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Why do graduates work at the Big4 (audit)? watch

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    Surely they can do an apprenticeship with the the big four instead and save all that money yet they will still be at the same stage. But the way, I am talking about these graduate schemes http://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages...-in-audit.html
    And these apprenticeship schemes: http://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages...l-leavers.html

    Im not trying to offend anyone, I just don't understand whether there is any difference between the opportunities available for school leavers vs those available for graduates at the big four? Will they be doing different work? Can school leavers not get promoted after a certain level? What's the difference between starting there as a school leaver vs starting as a graduate?

    Because some people haven't decided they want to work for the big 4 while still in sixth form.

    (Original post by Kimiechi)
    Because some people haven't decided they want to work for the big 4 while still in sixth form.
    Some? Most. And tbh, the school leaver option is quite a recent development. It's existed for a while, but never to this degree.

    Some people also wish to broaden their minds before isolating themselves into a world of accounting and the real world where we like to earn some nice money to pay for nice things. Most accountants will agree that they weren't drawn to it by debits and credits, but for one main reason, and a few others - travel opportunities, global accreditation etc.

    Also on top of the points mentioned above, I feel having a degree under your belt will help you if you ever wanted to change professions to something that is non-finance and specifically requires a degree.

    You do not have this freedom if all you hold is A-levels and the ACA.
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