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Winners in Deloitte Passport program contest announced

Released at: 12:29, 05/11/2018

Winners in Deloitte Passport program contest announced

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Finale of "Breaking the Limit" contest held in Hanoi on October 23 and HCMC on October 26.

by Nghi Do

Winners of the special “Breaking the Limit” contest within the Deloitte Passport program in 2018 were announced at the finale co-organized by Deloitte Vietnam and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in Hanoi on October 23 and Ho Chi Minh City on October 26.

The Deloitte Passport program provides a regional intellectual playground for talented young students or new graduates specializing in banking and finance, auditing and accounting, law, and taxation from universities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

In the finale held in Hanoi, five students - Nguyen Ngoc Nguyen, Ngo Huyen Vy, Dinh Thi Yen Linh, and Bui Duy Long from Hanoi Foreign Trade University and Tran Dieu Ngan from the Academy of Finance - overcame nearly 100 other teams to become winners.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen Ngoc Thanh Quyen, Le Thi Bich Ngoc, Nguyen Ngoc Thanh Tung, and Vu Thi Ngoc Anh from the Economic University of Ho Chi Minh City and Nguyen Van Huy Thanh from Vietnamese-German University overcame 85 teams.

The program, which inherits the success of the “Breaking the Limit” competition that ran for three years, provided a regional intellectual playground for talented young students or fresh graduates specializing in banking and finance, auditing and accounting, law, and taxation from universities around Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

With prize totaling in the billions of VND, winners in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, in addition to receiving training and internships at Deloitte Vietnam, will receive a full scholarship at ICAEW’s international-standard Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB), a three-day trip to Singapore to exchange and study at the 2019 Southeast Asia Business Challenge, also co-organized by Deloitte and ICAEW, and participation in the ICAEW Singapore Career Fair.

Launched in late July in Hanoi and early August in Ho Chi Minh City, the Deloitte Passport program in 2018 attracted more than 2,000 students around the country.

This year’s competition was open to not only final year students but also second and third-year students, who went through four rounds of assessments, including application screening, a writing test, a group interview, and an individual interview.

More than 200 students in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City reached the final round, where they participated in a jeopardy-style contest and answered questions on social and economic issues.

The difference in this year’s finale was the utilization of mobile and computer applications in each stage of the competition, with a new format that showcased the innovation of the Deloitte Passport program and the suitability of young talent in the era of Industry 4.0. This year’s championship went to the best team instead of an individual, as in previous years, aiming to promote the team spirit, which is in line with Deloitte’s As One culture.

“The world is rapidly changing along with Industry 4.0, which significantly impacts on the future of work, with a shift in the nature and requirements of jobs,” Ms. Tran Thuy Trang, Human Resources and Learning Director at Deloitte Vietnam, said at the finale. “The workforce is also welcoming Gen Z employees who are more innovative and require more rapid changes than Gen X and Gen Y employees.”

The launch of the Deloitte Passport program, along with the finale of the “Breaking the Limit” contest, is considered an effort in helping increase the competitive advantages of the younger generations in the broad and increasingly flatter world and an overheating labor market.

According to Ms. Dang Thi Mai Trang, Head of ICAEW Vietnam, with the desire to not only bring opportunities for young people to test their ability in the financial services industry but also to equip them with more knowledge and skills in order for them to be well-prepared for their future career, ICAEW Vietnam is delighted that “Breaking the Limit” has become a meaningful annual competition for Vietnamese students over the last four years. “I believe that the experience gained through the competition will be useful for students in their career paths and their personal development in the future,” she added.

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