and pass it with breeze. I had both paper and screen open in front and read from them simply. Just make sure you sound natural, so practice helps.

16 March 2011 - 8:53pm

Hi guys,

How can I check which department I have applied to. I don't think I mentioned a specific department because it doesn't say so on my application?

11 March 2011 - 8:53pm

To be honest, no need to worry about it too much

same two questions: why Deloitte? what you will be doing within your chosen service line?

Talk as much as you can, especially details, cuz the more you talk, the less chance the interviewer digs in........

And i can pass! Good luck everyone

23 February 2011 - 2:21pm

Okay, my computer is working again. I had forgotten the questions you see as my interview was a good two months ago now. I had four questions in mine: Why Deloitte? Why audit? What are you will you be doing in first year? (I mentioned ACA and he then asked me what i knew about it) Why apply to this specific office?

It isn't anything to worry about at all. Just testing whether you have the right motivations and have done some research into the company.

The person i had spoke very quietly on the phone and had a bit of an accent. So, I had to really concentrate to understand what he was saying. Just be aware of that.

They told me i had passed the same day (i think, it might have been the day after). Got my first interview soon as they have taken ages to get a date sorted.

Good luck to all!

23 February 2011 - 12:36am

Message me and I will let you know the other questions. I have a document with them but i can't paste it into this box. (My computer is crap)

15 February 2011 - 12:42pm

can u pls tell what were the other two questions??

15 February 2011 - 12:41pm

hey guys, i have my telephone interview for audit tomorrow...can anyoneplease tell me the questions u were asked,and whether any competency based or commercial awareness questions were asked or not???

17 January 2011 - 4:03pm

what two other questions did they ask you? Thanks

10 January 2011 - 10:55am

Just had my telephone interview for audit. It lasted 10 minutes and i actually got asked the two that everyone is asked (Why Deloitte, What will you do in your first year?) as well as two other questions. So, be aware that they do mix it up a bit with the questions. But, i think they are mainly testing how you say your answer as opposed to what you actually say. Viel glück!

4 January 2011 - 3:33pm

yeah my telephone interview was on the 22nd of October, they got back to me the same day but I didn't get my interview booked until November 6th, two months later and I finally have my first round interview this Monday!

23 December 2010 - 10:01pm

They didn't get back to me after my telephone interview for 4 days, then another 6 days wait after first interview, and 3 for the phonecall saying I'd passed the assessment centre and had a job, so don't panic that they aren't replying quickly!

23 December 2010 - 8:41pm

I had my interview on Wednesday 22nd Dec in the morning. The lady asked me two questions; 1. Why Deloitte and 2. Why Strategy Consulting?

The call lasted 13minutes. She told me they would get back to me by 3 working days. Most people on here seem to find out whether they're through within a few hours, however I only just got an email now confirming I passed ( Thursday 23rd Dec in the late evening).

So I guess, don't worry too much if you're kept waiting; although I'm not gonna lie, I thought I was finished (even though I was confident my interview went really well!)

5 December 2010 - 9:43pm

@mrbez we are in the same situation, yes they keep saying be patient, lol your service line isn't full yet is it?, that's a bit strange they haven't booked your interview you have only emailed them once i guess you could send them another email just to make sure that they haven't forgotten about you.

5 December 2010 - 7:05pm

I found out that I passed my phone interview 5 and a half weeks ago.

I am still yet to hear from them. I have emailed once and have been told to be patient.

3 December 2010 - 4:51pm

Had my phone interview last week, for Audit, two questions:

Why Deloitte?

Largest PSF, global reach, CSR with some examples, impressive client list (give some examples), ethical behaviour, commitment to education, culture, environmental sustainability, potential for career development (give very brief outline), track record in bringing people through professional qualifications.

What will you be doing in your first year?

Studying hard for qualification (make sure you emphasise it is a significant time commitment), lots of time at client's offices learning how audit works, making new friends and contacts via college, at office, at clients, 'buddy' scheme.

She stopped me at two points and asked who were Deloitte's main competitors (Big 4) and also asked me to describe briefly what auditing actually involves. For the second question a few sentences explaining you will look at client's financial records, ensure they are true and fair representation of reality etc will suffice. At no point is any great detail required. The entire thing took about 13 minutes. Interviewer is extremely friendly and will put you at ease.

2 December 2010 - 8:15pm

hi guys, update to my previous post; i passed my telephone interview on 11 nov, and they said actuarial service line was full and we had to choose other service lines, and i have been waiting for almost 3 and a half weeks, i have emailed them a number of times, each them they emailed back asking me to'be patient, do wait to be contacted, blah blah blah... '' last week they said we will contact you next week, and it is approaching the end of this week, still no news from them, don't know why it is taking them so long to book in an interview. ;(

2 December 2010 - 4:03pm

Thanks so much for the previous replies - helped me so much on the phone interview!

I got a reply from Deloitte today asking me to contact them to arrange a time for my first face-to face interview:) yayyy So guys, don't worry if you don't hear anything yet, coz i have waited for 3 weeks since the phone interview. Good news are coming on their way:)

Finally, would like to ask - if anyone know much about Corporate Tax - M&A division by any chance?

Cheers, and good luck everyone!

1 December 2010 - 9:52am

Yeah it does depend how you measure it whether its revenue, employees, clients etc. Deloitte make quite a big deal about being the largest (in terms of employees) so it wont hurt to mention it.

30 November 2010 - 2:07pm

I thought PwC was larger than Deloitte.Anyway, I reckon it depends on the way you measure things...

30 November 2010 - 3:42am

Professional services firm e.g. law, accountancy, consultancy etc

30 November 2010 - 12:50am

May I ask what does PSF stand for?


29 November 2010 - 10:33pm

Passed my telephone interview today for audit in London. It lasted 4 minutes and I was asked two questions.

Why Deloitte? : Reputation, Deloitte people, Olympic involvement opportunities, rapid responsibility curve, excellent structure for ACA training, the constant development of Deloitte (became largest PSF) and global committment e.g. pro bono work in Chile following the earthquake.

What do you expect to do on a day to day basis in your first year? : Ticking (checking numbers in documents match their counterparts), meeting clients, gaining experience, working on ACA examinations in spare time.

Hope it helps dont worry too much about it, just speak clearly and slowly. They want you to pass.


29 November 2010 - 3:00pm

I got my reply within 5-10minutes after the interview on 19th of November. But since then I have not heard back from them about the date of my second interview. They just wrote a small message saying they are quite busy with 2010 intakes at the moment; so, maybe that's the reason they are lagging with your reply...dunno...

29 November 2010 - 12:55pm

tautvydas, how long have you waited for your results? i had it last week. it has been 2 working days since then, still no reply, i am worried

29 November 2010 - 12:54pm


21 November 2010 - 6:03pm

Had phone interview on Friday. Questions were the same: 1) why Deloitte? 2) what you will be doing in your first year? Also she asked me to elaborate what level of client interaction I expect. I struggled little bit with that, but apparently she just want to know whether I realize that I will spend most of the time at clients' offices. Also, it may be worth remembering her name (I think it's Anna) and use it towards the end of conversation. Such things flatter people and show that you good at noticing details.

19 November 2010 - 4:41pm

yeah, think so!

19 November 2010 - 4:14pm

didnt know that, thanks very much for letting me know. and also does it have to be a real life example? so it means we need to a further research on other companies...

19 November 2010 - 4:08pm

apparently it is a standard question to bring an example for a company that operates badly and one that operates why - why is it so in your opinion etc

19 November 2010 - 3:51pm

good stuff mate, as far as the grad scheme is concerned they dont expect you to have a bucket of knowledge about the area that you are applying, they have their own designed training scheme that will prepare you excellently. Just show a bit of commercial awareness as you say, know basics about audit, and very correct that you are researching the crisis and its affect on professional services firms, in particular deloitte, and then know what tasks you will be doing on the scheme in audit. It is a tough decision as you have applied to a very specific area within audit which means you have to go deeper to risk assurance rather than talking generally about audit. but im sure you can research the deloitte website and get the answers to your questions

but tobe honest i dont get your question about good/bad companies? what is it all about? do they ask any question on that? what exactly do they ask?

19 November 2010 - 3:36pm

not really, I did a fair bit of work on my competencies before the phone round just in case but i struggle to find enough examples!

apart from that, i thought I would read up on commercial awareness, especially how the recession affected deloitte & audit, audit topics at the mo - i find this hard as i know nothing about accounting & am applying for a specific role. Should start this all this sunday, really.

Will you prepare examples on good/bad companies? I am not sure if this is the question only for the AC round or whether it can come up...

19 November 2010 - 3:10pm

law is interesting i agree

as regards the prep i havent started really yet to prepare specifically for deloitte interivew, i had coumple interviews before and i worked on my competencies that time, but annoying thing is they want you to have 2 examples for each competency, this is what i have to do.

apart from that i will really push up close to the interview. if yo have any good tips regarding interview i would appreciate if you shared them. )))

what about you? have you started already to prepare?

19 November 2010 - 2:34pm

hey plat1numo

i studied law, i like it technical :)!

how are you prepping for your interview apart from the competencies? are you doing any good/bad company stuff for instance?

