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    Hey are accountancy firms big on academic references? i.e Do they actually ring your referee up because I have heard some do and some don't! What type of questions do they ask your referee?!
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    Accountancy firms are, generally, pretty rubbish when it comes to pre-employment screening. Still, don't lie, don't try to and don't be tempted.
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    Cheers!
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    Yes, take PB's advice seriously. Under no circumstances should you make falese declarations, because your past/history can and will come back to haunt you some time later when you've made it in life. And you'll have one horrible time explaining yourself.
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    Well I know they checked one of my referees, dunno about the other. Its always good to get someone who likes you just in case
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    Well I know they checked one of my referees, dunno about the other. Its always good to get someone who likes you just in case
    They did? Interesting. Did you apply as an individual or through your school?
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    Um, I'm talking about references for a summer internship with Deloitte, were you refering to UCAS?
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    (Original post by fubu)
    Um, I'm talking about references for a summer internship with Deloitte, were you refering to UCAS?
    Yes.

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    From what I understand, your UCAS referees write statements which are attached to your application. Admissions tutors will read those, so its unlikely they'll have to contact your UCAS referees directly.
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    (Original post by fubu)
    From what I understand, your UCAS referees write statements which are attached to your application. Admissions tutors will read those, so its unlikely they'll have to contact your UCAS referees directly.
    If you apply as an individual, you insert your reference into your application yourself (boy that sounds confusing), and state the contact details of your referee. In that case, chances of them verifying your reference are quite high.
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    I dont like deloitte but congratulations on your place
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    ha I'm not too keen on PwC, but each to their own!
    Each company has its own culture though, so different people are gonna prefer one over the other.

    Hope it goes well for you
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    I don't know what general policy is, but I had both my references checked; one from my tutor regarding academics, the other a past employer.
 
 
 
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