Case Study: Deloitte

How Makers created a bespoke recruitment service and sustainable talent pipeline for Deloitte

About Deloitte

Deloitte is one of the world’s largest global tech consulting firms, having worked with the top FTSE100 global companies for over 160 years. They are a leader in digital transformation and employ over a quarter of a million professionals globally. 

As a result, they’re always looking for technical talent that can innovate efficiently, proactively and creatively. Wanting to recruit those with outstanding attitude and aptitude, they turned to Makers to help them find driven individuals who are keen to learn new skills and technologies.

Originally challenging Makers to find 4 talented junior software developers, Deloitte ended up double their quota and hiring 8 of the 12 Makers shortlisted for them  Deloitte went on to constantly hire more than 70% of the talent we’ve sent them in shortlists. and mre than 95% of those hires stay in long-term careers at Deloitte, often getting promoted rapidly.

Why does Deloitte love Makers?

We provide a bespoke recruitment service with three key elements that appeal to Deloitte:

  • The maturity and commercial experience of our Makers is a great fit for the consultancy environment – the majority of our talent are career switchers and come with a wealth of industry and workplace experience not just tech skills. 
  • Makers trains people in the way Deloitte wants to do software – using modern techniques and XP values. We also offer additional skills training for bespoke projects
  • We make hiring easy and fast – we deliver high quality shortlists and turn around hires in weeks
  • We have a sustainable pipeline of job ready software developers with new talent produced every month 
  • Our talent is high quality talent and often advance to mid-level faster than other talent pipelines. 86% of Makers have been promoted after just one year at Deloitte

Available talent all year round. 

In the past, Deloitte’s strategy for hiring junior software developers focused on the graduate milk-round limiting them to a short window of hiring opportunity. Makers allowed Deloitte the flexibility to hire to meet demand and growth at any time of the year . 

Makers produces high quality shortlists and turns around hires in weeks, not months. 

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“Makers Academy is a Conveyor Belt of Awesome. There’s no other source of recruitment I’d put this much energy into.” 

- Martin Aspeli (Head of Engineering at Deloitte Digital)

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“Our clients are no longer happy with a common approach. They want invention. They want people to think outside of the box.” 

– Neil Brown (Partner and Testing & Quality Engineering Lead)

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“I have an excellent mentor who is a vim wizard, and I have catch ups with a coach at Makers too. I find myself joining side projects in the wider company, taking part in hackathons.”

- Vivien Tang (previous Accelerator Maker at Deloitte Digital)

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Makers trains people in the way Deloitte wants to do software – using modern techniques and XP values

We have flexibility across functions and support Deloitte across any part of the business they want us to work with. We have placed successful developers in all of these different areas at Deloitte: 

– Web and mobile app development

– Infrastructure – cloud engineering, platform engineering, devops, etc.

– Testing – especially test automation and quality engineering

– Enterprise applications

– Salesforce engineering

This in turn helps Deloitte deliver on the breadth of projects they work on with their clients. 

We make it easy to hire – we deliver high quality shortlists and turn around hires in weeks, not months

Our high-quality talent pool is largely due to our rigorous selection process for our training course. Before people even start our training, Makers is filtering for independent self-starters who are proactive, open-minded and emotionally intelligent – all qualities highly-valued by Deloitte.

More specifically, before someone trains at Makers they are assessed according to: 

  • How quickly they learn (Code)
  • Their ability to exchange ideas with others (Communication)
  • Their self-belief (Confidence)
  • Their technical skill (Competence) 

Makers trains people in the way Deloitte wants to do software (e.g. modern techniques).

As a consultancy, Deloitte’s engineers are constantly working in different technologies, which is why Makers candidates proved to be a great match. An ability to teach yourself new things is ingrained into the curriculum at Makers Academy, and everyone is passionate about learning new skills.

After the training is complete, the Makers bespoke recruitment service designed for Deloitte identifies the most suitable candidates, who are most likely to be successful in the firm.

Why Accelerator? 

We create a bespoke program to match your internal progression framework. We work with your tech teams to build and design a learning plan that accelerates the developer’s learning trajectory and works to integrate the developers seamlessly into your teams. 

By choosing Makers Accelerator, you get a junior developer within a couple of weeks, and they accelerate from there. This has been a popular option at Deloitte, who have now hired over 50 Makers.

Via the Accelerator program at Deloitte, 86% of Makers have been promoted after just one year.

Read about one Makers experience of Accelerator and Deloitte, Kate Morris, here


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