19 November 2010 - 1:04pm

Hey makosbejgli,

to be honest i didnt see that advert where they showed the opportunities within audit, or maybe they decided to close it by the time i applied:)

good division - risk, the job will be interesting and too technical lol

its good that yo heard from them, now be patient for another couple of days and if they still dont call you write them again, or call. important thing is it doesnt mean that you will be out of attention, you still have all chances to become a grad in this scheme even with all this waiting

good luck and keep in touch

19 November 2010 - 9:52am

hey guys just got this email from grad rec:

Thank you for your patience so far. We are currently trying to clear the back log of candidates and are limited to interviewer availabilty.

We are actively going to booking in all candidates waiting form interview as soon as is possible,

This delay will not limit your chances of potentailly secring a graduate recruitment position for the 2011 intake.

19 November 2010 - 9:46am

hey platinumo

i applied for specifically Business Process and Risk Consulting within Audit, I think you can also specifically choose Risk & Regulation and some other niche areas. These schemes were advertised specifically alongside the general Audit & Public Audit ones - i guess because although they fall under the umbrella of Audit, they don't have that much to do with accounting but cover regulatory compliance, fraud, risk, ethical & sustainable conduct :) I believe that you are right, if you applied for Audit as such you will be able to say whether you want to work with TMT, financial industry etc!

19 November 2010 - 7:41am

hey ceegle, they gave me just under two weeks to prepare, which is definitely enough time, I think.

Also the time for looking over the case study at the start is included in the time for the interview. No need to arrive early specifically for the study. Obviously arrive about 10-15 mins early in general. They say to avoid any earlier than that.

19 November 2010 - 7:41am

hey ceegle, they gave me just under two weeks to prepare, which is definitely enough time, I think.

Also the time for looking over the case study at the start is included in the time for the interview. No need to arrive early specifically for the study. Obviously arrive about 10-15 mins early in general. They say to avoid any earlier than that.

18 November 2010 - 10:30pm

Hi makosbejgli

yeah contact them after some time, otherwise they will take their time :)

my application is for Audit graduate scheme, actually do you mean service line like financial services audit, insurance, industry etc.? i did not choose service line within audit, i thought you will do it when you receive an offer, or at least they will ask about your preference when you go to the interview. What about you? have you already chosen your service line? what service lines are there within audit that you mean? on application there was just two options - Audit (General), Audit (Public Sector).

18 November 2010 - 8:56pm

supert28: may i ask you how long it took after they scheduled your interview and your real interview? i hope they don't call me and say that my interview will be in a few days, as i haven't prepared for it yet! i wish they would only ask me two questions! good luck with your AC!

18 November 2010 - 8:48pm

i also got an email from a second lady, like plat1numo777. That was this monday, I will give them another week and then contact her.

plat1numo, what service line did you apply to within Audit if I may ask :)?

Also, i think them retesting you is just a distant possibility, i never heard of it actually happening to anyone (unlike goldman sachs + civil service)

18 November 2010 - 8:40pm

well Ceegle, now we got a contradicting experience lol as supert28 didnt have any test. I think if you had chosen a service line that they are taking more people you could have later on moved to actuarial. but nothing is lost yet, be optimist, hopefully you will get through. keep us informed!

supert28 thanks for sharing your experience. very helpful. let us know about the outcome!

18 November 2010 - 7:43pm

hey guys, had my face-to-face interview yesterday, so maybe I can help answer a few questions that are floating around

Firstly, it took about 2 weeks for them to contact me to set up the 1st round interview, so if its been longer, definitely email/call asap.

For the retake of the tests. This according to their website does happen, although I haven't actually read about it happening to anybody yet, and I didn't have to retake tests. It might just be random testing once in a while. In all likelihood (obviously can't say definitely) you will probably NOT have to retake the tests.

Case Study:- If you have applied for Consulting you will have a case study in the first round. You are given 15mins to read a few pages about a scenario and formulate some ideas on the subject matter.

For my interview which lasted for just over an hour, we spent approx 35 minutes discussing the case study- which is a bit excessive because he himself let slip that he lost track of time. Another girl that was being interviewed at the same time as me, mentioned later that her discussion on the case study was no more than 20mins.

The rest of the interview is as you all know competency based questions, but strangely enough, I only got asked:

1. Why consulting, and why at Deloitte? 2. 1 example of when I set a goal, which I may or may not have achieved.

That's all! Nothing on commercial awareness, or any other competency. This might have happened because my answers were too long maybe, and that we were short on time.

Last 5 minutes of my interview were left for any questions I had for him.

Good luck dudes and dudettes!

18 November 2010 - 6:45pm

@plat1num0777: I think with the numerical tests you don't pass automatically, they screen our applications again, depending on the overall quality of our application and test marks they then filter out more candidates. especially with the service lines which are more competitive, i guess they will will raise the pass mark and use it as an excuse to get rid of more people. :P

I wouldn't have applied to my service line if i had known their intake is so small. really dunno what they will do to candidates who have passed the telephone interview when they have no places left :(

18 November 2010 - 6:28pm

Hey Craig,

I applied to Audit scheme and my interview is on 3rd december (the earliest available day they had:) they seem to be very busy.

I actually did not write to the lady who interviewed me. I got a letter from another lady after I passed the tel interview who said they will contact me. Then i replied to her asking about the status and she called me afterwards.

Thanks for your advices mate. I am sure you will hear from them soon. I think it also depends on the service line that you have applied to: for audit i suggest they take moer people that's why they process them quickly. For other service lines the places may be limited that's why it may take longer. This is what I suggest.

All the best mate and try to contact a person who you got the letter from (normally it is the person from the office that you have applied to), not the one who you had the interview with.

18 November 2010 - 4:59pm

Hi Mate,

I emailed the lady today who I had my phone interview with, but I have had no response.

When has your interview been scheduled for?

As far as I know, the face to face interview is just going to be based on their key competencies, so prepare responses for questions related to them.

What service line have you applied for?


18 November 2010 - 4:02pm

Just had mine, questions were the same: 1) why deloitte 2)what do u think your role involves

the interviewer was lovely,not britain deifinitely but was easy to understand.

18 November 2010 - 12:48pm


I suggest that u just write to the person who you got the email from and ask them about the progress. Its been a long time if you have waited for 3 weeks. I had my tel interview on 5 Nov Thursday and wrote them yesterday (after almost 2 weeks) and i got a call in 2 hrs and got my interview scheduled. Hope that helps.

Also, can people who already had their face to face interview advise us on what questions you were asked? I read on the website that you will first take numerical and verbal tests and only if you pass them you go to the interview. If you fail them they will let you go without even interviewing. Is this true? Also, someone mentioned about small case study that you do on the first interview day (you need to arrive 15 min earlier) and your interviewer will focus on that case and give questions? Very confusing... what is the procedure there? could people who had their interviews help on this please? Thanks

18 November 2010 - 11:49am

Hi Guys,

Has anybody had their first interview? How long did it take after passing your telephone interview before you got a date?

I passed my telephone interview 3 weeks ago, however I am still yet to hear from Deloitte?


18 November 2010 - 11:35am

Additional phone interview question : What do you know about the professional qualification that you will have to pursue at Deloitte in your service line?

17 November 2010 - 1:19pm

that's no good man, i have my fingers crossed for you!!

i naively assumed that they will interview well into spring as that seems to be usual practice based on past threads...

now im a bit worried as the team i applied to may not be huge and thus I am unsure how many of us are competing for the places!

17 November 2010 - 1:14pm

@supert28 & makosbejgli: I applied for actuarial department, i received my invite last week but no date confirmed when i emailed them yesterday, they emailed back to me saying that

We are quite close to filling our positions. We have assessment centres running this week and will be making offers on Monday, depending on our how many spaces are filled from the assessment centres, we will book in further first interviews.

So the places are filling up, they will only book me in if someone decides not to accept their offer, but in that case, the competition for a place will be extremely high, as there are so many people on the waiting list

17 November 2010 - 12:55pm

@ ceegle

What department is this?? If you don't want to reveal your identity or something, feel free to send me a private msg :)

Im wondering because I got put through to the first face - to - face interview last friday for a specific role in Audit and since then I received two emails saying "oh sorry we are arranging interview slots at the mo" and now im worried!

17 November 2010 - 12:49pm

nah don't worry ceegle, they didn't get back to me for almost two weeks to set up my face-to-face interview

they will contact you eventually, and i doubt that all the places have been filled. you aren't late in applying at all.

what service are you applying for, btw?

17 November 2010 - 12:35pm

i passed the telephone interview two weeks ago, and they have put me on hold, I emailed them today and they said they had almost finished their AC for my program, and so I am on a waiting list for the face-to-face interview at the moment, my hope is diminishing, I really should've applied earlier

17 November 2010 - 11:33am

I just had my interview over the phone, I had only 2 questions -

1. Why Deloitte, I have been asked to expand in what I wrote in my application form. 2. What do you think you will be doing on day to day basis?They wanted to see my understanding of Audit professional services.

