You are required by the program to do the minimum CIMA Certificate level qualification, it’s up to you if you want to continue with this and do the whole thing. I am going to take this option.
The ISEB module is up to you, I beleive - that’s what I’ve been told by many in the company. I have heard though that it doesn’t tax you too hard and is relatively easy (easier than CIMA).
Deloitte are currently pushing a ‘One Deloitte’ strategy approach whereby we present ourselves to clients as Deloitte, rather than Deloitte TI Consulting. The main aim of the program is to ensure all consulting grads get the same experience, tbh you will get more involvement with different projects with TI as all consulting ties into Strategy so do NOT think you are missing out on something. It is not a specialisation, by the end of the programe you will be on level terms with all the other consulting grads. I’ve been told many apply to Strategy or HR consulting because they understand the description to be something different from what it actually is. You will not end up being a computer programmer stuck in a back office somewhere, all Consulting grads will have the same basic ethos, foundations and experience - it’s the project specific things that will differ depending on your dept.
Also EA no longer exists, they found too much of an overlap between EA and TI so EA has been absorbed into something else and TI is what is left. As I think you may not have gathered - there is no fine defining line seperating consulting displines. More a venn diagram with loads of overlap!!!
I think you can easily change competency area - once you’re in, it’s unlikely for any firm to want to rid you after all the money they spent on recruiting plus training you.
That brings me to the main message of this - to be honest having Deloitte on your CV is far more important than landing the exact position you may have been after in the first place, there is time for that later…and if you prove yourself to be capable etc. who’s going to say no to letting someone expand into another area? After all it probably makes you a better employee!
I for one had just strategy in mind but due to applying late didn’t have this option - now I’m really satisfied with my service line and think it’s actually more for me than I had initially thought…especially if you can familiarise yourselves around technology solutions that give you a ‘uniqueness’ that you can take with you in life, and ultimately place you in high demand within and outside of the company, depending on your aspirations.
I am also in London - forgot to mention that!
Hope this helps bud.