Senior Associates

The second step in your career is just as important as your first. Getting your first job is something to be proud of. Planning the second stage in your career, is just as important.

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Where do you want your skills and experience to take you in the medium and long term?

When searching for your second job you’re likely to have an informed view of what you’re looking for, and where you want your skills and experience to take you in the medium and long term. A bit like dating, you’ll be looking for an employer to match your career aspirations. Somewhere you can hit the ground running, bringing value to your new employer with your knowledge, skills and experience, but also be stretched and challenged through interesting projects you’ll be working on. This is why we’re the perfect career match. We can provide all sorts of opportunities for people looking to join us at Senior Associate grade.

Senior Associates are a grade just below manager, they’re the cornerstone of our business, and the grade our graduate trainees move to once they’ve completed their training programme. Like our graduates, Senior Associates enjoy a structured training and development programme to support them in their career and their career aspirations.


By now you may know where you want the next step in your career to be, and a good idea of where you could be best suited. Or, you may be open to hearing about all the different areas that your skills, experience and qualifications could be valued. If that's the case, we're happy to work with you and explore which of our business areas could be right for you, and support you in taking that second step in your career.

If you know where your skills are best suited, explore the jobs below.

Who we're looking for

You might be surprised by the diversity of opportunities available with us. If you have technology skills, and are interested in working in Cyber Security, Data and Analytics or perhaps Technology Consulting, this area of our business is fast-growing, which means lots of opportunities. Or perhaps you've recently qualified in your accounting exams and have the professional qualifications needed to join our Audit or Tax practice.

We'd recommend you spend the time looking across all our business areas and specialist practices within them, to explore the breadth of opportunity we have available. Whichever area of our business you join, our scale and reach will help you enjoy incredible career variety.

We’re looking for people who will bring the enthusiasm, motivation and flexibility to seize the opportunities available. In return we’ll provide the tools and infrastructure to help you progress your career in the direction you'd like it to go, to help your reach your potential.

So if you’re thinking - ‘Where can I take my career?’, ‘How can I work on more interesting and complex projects?’ ‘How can I work with iconic clients and help them with their most important problems?', then we have something to offer you.

Professional and personal development

We have lots of programmes to help you develop and progress your career with us.


  • Professional qualification. We’ll support you through your professional qualification studies using the latest learning technologies and teaching methods so that you’re supported all the way.
  • Skills day. A one day event to help you reflect on your first 6 months with us, and learn about our leadership framework and the skills needed to be successful in your role as an associate (graduate trainee).
  • Experimentation Labs. These one day classroom based events are for Associates who are 10 months into their careers. Participants will discuss how to lead themselves and others, how to manage successful relationships and give/receive feedback.

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Senior Associate

  • Altitude. Our flagship 3 day residential event, held overseas, for newly promoted Senior Associates that focuses on Leadership skills.

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  • Emerging Leaders. This is a talent programme for Managers. It explores what it takes to be a leader.

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Senior Manager

  • Stratosphere. A 3 day event held in Barcelona for SMs, focusing on 'Commercial Upskilling', 'Technology' and 'Leading Through Change'.

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  • Transition to Partner. Advances Directors' progression by giving insight into strengths and development areas that will enable them to build and implement a 12-24 month Career and Personal Development Plan (CPDP).

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Our flexible personalised learning helps you develop your skills in a variey of different ways.

Careers mobility and agility

Being a large, global oraganisation provides opportunities across different teams, business units, offices and countries.

  • Senior Associate Transfer Window. The Senior Associate Transfer Window is a career mobility programme that brings together opportunities from across all areas of our business and provides Senior Associates with a structured transfer process. It makes looking for a role outside of one's immediate team easier and provides transparent access to alternative careers paths, where available within the firm.

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Our culture

This is integral to who we are as an employer to provide ways for people to network, share and collaborate technical and business knowledge, as well as hobbies and interests, units, different offices and also abroad.

  • Support networks. There are all sorts of peer and support networks. From formal diversity groups, to social and lifestyle networks.
  • Understanding the PwC Deal. We believe in doing the right thing for our people. This is what we call ‘The Deal’. In other words, what you can expect from us, and what you give in return.
  • Celebrating your successes. Reaching a milestone in your career is an important achievement. Your local leadership and teams will want to celebrate your successes with you, as you progress your career with us.
  • Understanding our purpose. Our purpose: To build trust in society and solve important problems, will also guide our decision-making and investment strategy for tomorrow, ensuring our ongoing relevance and leadership in the marketplace.
  • Reverse mentoring programme. Having a culture that is inclusive is important to us, which is why we encourage our leaders to be mentored by the grades below them and brings different ideas and perspectives for approaching leading their businesses.

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Your career and ongoing support

There are many tools and resources in place to help and support you through your career.

  • Careers service. Our in-house career and guidance specialists provide services ranging from 1:1 coaching for mock interviews and CV writing to advising on internal career moves.
  • On-the-job training. Everyone receives on-going feedback and support to help them to do their job well. It’s an integral part of our 70:20:10 development and learning framework.
  • Career Coach. Everyone is allocated a dedicated ‘Career Coach’ who’s there to discuss performance, coaching, development, well-being, and to help guide you in your career journey.

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