The weird thing is that I had my tests before the telephone interview and I passed them in order to get through to the interview. Hopefully I passed, anyway I have a good feeling, asked the interviewer 2 questions as well - what are the opportunities for travel and what I can expect as a career progression after the grad scheme.

Hope this helps anybody else, as the previous posts helped me very much!

15 November 2010 - 9:22pm

Hi people! Does anyone know the questions asked for those applying for summer internship? Are they the same questions asked for graduate positions? Please reply! Thanks a lot!

15 November 2010 - 12:23am

I did expand on my answers from my application, but to be honest, my application answers were quite poor. if you already wrote decent reasons for why deloitte, stick to it. Maybe elaborate on them:- for example, I mentioned something about their community investment programme in my application, and then explained why that would interest me (previous voluntary work) in my phone interview

Try to make your answers approx 3 minutes long. If your application answers do that, then you should be sorted. If not then either elaboration on your current answers or saying other things, not mentioned previously may be helpful,

Good luck dude!

14 November 2010 - 8:31pm

Thanks, also, anyone know how much you have to expand on your application answers??? I feel like the answers to the questions such as "why deloitte" were pretty detailed on my app, and dont know how much i can expand on that!


13 November 2010 - 7:14pm

i agree with supert28, i wasn't asked specifically so said "at the beginning blah blah" and then "later on at the firm blah blah"," towards the end of my first three years blah" .

it worked out fine for me too because i got through to the next round :D

don't worry if they are not quick at getting back to you, they took 3 days before they told me the deal!

13 November 2010 - 4:08pm

Don't know for certain. But I would suggest mentioning briefly what I think I will be doing right at the beginning of the scheme, and then focus the rest of your answer on day to day tasks over your first three years.

This is what I did, and it seems to have worked out fine. good luck!

13 November 2010 - 2:36pm


When people say the "what will you to on a day-to-day basis" bit, does this mean in your first year or over the three years, or over your career at Deloitte in general!?


11 November 2010 - 12:32pm

just to confirm. i just had the interview today and the interviewer just asked the same two questions as mentioned in the previous posts.

I think that they will ask further questions if they feel that your answer to the first two questions is not sufficient. For example I mentioned a few of Deloitte's clients when answering "why deloitte". so if you didnt mention any of Deloittes clients in the first two questions, then they might ask u later on.

thanks to all the above posters. this really helped my preparation a lot.

now i just have to wait for my results.......

9 November 2010 - 10:22am

cheers ceegle

I just had my interview, it was the same eastern european lady that everyone mentioned on the thread (my guess is russian). she was overly kind, very very nice and easy to understand.

she only asked two questions: 1. why deloitte 2. what is your understanding of your chosen service line, what will you do on a daily basis (so a bit of a mash of two questions)

She said i just have to expand on what i had said on my app form! it was easy I think and I also think it went well, especially because she made me feel very relaxed & welcome!

hope this helps you guys

8 November 2010 - 10:16pm

makosbejgli: she asked me 'my understanding of deloitte/what I know about deloitte'

An hour before my interview i came onto wikijob and browsed through the earlier threads and read about this question somewhere on this forum, but only came up once or twice here, as i think very few people got asked this question recently. I don't know what would've happened if I hadn't been on wikijob the hour before. but that didn't go very well for me anyway, but i m glad i got through.

so just be prepared, they may want to surprise you sometimes :)

8 November 2010 - 9:45pm

@ supert28:

muchas gracias


What was the 3rd question? I have my interview tomorrow morning, will post my experience once it's over & done with

8 November 2010 - 6:05pm

i've just found out I passed the telephone interview! Just to warn you guys, don't just prepare two questions, know the answers to all the questions mentioned in the list in addition to why deloitte and what u will be doing in ur first year, I was asked three questions in 10 minutes, which took me by surprise and the last question really got me.

But I think some people passed when they answered the question badly, whereas some failed even they gave perfect answers maybe due to the overall quality of your application, as they take all factors into account I guess.

So don't worry if you didn't answer the question so well.

6 November 2010 - 7:52pm

@mrbez i have applied for consulting in london for 2011 intake.

@makosbejgli not sure how old this is, but hopefully this link is helpful for you:

6 November 2010 - 7:42pm

hey guys

i have a phone interview coming up for audit in london in a few days' time :O i was wondering if anyone could point me towards a list of deloitte's recent clients? i saw people say on forums that wikipedia has a neat little list but that seems to have been removed and i cannot find a comprehensive list anywhere else including deloitte's own website!

many thanks

28 October 2010 - 3:59pm

Does anybody know where the competency interview is based? Is it at the office of application?

Good work SuperT - What line have you applied for, and where?

Can anybody offer any advice on the competency interview stage?

28 October 2010 - 2:50pm

Got contacted yesterday that I had passed telephone interview. Haven't set a date for the competency interview yet, but got an email saying that I would be contacted within the week to set it up.

I will definitely post my experience, after I have the interview.

28 October 2010 - 2:14pm

I have also just passed the Telephone interview.

Has anybody had their first interview yet?

22 October 2010 - 2:08pm

Hey guys,

Thanks for all your advice, I would like to know if any of you are applying for Enterprise Applications. If so could you give me some advice on how to answer "What will you be doing on a day to day basis in your service line" question

22 October 2010 - 1:58pm

Hey guys Literally just had my telephone interview for 2011 consulting, London

It was 10 minutes from start to finish, which is pretty short Questions:

1. Why Deloitte? 2. What will you be doing on a day to day basis in your service line (consulting)?

She was really friendly, and although she had an accent, I understood everything that she said. Not sure how it went, but as far as I could tell, my answers were satisfactory. Said, she would get back to me in up to 3 working days, which is irritating, cos its friday.

Tips: Make sure you ask how your interviewer is at the start, and things like that, because she seemed to appreciate that (from her little laugh) And I get nervous, so in front of me, I had paper that said "Breathe and slow down". This is because she is typing exactly what you say, and you want her to get all the good bits down.

Good luck!

15 October 2010 - 2:27pm

I had the Deloitte telephone interview the other day for 2011 consulting position.

I didn't make it through this stage which was pretty annoying as I know that I can do the job and perform well in an interview or group exercise etc and I passed the online tests. It was also pretty crap as they only asked two questions and I covered every single area required in the email beforehand yet somehow I'm not good enough.

They provide no feedback at all and Deloitte are not even involved as the telephone interviewer let slip that they didn't know which company I was applying to when I asked I question at the end about networking within and between Deloitte's service lines.

I can't believe I am not good enough to get through given my experience so I ignored them and emailed them asking for feedback.

15 October 2010 - 2:27pm

I had the Deloitte telephone interview the other day for 2011 consulting position.

I didn't make it through this stage which was pretty annoying as I know that I can do the job and perform well in an interview or group exercise etc and I passed the online tests. It was also pretty crap as they only asked two questions and I covered every single area required in the email beforehand yet somehow I'm not good enough.

They provide no feedback at all and Deloitte are not even involved as the telephone interviewer let slip that they didn't know which company I was applying to when I asked I question at the end about networking within and between Deloitte's service lines.

I can't believe I am not good enough to get through given my experience so I ignored them and emailed them asking for feedback.

15 October 2010 - 12:18pm

Just finished my telephone interview... was relatively straight forward. She explained the format which she said would be 2 questions. She was really friendly and tried to make it as pleasant an experience as possible, so rest assured that she will put you at ease when you speak to her.

My 2 questions:

Why Deloitte?

What do you think you'll be doing on a day-to-day basis in your chosen service line, and can you try to be as specific as possible?

Overall, the question/answer part of the interview lasted about 9 minutes, followed by her giving me some time to ask her questions.

From these forums, it would seem that these are the standard questions they ask for this year's recruitment so prepare these primarily and then perhaps have a general overview of other possible questions in case they do pop up.

Good luck everyone

7 October 2010 - 9:37am

My answers were about 2 and half minute each. I think they just want to test whether you speak clearly and confidently on the phone, and have done reasonable amount of research on the company and service line. If you give shorter answers, they might ask a few more questions I guess.

Good luck!

7 October 2010 - 9:36am

hey guys,

from previous these posts, I assumed in my telephone interview that they've probably shortened the interview to only two Qs from sept 2010, and it proved right for me!, had my telephone interview this morning, was asked.....

Why Deloitte? What will you being doing day-to-day in your graduate scheme? (lasted around 12-13 mins)

Luckily I received an email saying Ive past around 20 mins later. Posts on here have been very helpful, thank you all and good luck !!

6 October 2010 - 1:27pm

I have my interview on Friday for actuary in London. Very excited, since they have fewer questions I assume they're looking for more indepth answers?

4 October 2010 - 8:57pm

Thank you rainbow22! I got the message that I passed couple of hours ago! Yahoooo so glad!

Good Luck for you too!

P.S. DId they tell you about anything about details of the next stage?

4 October 2010 - 3:49pm

hi! I got an email this afternoon saying I passed the interview. I was told the results will be out in 3 days, but it came through a lot faster. My interview was about 12 minutes. i've done both online test before the interview. Good luck! Hope you hear from them soon!

4 October 2010 - 2:06pm


Glad to hear everything went smoothly!

