Deloitte set to hire more than 6,000 new auditors and assurance professionals


- Over 1,200 people to be hired every year between 2022 and 2027

- More than half of these expected to be hired outside of London

- £125m to be invested in audit quality over the next five years...

Deloitte has announced it is set to hire more than 6,000 new people into the firm’s UK Audit & Assurance practice over the next five years. This is at least 1,200 new auditors and assurance professionals every year between now and 2027.

The firm will be looking to recruit from a range of entry-level and experienced backgrounds.* This includes 885 audit & assurance graduates and school leavers (known as BrightStart Apprentices) in 2022 alone – more than a 30 per cent increase on the prior year. More than half of these (57%) will be based outside of London across the UK’s nations and regions and they will all work and be trained in a range of areas critical to audit including climate, data, cyber, emerging technologies and analytics.

This year the firm has also opened over 750 vacancies across various qualified levels (including those chartered accountant ACA, ACCA, CA, ICAS or equivalent qualified) across the UK.

Katie Houldsworth, UK People & Purpose Leader in Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance business, said: “The future of audit comes down to the people in our profession. As the expectations on modern businesses and corporate reporting continue to evolve – including into vital non-financial areas like climate – so too must our auditors.

“We have never seen such a high demand for our audit and assurance services. We`re not looking just for `traditional` accountants – building cyber and sustainability skills within our business are key to the future of audit – so we continue to evolve our hiring processes to ensure we attract the best range of talent from all backgrounds.”**

Over half of the 6,000 people are expected to be recruited from outside of London.*** In addition to these hires, Deloitte UK will invest more than £125m in the firm’s audit product and quality improvements, as well as on learning and development for the audit and assurance teams.

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