Hi all, I found wikijob really helpful during my job hunt, so thought I’d write a bit about my experiences - feel free to ask if you have any more questions!
We were given a case study to read whilst waiting in reception - it was VERY long and mine was about government Shared services. I only just finished reading mine in time. Dont be put off by the length of the case study - the questions were really straightforward and the answers were generally contained in the text so just try to get a feel for the overall message. No extra knowledge required. I was then asked the exact competencies listed on the website so that was also straightforward. Then I was asked the standard Why Deloitte, Why Consulting, and finally about the service area I want to join.
This started with the etray exercise which is exactly the same format as the Civil Service online practice one - it is fairly time pressured so just keep an eye out. I thought id done terribly at this but it turned out to be my highest mark so really dont lose hope if you feel its going badly! Then you have to write an email explaining why you would choose a particulary company to merge with - this is really straightforward, there is no right answer you just have to support your decision with facts, reasons etc. You will have to make an informal presentation to the partner about your company later in the the day so make sure you make good notes about your decision as you probably will have forgotten by later.
Next is the group exercise - this is very straightforward and is about a fictional situation - ours was which area to increase funding in to improve their ‘happiness levels’ - there are lots of funny names and its very uncomplicated, the whole point is to see how you approach the problem and interact with the group so dont worry about the difficulty of the task, just focus on your teamwork.
Finally I had the partner interview which involved the presentation on my company choice, he then probed me about what the potential problems would be. He asked me how he felt my performance in the group had been (he had been monitoring the groups). The partner interview is where I failed - I had a really unfriendly partner and it really threw me off. He seemed really bored by everything I had to say and asked me strange questions like, do your friends think you would make a good consultant - I just didnt know how to answer. So I would say be prepared for anything in the partner interview as they are really subjective, don’t be put off by a moody interviewer, and try and give comprehensive answers to all the questions, no matter how trivial they seem. Mine was based alot on my CV so make sure you can explain any activities you have undertaken. If you havent had an internship think about situations where you have shown commercial awareness, and likewise if you dont have financial experience.