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Tuesday, 03 December 2013
Bolton School Year 13 student Nadia Barabash has been offered a place on the prestigious Deloitte Gap Year Scholar Scheme. Overcoming much stiff competition, she has been given one of only three places in the Manchester office and only one of 30 nationwide places.
Nadia says, “The Deloitte Scholar Scheme is an amazing opportunity for me to gain paid experience in a professional services firm before I go to university. Since deciding a couple of years ago I had an interest in going into the financial sector after my degree I have had my eyes on this exciting scheme. The selection process was extremely long and tough, including several online assessments, a group exercise day in London and two long interviews, so I was extremely happy to be offered one of three places at the Manchester branch.
From September I will be working within an Audit team at Deloitte for 30 weeks. I will be thrown in at the deep end, receiving the same training as graduates, and will be expected to quickly learn all the necessary skills required for Auditing, whilst completing real life work for the company. My placement will count towards the hours needed for the ACA qualification I will complete as a graduate should I wish to return to the company after my degree. I am really looking forward to entering the corporate world and hopefully I will be able to decide this is the career for me!
Being a Scholar also comes with a range of benefits. At the end of my placement I will be given a substantial travel bursary to spend that Summer, which I plan to use to go and work at Camp America, before exploring the rest of the USA. I will also be entitled to a small grant throughout my time at university and be able to undertake paid work placements each summer. Whilst at University I will be a 'Campus Ambassador' for Deloitte and take on a marketing role to spread the word about Deloitte to my peers.
I am really looking forward to my Gap Year now, and would encourage younger years to think about applying for this scheme or others in the future.”
The Deloitte Gap Year Scholar Scheme offers the opportunity of a trip of a life time and experience that will kick start a long-term career. The Deloitte Scholars’ Scheme provides a unique opportunity to combine the two, with a 30-week paid placement in one of their UK offices, starting in August or September.
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