Summer internships

We have over 350 summer internships available in a variety of business areas and locations.

 

Boost your employability. Working alongside specialists in your chosen business area, you'll be a valued member of the team.

If you’re in your penultimate year of an undergraduate degree, or in your final year of study with a one year postgraduate degree place confirmed, our summer internship offers an opportunity to build your skills and confidence. You'll work on client projects for 6-8 weeks to give you the best insight into what we do really matters - to our clients, the economy and the wider community.

Working alongside specialists in your chosen business area - you'll be a valued member of the team, with graduate level responsibility. You'll be assigned to client projects to develop your understanding of what we really do. And, you'll build networks with your colleagues and your peer group. Whichever business area you choose, we’re sure you’ll find this a worthwhile investment of your time this Summer. Be it the clients; the people; the networks; or the social events, you’ll be surprised at the skills you’ll develop and how much you’ll learn. Opportunity is at the heart of a career at PwC and our Summer Internship offers just that – the opportunity to return to university with your graduate job offer in hand.

 

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Actuarial
Actuaries work with uncertainty. Join us and you’ll help clients analyse how future events could affect them. This could be anything from a corporate take-over to a major natural disaster. You might be calculating the impact of changing demographics or legislation on pension schemes; the effects that changes in financial markets have on different organisations; or how likely a business is to be hit by an earthquake.

You’ll learn how to use complex financial and statistical theories to weigh up the risks and estimate the odds of what might happen. Just as important, you’ll develop a flair for presenting your findings in simple, easy-to-understand language. What’s more, early client exposure will broaden your experience. There are two business areas you can choose from – both among the leading actuarial practices in the UK.

In Actuarial Services you’ll work with clients from the insurance industry (both life and general insurance), but also from the banking sector (retail and investment), the healthcare sector, the public sector, as well as corporate clients from the non-financial services sector like energy and utility providers. Your advice could cover solvency, reserving, economic capital, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, company restructuring and de-risking, financial modelling, underwriting, new legislation, the viability of new products and the efficiency of claims or reporting processes.

In People and Organisation you’ll work in either our Pensions team or Reward and Employment team. In Pensions, you’ll work with a variety of companies, from large multinationals to private listed businesses. Using our market-leading pensions analytics tool and range of expertise, you’ll help clients develop and implement their pension strategy or benefit schemes, consult on how they should manage both liability and asset risks within their pension plans, negotiate with trustees on how to fund schemes, design plans to help employees save for retirement and advise on potential mergers or acquisitions.

In Reward and Employment, you’ll help companies work out how to incentivise and reward their employees. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you’ll draw on your problem-solving skills to advise clients in this complex and challenging area, using financial modelling and analytical techniques to develop reward structures that support business strategy, drive appropriate behaviours, and are acceptable to shareholders and employees alike.

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Audit
It’s an exciting time to join us. The passion of our people, combined with access to the latest technology, helps us deliver the highest quality audits and build trust in society. We pride ourselves on our global reputation as a trusted place to do business, whilst giving our people access to the best opportunities and lots of variety through your home team, internal secondments and international assignments.

By joining us you’ll work in an environment that inspires you and gives you an active role in designing and shaping the future of Audit. How? Organisations in every industry are feeling the impact of disruptive technologies. Our cutting-edge technology helps our clients navigate regulatory complexity, while strengthening trust and transparency. We embrace these technologies and recognise the benefits they give our clients, providing them with confidence in an unpredictable world.

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Consulting
You’ll get to work closely with the best in industry, finance and government in the UK and abroad, bringing fresh insights and motivation to the problems they face. Our clients might want us to help them enter new markets; address the challenges created by organisational change; or draw up a sustainability strategy that aligns their commercial objectives with broader environmental and social concerns.

You can choose to start in Management Consulting, where you’ll build core skills on a two-year market-leading programme. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about what we do across our different consulting business areas and work with clients to drive innovation and growth, manage costs and operate effectively. This will help you decide where you might specialise within Consulting.

Or if you’d rather specialise straight away and have the necessary prerequisites you can join one of four Consulting practices:

In Economics Consulting you’ll advise high-profile clients in the public and private sectors, providing economic insights and evidence to help inform their business and shape their organisations. Our work addresses the most complex business and policy issues facing our clients, whether it’s navigating competition and commercial disputes; shaping efficient and competitive markets; providing macroeconomic forecasts; or framing and delivering big investments.

Strategy& is our Strategy Consulting practice. You’ll work on challenging and varied assignments – from helping a company identify attractive new markets, advising a private equity client on game-changing investments, to supporting industry leaders solve their toughest corporate and mergers and acquisitions challenges.

In Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting you’ll help clients embed sustainable thinking in their strategies and throughout their organisations. You’ll help them deliver real impact by making the most of the opportunities for innovation and growth created by a world economy that’s becoming greener. Our international development work aims to make meaningful changes to people’s lives by designing and implementing solutions to global issues like climate change and poverty reduction.

In Technology Consulting you’ll help our clients to undertake large scale, cloud enabled technology delivery, implementation and transformation. Working on a variety of industry sectors with client opportunities across the UK, you’ll have the opportunity to work in Digital Strategy and Technology Transformation, Data Analytics and Risk Technology and Enterprise Architecture including SAP, Salesforce, Oracle and Microsoft. We also have a small number of opportunities in specialist consulting areas. You can find out more about these online.

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Deals
Help put together major mergers and acquisitions and resolve business crises. You could work on anything from international take-over bids to economic crime investigations and cases of insolvency. Learn more about our Deals practice:

In Corporate Finance we offer a full range of financial advisory services, from acquisitions and disposals for corporate and private equity clients, to advice on infrastructure, energy and public sector projects. We operate across all industry sectors and your clients could range from corporates and private equity houses, to major government departments and private sector contractors and developers.

Our Business Recovery Services practice is one of the UK’s largest. Here you’ll advise under-performing UK and European companies on restructuring, refinancing, accelerated mergers and acquisitions and insolvency – finding the best way forward for the business and its stakeholders.

In Forensic Services we help our clients to investigate, analyse and pre-empt a wide range of business risks and issues. These include major public enquiries, rogue trader or bribery allegations, and commercial and transactional disputes across all industry sectors. You could be involved in any one, or all of these types of engagements.

In Transaction Services you’ll support private equity firms, investment funds and corporate clients through mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Advising throughout the life of the deal, you’ll see both the buy and sell side of the work, develop specialist sector understanding and build key skills in financial due diligence.

Our Valuations team are diverse and collaborative. They work alongside clients to support them in making key commercial and strategic valuation decisions on business deals or restructuring, disputes, tax regulation and financial reporting. Valuing a business involves a blend of technical and industry knowledge, commercial and market insight and an inquisitive mind.

Please note that our London Deals Summer Internship programme has been filled. We continue to offer opportunities in our regional offices, and these positions are filled on a rolling basis so we encourage early applications.

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Legal
Our client-facing legal practice is an exciting place to launch your legal career. With 3,500 lawyers across more than 90 countries, we have one of the most geographically extensive legal services networks in the world. Because of the way our business is structured, we’re able to provide our clients with rounded solutions, incorporating multidisciplinary advice from our wider business areas.

It’s a unique training environment. By harnessing the collective expertise of our employees across the wider organisation in the UK, we can give you an unrivalled, ready-made network on your first day. You’ll feel respected and encouraged to be the best you can be, thanks to the quality of our legal training, plus the daily exposure to the highest standards of work, and broad business skills. This is a training contract like no other. You’ll train in a stimulating, multifaceted environment and learn from exceptional people.

You’ll quickly gain practical, hands-on experience and lateral thinking skills working as part of a team who generate creative ways to tackle complex problems. We look for ambitious, motivated people with the drive to become the leading lawyers of the future. Our training contract is divided into four, six month seats. We offer the opportunity to indicate seat preferences before each seat rotation which are accommodated as far as possible.

You’ll also receive extensive training internally on business development and networking, management and interpersonal skills. The practice groups you could work in include; Intellectual Property and IT, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Fraud, Corporate Structuring, Employment, Cyber and Data Privacy, New Law, Pensions, Real Estate and Tax Litigation. You may also complete a seat in Dubai or on a client secondment. Our three-week paid Summer Vacation Scheme is the principal route towards securing a training contract with us.

It’s a great way to find out how we work and see for yourself the ways in which we’re truly unique in the legal marketplace, and you’ll get a highly competitive wage while you’re here. You’ll have the opportunity to join client meetings and calls, conduct research, practise legal drafting, join our seminar and training programme and work directly alongside our lawyers. Trainees can apply for a scholarship award to help with the costs of the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC). If successful, you’ll receive the total cost of the tuition and examination fees plus a significant contribution towards living expenses.

To find out more about our summer vacation scheme please click here.
Legal presentation evening - 5 November London
Risk Assurance
We’re a leading provider of trust in the digital world - in the eyes of our people, our clients and our stakeholders.

Today's business environment is different. More complex. More connected. Companies not only face new and unknown risks, but also new and untapped opportunities. Our team is at the forefront of this change, join us to be a part of transforming how risk is perceived and capitalised on.