Did she/he tell you about the outcome period? My interview was on Oct. 1st in the morning still heard nothing. Very impatient! The interviewer said results will be ready within 3 days. Very worried coz 72 hours already passed!

How long did your interview last? and do you have to take online tests or already done?

4 October 2010 - 12:43pm

Got asked two questions: 1. Why Deloitte? 2. What will you be doing in your first year? The interviewer is very nice, spoke slowly and clearly.

4 October 2010 - 7:51am

Going to do my telephone interview today. Excited!

1 October 2010 - 9:52pm

Today I had my telephone interview with Deloitte after successfully passing online numerical and verbal tests.

Inverviewer asked just 2 quesitons:

1. Why Deloitte? 2. What will you be doing in your first year?

My interview laster 13 minutes. And she said she would contact me about an outcome within 3 days. I am very worried, can't wait!

Good luck guys!

26 September 2010 - 12:03pm

I have pre - screen interview coming soon and have a question about what to answer to the following question?

Tell me about the professional qualification of your choice? I think I should talk about ACA as I applied for audit. Will that be a right reply?

Thanks so much for all these posts on the forum! They are really very helpful!!!!

24 September 2010 - 10:47am

I had my pre-screen telephone interview yesterday evening at 7:15pm.

I was also only asked 2 questions........

Why have I chosen to apply to Deloitte?

What will I be doing in my chosen service line (Audit)?

The interviewer was very personable, and explained before the interview started what I would be assessed on (career motivation/knowledge of service line etc), and that she wanted me to expand on the answers given in my application.

Don't know if I did too well though......... I had prepared myself using this forum for the questions "What will I be doing in my first year?" and "Why audit?", so I used a combination of these to answer the second question the interviewer asked, but I found myself blabbering a bit! She said I'd find out within three working days, so hopefully won't be too long (hopefully today!!!!!).

Fingers crossed! And thanks to all the members input on this forum..... this site is a great help for preparing for these important jobs.

19 September 2010 - 10:41pm

I just had a pre screen interview. All i was asked was

why deloitte?

why your line of service?

Both the questions from the application. It lasted about 7 minutes and i was told i had passed in a day later

19 August 2010 - 3:22pm

Hey everyone, I wanted to thank everyone that posted information about the telephone interview on here it was really helpful! Here's the questions they asked me

Tell me a time you had to deliver a difficult message. How did the person handle it? Why Deloitte? Tell me what 4 services they provide. Can you name some clients. What do you think you will be doing in your first year.

And they asked if I had any questions:)

Good luck to everyone who has one coming up!

19 August 2010 - 2:32pm

The tests ok.. ..Not too bad.. They're the SHL ones and there are a few examples on the net.. I'm 2011 entry btw

19 August 2010 - 10:36am

how was the test? did you tried any practice test apart from deloitte for yourself to familiarize with numerical tests ?
btw, r u 2010 passout?

19 August 2010 - 10:02am

I did my tests before the phone interview...First interview is my next round now

19 August 2010 - 9:38am

Hi super_baros,
I got the invitation for online numerical test 30 mins back . would like to know are you done with the test?

18 August 2010 - 4:08pm

Hiya Jhansi, I had my interview today and my questions were Why Deloitte What do you think you'll be doing in your first year What research have you done into Deloitte She introduced herself and said it'll be a short call lasting 10-15mins... It actually ended up only being 5 mins. Got an e-mail about 30mins later saying I've passed.

18 August 2010 - 3:00pm

Hi All,
I had my telephone interview for Graduate programme 2010 in I &TR - Controls Assurance today morning. Went well. yet to get the feedback.
The scenario was
The interviewer introduced herself and asked me whether the time is fine for having a talk with me. Then she asked me for casual things like how are doing today like that.
She then briefly described the parts of the interview. Then she started to ask questions.
1)Difficult message
I mentioned an incident that happened during my course.
2)Why Deloitte ?
I listed impressive client(mentioned some clients BAE Systems,Procter & Gamble,Boeing,Arcelor Mittal . U can see the clients list in various industries in wikipedia itself by just typing Deloitte)portfolio,great career prospect for the employees thro' professional qualifications,corporate responsibilities,community work like that.
3)What do you understand from professional services?
mentioned the 4 services audit,tax,corporate finance,consulting.(I think I blabbered something for this question by just reading the info what I have collected from the above thread and website)
4) first year work
I answered like this. I will be studying for the service line qualification like ACA for knowing the fundamentals and basics. Apart from studying, I will be involved in understanding the client's IT systems,analyse IT risks and recommend improvements. I also added , If I have been involved in IT Governance project, I could take part in a controls-mapping exercise and assist in the re-design of controls.

She asked me for do I have any questions. I asked for career growth, certifications for improving oneself in a particular service line.

The interviewer spoke very nicely but she was very polite and i can hardly hear her voice clearly. She asked to inform her if I cant hear her or if the line is bad. I informed her that I can hear your voice very hardly. Then she improved by doing something. She started typing my answers when I start answering her. At times, She also gave me a pause while typing by telling "Lemme complete it" like that.She encouraged me for each question by saying well done and thank you so much for your answer like that.

Finally, she told will get back to you in 3 days with the feedback of this interview initially . But later she told after few days. Don't know what would be the difference or i'm just making myself stressed. Then she told if you got thro' this then you will be doing online tests.

That's it.
I'm yet to receive correspondence from them. It's been nearly 4 hours after interview.
Hope the interview feedback is positive.

anybody else had any feedback update recently with them either positive or negative?

16 August 2010 - 3:24pm

why not.. Its always good to use as much diversity as possible but if the stuff youve got on your app form is good then stick with it.

16 August 2010 - 3:11pm

thanks hedgehog.. is it wise to use answers from your app form to some of the questions?...

16 August 2010 - 2:36pm

I had my 2010 interview last week and it hasnt changed since 2008 so I wouldnt be too worried.

16 August 2010 - 1:54pm

Hi guys, has anybody had an interview for the 2011 graduate intake?... Do you guys think it will be the same?...

15 August 2010 - 1:06pm

Hi, does anyone know how deloitte looks at candidates for tax graduate position who are ACCA partly qualified? I learnt from the website that deloitte encourages CA qualification. I have already passed 9 from 14 ACCA exams and wouldn’t be happy to study for CA from scratch. if anyone knows whether deloitte accepts acca partly qualified candidates I would appreciate a lot... thanks

12 August 2010 - 3:49pm

tax 2010. passed which was nice. now waiting for email to see if i passed the verbal test. lots of waiting

12 August 2010 - 3:30pm

Good luck!which service line are you going for?

11 August 2010 - 11:47am

just had my phone interview. exact same questions came up. just waiting for emails now. thanks very much wikijobs you are a life saver!!!

5 August 2010 - 11:14pm

I am a international applicant. I am not sure why I was suppose to give tests online before my pre-screening interview. I have same interview tomorrow but I have already given both verbal and numerical tests online.

3 August 2010 - 2:41pm

hey thanks to everyone who has been posting. I had my telephone interview this morning

I got asked:

- whats your understanding of professional services - a time where you had to deliver a diffcult message - what will you be doing in the first year - why deloitte

my interview lasted 13mins lol

I was told i would hear from her in 3 days but after 10 mins after the interview I had an invition for online tests :)

27 July 2010 - 11:42am

Just another experience:

The interviewer had a European accent so it was a little difficult to understand her, luckily though she didn't actually say very much after her introduction. She told me that she has my application in front of her and she would like me to expand on my answers.

I was only asked two questions:

> Why Deloitte?

> What will you be doing in your chosen service line during the first year?

The call was very short, only lasted about 5 -7 mins. If I was to give any advice it would be to look at your application again and expand your answers for career motivation. You can write out notes to have in front of you during the interview. Just be relaxed and friendly, don't talk too fast and try and sound enthusiatic about what you're saying. That's what you're being tested on mainly, the ability to communicate clearly.

For the people who aren't sure about the question about delivering a difficult message, your example can be anything and from anywhere. It can be about rejecting someone from a team or activity, giving difficult news to someone you know or care about, dealing with a customer at work... With competency questions the examples don't have to be spectacular, just from a variety of areas from your life.

26 July 2010 - 9:56pm

wow thanks to everyone who commented on their interviews...

i have mine coming up on wed

i was wondering what is the best way to tackle the question on name a time u had to deliver a difficult decision..what would be a good example. thanks

26 July 2010 - 9:56pm

wow thanks to everyone who commented on their interviews...

i have mine coming up on wed

i was wondering what is the best way to tackle the question on name a time u had to deliver a difficult decision..what would be a good example. thanks

26 July 2010 - 11:13am

Had the interview today for financial advisory...

As clarie12345 had the same set of question...

just one more question added to it........ what do u know about deloitte............

Thanks to everone who contributed on this page..........

Got the result in just 2 min.......

Good Luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23 July 2010 - 1:42pm

Well done on getting through!

23 July 2010 - 12:18pm

Nope the last of the 2010 ones.

Just finished my interview and had an email 2 minutes later saying I'd got through.

Questions :

Describe a time you've had to deliver a difficult message.

Why Deloitte.

What is your understanding of the Professional Services sector (bluffed way through that!)

