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Opportunities are at the heart of a career with PwC. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients, helping them tackle business challenges and improving how they work. We have school and college leaver opportunities in Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Tax or Technology.
Our aim is to be ‘the leading professional services firm’, and to achieve this we must be innovative, responsible and attract outstanding people. With almost 18,000 employees at offices UK-wide, attracting the right talent continues to be paramount and, as a progressive employer, we continue to develop a diverse and agile workforce who feel empowered to be the best they can be. This includes supporting different ways of working, with ‘Everyday Flexibility’ allowing our people to better balance work and life, and ‘dress for your day’, where employees decide what’s appropriate to wear given their daily responsibilities.
At PwC, you can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects where you’ll have access to a world of opportunity and experiences, in a culture that embraces difference. No matter what your background, PwC have a range of roles to suit everyone. Here at PwC, we look for talented people eager to learn, with business awareness, intellectual and cultural curiosity, and the ability to build strong relationships. Trainees can develop and grow within a supportive and nurturing learning environment - in some business areas, this could mean working towards a degree or professional qualification.
Whatever the route, we are focused on our people achieving their full potential, where hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and a tailored, flexible benefits scheme.
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School leaver opportunities
Flying Start Degree Programme
If you want to go to university, and know you want to ultimately become a Chartered Accountant, then our PwC-endorsed degree offers the best of both worlds. The Flying Start degree is an exciting and challenging four-year programme that will give you the benefit of going to university, getting paid work experience and fast tracking your career. This programme has been developed in partnership with PwC, the UK’s leading professional services organisation, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Together with our partnership universities we offer an exceptional blend of academic excellence, professional accreditation and real-world practical experience – all of which will help you towards a full-time graduate job offer from PwC.
You’ll get a traditional university experience as a full-time student for four years, making new friends, having new experiences and generally enjoying university life. But you’ll also benefit from paid work experience and training with PwC. We audit more of the FTSE 100 than any of our direct competitors, and believe we’re one of the best places to start a career as a trainee accountant.
Going to University
If you’re going to university it’s important to study a subject you love. Whatever that is, it could still lead you to a place on one of our graduate training programmes. Visit our graduate website to find out more about the graduate jobs you could apply to with your degree.
It may seem a long way off now, but if you’re serious about a career in business think about applying for one of our undergraduate work experience programmes. Our Insight Day and Talent Academy are aimed at first years and are a great way to find out about us, and also start to build your CV. We have other programmes too – in fact, we’ve designed different experiences for each year you’re at university.
Find out more at: www.pwc.com/uk/schools
Consider our Higher Apprenticeship programme if you're interested in a career in accountancy, finance or consulting - designed to help you develop your business skills while completing formal training and gaining qualifications. You'll earn a wage whilst learning and developing the specialist skills our clients look for and value most. This includes studying towards a professional qualification within a nationally recognised framework, with support from us all the way.
You've probably heard of Apprenticeships before, they’re available to you at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher levels. In professional services, the Higher Apprenticeship is a new qualification being recognised by the sector and hugely supported by government. It allows you to build a successful career in business with a large employer, without requiring you to go to university or have a degree.
Salary & benefits
PwC offer a competitive salary and a host of benefits to their employees.
Find out more at www.pwc.com/uk/schools
Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships and put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.
- A UCAS tariff of at least 112 (or equivalent)
Find out more at www.pwc.com/uk/schools