Offering a truly unique insight into professional services – you’ll have an opportunity to explore multiple business areas on this ten month graduate work placement.
Depending on business need, you may find yourself dedicated to one area, investing time delivering on a longer term project. Alternatively, you could see yourself working on multiple projects across multiple areas, offering your expertise for shorter periods of time. Either way, you’ll be joining high performing team's on this key strategic programme where your knowledge and skills will have the greatest impact. Even if it’s a particularly busy time in the area that you are deployed in, we’ll still ensure you have the opportunity to explore different parts of our business during our dedicated ‘explore the firm weeks’ across the ten months of your programme.
The Flexible Associate Scheme is for those with a real passion for client service – as the role is driven by the need to support our clients where and when they need it most. You’ll be based in one of our London or Midland offices’ but, with your skill-set, you could be in high demand anywhere! Depending on the project you’re assigned to - you'll need to work in other locations across the UK, which is a great opportunity to experience our regional practices. All of this means we’re looking for resilient, intelligent graduates who are able to be agile, open minded, flexible in their working style and, above all, quick to learn.
A graduate work placement gives you an opportunity to get ten months practical work experience with us. Upon joining us, you’ll have an induction into PwC and then you’ll jump straight into the role to learn through on-the-job training, as well as weeks of technical training and study towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. This learning and study approach gives you a real feel for the work we do, both in theory and in practice. The placement runs from September 2017 to the end of June 2018, you'll have an early opportunity in November 2017 to apply for a fast tracked partner interview for a graduate programme although this is not guaranteed as it is a competitive process. All of this involves an intense but rewarding first few months with us but if successful in your application and interview, you could join us on our graduate programme commencing in Autumn 2018.
You need the same academic qualifications, skills and qualities that we look for with joiners onto our graduate programme. What’s more, the work placement gives you more flexibility around the way you join us, providing an opportunity for you to understand the culture of PwC and see different areas of the firm.
The work placement is a great opportunity if you’re keen to build in some travelling time before starting your full-time career. You’ll have enough time following the work placement to go travelling or do some voluntary work.
Whatever your plans, if you’ve already taken the first steps in your career on a graduate work placement, you’ll have added job security, more experience and, of course, healthier finances.
You'll study towards the Chartered certificate in Finance, Business and Accounting (CFAB) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). The CFAB is your first step to becoming a Chartered Accountant and you should be prepared to take the first three of these exams in October. The exams are a compulsory part of the scheme.
Be on course for a 2:1 in any degree discipline
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