A graduate career in Assurance

In Assurance, every client is unique and that’s what makes assurance such stimulating work. Using our analytical and technical skills, we gain an understanding of our clients’ businesses, work to ensure the accuracy of their financial statements, review their internal processes and share our insights into how to improve them. Trusted with confidential information, we engage directly with senior stakeholders, financial controllers and directors as we work together to deliver sustained outcomes.

Closing date Applications are now closed for our 2023 graduate programme.
Entry requirements Final-year graduate and postgraduate university students on track to achieve a 2.1 minimum.
Locations Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford.

Our business areas

Help the largest asset managers develop and grow their global fund business from Ireland.

Help clients build trust in an industry defined by competition and regulatory change.

Help our domestic and indigenous clients as they seek new opportunities and markets abroad.

Help our foreign direct investment clients look behind the numbers to progress with confidence.

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What professional qualifications will I study for?

If you join PwC Assurance, you will study for your Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification. You can achieve this through three entry routes, which are dependent on the exemptions your college course gives you.

ACA qualification routes

Direct entry

This is the route you take if you are joining PwC directly after college. Some degrees will entitle you to exemptions from the first set of exams (CAP1) and you will start with CAP2 exams. If your degree doesn’t entitle you to any exemptions, you will sit three sets of exams.

Benefits include:

  • CAP1, CAP2 and FAE course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • exam fees paid (first attempt only)
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Sponsored Master in Accounting

For this entry route, you must have full CAP1 exemptions when you join the firm. You will start your exams at CAP2.

Benefits include:

  • €7,600 towards the course fees
  • a bursary of €2,500 (taxable)
  • laptop
  • book allowance of up to €575
  • if you have already started a Master in Accounting, we will pay you a bursary of €2,500
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Professional Diploma in Accounting

This conversion course is mainly for students that have completed a non-accounting degree. It will give you exemptions from CAP1, and you will join the firm and start your exams at CAP2.

Benefits include:

  • €7,600 towards the course fees
  • a bursary of €2,500 (taxable)
  • book allowance of up to €575
  • if you have already started a Professional Diploma in Accounting, we will pay you a bursary of €2,500
  • CAP2 and FAE course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • exam fees paid (first attempt only)
An image of the direct-entry route for non-accounting postgraduates in assurance to qualify as a chartered accountant.

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