Tax-graduate Willem loves to learn. It helps him keep ahead of all the ever-changing world of tax. It’s part of his life outside of work too, where he’s currently learning to speak Dutch.
When did you join Deloitte and what’s your role within the company?
I joined Deloitte’s graduate programme in September 2017 and work as a business tax analyst in the Cambridge office. I support the team with research, analysis and drafting for a range of advisory work. Recently, I have also taken on managing my own clients in the tax compliance process.
What were your top three reasons for joining our graduate programme?
One of the best parts of the Deloitte Graduate programme is that you are able to learn while working. This means you get real-life experience at the same time as a good qualification, and are on a constant upwards trajectory.
Another great reason for joining the Graduate programme is that you are handed responsibility early on in your career. This really allows you to grow as a person and boosts your development as a tax adviser.
Lastly, the Tax Academy that all Deloitte Tax Graduates and BrightStart joiners go on at the start of their career is fantastic. I was able to meet other new Graduates and BrightStarts from all over the country – we formed a tight unit and I made some great friends. We learnt all the skills needed to start our jobs while having lots of fun at the same time!
How would you describe your journey with us so far?
I am five months into my graduate journey and I am really enjoying life at Deloitte. My career started off very positively at the Tax Analyst Academy and it continued after that, as I began life in the Cambridge office. There is a fantastic team of people here and it is a great environment to work in. I am getting exposure to a large variety of industries and work is interesting every day. I feel like I am really able to make a difference and very much look forward to what the future has to bring.
What are your interests outside of work?
Outside of work I like to play hockey for my local hometown team. I also enjoy cooking and learning languages (currently Dutch!).
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