Your graduate career path

Learning and development

Your graduate career path is paved with opportunity. You take control of your development from day one, so if there’s an area you want to upskill in, you have the freedom to take the reins.

Your development combines formal training, coaching and mentoring and most importantly, practical on-the-job experience. You can expect to lead teams and develop your management skills. You will gain a range of business, personal and technical skills that will help you take your career to the next level.

Ongoing performance feedback will be an integral part of your career, and your development will be reflected with grade and salary progression every year.

Onboarding

Your onboarding experience will introduce you to life at PwC. From a guided tour of your new workplace to technical training and social events, your onboarding experience will set you up for success.

Year 01

Your development is supported by your dedicated buddy, coach and our extensive peer network. Your buddy - a colleague just one year your senior in the company - will be there to answer any questions you might have and share their first-hand knowledge and experience. Your coach will help you chart your path through PwC and support you in meeting your career goals.

From day one, you’ll gain invaluable experience, working with real clients. You’ll enjoy direct access to senior staff and leadership. We support you in obtaining your professional qualifications with exam tutorials, mentoring and paid study leave.

Year 02

You’ll strengthen your people management skills as you begin to coach your juniors and build your own team. You’ll deepen your client experience and industry knowledge and deliver sophisticated solutions to your clients. You’ll give and receive ongoing feedback to help improve your and your team’s performance. Your personal network will expand as you make  connections across our global network.

Year 03

As you deepen your industry insight, you’ll get the chance to spread your wings with global and client secondment opportunities. You can expect to lead teams, deliver training both locally and globally and collaborate with your global peers. You’ll take part in advanced conversations about your career as you progress through the organisation year on year.

Your journey continues

As you head towards manager level you’ll become a well-rounded leader, enhancing both your business and technical skills through our business skills academy. You’ll get the opportunity to decide where you think your unique skills can bring the most value as you choose between industries, Lines of Service and international locations. Our global network is yours to leverage, and we encourage you to take full advantage of it.

Professional qualifications

Passing your professional exams is a pivotal step on your career path. Everyone at PwC will support you as you undertake this journey. We have a dedicated Learning and Development team who will be there to help you every step of the way.

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. With our combination of in-house and external exam support, you will be well on your way to achieving a first rate result.

Exam success

PwC is synonymous with exam success. The FAE exam completes the qualification of a Chartered Accountant. In last year’s FAE results PwC’s exam pass rate was 89%, in comparison to the national pass rate which was only 75%. Our people also placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and joint 9th place.  

Every year our pass rates are exceptionally higher than the national average, testament to the quality of exam support we provide to our people. We are consistently proud to see PwC staff among the top-placing candidates.

Secondment opportunities

The world-wide PwC network has the same dedication to your development as we do. That means that when you join us, you get access to our vast global network spanning 157 countries. Gaining international experience is invaluable, and we encourage and support our people to spread their wings.

Regular feedback

We know that consistent, constructive feedback is essential for your development. Regular conversations about your performance will help you track your progress and allow you to steer your career in the direction you want it to go.

We will always support you as you seek to build on your strengths or tackle areas for improvement.
We will help you set out clear performance objectives linked to your role. At PwC, you’ll always be supported to deliver your best.

What is the PwC Professional?

Career advancement is always on the agenda at PwC. That’s why we have developed a global
leadership framework to support your professional journey. The PwC Professional will help you to acquire all of the skills you need to reach your full potential and become a well-rounded leader. Our personalised approach to your development will arm you with the tools you need to lead projects, teams and clients.

There are five core attributes that the PwC Professional develops: Whole Leadership, Business Acumen, Technical Capability, Global Acumen and Relationships.

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