Careers Opportunities: HeadStart: Overview

We know that choosing a career path can be daunting. It’s a decision that will affect the rest of your life. You may already know what your dream job is, but not know how to get your foot in the door. Or you may have no idea what to do with your life, but have an interest in working in a business environment. We recognise that young people are ready to begin their professional careers at different stages, so we’ve created a series of programs designed to give you an advantage in choosing a career and introduce you to the opportunities available at PwC without having to make a lifelong commitment. We want you to learn about PwC to see if you’d like to embark on a rewarding career with us, and in the interim, you’ll acquire practical information and valuable business skills. Everything is geared towards giving you a headstart and helping you to develop your skills so you can make an informed decision about your future.

Let us introduce our HeadStart Program. It’s a relationship building initiative that will provide support and assistance to you as you start out on your professional career – regardless of whether you’re in our Mentoring, Scholarship, Co-op, Summer internship or Associate program. All HeadStart programs are organised to work in conjunction with your school or university schedule.

HeadStart is about acquiring the exposure and experience you’ll need to develop as a professional. It will also help you cultivate a set of core competencies that will assist you to succeed in life, such as relationship-building, sharing and collaborating with colleagues, communication, self-development, open-mindedness, and integrity.

Not only will you learn about working in a business environment and what it’s like to work at PwC, you’ll acquire strong inter-personal skills that can’t be taught in a classroom - without having to make a commitment to PwC until you are ready.

  • Who should apply? – What HeadStart looks for in applications.
  • Scholarship – Professional and financial support from PwC.
  • Co-op students - Career-enhancing work experience before you graduate from university.
  • Summer interns – Get your foot on the career ladder during your summer vacation.
  • Associates – Start your career off the right way.
Our HeadStart programs are designed to be progressive, reflecting your increasing commitment to your chosen vocation as you mature, and to give you distinct advantages in business and in life. A career at PwC can you take you to the top – many of our Managing Directors started out with us at the same level as you, and there are many distinguished alumni who did so too. Find out more about HeadStart and about how and when you can start your PwC journey.