The future looks Bright in Belfast for 60 new Deloitte trainees
Belfast advisory firm Deloitte is taking on almost 60 new trainees as part of its BrightStart programme.
The company welcomed the largest ever intake of apprentices to the scheme and announced its intention to take on more than 50 next year.
BrightStart is a five-year professional development programme that helps school leavers to gain an honours degree through Ulster University Business School, as well as recognised professional qualifications and a job.
Jackie Henry, senior partner at Deloitte, said: "We had more than 360 applications for this year's positions, a record number for the programme, which is a clear indication that many talented and creative young people in this part of the world see the benefits of the unique opportunity BrightStart offers them to accelerate their career."
Deloitte's UK managing partner for talent Emma Codd said: "The BrightStarts who have joined the company since 2015 have brought a real sense of energy and innovation to the work they have done with clients, including input to key transformation projects."