The world of risk is changing. While this complex environment makes it much harder to predict where new risks will come from, we believe it represents an opportunity for businesses to transform and innovate, and discover hidden value. From our clients boardroom to their back office, we work with them to protect and strengthen every aspect of their business; from people to performance, systems to strategy and business plans to business resilience. Through our invaluable insights and independent assurance, we help our clients to discover and unlock real value.

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Tax
The tax landscape is constantly changing. Your knowledge will help high-profile organisations, entrepreneurs and family businesses understand complex rules and make informed decisions with significant impacts. You’ll also help governments ensure the efficient operation of tax systems and use your insight to solve long-term problems. Our expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, with more than 4,500 tax experts proactively engaging in the tax policy debate and focused on leading views and new ideas. We’re looking for people who are flexible, ready to build strong relationships and networks, and demonstrate leadership.

In Corporate Tax you’ll help clients – from the largest organisations to budding entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals – manage their tax risk, understand their obligations and comply with complex legislation. You’ll tackle a broad range of work that includes multinational advisory projects, mergers and acquisitions advice, tax compliance and researching business issues that affect clients’ tax affairs. In People and Organisation you’ll help some of the leading UK and international employers make the most of their biggest asset – their people.

It’s such a diverse area, you could work on projects helping clients define their HR strategy, through to advising clients on how to improve the effectiveness of their workforce, helping their senior executives understand their global personal tax obligations, or implementing cutting-edge technology in the HR space.

In Indirect Tax, a highly commercial and extremely wide-ranging field, you’ll be advising businesses on all areas of indirect tax including VAT, Customs Duties, Stamp Duty and introduction of new taxes such as the Soft Drinks Levy. You’ll work with clients on matters critical to their business including interpreting developments in case law, the implications of moving into new territories or introducing new products.

You could be involved in purely UK activities or global projects, working on more efficient internal processes or on a merger or acquisition. In Tax Reporting and Strategy you’ll help businesses align their tax strategy with their wider business strategy, help to accelerate the impact of technology in tax, unlock data insights and meet their domestic and global compliance and reporting obligations.

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Technology
We recognise that to bring value to our clients, we need to provide the best advice around technological innovation. With us, you’ll be at the forefront of new initiatives and explore emerging technologies and trends to help our clients unlock their potential, protect their businesses, provide insight and help steer strategy.

In Cyber Security we deal with some of the most urgent issues facing businesses and governments today. We help organisations from all sectors operate securely in the digital world. Our expertise enables clients to resist, detect and respond to cyber-attacks. You’ll either join our Core Advisory team, helping businesses understand and reduce their cyber risks, or our Specialist Advisory team, helping clients detect and respond to security issues. In Data and Analytics we help our clients rise to the challenge of analysing big and complex data sets with agility, trust and a business-centric focus by linking performance and decision making with data and technology. This could mean driving new growth opportunities, operating more efficiently or identifying and managing risks. We have opportunities to join Data and Analytics in Assurance.

In Forensic Technology we develop and utilise cutting-edge technology to help our clients in times of crisis, to understand past challenges and prevent future ones. When disputes or regulatory investigations arise, a timely resolution relies on organisations being prepared. If you have an inquisitive mind-set and a passion for technology, then our Forensic Data Analytics, and eDiscovery and Forensic Computing roles are right for you.

In Technology Consulting you’ll help our clients to undertake large scale, cloud enabled technology delivery, implementation and transformation. Working on a variety of industry sectors with client opportunities across the UK, you’ll have the opportunity to work in Digital Strategy and Technology Transformation, Data Analytics and Risk Technology and Enterprise Architecture including SAP, Salesforce, Oracle and Microsoft.

In Technology Risk we predominantly focus on assurance and consulting engagements looking at managing the risk associated with technology in business. This covers all aspects of Technology for our clients organisations, particularly in the following areas, IT Strategy and Transformation, Digital Integration, IT Operations, Emerging Technology and Technology Audit. You’ll be working across all industry sectors, with client opportunities across the UK either delivering IT Assurance or providing advice to clients on managing IT risks.

In Data and Analytics we provide expertise in Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Data Visualisation, Data Coding in many leading languages to provide insight and advice as well as objective assurance that enables our clients to understand their business better and provide practical solutions for improving their operational systems and processes.

In HR Technology just as HR is being asked to do more, cloud technologies have evolved to enable rapid HR transformation, with broader functionality, intuitive usage and entirely new offerings that weren’t previously available – which is where the HR Technology consulting team provide support and advice, from strategy through to execution.

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2019 joining dates
Intake 1: 24 June - 2 August
Intake 2: 29 July - 6 September

 

 

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