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Right now, your students are at a critical stage in their lives, with lots of options and opportunities available to them.

 

Do they decide to start their career or go to uni? Perhaps they want to explore new opportunities. You know they will have to start work at some point, but when is the right time, and what is the right path? Whatever they choose, it has to be right for them.

We understand that making important decisions for their future and submitting applications can be a daunting task. That’s why we think it’s important to support you with information about the full range of opportunities available to them, so that you can help your students make the choice that’s right for them and give themselves the best possible chance of success.

Helping you to support your student in making the right decision about their next steps

There are many ways in which we can support you and your students:

  • Understanding the options on offer to young people at PwC - including the benefits of, and differences between, apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships
  • Finding out what PwC does as a business and what a role with PwC might look like - read some of our blogs and profiles here
  • Explaining the recruitment process, deadlines and how best to prepare - find out more here
  • Offering coaching and skills sessions to boost confidence and deal with worries or concerns
  • Supporting your students with the preparation process prior to joining PwC

We'll be supporting them along the way with information, coaching, and feedback, but one of the best ways you can help is by offering general support and encouragement. We hope that these pages will aid you in having some of the background information you need to help you do this.

What we offer
At PwC there are three routes on offer to students; a full time graduate or undergraduate position, partnership degree programme, or work experience. All routes offer the same deal; the opportunity for them to grow as individuals, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with them for life. Their hard work will be rewarded with most of our programmes offering a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package. And there's no limit to how far they can progress, regardless of their chosen route.
Before applying
  • Encourage your students to thoroughly research the different options and routes available. Watching our animation together will help them to understand the options available and decide on the best route for them. Click here to watch our videos


  • Encourage your students to search our events list and sign up to a Career Open day or Open Evening. This is a fantastic way for your students to find out more about us, and meet with staff from the business.Click here to search our events


  • Offer to proofread their application form – accuracy for all the information they provide is essential here, so a second pair of eyes could be useful
  • During the application process
  • Make sure your students are familiar with our application process and the types of assessments we use at each stage
  • Talk to them about recent news stories and the business impact of these. Provide some business media over the breakfast table or in the classroom, discussing these helps them to develop their understanding and their point of view, which they'll be asked about in their interview
  • Help them to research the skills we look for and help them come up with ideas where and how they might already have demonstrated these; sports teams, part-time jobs and college coursework are just a few examples of everyday activities which they can talk about to show us they've got what we're looking for
  • Before joining
  • Encourage your students to make the most of the onboarding support we provide, such as preview days
  • Encourage your students to attend one of our pre-joining events, which will be a great chance to meet with other new joiners and staff from the business
  • Ensure your students feel comfortable about their travel to and from the office. Perhaps arrange a “travel dry run” ahead of their first day
  • Talk to your students about anything they’re unsure about, and point them in our direction to answer any questions they might have
  • Make the most of any opportunity provided to speak with a current school leaver at the firm. At PwC, all of our new joiners will be assigned to a “Buddy”, who they can ask questions to before and after they join
  • Watch our video

    Kick start your career straight from School or College

    Watch our animation to find out about the opportunities for school and college leavers at PwC.

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    • School leaver roles: Tax, Consulting, Assurance, Deals
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    • How long does the programme last?

      A fully paid training programme at PwC lasting between two and four years, followed by permanent role and further progression opportunities aligned with graduate entry routes.

    • What is the entry criteria and how many students join each year?

      96 or 112 UCAS points, dependent on vacancy.

      We recruit approximately 150 school leavers nationally, each year.

    • What professional qualifications are gained and what is the progression pathway?

      Assurance / Deals: an ICAEW qualification
      Tax: ATT or CFAB,
      Consulting: A PwC designed programme.
      Depending on your route and role, further professional qualification opportunities are available following completion of the initial training period.

      After 2 years you could expect to reach the level of an incoming graduate and progress at the same rate from this point.

    • Which locations could I apply to? (pending availability)

      London, Leeds, Bristol, Belfast, Birmingham, Reading, Manchester, St Albans, Gatwick, Uxbridge, Southampton, Cardiff, Newcastle, Cambridge, East Midlands. (some locations only offer one programme)

    • Flying Start Degree - Assurance
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    • How long does the programme last?

      4 year partnership degree programme (including integrated paid work placements at PwC in years 2, 3, 4) followed by the opportunity to secure a permanent graduate job offer. Students will also gain the ACA qualification.

    • What is the entry criteria and how many students join each year?

      The universities differ in entry requirements. Please refer to the Accounting Flying Start web page for more information on this.

      We take on 60 students on each of our university programmes every year. The Flying Start programme is available at Newcastle University Business School, Nottingham University Business School and Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

    • What professional qualifications are gained and what is the progression pathway?

      You‘ll study modules that will exempt you from 12 of the 15 ICAEW professional examinations, enabling you to become part ACA qualified. PwC support you to complete the qualification upon joining full time.

      After 4 years on this programme, students join us full time at a level above a traditional graduate joiner. All students can expect to become ACA qualified within their first year as a full-time employee at the firm.

    • Which locations could I apply to? (pending availability)

      Newcastle University, the Nottingham University Business School, Henley Business School at the University of Reading

      Please note is is possible to apply for all three locations

    • Flying Start Degree - Technology
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    • How long does the programme last?

      Over a four-year course you’ll gain a blend of work experience with our Technology and Data teams during your work placements, get excellent fully funded tuition and gain a degree.

    • What is the entry criteria and how many students join each year?

      The universities differ in entry requirements. Please refer to the Technology Flying Start web page for more information on this.

      Annually, we take on 40 students on at the University of Leeds and the University of Birmingham, 20 students at Queen’s University, Belfast and 10 students at the University of Edinburgh and St Andrews University.

    • What professional qualifications are gained and what is the progression pathway?

      The universities differ in degree titles. Please refer to the Technology Flying Start web page for more information on this.

      After four years on this programme, students may have the opportunity to continue their graduate career with PwC.

    • Which locations could I apply to? (pending availability)

      The University of Leeds, the University of Birmingham, Queen’s University Belfast, St Andrews University and The University of Edinburgh

    • Graduate vacancies available in: Actuarial, Deals, Consulting, Technology, Assurance, Tax, and Legal
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    • How long does the programme last?

      Graduate programmes last between two and three years, dependent on vacancy. Undergraduate work experience programmes are available from one day through to an 11 month placement.

    • What is the entry criteria and how many students join each year?

      2.1 degree (some roles have UCAS tariff)

      Approximately 1200 graduates join us every year, across a range of business areas.

    • What professional qualifications are gained and what is the progression pathway?

      Assurance: ACA,
      Deals: ACA / CFA
      Actuarial: FIA
      Tax: ACA
      Technology: N/A
      Consulting: No formal qualification but opportunities to gain qualifications after graduate programme

      Once students have completed their graduate programme, progression to manager and beyond will be dependent on job performance.

    • Which locations could I apply to? (pending availability)

      Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, St Albans, Gatwick, Uxbridge, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Reading, Southampton.

     

     

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