Application and selection process

Application and selection process

 

 

Our selection processes are designed to make sure we're absolutely right for each other. The precise details of each stage will vary according to where you want to work, but the focus throughout will be on the qualities you need, to do well with us. Having the right academic results is only part of it. All our people are required to demonstrate certain core skills, which we refer to as our Global Core Competencies. 

Filling in our application form is good preparation for later interviews and assessments. It will help you to think about where your strengths lie:

  • how you contribute to team success
  • why you're applying to PwC
  • how you personally can contribute to our client services
  • what area you would like to join?

A step by step process

Our selection process will give you every chance to show us what you're made of and that you have the skills we’re looking for. After you’ve completed the application form, you will be asked to take some online ability tests, followed by an interview, then finally an assessment centre which includes an interview with a director or partner, a group exercise, a written exercise and ability tests. 

Here's how it works:

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Step 1: complete the application form

Once you've decided where you'd like to work within PwC and which route you'd like to follow, fill in our online application form. Make sure you research your answer to the question asked and ensure you answer each part! After completing this form you’ll be invited to take some online ability tests.

Step 2: take some online tests

You’ll be asked to complete numerical and verbal reasoning tests online. You'll give the tests again at the assessment day - this time on paper and supervised - so doing them online is good preparation. If successful you will be invited to a first interview.

Visit our assessments page for tips on the best way to prepare. Try some sample questions plus tips on the best way to prepare at: www.psychtesting.org.uk or www.shldirect.com.

Step 3: first interview

This stage involves a one-to-one interview, which provides you with the opportunity to display the qualities that paper can't do justice to. We're looking for you to provide us with evidence of the skills we are seeking as well as reassuring us that you've thought carefully about your career choice. You need to be able to demonstrate that you have a clear interest in the business world and PwC.

Step 4: attend an assessment centre and final interview

The assessment centre at PwC will consist of tests that measure your numerical and verbal reasoning skills; a written communication exercise; a second interview - normally with a partner or director from the business area you want to join and a group exercise.

This may sound a lot, but don't worry - the centre is designed to be as interesting and enjoyable as possible, giving you the chance to demonstrate your best qualities and find out as much about life at PwC as possible.

Step 5: receive an offer

You shouldn't have to wait too long. We'll let you know whether we'd like to make you an offer as soon after the assessment centre as possible.

Step 6: pass our checks

Once you accept an offer, our Pre Employment Screening Team will verify the academic and employment history you outlined on your application. This makes it absolutely essential that you complete your application form accurately and truthfully, including all module marks, dates and grades achieved. All of the information you provide will be checked rigorously (although active checks won't be made against social networking sites). Also, if you are joining a business area with Government and public sector clients, further checks will be carried out in line with the Government’s Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), including a criminal record check and proof of residence.

What Next?

Before your start date you may find it useful to come back for a visit. This will allow you to have a more personalised, informal chat about what to expect once you join, take a look round the office where you'll be based and meet some of your new colleagues.

Next Steps

Search for an appropriate vacancy