PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers) is a professional services firm known as one of the ‘Big Four’ in the world of auditing and financial services.
They are quite literally one of the most important employer working in the field of professional services such as audit, assurance, tax, consultancy, advisory work, actuarial services, corporate finance and legal provision. Like the other members of the prestigious Big Four, PwC is a prolific provider of jobs to graduates, students and other young people. Worldwide, PwC, which has its headquarters in London, employs over 180,000 people in a wide variety of roles.
PwC has annual revenues which are counted in the tens of billions of dollars, which, on average, equates to something like $170,000 of revenue per employee of the company. They have a presence in over 150 countries and provide professional services to other massive businesses and organisations like Unilever, Vodafone, EDF Energy and The Prince’s Trust.
PwC is an almost omnipresent entity on recruitment lists such as the ‘Times Top 100 Graduate Employers’, the ‘Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies To Work For’ and the ‘Times Top 50 Employers For Women,’ and is very well thought of by its workforce.
With such an impressive profile and background, as you would expect, it’s not going to be an easy ride to find a student job or a graduate career with PwC. You will need to be a candidate of outstanding quality in order to stand a decent chance of landing a role with the Big Four giant.
But, if you consider yourself to be a strong enough contender for a job at PwC, then what sort of roles are on offer and how can you find a way into the company?
PwC have dedicated programmes for school leavers & college leavers and also offer higher apprenticeships and ‘Flying Start Degree Programmes’ to young people. There are also lots of work experience opportunities, work placements and summer internships to be found at PwC too.
The business areas which you could specialise in at PwC include: Actuarial, Assurance, Consulting, Deals, PwC Legal LLP, Tax and Technology.
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