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Working in Audit

Our School and College Leaver programmes will provide you with an exceptional career experience working with and learning from the best. You’ll be providing market leading audit services to an unrivalled range of clients including the largest share of FTSE 100 companies of any UK Audit firm. 

PwC’s focus on quality, independence, transparency and advanced methodology is – like all our services – designed to ensure compliance with professional standards, as well as optimising value for our clients and our stakeholders. Our programmes will empower you to learn new skills for the digital world, to reimagine the possible on how you work with clients, and harness your skills to work on multiple projects through client engagements and study towards your professional qualification.

You can join our Audit practice in a number of our UK offices. Each office and region will have their own unique set of clients ranging from leading multinational companies to start-ups, from family businesses and private individuals, to  government and public sector bodies and charities. Our financial services clients cover industries within banking and capital markets, private equity, insurance and consumer finance

You could find yourself working in:
Audit – providing transparency on the financial position of our clients across multiple industries.
Centre of Excellence – providing audit expertise to clients across the UK in a range of areas from our centralised delivery and innovation team.
Pensions Audit - providing Trustees with a cost effective, efficient and quality-driven audit underpinned by our investment in technology.

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The Audit Experience

It’s an exciting time to join us in Audit. The passion of our people, combined with access to the latest technology, helps us deliver the highest quality audits and build trust in society.

Starting your career in Audit will give you the opportunity to navigate through a complex commercial business world. Your role as an Auditor provides reassurance to people globally regarding the value of organisations, investments and transparency of business operations. It’s an important role within society and we’re here to support you throughout your ever-evolving Audit career.

You'll be part of client engagements straight away, working with clients either from their base, virtually, or from one of our PwC offices. You’ll need to be a people person, tenacious and resilient. It's investigative work where you’ll regularly speak with key contacts such as financial controllers or finance directors, checking that data is accurate and highlighting and questioning any inaccuracies.

You’ll be challenged along the way, but there’ll be a chance for you to really make an impact with the work you do.

Joining as a School or College Leaver

Join us straight from school or college, and you’ll start your journey towards gaining a nationally recognised professional qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). In England and Wales you'll also gain a Level 7 Apprenticeship across the four year School and College Leaver Programme. You’ll enjoy on-the-job training and coaching, alongside time out to study for your exams. You’ll have access to the same progression opportunities whether you join straight from school or as a graduate.

The minimum requirements are 112 UCAS tariff from up to three full A-Levels, and a Grade C or 4 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics. For full details on all our entry criteria, please check our FAQs page.

Life in Audit

At PwC, your career as an Auditor starts right away. Alongside the professional qualification study, you’ll join audit teams and get hands-on experience with our clients. You’ll get to know their businesses, support conversations with stakeholders and present key facts. You’ll be working with teams that challenge you, each other and management to deliver the highest quality audits. Our teams will support you and one another to put the team first and create a safe space for everyone to be open to challenge and develop both personally and professionally. Our teams take pride in their work and know that team collaboration creates a culture where everyone wants to do their best to help everyone else succeed.

Every element of the Audit contributes to the big picture and your day-to-day work on our School and College Leaver programme plays a key part in that. Imagine the pride of helping your team sign off a multi-million pound Audit and the responsibility of providing that reassurance to your client. We can help you achieve this as part of our School and College Leaver programme. We recognise each instance of audit quality, celebrating our successes and sharing our positive stories. Our Audit teams operate as one, helping each other learn through doing, and supporting everyone through challenging times.

Yes, studying and exams can be difficult, balancing client demands with evening social activities is tricky, but we have an open culture in Audit and empower our people to have a voice. We listen to what our people are saying and we’re responsive. We’ll help you in making the jump from school to work, providing guidance and support.

Our Audit teams know that success is formed from strong team relationships and so we have a strong emphasis on social activity outside of work. We also encourage our teams to take part in our volunteering programmes too, giving time back to the local communities - projects which are often led by local charity champions within the firm.

A career at PwC is challenging, but the growth and reward is unparalleled.

The future of Audit

We’ve realigned our business to help us deliver high quality audits for our clients - you can expect to be part of a growing team where we’re investing in training, people and technology initiatives. 

We’ve recently launched our bespoke Digital Quests platform for our Audit teams to learn, apply and gain recognition for their digital knowledge and skills. The platform features online challenges, with interactive, industry-based scenarios, giving you the chance to put your digital knowledge to the test in a safe, risk-free environment. It’s part of our larger focus on digitally upskilling our teams and helping them feel better equipped and more confident in exploring digital solutions with clients or internal stakeholders.

Our Ideas Refinery platform also encourages innovation and creativity and gives our people the opportunity to share ideas and to help shape the way that we do business in the future. Whether quick wins or big moves, all ideas are considered.
Our School and College Leavers of today will be leaders of tomorrow.  

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