Certain universities require you to complete work experience as part of your degree program – during which you’ll be required to spend, typically, three periods of three months gaining practical skills as part of your studies. Our Co-op placement program will be an integral part of your education and continuing success and give you a HeadStart in your career.
Tailored for you
At PwC, our Co-op placement program is designed with undergraduates in mind, with opportunities to join us from January to April, as well as the summer and fall months, over the course of your degree. In addition to career-enhancing work experience, you’ll have the expertise of PwC Bermuda on hand throughout your degree course, helping you to consider the many opportunities that will undoubtedly come your way as you work towards graduation.
Your initial period will be spent in one of four industry groups within our Assurance practice – Private Clients, Captive, Investment Management and Commercial Insurance. Thereafter, should you return for further periods, you’ll spend time in different groups to give you all-round exposure. (If you decide you’d like to experience a different industry or work in your university town on your subsequent periods, then provided you’ve performed well in your review, we’d still welcome your application for the Associate Program).
Your comprehensive training will cover auditing principles, PwC systems and ethics, and you’ll gain significant client exposure, especially if you work with us in the January-April period, when the firm is at its busiest. You’ll have the opportunity to express a preference for the industry group you’d like to join (along with the reason why) – and whichever you opt for, we will still try to give you as wide a range of experience as possible. Not only will you enjoy contact with some of the island’s international organisations, you’ll also be able to work on local businesses, giving you the chance to gain a holistic view of how companies work.
Students who join us on our Co-op placement program find the experience and knowledge they gain places them in an excellent position on their return to university – as no amount of pure academic study can compare to a rewarding hands-on experience.
But just as importantly, you’ll have acquired a broad range of skills essential for business and life – you’ll be a better time manager, as well as more ready to rely on your own judgment; you’ll understand what makes effective teams work; and your problem-solving ability will improve noticeably.
At the end of your time with us, we hope you’ll have a better idea of whether a career at PwC is for you – and to make sure, you’ll be given dedicated time with a line manager or in-house coach to assess what you’ve learned and how you’ve enjoyed your time with us. We’ll keep in touch with you during the remainder of your studies to keep you updated on what’s happening at the firm and to answer any further questions you may have about potentially joining us as an Associate on your graduation.