Undergraduate work placements

Working alongside graduate trainees and experienced professionals, you’ll learn about our business and get exposure to a wide range of clients.

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You’ll benefit from extensive training and will gain a unique insight into working life at PwC.

These 11-month paid placements are for students who need to complete a placement as part of their undergraduate degree. It doesn't matter what degree course you're studying, but you must have a good academic record and be able to show how you've used your initiative and team-working skills.

This year we have roles available in Business Solutions, Operate and Research Consulting.

Our placements are popular, therefore we encourage interested students to apply early. Our roles are varied, and you should thoroughly research the area of PwC you’re applying to. On the work placement you’ll get a comprehensive feel for the challenges of professional services, work with clients ranging from SMEs to global corporations as well as internal stakeholders on a variety of interesting projects. You’ll benefit from excellent learning and development opportunities. Our 11-month work placements start in July, August and September, depending on the area you join, and are available at offices across the UK.

Real responsibility

You'll do the same work, and benefit from the same training, as our first-year graduate recruits, contributing to a range of internal and client projects as part of a highly skilled team. As you’d expect from a business of this scale, the work can be intense at times – but you’ll have plenty of fun along the way, not forgetting competitive rewards for your hard work. Experiencing life inside one of the world's largest professional services organisations is a fantastic way to build your commercial awareness and interpersonal skills.

Nothing can beat on-the-job experience for personal development; and you’ll get plenty of it, both within PwC and with our clients. In addition to our core training modules, you’ll also be encouraged to explore our internal training platform to develop the skills you’d like to work on. What’s more, you’ll boost your ability to soak up complex business information, and establish your own professional confidence – factors that’ll make a real difference to your last year at university.

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