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Based in Belfast, Rhianna has shared with us her recent experience in the BrightStart scheme. She is looking forward to travelling and volunteering in the future. Read below her thoughts on the opportunities the scheme brought for her.

When did you join Deloitte and what is your role?

I am a BrightStart Analyst in Enterprise Applications within the SAP work stream.I am based in the Belfast office and so far have not been to any other offices. I joined Deloitte as a BrightStart in September 2017 and attend Ulster University alongside my job, studying Business Technology. 

Tell us about what you’re responsible for in your role?

My department specialises in managing implementation of ERP systems into large organisations in both the Public and Private Sectors. 

I am an Analyst so my role involves gathering documents and analysing business needs and requirements. My recent work to date has involved taking minutes from meetings and workshops and creating and rebranding PowerPoint presentations. I have been in training for four months, so this is why my experience is still limited. 

What has been your proudest moment in your career since you’ve joined Deloitte?

Firstly, gaining a place on this BrightStart scheme has been a very proud moment for me as this was all I wanted to do when leaving school as it appealed to me so much. Additionally, during the last two weeks of training, all the BrightStarts in my year were involved in ‘Project Simulation’ where we split into five groups and we had to come up with a solution to fix a procurement system and then present our idea back to a panel of directors and partners. My group won this activity and this was definitely my biggest achievement and also one of the highlights of my career so far. 

What surprised you most about your Service Line, when joining Deloitte?

I was mainly surprised as to what the work actually involved. I never expected so much detail to go into things and how much work is involved in a simple presentation for example and how important every detail is. I was also surprised by the variety of clients that Deloitte has worked with and also the range of opportunities to avail of such as travel opportunities and voluntary work opportunities.

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