By: Hani Alsultan, Tadarab Intern, Deloitte Middle East
It is the aspiration for all auditors to be trained at Deloitte, isn’t it? I was over the moon when I found out that I had been accepted into Deloitte in the audit function as an intern for 6 months. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the experience was world-class from start to finish. From the very warm and wonderful reception on the first day, to the HR team to the incredible virtual KSA skill academy that took place during the last two weeks of the second month, the experience and milestones that I went through have definitely encouraged me to pursue a career in the field.
During the second week, I joined online sessions over a period of two days with other colleagues from all over the Middle East for a comprehensive overview about the type of work done at the firm, the functions of the firm and the different service offerings.
The next four weeks were spent on e-learning courses to strengthen my work ethic and to have a deeper understanding of Deloitte, as well as to cover IFRS standards.
During the final stretch of the internship, I was nominated to be part of the KSA skills academy training. The purpose of this program was to master the 5 cores of Deloitte’s workflow, to develop and enhance our knowledge about audit processes, and to advance other basic foundations skills. The program was highly interactive and expanded my professional network and exposed me to practical training.
Over the past few months, I went through a steep learning curve, and came out a different person than the intern that started the Tadarab program. I have built confidence to deal with colleagues and clients alike, I was given responsibilities and work tasks that allowed me to experience the day to day workings of auditors, and my opinions and insights were listened to and valued. I still have a few months to go in my internship, and I can’t wait to share with you what happens then. Stay tuned!
“Tadarab” is a Deloitte Middle East talent development program that offers selected college students real-world experience and valuable learning opportunities. It exposes interns to actual work assignments and development through access to over 50,000 eLearning courses. An intern goes through an induction program (Mini Ahlan) and is assigned a buddy for the duration of the internship. Deloitte has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
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