Do you need immigration authorisation to work in the UK?

We welcome applications from all candidates but there are restrictions to some areas of our business and some points you should note below.

We are no longer able to accept applications from students requiring visas for our spring 2024 roles.

Applications for autumn 2024 remain open.

Right to work in the UK and employment offer

Any employment offer made by PwC is contingent upon you obtaining and maintaining the right to work and reside legally in the UK.

You’re required to notify us immediately if your immigration status changes after you’ve applied for a role as this may impact any offer PwC makes to you. We welcome applications from candidates who have their own right to work within the UK. For both temporary and permanent roles you’ll be asked to provide evidence of your right to work during the early stages of the application process and you must maintain and be able to demonstrate your right to work throughout the duration of your employment.

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Important information

Please note that PwC is unable to sponsor any candidates for the following graduate roles as the Home Office's eligibility criteria will not be satisfied:

  • Northern Ireland - Tax, Finance Managed Services, Operate
  • Flying Start Technology Degree programmes
  • Full-Time School Leaver, internships, placements and Insight Week programmes

Immigration rules are subject to change by the Home Office and if any new regulations subsequently affect your application/offer with PwC we would need to reassess to ensure we remain compliant in line with the updated guidance as well as the mandatory requirement of valid right to work in the UK on day one of your Graduate programme.

The above information is correct as of October 2023.

Additional information

To switch from a Tier 4 / Student visa you must have *successfully completed one of these qualifications from your study visa prior to your start date if you want to switch to a Skilled Worker visa:

  • A UK bachelors degree
  • A UK masters degree
  • Completed a minimum of 12 months study in the UK towards a UK PhD

*Successful completion is having received your final grades from your course, confirmed in the issuance of your transcript and/or degree.

You must have obtained your qualification at a UK recognised body or an institution that has a study sponsor licence.

Please note that you must be able to provide sufficient evidence that you’ve completed all academic requirements for your qualification prior to your start date (i.e. you may be required to provide a letter from your educational institution confirming that you have sat all of your exams and handed in all of your coursework for assessment).

 

You must have completed at least 12 months’ study for your PhD during your most recent stay in the UK and had permission to take the qualification.

We implement application deadlines due to the length of time required to successfully complete the recruitment process and subsequently apply for your visa. 

Application deadlines

Winter 2024 intake: 3 November 2023

Spring 2024 intake: 5 January 2024

Autumn 2024 intake: 31 May 2024

We are unable to progress any applications from candidates who require a work permit after this date. If you do apply after this date we will withdraw your application.

As a reminder, any final visa offers are to be sent out and accepted by COP 8 July 2024 for our Autumn 2024 intake.

We can’t provide sponsorship for internships and fixed-term placements. However, if you're in full-time education in the UK under the Tier 4 / Student visa category, current regulations may permit temporary employment during holiday periods or as part of your studies in which the sponsor of your study visa will need to provide confirmation of this upon the request of the UK Firm Student Immigration team - the request will detail all information required and sent to you in advance of your perspective start date. If you’re studying outside the UK, you’ll need to obtain your own right to work in the UK to undertake a placement with us and this will need to cover the full duration of the position for which you are applying.

We can’t provide sponsorship for internships, Women in Business, Black Talent in Business and fixed-term placements.

However, if you're in full-time education in the UK under the Tier 4 / Student visa category, current regulations may permit temporary employment during holiday periods or as part of your studies in which the sponsor of your study visa will need to provide confirmation of this upon the request of the UK Firm Student Immigration team - the request will detail all information required and sent to you in advance of your perspective start date. If you’re studying outside the UK, you’ll need to obtain your own right to work in the UK to undertake a placement with us and this will need to cover the full duration of the position for which you are applying.

Under the UK Border Agency codes of practice, we’re unable to provide sponsorship for our School and College Leaver roles.

Students on the Flying Start Accounting programmes will be at University, therefore they will be on a Tier 4 / Student visa. For further details on this please see the University website.

Due to apprenticeship funding regulations, Technology Degree Apprenticeship Programmes are not open to EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals nor students requiring sponsorship to work in the UK.

 

What if I have my own right to work in the UK?

We welcome applications from candidates already eligible to work in the UK or those that can apply for a visa granting permission to work in the UK (e.g. Ancestry, dependent, EU Settlement visas etc.) that doesn’t require sponsorship from PwC. You must ensure that this will cover the full duration of the position for which you are applying. If you hold a temporary visa, you should apply to a role where we're currently able to obtain sponsorship. We may not be able to extend your stay if you apply to a role where we're unable to fulfill all of the requirements set out by the Home Office.

If you're unsure of your right to work in the UK without sponsorship, visit the Home Office website for more information.

 

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