Wherever in the world you are based, you can apply for a trainee job in the UK with PWC, one of the ‘Big Four’ firms. All you need is a degree qualification - regardless of study discipline and the correct preparation, which is where our services are invaluable.
If you are an international applicant seeking a work permit and wish to join PWC UK offices in September 2017, then please note that your application submission deadline is Friday 2nd June 2017 set by PWC. This restriction applies to all the international students who wish to apply in PWC UK offices for September 2017 start date. Any international application received from the overseas student post deadline will be an automatic rejection.
PWC is a global professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom, providing audit, advisory, and tax and pensions services to its clients. PWC employs 180,000 people worldwide. In UK PWC operates from 29 offices and has over 11,000 staff. PWC recruits nearly 2,000 graduate trainees each year on internship programme.
The firm was formed in 1998 by a merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand. The trading name was shortened to PwC in September 2010 as part of a major rebranding exercise.
PWC is an approved employer by the regulatory bodies such as Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) etc to train both graduates and undergraduate students.
Fact: Did you know that most of the Ex-PWC Partners, Directors, Senior Managers and Managers are the members of Green Turn Big Four Alumni LinkedIn Network. You can find further details by signing into LinkedIn account here.
Those who wish to become chartered accountants in the UK must successfully advance through the following two stages:
The benefits of training with a Big Four firm in UK are immense:
There is an eligibility criterion for the overseas candidates applying for the trainee position with PWC. This applies to both degree qualification and other academic requirements from your past years. PWC has written up a useful guidance pages for the overseas applicant, you can access below:
If you wish to see whether you meet the academic requirement of PWC internship programme then you can check on the following web page:
If you have received an international qualification in your home country and wish to see whether you meet the academic requirement of PWC internship programme then you can check on the following web pages as guideline written by KPMG which is another Big Four firm in UK.
We believe that PWC follows the same guideline as developed by KPMG for the international applicant’s academic assessment therefore it would be useful for you to review at this point:
If you do not see your home country details above then we strongly suggest contacting PWC directly at the following address:
Phone: +44 (0) 808 100 1500
Fact: Overseas applicants can only apply to internship positions at PWC. However if you hold UK nationality but had attained all your qualifications outside of UK then you are eligible to apply for the PWC School Leaver programme.
PWC has set 6 types of recruitment tests to assess each applicant before offering the trainee job. These tests are applicable to more or less all graduate and school leaver applicants.
Step 1: Applicant completes PWC Registration Form
Step 2: Takes online PWC Personality OPQs and work based assessment STQs tests
Step 3: Takes online PWC Aptitude tests
Step 4: Attend PWC First Interview
Step 5: Attend PWC Assessment Centre
Step 6: Attend Final PWC Partner Interview
Step 7: Successful applicant will receive PWC job offer
You can read more about the PWC application process here.
You can take Step 1 to Step 4 job assessment tests from your home country. You will need to travel to UK to attend Step 5 and Step 6 job test assessments.
Please note that normally PWC would make all the necessary travel arrangements for you if you are travelling from overseas to attend the PWC assessment tests in UK.
PWC will reimburse your travel arrangement and hotel costs whilst your stay in UK. Please contact Pricewaterhousecoopers recruitment team for further information.
PWC recruit nearly 2,000 graduate trainees every year. The number of graduates seeking training contracts with PWC, both from the UK and overseas, currently stands at approximately 40,000. Thus, in order to stand a realistic chance of being accepted, an applicant must score exceptionally and pass all the six stage assessments mentioned above.
Green Turn services are invaluable for you at this point. We have designed the relevant practice material, eBooks, videos and computer based simulations. Practicing our material will help you prepare and pass all of the PWC six assessment stages’ tests and exercises at the first attempt.
These courses are delivered by former Big Four employees, whose insider knowledge provides a unique benefit that only Green Turn can offer.
Fact: Please note that there is an application restriction for the trainee position, if failed during the recruitment job tests then you cannot apply for the next 4 months.
If you apply to PWC without preparation then there is only 5% chance that you would land a job. However if you apply to PWC after preparation with us then you have more than 95% chance of securing a job at the first attempt.
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