What would you do in your 1st year.

Thanks to everyone who contributed on this page - onwards to the numerical test!!!

Good luck later BennyBoy951 - you'll be fine.

23 July 2010 - 11:36am

Btw is this for a 2011 graduate position?

23 July 2010 - 11:24am

thanks that would be great, and good luck!

23 July 2010 - 11:17am

I've applied for Tax and sure thing I'll post the questions on here after. So that'll be about half an hour's time... eek!

23 July 2010 - 11:03am

Good luck clarie12345, I'm sure you'll be fine!

Btw what position have you applied for? And is there any chance you can post your questions after the interview because I have one this afternoon?


23 July 2010 - 10:43am

I never got a call at all! But when I rang them they said they'd have system problems so have my rescheduled one in an hour now! Thanks for replying though.

22 July 2010 - 6:42pm

Did you get a call in the end? If not double check your emails to make sure you got the correct time and if you have give them a call.

22 July 2010 - 1:27pm

Guys I wonder if you can help.

Had a telephone interview with Deloitte scheduled for 12.45... it's now 13.30 and they've still not called. Whilst I understand that they might be 5-10mins late this is a bit OTT is it not?!

I've emailed the person that I've had correspondence with but no reply as of yet.

Any suggestions?!?!?!?!

21 July 2010 - 9:16pm

Just had my telephone interview with Deloitte and found out I have got through to the next stage. Here were the questions they asked me:

Why Deloitte? (support network, secondment options, international opportunities, awards they have won, their work for communities)

What will you be doing in your first year? (studying and passing ACA exams, trips to clients to perform a number of roles e.g. completing audit tests and identifying audit errors)

Name a time you had to give a difficult message?

2 July 2010 - 12:02am

Brilliant Dido. Yeah I know what you mean about the email notifications. I get them too.

Would still love to hear from anyone who has done either Deloitte Technology Integration (TI) or Enterprise Applications phone interviews, or any other interviews for these programmes for that matter. Thanks.

1 July 2010 - 10:58pm

Hey joebo1

Just to let you know i get email notification of updates on this thread...i dont sit here pressing refresh!!

I cant help with consulting questions, but the tests are SHL based and for my application (audit) they emailed over the links to the tests when they informed me i'd passed the telephone interview about 2/3 days afterwards and then you have 7 days to complete the test, but they ask you to complete it in 3 days.

all the best!

1 July 2010 - 10:19pm

Thanks so much to everyone who posted their comments. They've been really helpful.

I have my pre-screen telephone interview for Consulting with Deloitte next week.

1. Has anyone done one of these recently (June/July 2010), especially for Technology Integration? Are the questions any different or are they the same as those listed above ?

2. Also I thought the professional qualification for Technology Integration was ISEB and not CIMA as someone mentioned earlier. Can someone comment on this please.

3. How much time do you generally have between passing the telephone interview and doing the online numerical test.

4. And lastly are these tests still SHL based or do they use PSL?

Thanks again and good luck to everyone.

1 July 2010 - 10:25am

untouchable, you find out pretty much straight away if you pass the numerical tests and then are told about the verbal reasoning test (basically if you pass the numerical then you've basically done the hard part). I've got a first round (competency) interview this coming tuesday in london; i made sure i got the earliest one available! Just gotta do a bit of reading up on here and deloitte's website now!

30 June 2010 - 8:19pm

Thanks dido (I'm a bloke btw ;-) ). I was able to properly prep for it cheers to this thread. I've been practicing the tests on SHL and the University of Kent website and plan to tackle the test on Friday. I hopefully should be ok for that, it's if I make the interviews that I'll start to worry big time as my competency examples aren't the strongest! Have you got far with the recruitment process at Deloitte dido (or any other of the big 4?)

makeithappen, I had my interview on Monday afternoon and only found out today. I wouldn't worry about it, just give it till the weekend!

Keep safe

30 June 2010 - 6:38pm

I had an interview at around 5pm today, and still haven't got a reply, should I be worrried already?

30 June 2010 - 4:45pm

Good man! (or woman!) it isn't nearly as bad as you would think ... basically just making sure you have half-decent communication skills and a basic understanding of the role. The numerical tests weren't that difficult (certainly not compared with BDOs that i completely flopped on!) but you should be ok fingers crossed!!

30 June 2010 - 4:21pm

I've passed my telephone interview! Through to the numerical stage now! My Q's were as above and still the same

Time I had to deliver a difficult message Understanding of Professional services Why Deloitte What I'll be doing in my 1st year Describe the qualification of your choice... Why audit

Call lasted around 10 minutes, interviewer was brilliant but told me to slow down a couple of times as she was struggling to keep up the pace typing... so be mindful of that, I was worried that would count against me, I was nervous and was brain dumping what I know. However I've made it to the next stage, 3 days to do numerical testing, fingers crossed now! If any of you need any more help, just hollah! Thank youWikiJobs thus far!

27 June 2010 - 8:11pm

My telephone interview is tomorrow and I'm nervous but have read up and written down answers for all the Q's raised in this thread so hopefully I'll pass it! Fingers crossed, I'll report back with the Q's they asked me once it's finished, wish me luck!

18 June 2010 - 12:48pm

Audit in London

I heard back and got through the telephone interview ok ... even though I genuinely thought I rambled a bit. At one point I had to ask the lady to repeat her original question as I just went off on a tangent! But, as has previously been mentioned, I'm fairly sure the introduction of the telephone interview (which Deloitte didn't do a couple of years ago) is really to cut their losses and, essentially, just make sure that people apply for the job have at least a half-decent understand of their job role and also just making sure they have a decent level of communication skills too!

Onto the online tests...

18 June 2010 - 12:48pm

Audit in London

I heard back and got through the telephone interview ok ... even though I genuinely thought I rambled a bit. At one point I had to ask the lady to repeat her original question as I just went off on a tangent! But, as has previously been mentioned, I'm fairly sure the introduction of the telephone interview (which Deloitte didn't do a couple of years ago) is really to cut their losses and, essentially, just make sure that people apply for the job have at least a half-decent understand of their job role and also just making sure they have a decent level of communication skills too!

Onto the online tests...

18 June 2010 - 12:29pm

Good luck. Which service line did you apply for?

17 June 2010 - 11:41am

Literally just had telephone interview....I won't bother going into details on answers given, as there's already loads here and also it's best to do a bit of your own research. The 4 questions asked were:

- Explain a time when you had to deliver a difficult message to someone

- Why Deloitte? (i think she asked both as a general sense, but also with reference to your specific role)

- What do you understand by the term 'professional services'?

- What do you think you'll be doing in your first year?

I'll wait to hear back now! Fingers crossed

10 June 2010 - 12:53pm

Just had my telephone interview for audit this afternoon.

Nothing has changed from the posts above, I had the same questions, quick run down below:

Lady was nice, had a very slight tinge of an Asian accent but nothing that made her difficult to understand, however the line was pretty crackly (I only managed to make out the questions because I knew what she'd be asking from looking at wikijob) so bear that in mind if taking the interview on a mobile.

Introduced herself, asked if she could call me by my preferred name and then asked if it was a convenient time for the interview. Said the interview was to check my communication skills and career motivation. Questions:

1) Tell me about a time when you had to deliver a difficult message? I spoke about taking part in a football tournament and having to drop a player.

a) She asked about how I had prepared to deliver the message

2) Why Deloitte? i) Big 4 ii) Graduate training program iii) Client portfolio, iv) Secondment opportunities

3) Understanding of professional services? My answer was about how they provide a set of services to clients which are firms, corporations and governments on developing and improving their business and operations and went VERY slightly in to a bit about what each line does in audit, advisory, tax and corporate finance.

4) What do you expect to do in the first year? Studying Checking documents Assessing business processes Travelling Applying my classroom learning bit by bit

That was it. She said it'd take 15 minutes, it took 8. She thanked me for all my answers and said I would find out in 3 working days if I'm through to online assessments.

So, nothing too taxing at all. Good luck!

27 May 2010 - 5:20pm

What happened to those people who were put "On Hold!" coz they required a work permit?

Any news for those people?

27 May 2010 - 3:08pm

Thanks to comments on this site, I managed to pass my telephone interview 2 days ago. Here are the questions I was asked: (still the same as a year ago) 1, tell me a situation when you had to deliver a difficult message; 2, why deloitte; 3,what's your understanding of profession services; 4, what do you think you will be doing in your first year (with regards to your first choice); 5, what are the qualifications do you think you'll be pursuing.

The interviewer is nice and speaks clearly and slowly. I'm sure everyone can pass it if you prepare well!

Good luck!

21 May 2010 - 2:50pm

Through to the next stage!

21 May 2010 - 12:59pm

Just had my interview!! Was so nervous but the interviewer was nice. My interview didn't last up to ten minutes though. The questions were Give an example when you had to deliver a difficult message Why Deloitte? What is your understanding of Professional Services? What do you think you will be doing during your first year? Thanks to everyone for posting their questions. Will keep you posted!

