Management Consulting helps some of the world’s most significant organisations become even more effective quickly. We support them to improve the way they operate; accelerate their growth; reduce their costs; manage their risks; develop their talent and change the way they do business. In doing so, we focus on their agendas and the big issues they need to deal with, both today and in the future.

The Consulting team delivers practical, insightful advice, helping our clients get straight to the heart of the big business issues. Like what can make a brand so successful that customers will pay a premium and keep coming back? We help clients look at things in new ways, identify where they need to focus and make changes where they should.

The internal teams who support our client work are vital. Among many other things, they make sure our consultants are up to speed with the latest business developments and that we have the systems to support the complex work we do. As part of an internal team you’d see that our clients get the very best from PwC and build your own understanding of how our Consulting business operates.

What you’ll do

You’ll specialise in:

  • Management Consulting

As an apprentice you’ll build a range of core skills on a two-year structured programme where you’ll experience what we do and develop yourself along the way.

You’ll rotate across a range of internal project work, focussing on developing a new set of business skills. This experience, combined with technical training and an emphasis on continual learning, will equip you with the skills to really make a difference. You’ll support busy teams by using PwC’s systems to analyse how our business is performing, and doing anything from research to drafting correspondence to going with senior colleagues to meetings.

How you’ll develop

As part of the Higher Apprenticeship programme you'll undertake a structured, self directed learning programme, gaining knowledge of the industry and market, technical skills, self development & awareness, leadership skills and commercial awareness.

You’ll enjoy plenty of practical, on-the-job training while studying for a professional qualification. This takes two years and will enable you to secure a Certificate in Management Consulting Practice as a core part of your Higher Apprenticeship. We’ll give you study leave for your training and revision plus plenty of support, but you’ll need to study in your own time too. The hard work will be worth it though when you pick up your qualification. And the great thing is, by the time you complete your exams, you’ll have lots of valuable experience to build on.

At the same time, you'll study for a nationally recognised qualification and secure a Diploma in Management Consulting Practice Level 4 to recognise your on the job learning. Whichever area you work in, you'll have a vital role in helping an internal team improve their processes or support a PwC client team to identify a client’s issues, come up with potential solutions and put them into practice. You’ll get a solid grounding in core business skills and gain a deep understanding of what makes our Consulting team run smoothly, from technology to learning and development. You’ll undertake regular training and updates to continually support your development and can look forward to gradually taking on client responsibilities as you progress.

What you’ll need

A minimum of 280 UCAS tariff points from up to three A Levels (excluding General Studies) or equivalent qualifications. The exams must have been sat in the same academic year and we do not consider re-sits.

Please note that if you have a degree, you may find our graduate opportunities more appropriate. Having a degree does not lead to faster progression through the programme.

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