Work placements

Experience the life of a PwC graduate.

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Your placement, your way

PwC Ireland’s work placement programme runs year-round, so we can facilitate whatever length of work placement you need. You can do your fully paid work placement in our offices in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford or Wexford and you can also choose which business area you work in. During your placement, you will work as part of a team to experience first-hand the life of a graduate in PwC. Your unique perspective will help make a difference to our clients and the challenges they face. In turn, you will gain priceless insights into the world of work that will set you up for an exceptional graduate life.

Applications Register your interest here.
Entry requirements You must be on track to achieve a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Locations Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford or Wexford.

Why choose PwC?

Flex your work

Our people are trusted to work flexibly, at a time and place that suits them, to solve our clients’ most important problems. Our goal is to help you be productive, do your best work, and support your well-being—it’s a two-way street so we will need you to be flexible too! When our people visit the office for collaboration and connection, we will ensure a great experience.

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Unlock your potential

At PwC, we help you acquire new skills and offer learning and development opportunities that will elevate your career. We want you to feel empowered to own your career journey and take the opportunities that come your way. We also encourage you to embrace feedback, take on challenging work, and coach and develop your colleagues.

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Be appreciated for being you

We value the unique attributes, talents and perspectives you bring to the table. At PwC, our goal is to ensure that you feel like you belong and are recognised and rewarded for the great work you do every day. You work hard and bring your point of view, diverse background and skills to our clients, so we give you a total reward package that includes pay, exam fees and exam support, recognition and other perks throughout your journey.

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Make an impact

We want to impact the world around us and support you in doing the same. Together, we can make a real difference. We will help you live our purpose through meaningful work and you will have the opportunity to make a difference through our ESG-aligned focus on sustainability, building an inclusive workplace and working with our charity and community partners to drive societal change.

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Which business area will you choose?

Use your knowledge and insight to help clients move forward with confidence.

Use data to turn high stakes into high growth.

Mitigate threats and maximise opportunities for your clients.

Help companies design and achieve their tax objectives.

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Hear from past interns







"I applied for a PwC work placement to help me to decide what career path I wanted to take, as well as gaining more of an understanding of different businesses. The work placement taught me to have confidence in my ability to use the tools I attained in college and apply them in a work setting. I also developed skills that were useful when I went back to college—organisational skills, technical skills and people skills, along with a host of others. Before my work placement in PwC, I was unsure as to what the future held. The experience allowed me to learn, develop and most importantly decide my next step after my degree."


"If you’re thinking about a work placement at PwC, you’re definitely on the right track and making a great decision. The people in PwC really surprised me: everyone is so helpful and they don’t conform to what you would expect them to be like. The work placement helped me realise I was more capable than I thought before I started. I found I knew much more about what I had learned in college and it came to life when I saw it being applied in practice. You will have fun, meet incredibly interesting and genuine people who will help you out whenever you need and learn so much about PwC and the world of work. Most of all, you will learn a lot about yourself."


"My work placement at PwC gave me invaluable insights into a career in Tax and working in one of the world’s biggest professional services firms. From the very start, my team made sure that I felt included and they were always there to offer a helping hand or kind advice. The atmosphere in the office was always bright, friendly and welcoming. I had the opportunity to work with different teams, which really helped me in building good working relationships with my colleagues. I would definitely recommend PwC to anyone looking to gain an insight into a professional services career to apply for the work placement programme. The opportunities offered by PwC are endless, the support is incredible and the experience obtained is invaluable."


"When I look back at my first day, not really knowing what I was doing, to my last day in my work placement, I really feel a sense of achievement at how much I’ve grown, and how quickly. I was working on multiple projects with multiple clients in different industries at the same time. The work placement really challenged me and showed me how much I could achieve. I was expecting it to be a boring corporate job, but it was quite the opposite. The offices are bright and airy with facilities to suit everyone and the people were so welcoming. PwC isn’t just about client work, I also got involved in a lot of research, charity work and many social events within the firm."


"In PwC, you will be pushed to reach your full potential, which is far more than I could have hoped for in a work placement. The career development opportunities I found at PwC pushed me to seize the chance of securing a graduate position once I had completed my degree. The placement also helped me shape my degree and enhance my skills, learning and development. People actually care about you and your personal development and if you speak up about the things you want to do and achieve, PwC will do their best to make this happen for you. A work placement at PwC is a great way to build your network and in a short space of time, you will make lifelong friends. It is definitely one of the best life decisions I have made."


Before you apply

What placements are available?

Paid work placements are available with our Assurance, Consulting, Deals Advisory, Risk Assurance and Tax teams.

Where are PwC’s offices in Ireland?

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

Must I have studied accountancy or business to join PwC?

No. We accept work placement applications from students in all disciplines.

What is the preferred education level to qualify for an application?

You must be on track for, or have achieved, a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

What kind of skills are you looking for?

We look for people who can demonstrate:

  • Flexibility: can you handle changing priorities and workloads?
  • Courage and integrity: are you always up for a challenge and willing to do the right thing by clients and colleagues?
  • Curiosity and creativity: are you hungry to learn, share and innovate?
  • Teamwork: can you take on your fair share and work with others to achieve results?
  • Commercial awareness: are you up-to-date with the latest business thinking and trends?
  • Communication skills: can you listen, persuade and put your point across in different situations and build relationships?

The application process

What is the closing date for applications?

We accept applications year-round.

Can I apply for more than one position?

You can choose which area of the business you would like to intern in and express a preference for your second choice.

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

Yes, we would be happy to receive an application from you if you have applied before.

How do I make my application?

You can apply through your university placement office or by completing this form.

After you apply

How will I know if I have been successful?

Successful candidates will be called for an interview. The interview will take place either virtually or in-person at your chosen PwC office.

Will I be told if I am not selected for the position I applied for?

Yes, we notify unsuccessful candidates via email.

How can I prepare for my interview?

An excellent way to prepare for your interview is to read our Employability Guide. It contains essential hints and tips to help you stand out from the crowd. During your interview, we will discuss our business and services, and why you chose PwC for your summer internship.

Your internship work experience

What will I do?

As part of a team that works directly for a manager or partner in the firm, you will be exposed to everything that goes on in our dynamic, fast-paced environment. You will take part in our corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities with various charity organisations and our employability programme, which teaches soft skills, teamwork and presentation skills. You will also receive, and react to, personal development feedback throughout your internship.

What will I learn?

You will learn a variety of professional and personal skills, including:

  • Digital, innovation and creative skills as part of our Digital Academy. You will also become familiar with the internal programs and applications we use to support our client work.

  • People skills including relationship building, collaboration, working in teams, and diversity and inclusion.

  • Soft skills including presentation skills, time management, personal responsibility and assertiveness.

  • Research, reporting and business writing skills.

  • Social media and social networking skills.

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