14 May 2010 - 12:41pm

Hi all,

For any people applying late I thought I would just confirm that a month on and the phone screen questions are still the same, I specifically got asked:

- A time when delivering a difficult message - What feedback did you get from the recipient - why Deloitte - what do you understand about professional services - What specifically do you think you will be doing in your first year in your chosen line - anything else about Deloitte that interests you that you have learnt in your research

My interview lasted around 9 minutes and within 10 minutes I have an email with feedback.

The lady who interviewed me was very friendly and patient, and her accent was not strong enough to be off-putting..

I am very grateful for the whole thread above me which helped significantly!

3 April 2010 - 7:26pm

Hey all,

I got through the telephone interview although it was for consulting, but it seems like a standard set of questions. Anyway mine were "Tell me about a time you had to deliver a difficult message", "What is your understating of professional services" and "Why do you want to work for Deloitte"

5 March 2010 - 4:16pm

plenty of ideas why! all i can say is, if anyone is lucky enough to choose between offers, Deloitte are not doing themselves any favours here...

fired off the standard 'thanks for informing me of passing tests... look forward to receiving further information...' email to them. This normally works but not for deloitte it would appear!

when anyone gets an interview date for audit, let us know!

5 March 2010 - 3:43pm

why r they taking so much time? any idea?

5 March 2010 - 2:54pm


Deloitte have introduced the telephone interview as a further level of screening to reduce the amount of chargable hours lost by managers interviewing candidates that haven't bothered to look at what the competencies are.

It's just to sift out the time wasters.

4 March 2010 - 1:15pm

yeah i applied for london audit. are you in the same position? x

4 March 2010 - 12:13pm

Did u apply for london audit?

4 March 2010 - 12:06pm

FYI - i completed my telephone interview successfully and passed the online tests successfully mid jan 2010, and they still do not have interview slots for the Audit position - I hope they have not filled up their positions otherwise we are all wasting our time!

4 March 2010 - 11:35am

Had my telephone interview yesterday and recieved an email invite to numerical reasoning test this morning. All the questions asked in the interview have been mentioned above, except I was also asked: "Give me some facts about Deloitte". I just gave simple facts such as 2nd largest accountancy firm in the world, offices all around the world, etc. Good luck everyone!

3 March 2010 - 5:47am

Hi, I have applied for professional services summer vacation program- Liverpool office. I am still waiting for my assessment day.

I had my pre-screening interview in January, followed by the online testing.

I am still waiting for the last one month for my assessment day and I have emailed the graduate recruitment office a number of times. They always have the same reply:

Due to currently client commitments we have not had the opportunity to bring candidates forward however we will be working through candidates in chronological order and places will be offered on a 1st come 1st serve basis.

any idea? maybe they don't any places now or they selected the suitable candidates. is there anyone who is facing the same situation?

26 February 2010 - 8:53pm

Big thanks to everybody who posted their interview up here, helped me get through and pass to online Maths test.

My interview for AUDIT GRADUATE POSITION and what came up:

Interviewer informs you she/he will write down the questions as you speak and the interview lasts no longer than 15min (true, my one lasted 15min exactly).


1) Tell me about a time you had to deliver a difficult message. Tip: This isn't a difficult question, just think of a time when there was a barrier such as excluding friends from project teams, language barrier or telling somebody they had failed at something. I used a similar example to above.

2) Why was it difficult? Tip: Make sure you can justify and if you can explain why it was difficult without them having to ask you, its probably even better :-) (that's what I did).

3) Why do you want to work with Deloitte? Tip: Could be anything (EXCLUDING PAY!!!). Things like Culture, diversity, network of clients. Make sure you know atleast 5 major clients they deal with (including Summer/Winter 2012/10 Olympics/Para-olympics. Also mention professional qualifications and development.

4) What services does Deloitte offer? Tips: Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance. They also have Enterprise Risk Services. Know about each one and what they do (in brief). Its worth reading through to have an idea of what you're getting into if you're not sure at this point.

5) What do you think you will be doing in your first year? Tip: Look at your job role, it tells you on the website! Note any professional qualifications you can study for too. Also mention what you're expecting to do in the future beyond this if you can squeeze it in (looks good!).

6) What will excite you about doing this job? Tip: Know why you want to do this. I'm quite passionate around the topic so was naturally happy to answer that. I'm sure you'll have no problem answering this one.

Interview: "End of interview. Many thanks, we will get in touch with your results in the next 3 days."

Got my (happy) news the next day. If I pass maths I'll let you know, if you don't hear back from me, assume the worst... (eek!)

General tips:

- Make a summary of all the questions you think will come up in MS Word and bullet point each one. You'll be able to study this quickly and be comfortable during the interview. - Have a glass of water ready, helps if you dry out! - If you have any difficulties in speech or anything else, let them know. - Keep a full battery and use a quiet area/room - Speak clearly and concisely (and confidently - DO NOT MUMBLE!). - Sell yourself.

Hope this helps everyone. Best of luck in your applications.

12 February 2010 - 7:00pm

Has anyone has any pre-screen telephone interviews for the Scholars Scheme or are these all for graduate positions??

12 February 2010 - 5:13pm

thank you for sharing, the questions exactly came out when I did my phone interview

10 February 2010 - 8:17pm

I had the telephone interview today, for Consulting - same as questions everyone's already mentioned, although there was just one where i was confused - which professional qualifications would you be studying for? I just admitted i wasn't sure. according to the interviewer, it would be the CIMA, i think ... but again the accent was foreign & not too sure ?!

One or two questions was asked to elaborate, e.g. 'what do you know about deloitte?' followed by 'who are our clients - what else do you know?' etc.

Thank you to all kind contributions above, & best of luck to everyone!

10 February 2010 - 12:43pm

Thanks for the responses on this thread. Wikijob is my oracle right now

I was asked the same questions, in the same order, as Jimmy 6161! It's really worth matching questions up with Deloitte's key competencies. This really helped me focus my answers and pass this stage. In saying that, I possibly had too much information on 'why deloitte?' so wasn't wholly satisfied with the reasons I chose to mention in the 3 minutes she provided me to answer that question.

Did anyone experience the interviewer repeating any of the same questions at the first interview? Or, asking for you to elaborate on your answers given in the phone interview?

10 February 2010 - 11:22am

"I have heard from recent graduates who now work for Deloitte that the people are all very friendly which makes working much easier and more enjoyable. I think it's particularly important in audit that my colleagues are easy to get on with since much of the work is based on teamwork."

10 February 2010 - 9:27am

hey guys,

I have an interview coming up, and I was just wondering what you guys answers for "why deloitte?" Thanks!

9 February 2010 - 9:53am

I read somewhere on this forum that they ask a 5th question (althought this was back in 2008) what will you most enjoy if you get the job? this still true or have deloitte changed their questions? Are these questions standard for all service lines, anyone had a consulting telephone interview? I'm really nervous as mine is coming up very soon!

3 February 2010 - 3:28pm

I had my telephone interview yesterday, the questions were as follows:

1) Give an example of a time when you had to deliver a difficult message to someone 2) why Deloitte? 3) What do you understand by the term 'professional services'? 4) what will you be doing in your first year in yor chosen service (audit)

I was nervous before the interview, but I needn't have been. The lady was nice (although a little hard to understand because she was foreign). It lasted 8 minutes, and I was told the next day via e-mail that I had passed and have now been invited to do the online numerical test.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread, I found it very useful and had answers prepared for all of my questions. Look at the Deloitte website to help with your answers, and good luck to all.

21 January 2010 - 4:23pm

I know, I had to ask her to repeat once. She sounded a bit pissed off when I did so I didn't ask her again. :D

We'll be here with help for your first round if you get through. Good luck

21 January 2010 - 2:52pm

I had my telephone interview yesterday, the questions were still the same. Thank wikijob and everyone who has posted the questions! ps: the interviewer is really difficult to understand as she speaks fast and bit like murmuring...

19 January 2010 - 4:27pm

Hi everybody

i had an tel interview with deloitte in november, i looked at the questions above and the one question i was asked that is not mentioned is:

1. Can you mention some of the Deloitte's clients?

to be honest, i did not expect this questions but gave some of the companies that they render consulting service and audit, but i think she was not satisfied as may be she was expecting me to give the whole list of the clients

apart from that, everything is same: give me an example of when you had to communicate a difficult message to group of people? why did you apply to Deloitte? What do you think you will be doing in your first year of graduate programme?

All the best to everybody who is having tel interview and assessments with Deloitte

15 January 2010 - 11:41pm

The questions asked were as mentioned earlier, apart from the one which asks about your understanding of professional services.

On the qualifications question, she asked me what qualification will I get. I said ACA and ACCA and wanted to expand which line offered which qualification (as I know that with public sector auditing you do ACA, whereas with ordinary auditing you prepare for ACA/ACCA and I knew all the details including the modules, duration of the courses, etc) but she interrupted and said they are different qualifications and that I should be careful not to repeat the same mistake during face to face interviews. I did not continue as I felt she did not want me to do so, she just asked if I had any questions. I did ask one, she thanked me and that was all.

The interview lasted 12 minutes.

I got to the next stage after an hour, so they're quite prompt in getting back to you.

15 January 2010 - 11:27pm

I had my telephone interview with Deloitte about a month ago and guess it's time for me to make some contributions.

