@AbdurC: Yeah, I’m sure London audit partners are swamped right now! Don’t worry, though; they’ll get you in eventually.
You’re basically on the right track. My partner grilled me a little on what happens at on-site audits, so know the specifics of what you’ll be doing (i.e. what kinds of paperwork you’ll be dealing with, like bank statements, etc.) and who you’ll be meeting with at an office. I didn’t know much about this at all and sort of bumbled along, haha. My partner asked a lot of leading questions which helped. I think they just want to see you attempt an answer/that you have looked at the website; after all, the whole point is that they will train you to do this stuff!
@k2shane: Several reasons-- one of the reasons is that I was talked into applying for audit at PwC when I really wanted to do tax (long story), so the tax position at Deloitte was more appealing to me. The main reason for me, though, was how friendly Deloitte was t me throughout the whole interview process. Everyone at PwC was lovely, but I did feel a bit like a number going through sometimes.
Deloitte paired me up with a graduate recruiter right after etray day. There were a lot of visa issues I had to wait through before my partner interview, and my recruiter called every week just to check in and make sure I knew what was happening on their end. Even if she didn’t have any news, she still called to make sure I knew I wasn’t forgotten! I really felt like she wanted me to get the job as much as I did, haha. Not to mention that after I got the position, she of course called me (genuinely excited!) to let me know, but also the first person I interviewed with wrote me to congratulate me personally and say how much he looked forward to working with me, and the PARTNER actually CALLED to offer personal congratulations.
I’m sure it’s an office by office thing, and like I said, everyone at PwC was lovely to me as well, but I have been told a lot that Deloitte is the “friendliest” big 4, and I definitely found that to be true.
Are you facing a similar choice then?