At PwC we recognise that spending two years teaching at a school in challenging circumstances will prepare you for anything that a career with us could throw at you. We’re proud to have been a Teach First platinum partner since 2009, and offer deferred entry schemes and summer internships for Teach First participants.
About Teach First
Teach First gives you a unique opportunity to transform the lives of young people.
The link between low family income and low educational attainment is greater in the UK than in almost any other developed country. Teach First believes that’s not right, not fair and can’t continue. As an independent charity and an increasingly powerful movement for social change, it works to drive up educational standards and raise aspirations in schools in challenging circumstances. Since 2002, Teach First have placed over 5,500 graduates in schools across England and Wales, and helped change the lives of thousands of young people.
Teach First’s two-year Leadership Development Programme harnesses the enthusiasm and drive of outstanding graduates and experienced professionals and equips them with the skills, experience and opportunities to become inspiring teachers and leaders in the classroom and beyond. There are huge benefits all round. Teach First and participating schools gain the enthusiasm and expertise of exceptionally skilled graduates. You’ll develop many of the skills you need to become a future leader at PwC.
Click through the below sections to find out more about the three different routes into PwC via Teach First:
Spend two years teaching on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme and you’ll make a real difference to schools in challenging circumstances.
The programme combines working, qualifying and training as a teacher with leadership development training, coaching and mentoring, plus a range of networking and internship opportunities. At the end of the two years you can then join PwC and pursue a career in business. Your time on the programme will have equipped you to excel in any one of our many business areas and prepare you for a career with us.
The skills you develop at Teach First are highly transferable from the classroom to positions of influence outside it. We know that graduates who’ve been on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme are some of our best communicators, are highly driven and combine self-discipline with warmth, empathy and gritty determination. These are all vital skills in a business like ours. That’s why we’ve been a Teach First platinum partner since 2009. We’re passionate about the Teach First vision.
There are three main routes into PwC, click through the below to discover more.
If you’re a Teach First participant (in your second year of teaching) or a Teach First ambassador (someone who’s successfully completed the two-year programme), you can apply for a graduate role with us via the PwC Leadership Programme.
There are huge benefits all round. Teach First and participating schools gain the enthusiasm and expertise of exceptionally skilled graduates. You’ll develop many of the skills you need to become a future leader at PwC, such as improved communication, leadership, motivation, planning and problem solving capabilities.
To find out more about about the business area you could join us in after you’ve completed the Leadership Programmes within PwC click below:
Who can apply?
If you’re in your second year of teaching or you’re a Teach First ambassador, you can apply to the Leadership Programme.
What’s the process?
With this route, you’ll have already applied through Teach First and been through their assessments too, so you’ll skip the first interview stage of our selection process, and won’t need to complete the written and group exercises at our assessment day, you’ll only have psychometric tests.
If you want to spend two years teaching on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme before working for PwC then you can apply to Teach First and PwC at the same time but defer your entry to us. Not only will schools and pupils benefit from your enthusiasm and expertise, you’ll also develop a host of skills with Teach First that you can bring to the business world. From leadership and communication, to planning and problem-solving.
You’ll need to apply directly to Teach First and PwC simultaneously... But you’ll defer your entry to PwC, so, if you’re looking to start with Teach First in 2014, apply now for both routes, and then you’ll join us in 2016.
You'll need to be successful in the application process with both organisations. If you're successful with PwC and not with Teach First, we'd envisage you contacting the local recruiter to discuss the option of joining earlier. This will need to be managed on a case by case basis based on the vacancies we have available.
When applying for this vacancy please state your location and business area preference in the career choice section of the application form. Please note we can’t guarantee your first choice will be available and we’ll discuss this with you if it isn’t.
When would I join?
|Apply to Teach First Graduate Programme and PwC Graduate Programme||Leave University and join Teach First Graduate Leadership Development Programme||Complete Teach First's Graduate Leadership Development and join PwC's Graduate Programme|
|2013/2014||Summer 2014||Autumn 2016|
To find out more and apply for one of these vacancies, please click below:
Who can apply?
You’ll need to be a graduate to start the Teach First Leadership Programme in Summer 2014.
What’s the process?
You’ll apply for Teach First and PwC at the same time. With PwC, you’ll skip our online tests and the first stage interview.
The Summer Internship is a three-week paid placement with us. It’s a great way to get practical work experience that could lead to a job offer. You’ll spend three weeks in one of our business areas, learning about our work and our organisation, getting to grips with live project work and developing key skills. If you perform well during the Summer Internship you’ll be made an offer for our graduate programme. For further information and how to apply, visit the Teach First ‘Community Website’.
*Teach First refer to this as a Summer Project.
Who can apply?
You could be in your first or second year of the Leadership programme with Teach First. Or you could apply as a Teach First ambassador.
What's the process?
With this route, you’ll have already applied to Teach First before PwC. So you won’t need to complete the written and group exercises at our assessment day. You’ll just have a telephone interview with us.
If you’re successful on the Summer Internship, you could secure a graduate role with us for the following year.
Teach First look for proven leaders and strong communicators who have the resources, resilience and self-awareness to be at their best in challenging situations. To be eligible to join the Teach First programme you'll need:
At PwC we look for analytical rigour, leadership skills, confidence, strong communication and teamworking skills, and curiosity about the world of business.
You’ll also need a 2:1 degree in any subject plus a UCAS tariff of at least:
260* for Technology
300* for Assurance
300* for Tax
300* for Deals
320* for Actuarial
340* for Consulting
(*or equivalent and excluding General Studies from your top three A-levels).
What does everyone say about it?
"I would recommend Teach First to anyone who enjoys a challenge and has a strong passion for a subject which they could teach in secondary school. I know that my experiences have set me in good stead for my future career as well as giving me an invested interest in education which I think is important for our society in the future." Joyce - Assurance
"Teach First also prepared me for the corporate environment and made the transition to PwC much smoother than straight from University." Nicola - Transaction Services
"I was able to gain skills that would undoubtedly increase my employability and also open doors to various corporate organisations along the way, through many networking events and work placements." Luke - Deals
“Teach First’s partnership and strong working relationship with PwC has enabled us to tackle educational disadvantage more effectively. The crucial financial support given to us through their Platinum sponsorship enabled us to fund the recruitment, training and support of 1,260 new teachers this year, and the collaborative work that we have done on campus has contributed to attracting talented graduates to Teach First.” Brett Wigdortz, Founder and CEO, Teach First