Graduate programme FAQs

Before you apply

Is our Graduate programme the right fit for you?

Are you a team player who can also work on your own initiative?

Can you think beyond the numbers to come up with imaginative solutions?

Are you good at connecting with people and building lasting relationships?

Do you always ask questions and look for better, more efficient ways of doing things?

Are you inspired by challenging, exciting and diverse work?

If you answered yes to these questions, our Graduate programme is the ideal place for you to grow and make a difference.

What graduate positions are available?

There are 350 graduate positions available across our Assurance, Risk Assurance and Tax teams.

Are applications open for consulting this year?

Positions in our consulting department have been filled for our Graduate programme 2021. Please keep an eye on our website for positions available for our Consulting practice in 2022.

Do I need to have studied accountancy or business to apply?

We accept applications to our Graduate programme from all degree disciplines. You must be on track for or have achieved a 2.1 Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Where are PwC offices located in Ireland?

Our headquarters are located in Spencer Dock, Dublin. We also have offices in Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford.

Can I choose which Irish office I want to work in?

Yes. You can select your preferred location when you apply.

What key dates do I need to know about?

Launch date: Applications open 2 September 2020.

Closing date for Tax, Assurance and Risk assurance applications: 5.00pm on 14 October 2020.

Interviews: November 2020.

How can I get more information?

You can call our team on +353 1 792 8550 or email us. You can also talk to us at any of our virtual events and campus fairs, these dates can be found here.


The application process

When can I apply?

You can apply for our Graduate programme from September to October.

What is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for Assurance, Risk Assurance and Tax applications is 5.00pm on 14 October 2020.

Can I apply for more than one position?

When you have decided which area of the business you would like to work in, select the appropriate link on the Graduate programme application page. We would ask that you complete just one application. If you would like to be considered for another area, or have a second preference, please note this on your application or with our graduate recruitment team.

How do I add my Leaving certificate subjects to the application?

We have included a section in the application to record your subject results. Due to the large number of subjects, we have grouped some of them together:

Languages: French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Italian etc.

Business studies subjects: Economics, Business, Accounting etc.

Technology science subjects: Technology, Engineering, Home economics, Design and communication graphics and Construction studies.

Laboratory science subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural science and Physics and Chemistry combined.

Other: Irish, Geography and History are not grouped, and if a subject you have completed is not listed please select "Other".

How do I submit my application?

You can learn more about the application process here.

How will I know if my completed application has been successfully received?

You'll receive a confirmation email once your online application form is submitted. You'll be able to log into our recruitment system at any time to track your application.

I applied before but was unsuccessful. Can I apply again?

We would be happy to receive an application from you if you have applied before.


After you apply

How will I know if I have been successful?

We will let you know if you have been selected for an interview after the closing date. You will get the opportunity to select a time slot for your interview. We will also invite you to an event where we will give you more information about us, the Graduate programme and your chosen area of the business.

Will I be notified if I'm not selected for the position I applied for?

Yes. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified via email.

Will my interview take place in person?

All interviews will take place over Google Meet. Bear in mind any time difference if you are abroad.

How can I prepare for my interview?

A good way to prepare for your interview is to read our Employability guide. It contains essential hints and tips about how to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Before you come for your interview, you'll be asked to complete an online psychometric test.

As for the interview itself, we will talk to you about how you have arrived at your career choice. We'll look to see how well you understand our business and our services. We'll also discuss how you work and communicate with others.


When you join

Can I take a year out before joining?

It is possible to take a year out before taking up your graduate position with us. Every candidate is dealt with on an individual case-by-case basis. If you intend to take a year out after college, please let us know at your interview.

When will I start?

Your graduate programme will start in Autumn 2021. We will issue successful candidates with a contract and specific onboarding details closer to the start date.

What kind of package will I get when I join?

When you join us as a graduate, you will receive a competitive package worth over €32,000. But there's more to a graduate career with us than just a salary. We spend €8 million every year on our graduates' training and development. We'll also pay all your exam fees, lectures and tutorials, textbooks and registration fees.

Do I get time off to study for my exams?

If you are studying for professional qualifications in tax and assurance, you'll get eight to 12 weeks of paid study leave. You can also build up overtime throughout the year and take it as extra leave, or additional pay.

What kind of exam support will I receive?

We provide a range of support ahead of your professional exams. We hold information sessions to give you a clear picture of what to expect in your exams. You'll learn from colleagues who have completed the same exams and achieved brilliant marks. Mock exams will allow you to become familiar with the exam structure. Professional lecturers will provide comprehensive revision sessions.

Contact us

Careers helpdesk

Recruitment team, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 8550

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