PwC (or PricewaterhouseCoopers) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, and is one of the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms. It employs over 180,000 people in 159 countries across the world, and has a true global presence.
As a student/graduate you will have no doubt heard of or seen PwC in a number of locations and their professional attitude makes them one of the most attractive companies to work for.
The business is organised into 3 main service lines, which are Tax, Advisory, and Assurance. It audits 33% of companies in the Financial Times Global 500, and 29% of the companies in the Fortune Global 500.
Graduate programmes at PwC are offered in: Assurance, Actuarial, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Tax, and Technology. All involved being placed into challenging roles within the business, while undertaking an intense programme of learning and development. Graduates will study towards a professional qualification, while also taking part in in-house training courses and initiatives.
A 2:1 degree in any subject is required, as well as a UCAS tariff of at least 300. What’s equally as important though is the ability to build positive working relationships and make an impact on projects.
It is regularly voted the top of the Times 100 graduate employers too.
The starting salary is highly competitive, and there’s also a first class benefits package. The reputation of the graduate programmes means that competition is extremely fierce, though the rewards are there for the taking for the right candidates.
The firm was formed in 1998 by a merger between Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse.