Sponsored by PwC – At PwC, it starts with you
Who are PwC?
Purpose-led work that makes an impact. You and your passion belong here. We offer a variety of programmes for School and College Leavers to start creating their careers with PwC. We focus on your skills and passions, not just your experience and education. With our diverse range of businesses and variety of work you’ll easily find your perfect role. Join us and we’ll help you to reimagine the possible whilst developing an inspiring career and help us solve important problems together.
What kind of opportunities do you offer for early careers and why?
Flying Start degree programmes: Our Flying Start degree programmes offer you the opportunity to start a career and gain a degree at the same time.
Join us in Accounting, Business Management or Technology, where you can earn a salary and fast-track your career while studying for your chosen subject. Whichever programme you choose, you’ll work on a range of projects in a culture that embraces difference and encourages you to think imaginatively. At PwC we want you to feel challenged, to grow and to flourish. You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact, being the difference to our clients from day one.
School and College Leaver opportunities: All of our full-time 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. Just like our graduate joiners, you’ll work on varied and challenging client and internal projects, which make a real difference to the world of business.
Virtual Insight Week: Our Virtual Insight Week programme provides opportunities to gain lots of valuable skills and explore your career options with PwC. You may be interested in doing an apprenticeship, going to university, or a combination of both. Perhaps you’re still not sure, and you simply want to find out more about PwC and the different areas that you could join. Our Virtual Insight Week will help you answer these questions by giving you a glimpse into our different business areas, and you’ll also hear from our people who joined through a range of pathways and programmes.
What skills do you value in potential employees?
The PwC Professional is the firm’s leadership development framework. Regardless of the challenges and opportunities being faced, it supports each of us, and our development so that we can continue to thrive and grow, even in uncertain times. The PwC Professional framework plays a significant role in outlining the capabilities needed by our people to flourish, learn and develop together as leaders at every level. The framework exists to support the development and career progression of our people, helping them to meet the expectations of our clients, colleagues and communities in today’s changing global marketplace.
What advice would you give to someone starting out their career?
Research all of the different pathways available, whether that’s university, an apprenticeship or a combination of both with a degree apprenticeship, and find out which option feels like the best fit for you. If you’re unsure which pathway is right for you after school and college, we’d recommend joining one of our events where you can hear from our people on the different programmes available at PwC.
Current Vacancies at PwC:
Career Launch Work Experience
The 5-day Career Launch Work Experience programme will enable you to experience our different business areas, including Audit, Consulting, Tax and Technology to help you decide if you’d like to pursue a career in one of these areas. You’ll hear from leaders in their field and have the opportunity to ask them questions about their career journey. You’ll also have the chance to engage with current students on our School and College Leaver programmes. You’ll gain valuable personal and professional skills through interactive workshops and take part in challenges that will support you in building your network and employability skills, all while having fun and experiencing our office culture.
Virtual Insight Programme
On the 3-day Virtual Insight Programme, you’ll experience our different business areas through interactive sessions and innovative technology. You’ll hear directly from our people, including current and past students of our School and College Leaver programmes. You’ll discover what they do at PwC and have the opportunity to try out typical tasks from some of our business areas. You can also take part in a variety of skills sessions to equip you with the tools and knowledge to help you succeed with a future application to PwC and beyond.
Consulting School and College Leaver programmes
We’re in the business of transformation, known for our pursuit and commitment to achieving results. In Consulting you’ll complete the Junior Management Consulting Level 4 apprenticeship over 2 years. Our training provider, Kaplan has created a bespoke exam course to equip you with the technical knowledge required for the apprenticeship.
Tax School and College Leaver programmes
The tax landscape is constantly changing. Your knowledge will help high-profile organisations, entrepreneurs and family businesses understand complex rules and make informed decisions with significant impacts. You’ll enjoy plenty of practical, on-the-job training while studying towards a professional qualification which will vary depending on the programme.
Operate School and College Leaver programmes
Life at Operate is fast-paced and client-focused. It’s also highly rewarding. You’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the biggest global brands and develop yourself through our unique skills academy. We’ll support you as you study for a Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB).