You’re studying at college or sixth form, but there’s also a lot of focus on what’s next. We know you have career goals and ambitions. But do you decide to start your career or go to university? Perhaps you want to explore new opportunities. You know you have to start work at some point, but when is the right time, and what is the right path? Whatever you choose, it has to be right for you. Whether you’re ready for a career right now, or in a few years, we’ve got real opportunities for those who want to learn, adapt, be challenged and grow. No matter what your background.

Who we are

We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. We tackle lots of different issues for loads of different organisations, entrepreneurs and private businesses. We help with big deals and big changes to their structures and businesses. We advise on many financial issues that impact their business including tax, auditing and the controls in place to ensure their business is operating effectively. We make sure they’re getting the most out of their IT, helping them plan ahead to manage risk, make sure they’re sustainable, and profitable.

Choose the route that’s right for you

Traditionally, there’s has only been one route when school comes to an end. University. Degree. Career. But things have changed. The world of business is changing, and there are now many professional opportunities available to you straight out of school. Get your career off to a Head Start by joining one of our School or college leaver programmes. You’ll earn a competitive salary while you study towards a professional qualification. Just like our graduate joiners, you’ll learn on-the-job and build the in-depth knowledge you need to progress through our business. At the same time, thanks to our study support, you won’t need to worry about paying for course and exam fees, textbooks or revision materials.

If you’re in year 12*, join our Business Insight Week or Big Data Summer Camp to find out more about us.

If you want to go to university, one of our Flying Start degree programmes offer a traditional university experience as a full-time student, making new friends, having new experiences and generally enjoying university life. But you’ll also benefit from paid work experience and training with us.  You can choose to study Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business or Technology.

If you’ve decided to go to university to study a subject you love, then you’ll be able to discover what a career with us is all about and start developing your employability skills through our undergraduate work experience programmes. Ranging from 1 day – 11 months,  they could lead to a job offer with us.

If you want to join us as a graduate there are plenty of business areas open to you. You’ll join a structured graduate programme, which will give you the training and development you need to shine and make a difference to your clients.

Ways to meet us

You can find out more information about PwC and our opportunities for school and college leavers by attending one of our Office Open Events or Virtual Events. We’ll be running events throughout the  year at our offices across the UK.


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School leaver opportunities

Flying Start Degree Programme

If you want to go to university, and know you want to ultimately become a Chartered Accountant, then our PwC-endorsed degree offers the best of both worlds. The Flying Start degree is an exciting and challenging four-year programme that will give you the benefit of going to university, getting paid work experience and fast tracking your career. This programme has been developed in partnership with PwC, the UK’s leading professional services organisation, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Together with our partnership universities we offer an exceptional blend of academic excellence, professional accreditation and real-world practical experience – all of which will help you towards a full-time graduate job offer from PwC.

You’ll get a traditional university experience as a full-time student for four years, making new friends, having new experiences and generally enjoying university life. But you’ll also benefit from paid work experience and training with PwC. We audit more of the FTSE 100 than any of our direct competitors, and believe we’re one of the best places to start a career as a trainee accountant.

Going to University

If you’re going to university it’s important to study a subject you love. Whatever that is, it could still lead you to a place on one of our graduate training programmes. Visit our graduate website to find out more about the graduate jobs you could apply to with your degree.

It may seem a long way off now, but if you’re serious about a career in business think about applying for one of our undergraduate work experience programmes.  Our Insight Day and Talent Academy are aimed at first years and are a great way to find out about us, and also start to build your CV.  We have other programmes too – in fact, we’ve designed different experiences for each year you’re at university.

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Higher Apprenticeships

Consider our Higher Apprenticeship programme if you're interested in a career in accountancy, finance or consulting - designed to help you develop your business skills while completing formal training and gaining qualifications. You'll earn a wage whilst learning and developing the specialist skills our clients look for and value most. This includes studying towards a professional qualification within a nationally recognised framework, with support from us all the way.

You've probably heard of Apprenticeships before, they’re available to you at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher levels. In professional services, the Higher Apprenticeship is a new qualification being recognised by the sector and hugely supported by government. It allows you to build a successful career in business with a large employer, without requiring you to go to university or have a degree.

Salary & benefits

PwC offer a competitive salary and a host of benefits to their employees.

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Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships and put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other. 

- A UCAS tariff of at least 112 (or equivalent)

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