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Search on to find Deloitte Brightstarts

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Pictured launching the search for the second cohort of shining lights to join Deloitte’s award-winning BrightStart programme are Cool FM’s Pete Snodden, 2015 BrightStarts Daniel Herron and Aisling Carson, and Jackie Henry, Senior Partner at Deloitte NI. The company intends to recruit 35 school leavers to enter the 2016 BrightStart programme, a five-year training scheme which helps school leavers gain an honours degree from Ulster University alongside professional qualifications.
Rebecca Kincade on November 12, 2015 - 10:32 am in News

Leading professional services firm Deloitte has launched the search for the second intake of its BrightStart programme for talented school leavers at an event in Belfast’s GasWorks.

BrightStart is a five-year training scheme which helps school leavers to gain an honours degree (BSc in Business Technology) through Ulster University as well as recognised professional qualifications and a job at Deloitte, working for the company’s clients across the UK.

Such has been the success of the initial programme that Deloitte has increased the number of young people it will recruit from 20 this year to 35 next year. The application process is now underway for the second cohort of school leavers in June 2016, with a deadline of November 30.

Jackie Henry, Senior Partner at Deloitte NI, said: “Deloitte has really ambitious growth plans and we realised we were missing a trick with school leavers, because there was a really rich vein of talent there. We had great success with the first year of the programme and that has given us confidence to move ahead with the second cohort and increase the numbers to 35.

“We have found that the BrightStarts who joined us in the first cohort have real energy, drive and ambition and their raw talent helps us to innovate. Deloitte’s commitment to hiring new talent has been a key component of our strong track record in devising innovative solutions to the business issues facing our clients.”

Deloitte’s Belfast practice has been on a major recruitment drive in the past year, taking on more than 200 new employees in the 14 months since it announce plans for a multi-million pound expansion. Recruitment has been across Deloitte NI’s business, covering its significant technology, digital and data analytics capability through its Belfast Technology Studio as well as the firm’s pensions, audit, consulting and tax practices.

More information about BrightStart2016 can be found here http://belfast.deloitte.co.uk/role/brightstart-2016/


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