I was applying for a summer internship in Professional Service Rotation but I reckon most of the questions should be exactly the same as what you guys will get.

1.Tell me the last time you did a presentation. (it seems for internship positions, this is the only question that you'll be asked) 2.What do you think you will be doing during this programme? 3.What services does Deloitte offer? 4.Why Deloitte? 5.Why this particular programme?

For the 3rd question, I basically listed all service lines Deloitte offers and briefly told her what each one was about. Because I prepared for all the questions and wrote down some notes, I actually found it quite easy to deal with. After I was done with my last question, my interview told me that the answers I gave her were quite good. And I received an email from her saying I was passed right after I hung up my phone.

14 January 2010 - 5:30pm

CIPFA is public sect, dunno if acca is

14 January 2010 - 4:54pm


Positive... The qualifications from the university are mainly academic, not professional. They mean ACA, ACCA qualifications.

13 January 2010 - 9:19pm


The questions were the same as the ones earlier in this thread, although she didn't ask all of the ones listed. I got asked:

Tell us about a time you had to deliver a difficult message? - I used STAR approach - I added why I thought it was a difficult message because I reckon they would ask that afterwards anyway.

Why Deloitte?

What is your understanding of professional services?

What services do Deloitte offer and can you briefly explain a bit about each one?

What do you think you will be doing in your first year?

The interview lasted just under 13 minutes. I got an email the next day inviting me to the online tests, passed the numerical and just about to do the verbal!

Hope that helps, KLT

13 January 2010 - 7:46pm

I had one last week and it was very easy. I wouldn't worry about it, just make sure you know why you want to work for Deloitte and the position you applied for. Thats all I was asked.

I passed the interview but failed the tests. The tests are harder than PWC.

Hope it goes well

13 January 2010 - 5:55pm

I will have one telephone interview soon. Does anyone know the questions are the same as the ones posted of last year? Could klt share your interview questions? Thanks...

7 January 2010 - 12:21am

I have my telephone interview v.soon, do you think the questions will be the same as the ones posted on this forum? Or maybe new year, new questions! I hope not!

29 December 2009 - 11:21pm

just ran across a resource that shows the starting audit salary when I was looking online with my friend for [url=]Deloitte jobs[/url] -- hope that helps @stevie!


19 December 2009 - 10:11pm

hey guys does anyone know the starting salary for deloitte audit london 2010?

3 December 2009 - 10:18am

I was asked : > deliver a difficult message > why deloitte? > what is your understanding of what you will be doing in your first year? > what is your understanding of professional services? > what do you think you will enjoy the most about this role?

2 December 2009 - 9:21am

lol hello

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24 November 2009 - 1:42am

I never tired the psl verbal test, but i guess its good to get as much practice as possible, the psl numerical test was too easy so I could be bothered to try their verbal lol, i have no idea what it looks like, but try as many as possible and u should do ok, salaam, take care bro.

23 November 2009 - 10:37pm

Thanks bro that helps alot..because the test is on shl is it still wise to practice the psl as there is only one test to practice on shl?

23 November 2009 - 7:59pm

Practice makes perfect, what I do when i do them, is read the question first to save time, then look at the passage for the answer, if I can find it or I find something in there that contradicts the question, then its 'true or false', if I can't find it then its 'can not say'. Make sure you read it carefully as little words like 'most' or 'all' can completely change the answer, and try and work through it as fast as possible, I normally get over 85% so aim for atleast this, because I am dumb lol and alot of people probably will get higher than me, you should be able to finish the SHL verbal reasoning tests with 1 or 2 mins to spare, I finished the real test with 2 mins to spare, good luck and keep practicing, thats all u need to do ( by the way the real test is 19 mins for 30 questions, so try and do 30 questions in about 17-18 mins and you should be good). Good luck and hope the advice helps.

23 November 2009 - 7:26pm

i really help with verbal reasoning,ive tried to do the SHL practise questions but everytime i do it i get a shitter result than previously..any tips?

22 November 2009 - 10:26pm

yea everything was perfect....i just can't beleive this

22 November 2009 - 1:52am

I got my reply the next day but I did my tel interview on a Monday, was agges ago, now i'm waiting ting to see if i made it to the interview

22 November 2009 - 1:51am

No it's nothing major, normally it takes a couple of working days, and since Saturday and Sunday are not working days, expect a reply by Monday or Tuesday.

22 November 2009 - 1:13am

I had my tel interview on Thursday morning but still not heard anything..that a good thing or a bad thing?

21 November 2009 - 10:53pm

Had my interview on thursday afternoon. I was asked: Tell me a time when you had to deliver a difficult message, Why Deloitte? What will you be doing in your first year and Why have you applied for audit/what would you enjoy?

It only lasted about 7 mins and this threw me off a bit, especially when she essentially cut in on my last answer since I took a pause to consider what to say about what I would enjoy.

Anyway I received an email 2 hours afterwards to say that I was through to numerical tests!

21 November 2009 - 8:07pm

bennyboy when was your tel interview?

20 November 2009 - 7:06pm

how did the interview go, did u answer everything they asked properly?, if you did then ask them for a reason

20 November 2009 - 6:41pm

Hey guys,

I had my telephone interview on Monday for Audit London......didn't hear back from them tilll today so I called them and they said they will get back shortly...

AND TO MY SURPRISE...i got a rejection email...i can't believe it and was such a simple 15 min interview .... i am thinking of writing to the head of graduate recruitment

20 November 2009 - 3:50pm

Hi guys,

Had mine this morning.

Got asked the following:

When have you had to deliver a difficult message?

Why Deloitte? For my answer to this I mentioned client portfolio, the interviewer then asked me to name example, so be aware of that!

Why Audit?

What will you be doing in your first year?

I haven't yet had an email but just logged onto the Deloitte system and it says I have to complete the numerical test next. So it might be worth logging on as they may not have sent an email yet.


19 November 2009 - 10:39am

yeh I wouldn't worry, mine was probably that short and I got an email less than an hour afterwards saying I had passed

19 November 2009 - 10:21am

hey guys...

was asked just three questions.. nd it din't take more than 9-9.5 minutes for the whole interview...

i was asked :

why deloitte

why what i would do in the first year there

on difficult message that i had to give..

the duration of the call and being asked just three questions is worrying me a bit.. wat do u guys think...?

18 November 2009 - 2:52pm

thanx guys all the answers were of great help!!!

18 November 2009 - 10:48am

Hey Arzoo,

They will update their further avilable time slot for interview. if u r worried about that, u could email the contactor who sent u tel invitation email to confirm or ask more infomation.

Hopefully, my answer is useful.

18 November 2009 - 10:04am

hey Jancelyn

I have been invited for a telephone interview with them.. considering there were very few places on 23rd oct... it surprises me as to why they would still call us..?? wats been the progress with your application? if you don't mind sharing it with me... :)


18 November 2009 - 8:04am

professional qualification... ACA?? hasancoool... reading the earlier posts i have a feeling they want to kno more abt wat u have studied.. or r currently studying... r u sure we r to talk abt ACA?? coz not all the potential analysts at deloitte will have to appear fr it

18 November 2009 - 7:32am

say ACA .Please give a thorough answer. Go to ICAEW website and research how many parts and paper it consists of.

Tell that it requires 3 years with an accredited firm like Deloitte.

It has two parts and 15 papers.

Professional services are the services proviedd to the clients to create value ,increase their profitabitly and financial conditions.

Hope that helps.

Prepare thoroughly . Its easy

Good luck

17 November 2009 - 3:25pm

hey guys..

have a telephone interview coming up.. for the strategy consulting division.. any pointers i shud keep in mind?

16 November 2009 - 2:58pm

Basically, its what do you think a Professional Service firm is? What their main objectives are and so forth, i.e. independently contracted to turn their knowledge and expertise gained into value for the client.

16 November 2009 - 1:56pm

also what does it mean by 'what do you understand by professional services'?

16 November 2009 - 1:47pm

Hi guys,

I have been reading all the replies and they are really helpful.

I have a phone interview today for the summer vacation scheme, would you guess the questions will be the same as those above?

Also I have tried thinking about answers but I can't seem to talk for more than about a minute and a half for each question. Is this to short?


16 November 2009 - 12:24pm

A difficult message could be any message that instigates personal difficulties upon delivery. It may be telling someone you get on great with socially they aren't doing enough work in your group task? Or perhaps that you have to deliver a presentation based on a subject that your audience hasn't studied or isn't fully knowledged on the technical terms. Additionally, it could be explaining a complex issue to somebody whereby English isn't their first language. Basically, choose any communication competency example and incorporate a potential barrier that may effect the output Hope this helps!

15 November 2009 - 7:29am

Can somebody explain me, "Tell me a time when you had to deliver a difficult message." What does this mean ? What are the possible answers? Any help or example would be appreciated.

13 November 2009 - 12:51pm

hey guys what hve u answered for tell me a time when u delivered a difficult message?..i couldnt think of an answer..thnx

9 November 2009 - 5:55pm

hi guys. i have a telefonic interview too..can someone tell me what does the question "what are professional services" mean...does it mean services like audit , consulting , erp etc?..thank you

3 November 2009 - 11:33am

Thanks for the tip, much appriciated, my interview is at 1.15, I am going to do some practicing.

