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Graduate programme 2022


Be part of the solution in the new equation.

Your graduate programme

Every graduate knows how important training, mentoring and exposure to real work are. That's why the stories that every employer tells you sound the same. We aren't every employer. At PwC, you'll have the opportunity to make a lasting difference to the world's biggest businesses. As well as industry-leading coaching, you'll get our total support as you work for a professional accreditation. We're looking for a new generation of talent to bring their life skills and new ways of thinking to our business. Help us be more than the sum of our parts, and be part of the solution in the new equation.

Entry requirements

Final-year graduate and postgraduate university students on track to achieve a 2.1 minimum.


Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny.

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Your graduate life starts here

Be part of the solution in the new equation.

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Why should I choose PwC?

It's a place to grow and make a difference

Our graduate programme is the ideal launchpad for your career. Your progress is our priority. From day one, you'll be working with clients, sharing your unique perspective and making a difference. We offer continuous learning opportunities to accelerate your personal and professional growth. You will build strong relationships and have the chance to learn from the best. You can gain professional qualifications and take up an international secondment. We reward your commitment and achievements with salary and grade progression.

It's full of opportunities for people like you

No two career paths are the same at PwC. One thing that defines them all is choice. You'll get the opportunity to work in a variety of areas. You can build on your own unique strengths, and choose to stretch yourself in a completely new field. If you want to improve your skills, if there's a team you want to work on - all you have to do is ask. We want your individual talent to shine wherever you decide you can add the most value. Being yourself and lending your individuality to the mix is what will lead you—and us—to success.

It's more than a place to work

A graduate place with us is more than a good career move. You'll start alongside over 360 other graduates and learn from each other as much as you'll learn from us. We'll be honest; we expect you to work hard and meet your deadlines. During busy times, you might have to put in some extra hours. In turn, we allow you to build up your overtime and use it to take time off. We care about you, not just the job you do. We're dedicated to everyday flexibility for every member of our staff.

Where will my graduate life take me?

Find your fit in one of our teams.

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

Risk Assurance

Mitigate threats and maximise opportunities for your clients.


Create new efficiencies for your clients as they grow.


Refine operations and redefine success for your clients.

What's it like to work in Assurance?

Using your analytical and technical skills, you'll help clients identify risks and opportunities. You'll work as part of a team to ensure the accuracy of their financial statements. You'll review their internal processes and share your insights into how to improve them. Trusted with confidential information, you have responsibilities from day one. You'll have one-to-one meetings with senior stakeholders, financial controllers and directors.

What will my day-to-day role involve?

A typical day will see you working with your team to ensure the accuracy of your clients' financial statements. You'll get familiar with your clients' books and get a grounding in their business and their industry. You'll always be asking questions to help you develop a comprehensive picture of your client's business. You'll examine everything from strategic plans to invoices to get real insight into their operations. What's challenging and exciting about working in Assurance is that every day is different. The complexities of every client and industry you work on will be unique. That's what makes assurance such stimulating work.

What will I learn?

Working in Assurance, you'll receive exceptional on-the-job training. You'll get continuous coaching, feedback and guidance from your colleagues as you grow into a trusted business advisor. It will help you work towards your Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification. As you progress, you'll become responsible for coaching junior team members, delegating responsibility and managing your audit clients. You'll work with our managers and partners to make a lasting impact on your clients' business.

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What's it like to work in Risk Assurance?

Working in risk assurance means helping our clients address the threats they know, and identifying the ones they don't. As well as protecting their business, you'll point out any untapped opportunities. You'll share your insights in back offices and boardrooms, helping senior management make smarter decisions. And you'll work with a diverse range of clients across sectors including Financial services, Retail and Consumer, Technology, Communications and Pharmaceuticals.

What will your day-to-day work involve?

You'll work with clients to ensure all their systems and processes are accurate and up to speed. Your clients will vary from tech start-ups to charities to some of the world's biggest blue chip companies. The work we do means our clients build trust with their stakeholders and reassure them that the organisation is being run well.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to test and assess your client's business and report your findings. Using the skills you acquire, you'll be able to identify control and risk issues and the unique challenges in their business and industry. Over time you'll be able to advise on a wide range of topics including technology change, data complexity and business model transformation. The knowledge you acquire will help you achieve your accounting qualification. You can also study computing and data analytics.

Working in Risk Assurance

What is it like to work in Tax?

As a graduate in Ireland's leading tax practice, you'll work in a challenging field that never stands still. You'll come up with efficient structures for your clients, who will be some of Ireland's biggest companies across all kinds of industries. You will liaise with senior management, and your insights will make a difference to their bottom line. You'll research the latest developments in the ever-changing tax landscape.

What will your day-to-day role involve?

You'll have the opportunity to gain insight into all areas of tax, not just the area you're currently working in. You'll be part of a high-performing team who will value your unique perspectives and act on your pioneering ideas. You'll prepare tax advice memorandums, conducting tax research, preparing and filing tax returns. All the while, you'll be advising your clients of changes in legislation which may affect them and their business.

What will you learn?

When it comes to your development, the only limit is how much you want to learn. And as you study for internationally recognised tax and/or accounting qualifications, we support you every step of the way. You'll be supporting your team and delivering tax consulting and compliance advice to clients. You'll have the opportunity to use the latest technologies so that you and your clients can work smarter than ever before.

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What's it like to work in Consulting?

You'll work with some of the best known brands in Irish business and help them solve their biggest issues. You'll help clients find new ways to innovate, and improve their operations and results. You'll get to work in a variety of different areas - strategy, management, technology and risk. You'll get the chance to develop a range of skills that will stand to you in the always evolving world of business.

