Graduate programme 2020


Your graduate life is about more than just a place on a graduate programme. You want to build on your unique strengths and find your place in the world. We want you to think beyond what success means to you.

Your graduate life, your graduate programme

Every graduate knows how important training, mentoring and exposure to real work are. That’s why the stories that every employer tells you sound the same.

The truth is, PwC Ireland isn't every employer. We go beyond the expected for you. We offer you industry-leading coaching and our total support in obtaining your professional accreditation. You'll have the opportunity to work with some of the most fascinating clients in the world.

But we also give you invaluable personal skills to be able to see ahead of what’s in front of you. The little things nobody tells you about that you only learn from experience. 

We’re looking for a new generation of talent to bring their life skills and new ways of thinking to our business. We want the experienced beginners, the creative perfectionists and the process-driven visionaries to join us.

From your very first day at PwC, your unique perspective will make a difference to some of the world’s biggest brands. You'll make a lasting impact on our clients’ success. You’ll learn from the most influential people in the professional services industry. And you'll transform the way you think about what a graduate programme can be.


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Why should I choose PwC?

It’s a place to grow and make a difference

At PwC, your progress is our priority. From the very start you’ll be working with clients, sharing your unique perspective and making a difference. The work you do will be as varied and interesting as the clients you’ll work with. You will build strong relationships and have the chance to learn from the best.

Our graduate programme is the ideal launchpad for your career. We offer continuous learning opportunities to accelerate your personal and professional growth. You can gain a professional qualification or take up an international secondment. When it comes to your development, the only limit is your desire to grow. We reward your progress with salary and grade progression. 

As well as making a positive difference to your clients, you’ll also be able to take part in our various CSR initiatives and give back to the community. 

It’s full of opportunities for people like me

No two career paths are the same at PwC. One thing that defines them all is choice. You’ll get the opportunity to work in a variety of areas that you’re interested in. If you want to improve your skills, if there’s a team you want to work on - all you have to do is ask.

You can build on your own unique strengths, or choose to stretch yourself in a completely new field. We want your individual talent to shine wherever you decide you can add the most value.

You'll work with people with different degrees, from different backgrounds, with different skill-sets and different types of expertise. Being yourself and lending your individuality to the mix is what will lead you - and us - to success.

It’s more than a place to work

PwC is much more than a good career move. We care about you, not just the job you do. Your life shouldn't be on hold from Monday to Friday. We have social, health and well-being facilities and programmes available for everyone.

We’ll be honest; we expect you to work hard and meet your deadlines. During busy times, you might have to put in some extra hours. In turn, we allow you to build up your overtime and use it to take time off. Still have some travelling you want to do? Why not use those extra hours to go on a long trip after your exams?

You'll be starting alongside over 300 other graduates. You'll learn from each other as much as you'll learn from us, and you'll make life-long friends along the way.

Where will my graduate life take me?


You’ll work as part of a team to ensure the accuracy of our clients’ financial statements. You’ll review internal controls in their business and share your insights with senior management. You’ll use your analytical and technical skills to help our clients identify risks and opportunities across their operations. You’ll work with start-ups to global corporations, including many of Ireland’s top 100 companies.

Learn more about working in assurance


You'll help businesses enter new markets, manage change and create technology strategies. You'll help Ireland’s biggest companies refine and enhance their operations and performance. You'll have the opportunity to work in the areas of strategy, management, technology and risk consulting. As a PwC consultant, you'll help bring fresh insights to our clients and the issues they face.

Learn more about working in consulting


You'll use your knowledge and problem-solving skills to help our clients solve their complex tax challenges. Working with the biggest and most exciting businesses, across all kinds of industries, you’ll gain insight from the frontline and make a difference to their bottom line. If you want to work in a fast-paced, challenging field that never stands still, tax is the place for you.

Learn more about working in tax

My graduate life

Aimee Desmond - Assurance

Accounting, University College Cork

Working at PwC has taught me that you are able to learn a lot more than you thought you could. Sometimes when you’re in college, it’s hard to imagine yourself in the real world. On the graduate programme, you actually get to apply everything you’ve learned, everything comes back to you and you realise that you know a lot more than you think you do.

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Alex Forte - Consulting

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, DCU
Management, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

I’ve really enjoyed the responsibility given to me from the very beginning. It’s great to attend meetings with business leaders, to gain insight into their challenges, and then to try to assist them in achieving their goals.

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Katie O’Riordan - Consulting

BSc, University College Cork
MSc Management and Marketing

When I was considering what company I wanted to go to, PwC’s reputation as the largest professional services firm in Ireland was really a massive pull for me. I have friends that have completed the graduate programme here and they have gotten on really well and really enjoyed it.

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Caoimhe Cleere - Assurance

Business Studies and Finance, DCU

What’s surprised me the most since I joined is the range of opportunities. I was lucky enough to be involved with PwC’s firm-wide innovation competition, DisruptX. As a first year associate this was a huge learning curve and I developed relationships right across the business, at all different levels. So I’d say to anyone joining: say ‘Yes’ to everything and get involved.

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Titilope Oladiti- Assurance

Accounting, University College Cork

I’ve worked with such a wide range of clients and industries. It’s not in a lot of jobs you can say you’ve worked in pharma, tech and retail. I look back at how much I’ve learned in the last three years and I can’t believe the amount of experience I have under my belt.

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Tommy Leahy - Risk assurance

Business and Economics, TCD

A lot of people traditionally think PwC is  just an accountancy firm that you go in and do your exams and that’s all they do. But if you’re coming from other backgrounds that aren’t business, there are so many opportunities once you arrive. You work on so many different projects and with so many different companies.

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Aniekeme Samuel - Tax

BSc Software Engineering, UEL
Masters in Accounting, DCU

As well as my core training in leadership and communication skills, I know that if I wanted to learn about another area, I can put my hand up or put something in my development goals. Since I did that, my manager helped me transition into a different role. If you have an interest in going somewhere, or seeing how another team works, you have the ability to get there.

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Neil Shanley - Tax

Law and business, Trinity College

I chose to join PwC after I completed an eight-week internship in the summer of 2017. I learned about the professional qualifications in tax and accountancy, and I decided that they would be a great addition to my skill-set. I also really loved the culture, and thought it would be a nice environment to enter into the business world. But since I’ve been working here, I realise that it’s so much more than that.

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Recruitment team, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 8550

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