3 November 2009 - 11:09am

goto the point directly, but follow up some explain

not too much, ensure you could finish each question in 3 mins

3 November 2009 - 10:57am


3 November 2009 - 10:56am

Hi everybody, I've got a Phone interview with Deloitte on Tuesday (3rd November). Has anyone got any tips for me, should I answer the questions quickly and get straight to the point or should I expand on them (like explain what I say thoroughly)?

23 October 2009 - 4:03pm

not audit consulting............position in this area are always filled in so quickly, and most interns will sign contract after they finish summer intern............

23 October 2009 - 3:47pm

really? was it audit?

23 October 2009 - 3:12pm

yes, I have passed.................

but the position I applied have nearly filled in, so not sure...................

23 October 2009 - 2:57pm

i failed PWC aswell - wasnt prepared for the logical reasoning! but have you since found out about your verbal test with deloitte?

21 October 2009 - 10:29pm


i think it is ok......................should be harder than PwC ones, remember it was 30 Q in 18 mins (not exactly sure, but nearly sure, sorry)

I just failed PwC's yesterday, I so wonder whether I failed in DTT as well

21 October 2009 - 8:46pm

If you use the gay example hope that the interviewer isn't homophobic!! I said when I had to tell some people in a uni society that they had not made the team for a race.

21 October 2009 - 8:25pm

i received an email today to say i successfully passed the numerical test and now i need to complete the verbal test in three working days. hopefully i pass that - is it quite difficult Jancelyn? how is it structured - 30 questions in 15 mins?

21 October 2009 - 6:25pm

Thanx :)

21 October 2009 - 6:04pm

Stevie, Imilano

did you receive feedback from them?

I done verbal Mon, but stil no results


I agreed with Stevie' sample, just a simple sample, do not need so complex

21 October 2009 - 5:33pm

it can be anything from telling your mum you are pregnant or breaking the news that you are gay. from telling your teacher to stop making you uncomftable in class. it doesnt matter as long you explain the situation and why it was difficult.

21 October 2009 - 5:09pm

Can anyone tell me an example of an answer for the question: Tell me a time you had to deliver a difficult message (why was it difficult)? I can't remember any example from my life :(


16 October 2009 - 7:08pm

Just got offered to sit for the Psychometric Test....thought I'd messed up a few questions, didn't expect to hear back so quickly! Any tips for the online tests guys? Heard there's a website with sample tests to try??


15 October 2009 - 6:26pm

the questions are exactly as listed above! - just had an invite to numerical test, im dreading it. is it marked negatively or just on how many right answers given?

15 October 2009 - 10:35am

Just had mind a few minutes ago. Exact same questions as Imiliano. Kinda hesitated on the '4 services Deloitte does'. Though same problem as you guys—my interviewer didn't speak English that was a whole effort just to try and comprehend what she was saying.

Guess I'll only find out next week.

13 October 2009 - 5:08pm

I had mine on Friday and have just had an invite to the numerical test.

13 October 2009 - 3:00pm

had mine yesterday, didnt go too well though - i thought talking on the phone would not be too difficult - i guess i was wrong! I think they said three working days though.

12 October 2009 - 7:26pm

Had mine on the same day and no word yet. They said 2 working days so hopefully tomorrow..

12 October 2009 - 5:29pm

Nope, I haven't heard anything as yet :p

12 October 2009 - 1:52pm

Hey Imiliano,

did you get feed back from your tel screen?

I did it same day with you, but still wait for results

9 October 2009 - 3:41pm

I had my phone interview earlier today - it is nothing to be worried about! However, the woman didn't speak great English so it was pretty difficult to understand her - I am annoyed at Deloitte for this as I kept on having to ask her what she had just said.

Anyway, the questions were exactly as above:

1) Tell me a time you had to deliver a difficult message (why was it difficult)? I used a university based example.

2) Why Deloitte? One of the big four, impressive client portfolio, great career prospects, culture and diversity etc.

3) What 4 services does Deloitte offer - tell me a little about each? Easy - look on the website! Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance. I also mentioned business enterprise risk. Then I was asked to tell her a little more about what I would be doing as an auditor. I even mentioned SARBOX compliance but don't think I really needed to!

4) What do you think you will be doing in your first year? Easy - time is spent between audit with clients and studying towards the ACA. Mention how it will be a significant investment time wise, etc.

The interview lasted for 15 minutes.

9 October 2009 - 11:14am

Hei, guys, I'm gonna have this telephone interview next week, any tips? I'm so nervous. Any new questions now? Or they still ask the same questions as posted previously?

29 September 2009 - 5:57pm

I applied a couple of weeks ago - it will have nearly been a month between application submission and telephone interview :p pretty frustrating really!!

29 September 2009 - 5:41pm

When did you apply to Deloitte if you don't mind me asking? I have a phone interview but the gap between submitting my app and having this phone screening is a good few weeks..

28 September 2009 - 6:53pm

Thanks loads guys for the tips :D! I've got my interview next Friday (9th Oct) - hopefully I'll get the same questions...

28 September 2009 - 12:07pm

I just had a telephone interview for Deloitte for Audit graduate. Questions (as above) were: 1) Tell me a time you had to deliver a difficult message (why was it difficult)? 2) Why Deloitte? 3) What 4 services does Deloitte offer? 4) What do you think you will be doing in your first year?

Hope this helps - don't think my interview went so well!

24 September 2009 - 6:51pm

To all those interested in Deloitte telephone interview:

I had a "pre-screen telephone interview" with deloitte for Consulting position. They emailed me saying they would like to set one up, and they left me a number I should call too arrange a good time for it. The convo. was no more then 15 minutes, and the questions were the ones above. i did not think i did so well, but i thankfully got through it! I did not answer the question for example "what are professional services" very well;, but they are just seeing if your a normal person, who can communicate and understand well! I now have a face to face interview (after passing online tests) coming shortly.

Good luck

24 September 2009 - 6:18pm

hi all,

I was just wondering if deloitte contacted you via email or telephone to organise your telephone interview?


23 September 2009 - 1:54am


22 September 2009 - 8:38pm

Hey guys,

I heard today that I have a phone interview with Deloitte. Is it reasonable for me to expect the questions as posted above (Why Deloitte? What you know about Deloitte? Your understanding of professional services? What you do in your first year? Tell me about the professional qualification of your choice?) or is there anyone that has been asked different questions such as on team-work, or are these saved for the later stages?

Thanks :D

17 September 2009 - 1:33pm

what scheme were you going for S.Le?

17 September 2009 - 10:08am

Tell me when you deliver a difficult message. Why Deloitte? What you know about Deloitte? Your understanding of professional services? What you do in your first year? Tell me about the professional qualification of your choice? <<< I screwed this up. I dont know, I think I'm done.

16 September 2009 - 1:47pm

I'm sure you were fine Tal! Thanks very much for the advice and info there. Let us know how you get on.

16 September 2009 - 12:39pm

just had mine, questions were tell us about a time you had to deliver a difficult message, what will you be doing in you first year, why deloitite, what services does deloitte offer nd what is your understanding about professional services. lasted 15 minutes, think i did pretty crap:P

16 September 2009 - 10:01am

I will have one tomorrow. 15mins about communication and career motivation. Did anyone experience this before and would be kind enough to tell me their questions? Thank so much. I applied to Audit in London.

15 September 2009 - 6:42pm

well i will post my experiences tomorrow, if someone has some tips right now it would be much appreciated!

15 September 2009 - 6:04pm

I have one coming up next week, would be great to hear people's experiences!

15 September 2009 - 10:38am

I've got one coming up for Consulting and they say its only 15 mins.

14 September 2009 - 7:37pm

I have one coming up the email they advise you on what they will be looking for, mine is career motivation and communication skills.

maripinkpanda - how long did it last.


14 September 2009 - 12:18am


does anyone have more experience with this telephone interview, any other questions asked? I've got mine on Wednesday!

10 September 2009 - 2:44pm

Hi.. I am glad it went alright. When do you find out? Btw, when did you submit your application?

10 September 2009 - 1:15pm

Hi, It went OK :)

These were the questions: Tell us about a time you had to delvier a difficult message Why Deloitte? What do you think you'll be doing during your first year?

Good luck!

9 September 2009 - 4:27pm

mines on friday morning. Let us know how it goes, best of luck with it!

9 September 2009 - 3:06pm

when did you submit your application? I submitted mine in August... they have invited me for the 1st interview but they have not given me the date as yet. When I spoke to the HR, she did not mention anything about a telephone interview. When is your telephone interview?

9 September 2009 - 3:03pm

Hi, I've got a telephone interview tomorrow! I thought it was a bit weird too! Have you had yours yet?

8 September 2009 - 4:50pm

Thats what I understood. According to their website the selection process is application then online tests then face-to-face interview then assessment centre. However I'm having a telephone interview prior to online tests. Anyone else experienced this?

8 September 2009 - 4:08pm

I never knew that Deloitte did telephone interview... usually the first round is face-to-face interview at their office!