Graduate programme FAQs

Before you apply

Is our graduate programme the right fit for you?

  • Are you a team player who can also work off your own initiative?
  • Can you look beyond the numbers to come up with imaginative solutions?
  • Are you good at connecting with people and building lasting relationships?
  • Are you always asking questions and looking for better, more efficient ways of doing things?
  • Do you like work that is challenging and exciting?

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

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What graduate positions are available?

There are over 300 graduate positions available across our tax, assurance and consulting and teams.

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

We accept graduate programme applications from all degree disciplines. You must be on track for or have achieved a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

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Where are PwC’s offices located in Ireland?

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

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

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

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What key dates do I need to know about?

  • Launch date - 5 September 2018
  • Closing date for consulting applications - 5.00pm, 15 October 2018
  • Closing date for tax, assurance and IT risk assurance applications - 5.00pm, 17 October 2018
  • Event presentations - 17 October and 30 October 2018
  • Interviews - 1-5 November 2018

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How can I get more information?

Talk to us in person at one of our campus events.

Alternatively you can call our team on +353 1 792 8550 or email us.

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The application process

When can I apply?

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

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What is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for Consulting applications is 5.00pm, 15 October 2018. The closing date for Tax, Assurance and IT Risk Assurance applications is 5.00pm, 17 October 2018. We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted.

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Can I apply for more than one position?

You can choose which area of the business you want to apply to, and express a preference for your second choice.


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How do I submit my application?

You can submit your application and learn more about the application process here.

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How will I know if my 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.

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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.


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After you apply

How will I know if I have been successful?

We will advise you if you have been selected for interview after the closing date.

We will invite you to an event where we will give you more information about
us, the graduate programme and your chosen area of the business.

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

Yes. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified via email.

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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 to how best to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

As for the interview itself, we will talk to you about how well you understand our business and our services and how you have arrived at your career choice. We’ll also discuss how you work and communicate with others. Before you come for interview, we will ask you to prepare a short case study which we will talk through with you and understand how you approached the exercise. Our consulting and tax interviews also include a group exercise.

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When you join

Can I take a year out before joining?

It is possible to take a year out. 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.

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When will I start?

Your three year graduate programme will commence in October 2019.

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What kind of package will I get when I join?

When you join us as a graduate, you will receive a competitive salary package worth over €31,000. But there’s more to a graduate career with us than just a salary. We spend €8m annually on our graduates’ training and development. We’ll also pay all of your exam fees, lectures and tutorials, textbooks and registration fees.

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Do I get time off to study for my exams?

If you are studying for professional qualifications in tax and assurance, you’ll get 8 to 12 weeks of paid study leave. However, you can build up overtime throughout the year and take it as additional leave or additional pay.

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What kind of exam support will I receive?

Information sessions will give you a clear picture of what to expect in your exams. You’ll get to learn from colleagues who have have completed the same exams and achieved brilliant marks. Mock exams will allow you to become familiar with the exam structure, and professional lecturers will provide comprehensive revision sessions.

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Contact us

Careers helpdesk

Recruitment team, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 8550

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