Teach First

We're proud to have been a Teach First partner since 2009.

We recognise that spending two years teaching at a school in challenging circumstances will prepare you for anything that a career with us could throw at you.

We're proud to have been a Teach First partner  since 2009 and offer summer internships for Teach First participants and ambassadors.

About Teach First

Teach First gives you a unique opportunity to transform the lives of young people. The link between low family income and low educational attainment is greater in the UK than in almost any other developed country. Teach First believes this can change. An independent charity and an increasingly powerful movement for social change, Teach First works to drive up educational standards and raise aspirations in schools in low income communities.

Teach First’s two-year Leadership Development Programme harnesses the enthusiasm and drive of outstanding graduates and experienced professionals. It provides you with the skills, experience and opportunities needed to become inspiring teachers and leaders in the classroom and beyond. There are huge benefits all round. Teach First and its partner schools gain the enthusiasm and expertise of exceptionally skilled graduates. You develop many of the skills you need to become a future leader, whether that be in education, or a business like PwC.

We offer a Summer Internship for those who are currently on, or have completed, the Teach First Leadership Development Programme.


The Teach First Summer Internship* is a three-week paid placement with PwC.

It’s a great way to get practical work experience that could lead to a job offer. You’ll spend three weeks in one of our business areas, learning about our work and organisation, as well as getting to grips with live project work and developing key skills. Perform well and we’ll offer you a graduate job in one of our business areas.

*Teach First refer to this as a Summer Project.

Who can apply
You could be in your first or second year of the Leadership programme with Teach First, or you could apply as a Teach First ambassador.
What we look for
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’.

The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.

You’ll also need a 2:1 degree in any subject
How to apply
The roles will be released and advertised by Teach First. You can make an application through the Teach First community website.

Watch our video - Summer projects 2017