Who we are
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, attracting the right talent continues to be paramount. 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.
What we do in Legal
Our client-facing legal practice is an exciting place to launch your legal career. With some 3,700 plus business lawyers across more than 100 countries, we have one of the most extensive legal services networks in the world. Because of the way our business is structured, we’re able to provide our clients with rounded solutions, incorporating multidisciplinary advice from our wider business areas. Working with us is not just about legal advice. It’s about seeing beyond uncertainty and risk to uncover new opportunities. It’s about harnessing the power of PwC’s global reach, local presence and industry depth to chart a future-ready path to success. It’s a unique training environment.
As part of our passion for governance we want to develop the next generation of governance professionals. We trust and value our team so from day one as an associate you’ll be given the guidance, training and support necessary to begin helping our clients and you will be encouraged to develop relationships with these clients, and other PwC colleagues, as their trusted advisor.
A position on our School and College Leaver programme is one of the best ways to kickstart your career with PwC. All of our School and College Leaver programmes are designed to help you develop your business skills through real client work, while also completing formal training and studying towards qualifications to give you a head start in your career. PwC will provide you with support all the way. You’ll earn a competitive salary, benefit from our excellent support networks and have the opportunity to continually progress your career.
What you'll do
You can expect to get involved with a broad spectrum of work with a diversity of organisations, providing services under the following broad categories:
● Governance: you could find yourself helping a privately owned family business with its succession planning or working with a large multinational company to evaluate the effectiveness of its board governance across every country in which they operate globally.
● Transactions: you may work on a project to form a new company with PwC colleagues overseas, to project manage the wind up of unwanted companies or to inject equity into companies to support further investment.
● Compliance: you will also help ensure that companies are legally compliant and meeting their legal and regulatory obligations in the UK and/or in the overseas jurisdictions in which they are registered.
Technology has been one of the biggest disruptors in the legal and governance sector in recent years. The EGC team are market leaders in utilising and developing technology to provide effective governance solutions. As part of this you will be given the opportunity to train on and develop this technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, in order to help us and our clients operate effectively and efficiently.
What you'll gain
Your training will combine on-the-job coaching and formal courses with study for a professional qualification. You’ll divide your time between working in the office, (virtual or otherwise!) directly supporting clients (often at their offices) and studying.
You’ll study towards the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme with ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute.
What you'll need
Minimum requirements are 112 UCAS tariff from up to three full A-Levels or equivalent (not including General Studies or Critical Thinking), and a Grade C or 4 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics.