Experienced Careers - UCAS tariff changes

We have an important update to share about our recruitment and assessment process.

We no longer use UCAS tariff as an assessment tool for the majority of our undergraduate and graduate opportunities.  

What does this mean for you? We continue to be passionate about recruiting the most talented students and if you have great A-levels we’ll still be keen to consider your application but if you don’t, and you’ve gone on to excel at University, your application will now be considered.

Why we’re making this change for two very important reasons:

1. Being a progressive and socially inclusive employer matters to us. There’s strong correlation that exists in the UK between social class and school academic performance. This data suggests that by placing too much emphasis on UCAS scores, employers could miss out on key talent from disadvantaged backgrounds, because they may perform less well at school. That’s why, from an academic perspective, we’re focusing on your degree. 

2. We want to reach the broadest range of talented students. Making this change will enable us to further diversify our student intake through broader access to talented young people.  Students who don’t have strong historical academic performance at school, but have gone on to perform well at university, and have the transferable skills we’re looking for from other areas of personal achievement.  Take a look at our employability toolkit.

“We want to target bright, talented people and extend our career opportunities to untapped talent in wider pockets of society. Our experience shows that whilst A Level assessment can indicate potential, for far too many students there are other factors that influence capability. Competition and assessment for our graduate roles will be as tough as ever - but those that want to get on with a career in business can.”

Richard IrwinPwC Head of Student Recruitment