Talent academies

At PwC, we’re passionate about identifying and developing top talent. So passionate in fact, that we’ve grown our Talent Academy series.


Our range of programmes capture the diversity and breadth of our business. Whichever Academy you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to develop valuable business skills and discover where your strengths and interests lie. 

Our residential Talent Academy is a prestigious programme that’s main focus is you.

Are you a first year student wondering where to start with your career? Do you want to get a taste of a company before you commit to a placement or internship? If so our Talent Academy is for you. Choosing what to do after you graduate can be daunting. At PwC we want to offer you the chance to get to know us better and learn more about what we do in our Tax and Assurance teams. Our two-day Talent Academy which runs on the 5/6 April 2017 provides just this!

The benefits;

  • Based in either Birmingham or Leeds, we cover all expenses such as travel, accommodation and food.
  • You'll engage with your chosen business area to gain a greater understanding of the work they do and how we add value to our clients.
  • You'll spend time with PwC staff and Partners, who'll share their experiences and career journey with you.
  • You'll benefit from a tailored development experience, where you'll select employability electives aligned to your areas of interest.
  • The environment and activities are based around collaborative, supportive, experiential learning.
  • You get to decide if you'd like to join us for a summer internship or work placement opportunity the following year.

If you have a desire to develop your employability skills and build your professional networks then the Talent Academy is a great place to start. 

Application timetable:

  • Deadline for completing your online application has now closed (Talent Academy only. For Tech Academy, information can be found below).
  • Deadline for completing online testing is 17 February 2017
  • First round assessment events will be held between 27 February and 3 March 2017
  • Second round assessment events will be held between 13 March and 15 March 2017
  • To be held on 5/6 April 2017

Find out more and apply.


"The Talent Academy was a very useful insight into a career with PwC.  Not only was it an enjoyable few days and a great way to network with other likeminded students, but it also allowed me to get a feel for the culture of the firm. While at the academy we were given many informative talks about both PwC as a business and the different areas you can choose to join. From the academy I was directly offered an interview for a summer internship. Given the valuable experience gained over the few days, I would highly recommend the Talent Academy to first years as it gives you a real head start into the highly competitive business world."

Julia, Durham Univeristy - Talent Academy 2016



Or if you're interested in Technology, find out more about our Tech Academy.

If you have a passion for technology, why not consider our Tech Academy. This programme is open to undergraduates in all year groups. The Tech Academy offers a unique opportunity to spend a week with our Technology teams in our London, Manchester and Belfast offices. You’ll experience the innovative work we’re doing to stay at the forefront of data, digital, and cyber security for our clients at a global reach. You’ll experience life at PwC from the perspective of our senior leadership and our graduate trainees. Impress us during the week and, following a final interview, you could well earn a place on one of our summer internships, work placements or graduate roles for the following year.

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