What will your day-to-day role involve?

Working in Consulting means no two days are ever the same. You'll work in a fast-paced, dynamic and client-facing environment. Most days, you'll carry out analytical or field research and support your project manager. We value and seek your opinion. Your unique perspectives, skills and insights contribute to your team's approach, and make a real difference to your clients. Collaborating with your colleagues, you'll deliver exceptional solutions to your clients' problems.

What will I learn?

As a graduate in Consulting, you'll learn about our clients and the work they do. You'll be immersed in real projects from day one. You'll develop insights, discuss them with your colleagues, and present your findings to your team and client stakeholders. We supplement your development with specialised training in core technical areas, including accounting, project management and digital skills.

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My graduate life

Meagan Grant

Assurance – Business, National University of Ireland, Galway

I completed an internship with PwC during my third year of college and had such a positive experience. I learned so much and everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I was offered a graduate position with the firm at the end of my internship and didn't think twice about accepting it. PwC has a really accepting culture that promotes equality and fairness for all. A culture I am proud to be a part of. The working environment is really positive and motivating, managers and senior leaders are approachable and there is a real sense of comradery in the organization. That is why I really enjoy working within my team and as part of the wider community, as there is always someone to turn to if you need help.

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David Gethin

Consulting – Global Business, Dublin City University

I really enjoy the work I do. I get to work with clients from all industries on a number of challenges their organisation might be facing and we help them to solve those challenges. Taking part in the PwC graduate programme has taught me about the way I work, but also how other people work too; there's no one 'right' way to do something and that is why we work in teams to get the job done. There's always something happening at PwC. There's a very active Sports and Social Committee which has come up with some really great initiatives to keep us all connected and create a work-life balance that gives us a way to disconnect from our laptops and phones.

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Josh Mbala

Tax – Microbiology, University College Dublin

Coming from a science background, I wanted a graduate programme that would support me throughout my career transition as well as providing me with the best training. I picked PwC's graduate programme for these reasons. One of the big benefits for me of joining PwC's graduate programme is the training and support provided. This support has enabled me to develop greater knowledge of various industries and gain a wide skill set.

The programme is well-structured, supported and efficient for personal and professional development. There are clear progression opportunities through ongoing training and the chance to get involved with a variety of different projects.

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Grainne Ryan

Risk Assurance – Sports Studies and Physical Education, University College Cork

PwC always stood out as a leader for me in terms of graduate programmes. The vast experience you receive, from the work to the training, is hugely helpful in developing a career. There is a real focus on exam support and I found this is a great help in the lead up to sitting exams. In my role I get to work with different people on different engagements, this helps me to get to know more people in PwC, and makes every engagement different. I am so happy I joined PwC for my graduate programme, the experience of working and training I have received has given me the skills needed to build my career.

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Our graduate career virtual events

Our upcoming series of career events are designed to give you unique insights into how to build your personal brand, how to look for a job in the new normal and get an insight into the parts of our business you can join as a graduate. Look at the options below and register for the events you're interested in attending.

All about our business

We are hosting a series of webinars about the different parts of our business. In them, you can find out more about where you could be working as part of our graduate programme, and speak to some of our current graduates. Email us with the subject line "All about our business" and let us know which of our webcasts you want to register for and we will send you the details.

Dates Fair Time
27 September 2021 Ask us anything – Grad team 13:00 - 13:45
28 September 2021 Exam pathways 13:00 - 13:30
28 September 2021 All about Assurance 17:00 - 17:45
29 September 2021 All about Risk Assurance 13:00 - 13:45
29 September 2021 All about Tax 17:00 - 17:45
30 September 2021 All about Actuary 13:00 - 13:45
30 September 2021 All about Consulting 17:00 - 17:45
04 October 2021 Interview hints and tips – General 17:00 - 17:45
05 October 2021 All about Assurance 13:00 - 13:45
05 October 2021 Ask us anything – Grad team 17:00 - 17:45
06 October 2021 All about Tax 13:00 - 13:45
06 October 2021 All about Risk Assurance 17:00 - 17:45
07 October 2021 Meet the Graduates #MyGraduateLife 12:00 - 12:45
07 October 2021 All about Consulting 13:00 - 13:45
07 October 2021 All about Actuary 17:00 - 17:45

Virtual career fairs

We are taking part in the upcoming virtual fairs at universities across Ireland. Log in through your university careers site, we'd love to see you there.

Date College Fair Time
28 September 2021 UCD Business, Finance and Management 11:00 - 15:00
28 September 2021 DCU Careers Fair 12:00 - 16:00
29 September 2021 UCD Science, Engineering and Technology 11:00 - 15:00
30 September 2021 TCD Business, Finance and Consulting Fair 11:00 - 14:00
01 October 2021 gradireland gradireland Graduate Careers Fair 11:00 - 16:30
04 October 2021 TUD Business, IT, Law and Languages Virtual Careers Fair 11:00 - 15:00
05 October 2021 NUIG Graduate Virtual Jobs Fair 11:00 - 16:00
05 October 2021 TCD Law+ 11:00 - 14:00
06 October 2021 UCC UCC Graduate Careers Fair 11:00 - 16:00
06 October 2021 TCD Computing and Technology Fair 11:00 - 14:00
06 October 2021 UCD Law Fair 13:00 - 16:00
07 October 2021 UL UL Graduate Careers Fair 2021 11:00 - 15:30

Contact us

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