Hints and tips

The assessments you'll complete will depend on the kind of role you apply for

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy.

This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, the PwC professional. The precise details of each stage will vary according to where you want to work, but the focus throughout will be on the qualities you need to do well. Having the right academic results is only part of it. Here's how it works:

3rd party providers of assessment support

We are aware that there are providers selling guidance and assistance on how to complete our recruitment assessments. We have no relationship with and do not endorse any of those providers. Our PwC Careers page offers access to hints and tipson our process, opportunities to sign up to events to find out more and talk to our recruiters. We encourage applicants to use these channels available. 

Candidate professional conduct

Please also be advised that we conduct periodic reviews of applications to identify any fraudulent candidates or activity. 

6 month re-apply rule

You are restricted to one application at a time with student recruitment. In addition, we’ll only consider one application from you every six months (i.e. 6 months from the date you submitted your previous application). For these purposes, the definition of an 'application' includes any roles that you have been made an offer for. Therefore if you have been offered / accepted a role, you cannot apply to another vacancy. Please do take the time to check that you're able to make a new application to us now. Our employees act with honesty and integrity so we expect the same from you. If you already work at PwC, please ensure that you have contacted the student recruitment team to discuss your application before you proceed. We take any attempts to circumvent this policy very seriously.

Before you apply

Remember what we're looking for throughout the process, we'll be looking for you to show awareness and evidence of the skills and qualities you need to succeed in our business. Wherever possible, you should be able to demonstrate and highlight how you match our requirements. For more information, please refer to the 'The skills we look for' page.

Do your research

We'll expect you to be able to talk coherently and confidently about PwC, the position you're applying for, the business world in general and yourself. The more you know about these things, the more prepared you'll be, so you'll have to get researching. Take a look at our commercial awareness page for more information.

Think about investigating the following sources of information:

  • Our brochures and website (careers and corporate)
  • The financial media (press, television, internet)
  • Relevant professional bodies (especially if they offer a qualification you're interested in pursuing)
  • Anyone you know who works for PwC (or a similar organisational network)

Don't just give them a quick glance. Examine them, understand the issues and keep yourself up to date.


Application process

Try our Career Matching Tool.

Remember first impressions count so the application form is a major opportunity to sell yourself.

Once you’ve applied to a role, your first assessment will be our online Immersive Job Preview Assessment.

Next stage will be a series of Games-based Psychometric Assessments.

The penultimate stage of our process is a Video Interview.

The final stage of our recruitment process is an immersive assessment day we call ‘Career Focus’.

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