“We are constantly being offered different learning opportunities and training modules” – The Irish Times

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Tell us about yourself, where you’re from and what you studied at university

I am Molly Sheridan, 23 years old from Galway City. I am currently working as a consulting analyst within the systems engineering team.

I studied business as part of my undergraduate degree at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where I discovered my interest in pursuing a career in technology. So I completed my Masters in Management Information Systems, also at NUIG.

How did you hear about the graduate program?

I heard about Deloitte in college, they sponsor the new BComm Global Business program, and at grad fairs, hiring events, I heard good things about the company, especially the graduate program.

A friend joined Deloitte’s graduate program a year before me and immediately loved it. I looked into it further and saw their graduate program in technology consulting, which was exactly what I wanted to do.

What is the graduate program like?

It’s very well structured. For the first two years, you are an analyst, then you move up to the consultant level. I started in September 2021 with 60 other graduates all working as analysts in different areas of consulting.

We are constantly offered different learning opportunities and training modules; we’ve worked on a wide variety of clients and projects, and hosted several events for us over the past seven months. The program allows you to choose the areas in which you want to gain experience and you are encouraged to participate in training in these areas.

Explain what the work experience was like

I started my first client project right after induction; it was with a well-known technology company, where I worked on a reporting team. The training I received was very thorough and the team was always supportive, helping me with anything I was unsure about.

After completing this project, I was lucky enough to take Robotics Process Automation (RPA) training, as I heard it was an area in high demand and I knew other analysts liked to work in. I followed the RPA training, and I am now working on a robotic team project, in the health sector.

How do you plan to work after the program and why?

I plan to evolve in the technological field as a consultant within the firm. I chose to apply to Deloitte because here you are not just tied to one client or area, you can work on a variety of projects with interesting clients throughout your career. I hope to stay in this agile work environment, continue to learn and grow with each new project.

What is your advice to graduates applying for the program?

My advice would be to be honest and have clear goals in the areas you would like to work and learn. Be true to yourself and specific about what you would like to learn more about and why.

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