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Graduate programme FAQs

Before you apply

Is our graduate programme the right fit for you?

Our informal Everyday Flexibility approach enables you to explore options with your team on how, when and where you work to suit your lifestyle, maximise your productivity and meet business and client needs.

What graduate positions are available?

There are over 350 graduate positions available across our Assurance, Risk Assurance,T ax and Consulting teams.

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

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

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

Will I be based in the office or working from home?

Our informal Everyday Flexibility approach enables you to explore options with your team on how, when and where you work to suit your lifestyle, maximise your productivity and meet business and client needs.

What key dates do I need to know about?

Launch date: Applications open 1 September 2021.

Closing date for consulting: 2.00pm, 11 October 2021.

Closing date for Tax, Assurance and Risk assurance applications: 2.00pm, 13 October 2021.

Interviews: 1 November 2021.

How can I get more information?

Email us with your details and we'll call you back. You can also talk to us at any of our virtual events and campus fairs. You can find information about them 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 Consulting applications is 2.00pm, 11 October 2021.

The closing date for Tax, Assurance and Risk Assurance applications is 2.00pm, 13 October 2021.

Can I apply for more than one position?

When you have decided which area of the business you would like to work in, select that link on the Graduate programme application page. Complete only one application. If you would like to be considered for another area or have a second preference, note this on your application or inform 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.

LanguageFrench, Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Italian etc.

Business studies subjects: Economics, Business, Accounting, etc.

Technology sciences: Technology, Engineering, Home Economics, Design and Communication Graphics and Construction studies

Laboratory sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science and Physics and Chemistry combined.

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 in to our recruitment system at any time to track your application.

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

We'd 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'll 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 2022. We issue successful candidates with specific onboarding details closer to your confirmed 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 help desk

Recruitment team, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 8550

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