Teach First is an independent charity and movement for social change. The two year Leadership Development Programme offers outstanding graduates and experienced professionals the skills, experience and opportunities to become inspiring teachers and leaders in the classroom and beyond. Improved communication, leadership, motivation, planning and problem solving are all vital to succeed in a firm like ours. We recognise these attributes as being critical to our success as a firm and that's why we're proud to have been a Teach First platinum partner since 2009.
Before starting your career with PwC, why not spend a couple of years teaching in a school in challenging circumstances. Teach First's vision is that no child’s education success is limited by their socio-economic background. Spending two years teaching in a school in challenging circumstances will prepare you for anything that a career at PwC can throw at you.
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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.
Teach First ambassadors and participants in their second year of teaching can apply to the Leadership vacancy with PwC.
Leadership candidates will skip the on-line tests and first interview stage, and will not be required to complete the written and group assessments at the assessment day stage.
This is an opportunity to develop leadership experience prior to joining PwC. You’ll spend two years after graduation working in a school in challenging circumstances on the Teach First scheme. At the same time you can apply for a full-time position with PwC and defer your start date for two years whilst you complete the Teach First programme.
You'll need to apply to both PwC and Teach First at the same time, as we both have different application and selection processes.
For this entry point you'll apply, for example, for Teach First to join in 2014, and PwC to join 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|
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Deferred entry candidates will skip the online tests and first interview stage.
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 to satisfy these minimum requirements:
We offer the opportunity for people already on the Teach First programme to take part in our summer internship. It’s a 3 week programme usually held in August. For further information and how to apply, visit the Teach First ‘Community Website’.
Teach First summer internship applicants will skip the on-line tests and first interview stage, and will not be required to complete the written and group assessments at assessment day stage.
Quotes from Teach First Ambassadors
"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
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