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Our purpose - to build trust in society and solve important problems - has never felt more relevant. We bring our purpose to life through our focus on our clients, our people and the communities in which we live and work to address current and future challenges.
As one of the world’s leading professional services organisations and with 22,000 employees at offices UK-wide, attracting the right talent continues to be paramount. Jobs of the future are likely to require new skills so investing in our people is central to our mission and inclusive culture. Whether it be empowering our people to learn new skills for the digital world, to reimagine the possible on how we work with clients, or to be open-minded on how we care for and support each other, we want to create an environment where our people can be the best they can be. This includes encouraging our people to explore different ways of working with 'everyday flexibility' allowing a better balance of work and life, and 'dress for your day', where you decide what's appropriate given your daily responsibilities.
At PwC, graduates and undergraduates can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects in a culture that embraces difference. No matter what your degree or background, we have a range of roles where your impact matters. The breadth of our business is reflected in the breadth of our clients, meaning you’ll be building skills through a variety of work from day one.
We’re looking for talented graduates eager to learn, with business awareness, intellectual and cultural curiosity and the ability to build strong relationships. You’ll develop and grow within a supportive and nurturing learning environment - in some business areas, this could mean working towards a professional qualification. Whatever the route you choose, hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and a tailored flexible benefits scheme.
In this new era, we’ll all need to adapt and grow and it's your breadth of skills and your human difference that will help to stand you apart.
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It’s a new world, ready for your new skills
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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.
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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.
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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 96
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