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Are you the Undergraduate of the Year for Innovative Sustainable Thinking?

Climate change doesn’t affect just a few people — it affects every person living on Earth. We're searching for this year’s Innovative Sustainable Thinker of the Future. We're looking for commercially and environmentally minded, entrepreneurial students who aspire to make a real impact in their careers, and in the world.


Win a summer internship with our Climate and Sustainability Teams, a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience and insights into Deloitte’s work in tackling climate change.

To enter you need to:

  • Be an undergraduate student with an interest in sustainability as a future career
  • Be in your third year or over at university
  • Be on track to attain a 2:1 in any discipline
  • Have the right to work in Ireland after graduation.

What makes an award winner?

It’s being a creative-thinker, being motivated and determined to make an impact that matters. We encourage applications from all disciplines, and we’re looking for real people, talented and with different backgrounds, individual strengths, passions and characters, people who are working towards a career in sustainability. At Deloitte we’re looking for commercially and environmentally minded, entrepreneurial students who aspire to make a real impact in their careers, and in the world.

How do I win?


Register your details online and answer three questions set by Deloitte.

Must be completed by 30.01.23

Online tests

Receive an email inviting you to sit three online tests designed exclusively by our partner SHL.

Must be completed by 30.01.23

Submit by 30.01.23

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 30.01.23.

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by the end of February.

Assessment centre

If you pass the online tests and successfully make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by Deloitte.

This will involve a virtual assessment centre.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 13 April 2023, where the award winners will be announced!

Deloitte and the Undergraduate of the Year Award for Innovative Sustainable Thinking

Deloitte is the largest professional services firm in the world, and a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services.

With 177 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, Deloitte is consistently growing in scale and diversity, having 312,000 unique individuals in 150 countries and territories, and over 3,000 in Ireland providing client services—yet our shared culture and values remain the same.

Our purpose is to make an impact that matters for our people, our clients, and our communities. This sense of purpose inspires us to work to the highest standards and tackle the biggest challenges. We believe in making a positive impact in our local communities and the best way to do this is by utilising the skills of our people. We encourage everyone to get involved in any of our volunteering programmes, which work towards our global WorldClass ambition and are centred around education, skills, and access to opportunity.