Fantastic team building event for Deloitte Tax Analyst Graduates

Fantastic team building event for Deloitte Tax Analyst Graduates

Deloitte asked us to create an outdoor team building activity for their VAT analyst academy graduates.  The event needed to encourage over 250 graduates to work together as a large group split into separate teams around a series of physical and mental team challenges over a 3 hour period.  The venue was a large field at Warwick University.

Finding the Purpose

We took our client through our 5 step process to tailor an event to their unique needs. Our consultants identified 3 key areas of focus for their event:

  1. Inclusivity: The event needed to be inclusive of the broad spectrum of cultural and economic backgrounds represented by the graduates.
  2. Bonding: It needed to encourage graduates to work together as a team, but also to think of the larger group they belonged to
  3. Context: Graduates needed to understand how activities at the event would help them on their Deloitte journey.

Tailoring the Event

To meet the brief, we decided to build a Team Challenge event with a Water Balloon Catapult finale. Deloitte chose the challenge games to ensure they were suitable for all graduate backgrounds, thus meeting requirement 1. We also designed the games to be lightly competitive but not too rigorous to enable participants to have fun and network with one another. This met requirement 2.

Since we deliver lots of graduate programmes for corporate clients, we chose an experienced EML Team lead presenter to contextualise the session as well as ensuring that the session met and contextualised ‘Business Chemistry’ – a training tool that Deloitte use with regards to insights about individuals and teams based on observable traits and preferences. This met requirement 3.

Delivering the Team Building Event

We arrived several hours before the event to meet the client and set up the Team Challenges. By the time we were finished the Frisbee field at Warwick University looked incredible and our facilitators were in position and ready to go!  As everyone arrived through the gap in the hedge, they all said ‘Wow’ when they saw 9 Team Challenge stations set up with 5 different challenges on each station.

As the sun shone, everyone started their challenges, each Team Challenge station had an experienced EML team facilitator guiding them through the challenges, offering little tips when needed.  Deloitte also had a faculty member observing the teams to document how they worked together, communicated and came to make decisions etc.

The Team Challenge event was delivered flawlessly and the Water Balloon Catapult finale was just the perfect way to end what was a very warm September afternoon.

Successful Outcome

Everyone who took part in this event had fun after a very long week of business presentations and the organisers from Deloitte were of course delighted with the session and outcome.

Want to talk to us about creating a bespoke Team Challenge Event? Get in touch on +44 (0)1905 330660 for an obligation-free chat about what you’re looking for. 

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A massive, massive success. See you next time!

PA Consulting - Lego Master Builder

A great set of events to help keep spirits up and teams connected during lockdown. Especially appreciated the flexible and creative approach. Many thanks.
Adele Cox
Excellent fun and fully engaged activity, completely loved it ???? Thank you so much.
Himabindu Vutukuri
I thought the event was excellent - informal, fun & very engaging!
B. A. Nimmo
I really enjoyed the exercise and was honestly quite surprised at just how engaged with the activity I became.
Richard White
Enjoyable virtual event. I liked the theme and imaginative art class to make it a fun group event.
Conor Morris
A very entertaining experience... we had to make decisions and work together. And we also got a sense of achievement - I can’t draw and produced 2 decent superheroes. An excellent activity.
Elizabeth Donachie
A great event which made was a lot of fun! At first I was nervous to try the task but by the end I wanted to do more!
Lisa Redpath
Enjoyable event and well run, enjoyed our 3 hours with EML.
David Rodman
Good afternoon of activities and being in the winning team topped the day, thank you for the prize.
Adrienne Cousins
Many thanks to Neil and Ruth for leading our virtual team building exercise... Many laughs were had while scrambling to collect the twenty items...!!! The Murder Mystery was my favourite and my team winning was the icing on the cake. The Haka showed how uncoordinated we are but the laughs ...just proves what an enjoyable experience we all had.
Suzanne Mitchell, Beckton, Dickinson & Co
Our team really enjoyed the event - they are already asking when we can do another!
Karen Wilson, Zhero
The EML virtual team building event was well organised and entertaining. Tasks were interactive and challenging in a fun and relaxed environment.
Brandon Lee Maharaj
It was fun and I loved the energy this brought out of us as a team.
Clinton De Klerk
Great and fun team-building event. Enjoyed!!!
Christopher Dahwa
Perfect. From initial enquiry to event day. I’m really pleased with the session. We had a short meeting pre activities and then 4 fun team games. The event staff were really helpful and professional all the way through.
EML delivered a great virtual training afternoon for our new Graduates, Undergraduates & Apprentices. Everyone found it to be a fun and engaging afternoon.
Victoria Goodwin
Super fun virtual event, the team are friendly and entertaining. Thank you so much Neil and Jon.
Thank you EML for a great virtual team building Christmas party. Everyone had a great time and this virtual option created a great opportunity to stay in touch with our colleagues and have some Christmas fun. I've received lovely feedback from staff - they really appreciated the event.
Sue Quick
Thanks for organising and facilitating our online Christmas social. I've had some great feedback from the participants and it was lovely to do something together even though we couldn't meet face to face.
Michelle Hammersley
Great fun, thank you.
Simon Elkins
Well organised and good fun - many thanks to EML Team.
Mark Roberts
Great fun, engaging and well organised :o)
Belinda Mitchell
Thank you so much for organising a very interesting and fun event... it gave staff an opportunity to work together in different ways and helped to develop our team skills. I'd recommend similar online events to other organisations.
Isla Boadle
Great fun had by all. Both inclusive and engaging. We will be looking to use EML again next year.
John Williams, ECCTIS

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