Graduates with 'star' potential in demand
To support business needs, accountancy firm Deloitte is planning to recruit about 300 fresh graduates over the next 12 months.
"It is crucial for us to ensure all staffing levels are appropriate to support development," says July Kong, director of human resources at Deloitte China. "New hires will join our family this October and next January, and the majority of them will support our audit practice."
Candidates should have a bachelor's degree, not necessarily in accounting, and be able to demonstrate multiple competencies.
"We look for graduates with `star' potential, which means having a balanced skills set, an interest in personal and professional development, and passion and commitment for the profession and the firm," Kong says. "Our clients work in various industries, so we believe they benefit most if our services are delivered by colleagues with different backgrounds and expertise."
The selection process is intensive. To ensure that it is also objective, there is a graduate assessment centre (GAC) to measure specific abilities and talents. What the firm looks for in particular are strong communication skills, language proficiency, plus management and leadership skills. Deloitte also has a series of job-related criteria against which to judge applicants.
Based on profiles submitted via the firm's career website, suitable candidates will be invited to the GAC. They should be ready to do online assessments, participate in a group discussion on a case study and attend a personal interview.
- Graduate positions will be available in audit, tax, re-organisation services and enterprise risk services
- Outstanding performers have the chance to join a fast-track programme