Early PwC International Challenge (EPIC)

The route to a fulfilling career

You want to develop language skills, enjoy the taste of exotic cultures or experience life in a new dynamic city. Maybe you want to see how businesses operate in a different country. And are you hungry to develop the skill sets that will provide a passport to superb career opportunities in a truly global network?

Whatever your motivation, EPIC allows you to earn and seize the opportunity to work abroad, much earlier in your career than you might expect. Not only will you make new friends and enjoy new life challenges, you'll work with a challenging variety of clients and build lasting professional and personal relationships.
Typically, you'd depart for your chosen destination around three to four years after joining us, with your EPIC assignment lasting two years.

Global locations, global choices 

A host of exciting destinations await in major established economic centres and key developing global markets. Highlighted below are just some of those destinations:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Korea
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • USA


You will engage in dialogue, that will help you decide which town or city most interests you, and where your contribution would best fit the needs of our business. We'll then prepare you for your assignment through mentoring, skill development and training.

Advantage: Your career 

Your assignment abroad should generate lasting personal and professional rewards. Below are some of the advantages existing assignees said they have gained from going on an international assignment:

  • Accelerated career progression
  • Deeper personal development
  • Improved skills and expertise
  • Greater cultural awareness
  • Better understanding of international differences
  • Broader and closer global networks
  • Long-term friendships
  • Increased confidence in overcoming challenges
  • Enhanced creativity through exposure to new ideas

Rewards and benefits 

In order to minimise logistical, financial and other practical concerns, your international assignment package could include the following:

  • Host-based compensation determined by local market rates
  • Assistance with immigration and compliance requirements
  • Reimbursement for the shipping of personal effects
  • Reimbursement for relocation travel costs for you and your accompanying dependents
  • Temporary living for you and those dependents
  • One home leave per assignment year for you and your accompanying dependents
  • Language and intercultural training (where required)

The people we need 

International assignments present an exciting prospect—but they're also challenging. EPIC assignments are open to PwC people who have demonstrated excellent performance, along with the desire and commitment to gain international experience early in their career.

You can achieve what you want—in your life and in your work. So, make your career choice EPIC.

Next steps 

Train with PwC. Visit our careers page where you can explore graduate opportunities in locations across the globe. Find your location and find out what you need to do to apply to a PwC campus recruitment programme. EPIC is just one of the exciting opportunities available to successful applicants.