Flying Start Degree programme

PwC has partnered with Queen’s University Management School to develop an employability scholarship programme for undergraduate students.

Queen’s University Management School

We’ve partnered with Queen’s University Management School to develop an employability programme for undergraduate students. It’s the best of both worlds and the perfect partnership. 

If you’re studying at Queen’s University, and you want to start your career, our Flying Start degree programme gives you the university experience, while also doing paid placements with us and building up those all-important employability skills.

You’ll have the opportunity to apply during your first year at uni. If you’re successful, your place on Flying Start will kick off in your first year, with a 2-day Talent Academy to give you a greater insight into our business. At the end of the two days, you’ll be able to choose which area you’d like to do the rest of the programme in, which we’ll then interview you for. In your second year you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a paid Summer Internship, and finally, in your third year, if your course requires you to do so, you can undertake your Work Placement with us.

You’ll get to meet our world-class clients and work alongside our award-winning team. You’ll gain your chosen degree, and if you do well, you could receive a job offer for our graduate programme.

To be eligible to join this programme, you’ll need to be studying at Queen’s University, and be on course for a 2:1 or above in one of the following degrees:

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Accounting
  • BSc (Hons) Finance

Newcastle, Nottingham and Reading Universities

We also have Flying Start Degree programmes with Henley Business School at Reading Univeristy, Nottingham University and at Newcastle University. Click here to find out more. 

If you want to go to university and are interested in accountancy, our Flying Start degree programme offers the best of both worlds. Firstly, it puts you on track to becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. As a Chartered Accountant the skills you learn are extremely flexible, which means you can use it to work in business, finance and accounting.

Studying at university you’ll get to live the full-time student dream. But as you also do three paid work placements with our Assurance practice during

term-time – while meeting our world-class clients – you’ll have some money to enjoy it too. On the four-year course you’ll gain a degree, complete most of your professional qualification and hopefully impress us enough to get a graduate job with us – all while still at university. 

The programme runs at Newcastle University Business School, Henley Business School (University of Reading) or Nottingham University Business School. You can apply with at least a 340 UCAS tariff from any A-level subjects (excluding general studies). 

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