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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Jenny James | RoSPA
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Laura Heaton | Hazlewoods
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Sonia Johnson | Bracknell Forest CC
Brilliant facilitation, really understood our needs and worked with us to create something amazing. Feedback from staff has been really positive. They were engaged, and it really did support us in our messaging. Thank you!
Clare Salerno | Saints FC
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!
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Great fun had by all. Both inclusive and engaging. We will be looking to use EML again next year.
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