Want to study Technology?

Then you can choose to follow one of our four year degree apprenticeship programmes in Computer Science or Software Engineering in England or Northern Ireland, or in Data Science in Scotland.


Our innovative Technology Degree Apprenticeships and Data Science Graduate Apprenticeships are the newest degree programmes we’ve added to our Flying Start degree series. Designed in partnership with the universities, you’ll gain a blend of work experience with our Tech teams during your work placements, get excellent fully funded tuition, gain a degree, and get paid a salary over the four-year course. Giving you a Flying Start into a career in Technology.

On these fully funded degree programmes, you’ll gain a blend of work based learning experience with our Tech teams during your work placements whilst studying towards your chosen degree and apprenticeship. As a PwC employee from day one, you’ll get paid a salary over the four-year programme.

On the work placement you’ll get to work with some of the biggest brands in the world, and the work itself can often be front page news. In many cases you’ll work hand-in-hand with our clients, across their full digital ecosystem, and gain experience that you won’t find elsewhere. You’ll work with several of our Technology teams, gaining experience that will set you apart from your peers.

Flying Start could be right for you if:

  • You want to start your technology or data science career with a leading employer
  • You want the traditional uni experience, but would like to start earning a salary and get your tuition fees paid
  • You’ve got a strong work ethic and can be disciplined with your study.


Applications for September 2020 will open later this year, in the meantime register your interest here.

  • University of Birmingham
    Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership (PwC)

  • What you'll do

    This exciting opportunity will give students the chance to gain a BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership from one of the UK’s top ten computer science departments. We provide specialist teaching and conduct cutting-edge research in Intelligent Systems, Cyber Security, Theoretical Computer Science and Human-Centred Computing. Our graduates are highly employable with 95% of our students in graduate employment, of further study, six months after graduating from us.

    Our 250 acre green campus is at the heart of a vibrant city. At Birmingham you will receive an outstanding education with all of the benefits of a great student life and an exciting city. Birmingham is a modern and exciting city, famous for its historic, industrial past; it is now a centre of arts and culture, commerce and entertainment with a lively and diverse community.

  • What you'll need

    You’ll need at least AAA with an A in Mathematics from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking), and a 4 or above in GCSE English. No prior programming experience is necessary.

  • University of Leeds
    Computer Science (Digital & Technology Solutions)

  • What you'll do

    Our four-year BSc Computer Science (Digital and Technology Solutions) will give you a head start in your chosen profession. You will experience university life and study alongside work experience and skills training. You’ll be taught by experts in one of the UK’s top ten computing schools at a university that is among the top 100 universities in the world. Our single-site campus is just a short walk from the vibrant city centre. Leeds has one of the largest student communities in the country and is a city built for student life, making it an exciting place to live and learn.

    Leeds university's Faculty of Engineering has also received a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit which recognises the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

  • What you'll need

    You’ll need at least AAA grades from three A-levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics or Computing (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking), a 5 in GCSE Mathematics is required if no Mathematics A-level is taken and a 4 in GCSE English Language.

  • Queen's University Belfast
    Software Engineering with Digital Technology Partnership

  • What you'll do

    On completion of our exciting four year programme you’ll be awarded a BEng degree in Software Engineering with Digital Technology. As part of the programme, you’ll have gained extensive on-the-job training with PwC. Through this training you’ll have the opportunity to gain an insight into a variety of teams across the Technology Spectrum whilst developing your technical specialism as you progress through the apprenticeship.

  • What you'll need

    -BBB including Computing, Mathematics or Software Systems Development, C or above in GCSE Mathematics or ABB including Chemistry, Digital Technology, GCE A-level ICT (not Single Award Applied ICT), Physics, Technology and Design or Double Award Applied ICT, C or above in GCSE Mathematics
    - BTEC Extended diploma
    -A relevant computing, engineering or scientific BTEC Extended Diploma with 100 credits at Distinction and 80 credits at Merit, C or above in GCSE Mathematics
    -BTEC Higher Diploma
    -Those with good grades in a relevant Higher National Diploma/Foundation Degree will be considered individually on their merits for entry to Stage 2, C or above in GCSE Mathematics
    -Access/Foundation Course
    -Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65-70%. Must be relevant Access Course (eg: Mathematics and Computing). GCSE Mathematics grade C or equivalent in Access Course.
    If you have any questions please email our team - Click here

  • The University of Edinburgh
    Data Science (Graduate Apprenticeship)

  • What you'll do

    Working in partnership, PwC and the University of Edinburgh have created a new Graduate Apprenticeship in Data Science. The four-year BSc (Hons) Data Science (Graduate Apprenticeship) is a blend of University and work-based learning that prepares students to become key contributors to the digitalisation of public and private sector organisations.

    Apprentices will study in the Schools of Mathematics and Informatics on a Graduate Apprenticeship degree programme designed by world-leading academics. At PwC you will work with real clients who are amongst some of the biggest global brands, helping to transform their business and gain unique experience with real world data. The programme is designed to give students opportunities to test their University based learning with real experiences of working with data and take that experience back into the classroom.

    Apprentices will work in the heart of Scotland’s historic capital city - regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. Edinburgh’s reputation as an emerging technology cluster, combined with the city’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and mature strengths in financial services, mean the city is poised to become one of the world’s top ten Fintech hubs.

  • What you'll need

    For entry requirements please see more on The University of Edinburgh page

  • University of St Andrews
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  • What you'll do

    Data Science BSc (Hons) Graduate Apprenticeship delivered in partnership with PwC, is an exciting opportunity to study for an Honours degree while gaining significant industry experience. You will gain a blend of work experience with PwC technology teams during multiple work placements, get fully funded tuition, gain a degree in Data Science, and get paid a salary over the four-year course.

    At the end of the Graduate Apprenticeship, you could join PwC full-time, with the potential to specialise in Data Science and customise your role to fit your passion and skills.

    The Graduate Apprenticeship course follows the structure of the BSc Computer Science and Statistics course in the first two years, with summer placements with PwC at the end of each year. The Honours part of the course (third and fourth year) includes more advanced study of Data Science, and a full year's assessed placement with PwC.

  • What you'll need

    For details on entry requirements please follow
    this link.

    Please note that applications for 2020 intake will open in Autumn 2019, please email grad-apprenticeship@st-andrews.ac.uk if you have any questions or register your interest in the programme here.

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