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About PwC

PricewaterhouseCoopers (trading as PwC) is a multinational professional services network. It is the world's largest professional services network, as measured by 2014 revenues, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY) and KPMG.

Take the opportunity of a lifetime. Experience the best opportunities to learn, grow and excel.

Your Career
Benefits
Training
Progression

What to expect

Acturial

As an actuary, you'll work with uncertainty. Using complex financial and statistical theories to calculate the likelihood of events - anything from a natural disaster to a wholesale IT system failure - you'll work out what that means financially for clients.

It's highly technical work. And it's made all the more challenging by the fact that you'll have to present your complex findings in simple, easy to understand ways.

How you'll benefit

Whichever area of Actuarial you join, you can experience the different services offer and work with different types of clients.

Assurance

You'll be part of the team that gets to grips with every aspect of clients' activities, understanding their business to deliver high-quality audit that is robust, insightful and relevant.

It's critical work that enhances corporate governance and plays an important role in ensuring the reliability and relevance of business information. You'll also study for an ACA qualification (CA in Scotland) with PwC's full support.

  • Financial Audit
  • Risk Assurance
  • Technology Assurance
  • Government & Public Services
  • Pensions Audit
  • Shared Schemes

Consulting Overview

Deliver practical, insightful advice that gets straight to the heart of the big business issues. And make a real impact on the bottom line.

As a graduate, you can choose to start your career in Management Consulting, building a range of core skills on a two-year structured programme where you'll experience the full range of what it does, developing your skills in all industries. This will give you a taste of what it's like to help clients drive innovation and growth, manage cost and operate effectively. At the same time it will help you decide where you want to specialise within Consulting. Or, if you'd rather specialise from the beginning, you can join one of four consulting practices straight away - Economics, Risk, Strategy or Sustainability and Climate Change:

Economics Consulting: you'll work alongside and learn from experienced economists who use their expertise to tackle complex business and policy issues.

Risk Consulting: you'll help clients improve their approach to risk management and valuation issues by reviewing valuation methodologies, risk metrics, counter-party risk, stress testing methodologies and model validation issues.

Strategy Consulting: you'll address the key strategic issues on the minds of CEOs and senior executives. The advice you'll offer covers both corporate strategy - such as market entry, competitive strategy and organisation structure - and Merger & Acquisition strategy, helping private equity investors with the strategic aspects of deals.

Sustainability & Climate Change Consulting: you'll help clients embed sustainability in their strategies and throughout their organisations, while making the most of the opportunities for innovation and growth created by a world economy that's becoming greener.

Deals

PwC's ambition is to be the leading business in the Transactions and Crisis markets, recognised as such by its people, clients and the market.

PwC is already the largest and most profitable Deals practice in the global PwC network and it has market-leading practitioners in all of its chosen offerings. PwC's Deals business is made up of Business Recovery Services (BRS), Corporate Finance, Forensics and Transaction Services (TS).

PwC Legal LLP

With more than 1,300 business lawyers in 75 countries and immigration law specialists in 116 countries, PwC belongs to a truly global network of law firms.

As PwC Legal is part of the worldwide PwC network, it can offer you the kind of opportunities and responsibilities your talent deserves.

Tax

Learn everything the UK's leading tax practice with the leading reputation can teach you.

PwC's expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation. Some 3,000 tax experts work in some 20 key areas on projects ranging from preparing annual accounts to restructuring multimillion-pound property portfolios, and from buying a business to advising celebrities on the tax implications of their worldwide tours.

You'll join one of the three specialist teams:

  • Corporate Tax
  • Indirect Tax
  • Human Resource Consulting Services

Technology

PwC's technology professionals help clients harness technology to transform their businesses.

That, in a nutshell, is what Technology at PwC is all about. And that's why it's Technology expertise is so in demand, covering everything from IT strategy, architecture and design, to enterprise applications, sourcing, project management and IT operations.

Teach First & PwC

PwC recognises that spending two years teaching at a school in challenging circumstances will prepare you for anything that a career with PwC could throw at you. It's proud to have been a Teach First platinum partner since 2009, and offer deferred entry schemes and summer internships for Teach First participants.

Benefits

Financial

  • Life assurance
  • Personal accident cover
  • Income protection (after one year)
  • Group personal pension

Health/Medical

  • Discounted gym membership
  • Private medical benefit
  • Private medical benefit for your family
  • Dental insurance
  • Health screening
  • Partner life assurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Personal injury insurance

Discounts

  • Season ticket loan for travel - PwC will pay the interest
  • A wide range of discounts on services and products
  • Travel insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Social/Other

  • A dedicated internal Careers Service
  • Childcare vouchers

Training

Your Development

What you can expect from PwC

    To succeed at PwC, you need to take personal responsibility for managing your career. If you do, PwC will provide the support and encouragement you need to succeed. It's training programmes are underpinned by a learning environment that broadens and deepens your knowledge, and stresses the relative importance of learning from doing, learning from others and formal training. That means you'll learn most from an outstanding variety of work, picking up the business, personal and technical skills you need to do well.

    If you're on the path to a professional qualification, PwC will be with you all the way. It'll financially support you through your exams and help you prepare fully with study and exam leave. Plus you'll enjoy widespread support along the way - from expert tutors and a dedicated Professional Qualifications Development Team, as well as your People Manager and peers.

Training

    In your first two to three years you'll focus on getting a good balance of business, personal and technical skills. For many, working towards a professional qualification will be part of your technical skills training. Your first exam attempt will be fully funded by PwC.

    You may experience different methods of learning, as it appreciates that people like to learn using different techniques, and benefit from the flexibility this brings. Methods range from classroom courses, e-learning and remote study supported by online learning tools, all are designed to help you build the skills and knowledge you need to pass your exams on your first attempt.

Progression

When I first joined PwC I never realised that I had the potential to become partner. The training and opportunities at PwC have helped me, and continue to help me, realise my potential as a partner and beyond. Since joining as a graduate trainee, I've worked with many different clients on a wide range of projects, across a variety of countries. A series of short-term assignments took me to places like Germany, France, Trinidad and Tobago, Qatar, Kuwait and Canada. And it's this variety that has fuelled my progress. One thing has been constant though - the opportunity to solve problems for clients. One of my first projects involved creating a model to help an insurance client understand how much money it needed to hold against potential claims from people who might develop a disease in 50 years' time. More recently, I designed and implemented a strategy that reduced a client's costs by 25%. Having a positive impact on a client's business is hugely satisfying, whatever level you're at.

Mohammad, Partner, UK