Graduates

A development journey tailored for you starting in 2020

An organisation is only as good as its people. That’s why PwC seeks out the best and brightest graduates each year. Your opportunity starts here.

Our graduate training programme, a path to becoming a PwC professional is paved with opportunities and real responsibilities, helping you take your career forward. We take a blended approach to your development, combining formal training through professional qualifications, coaching from others and practical on-the-job experience. You will gain a range of transferable business, personal and technical skills that help you grow.

Your development journey

What we can offer you

Our people make us stand out. They are our biggest business asset. It’s a two-way deal; what our people put into PwC, they get back in kind. We recruit the very best and invest in them. We also want you to be sure we’re the right choice for you. The professional journey you can expect when you join us covers:

  • Professional qualification - passing your professional exams is important for your career success.
  • Exam success - we have exceptionally strong record of success in professional exams at PwC.
  • Coaching - providing you with the support, guidance and advice you need.
  • Feedback - constant feedback to build your strengths and tackle areas for your development.
  • Secondment opportunities - you may have the chance to work in one of our may PwC offices around the world.

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What will I gain?

Not only do you study for an internationally respected business qualification, you also get plenty of variety and excellent development opportunities throughout your career. You'll quickly develop excellent communication, project management, business awareness and coaching skills.

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What skills do I need?

We want to hear from the most talented all-round students. We would like to hear from those that have outstanding academic achievements, gaining at least a Grade B at Maths and English at GCSE, a minimum of 120 UCAS points (excluding General Studies) or a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points, and on track to securing a 2:1 in any degree discipline.

But, there’s more to our people than academic excellence.

During the recruitment process, we will be looking for people who demonstrate:

  • Flexibility - to handle changing priorities and workloads positively
  • Courage and integrity - you are always up for a challenge and do the right thing by clients and colleagues
  • Curiosity - to help you learn, share and innovate
  • Team working skills - to take on your fair share and work with others to get results
  • Commercial awareness - you are up to date with the latest business thinking and trends
  • Great communication skills - to listen, persuade and put your point across

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What work will I do?

Assurance

In Assurance, we get to the heart of business providing decision makers with information they can trust and give investors confidence.

As an Assurance Associate you’ll have hands-on work straightaway. It’s investigative work that often involves one-to-one meetings with financial controllers and finance directors, and you’ll need to be tenacious and resilient to do it well. And as finance is at the centre of every organisation, you'll learn constantly about how different businesses operate. You'll be looking through records and also help to put together reports on the controls and systems you have seen at our clients covering a wide range of industries and audit areas including customers, suppliers and bank statement reconciliations. If you’re an individual with intellectual agility, drive and resilience, you will most likely excel in our business.

The more experience you get, the more responsibility you’ll take on – from planning and carrying out your own audits as well as for coaching junior colleagues.

You will undertake the ICAEW ACA professional accountancy examinations.

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Actuarial

Actuaries work with uncertainty, helping clients analyse how future events – anything from a corporate take-over to a major natural disaster – would affect them.

As an Actuarial Associate you’ll work with a wide variety of clients from a wide variety of industries. Industries in which actuaries traditionally play a role, like the life insurance, general insurance and pension industries to some non-traditional industries like the banking and healthcare sector, the public sector, the funds industry and legal profession.

You’ll leave how to use complex financial and statistical theories to weigh up the risks and estimate the odds of what might happen. Just as importantly, you’ll develop a flair for presenting your findings in a simple and easy to understand language.

You’ll undertake a professional qualification with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

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How do I apply?

Apply online and submit your application early

Applying is straightforward. We accept online applications only, so please do not send us your CV. You can send us your application throughout the year but as we have limited spaces on our programme, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. We review applications as they are submitted.

Apply now for 2020

If you are invited to attend an interview, be prepared

This will be competency-based interview so be ready to talk about your experiences, demonstrate your understanding of our business and show you have the attributes detailed in The PwC Professional. As well as attending an interview, you will also be required to sit an assessment test. These basic tests help us gain an understanding of your core skills and abilities, and will usually take the form of a numerical reasoning test in which we can identify specific strengths or areas for development. The results will then be analysed and factored into the decision-making process. Although the results are not definitive, we would encourage you to prepare in advance if for example you have not studied a maths-related degree or A-level. Try some sample questions plus tips on the best way to prepare at www.shldirect.com.

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Have you been successful?

We know waiting is the hard part, and we will let you know whether or not you've been successful as soon as possible after your interview.

Meet our graduates

Here, some of our graduates talk about their experience since joining the firm and what it has meant to them.

Adam McAuley - Actuarial

Adam McAuley - Actuarial

BSc Mathematics & Economics at University of York

"My time in PwC’s Actuarial Services practice has honestly flown by, and from my first day in the office it’s safe to say that the learning curve you experience is exponential. I’ve already witnessed a vast variety of client work, exposure you would struggle to get when working in UK branches of the business and a real positive to being located on the Isle of Man.

The exam and study support is exceptional. I have had constant support from all of my colleagues whenever I’ve needed it, and the study material has great relevance to our everyday work. All in all, PwC is a fantastic place to work."

Find out more about Adam's experience here

Eleanor Kelly - Assurance

BSc Biology at University of Sheffield

"Studying for the ACA qualification is a challenging yet rewarding process. PwC provides excellent support throughout your training and everyone is very welcoming. Working in Assurance you are exposed to a range of work across the different industries the Isle of Man has to offer. The job is a constant learning curve which is balanced out with a variety of social events throughout the year. There is always an opportunity to get involved in different projects or challenges for charity. I have enjoyed my time at PwC so far."

 

Ben Ogden - Assurance

Ben Ogden - Assurance

BA (Hons) History with Accounting and Finance at University of Liverpool

"My first year at PwC has flown by, and I have achieved a lot in that time. I have passed the Certificate level of the ACA and I am half way through the Professional level exams. PwC has provided me with tuition and time off, which has been really helpful for my progression. I have worked on a variety of interesting clients, in industries such as; shipping, insurance, banks and a satellite company! I find it really interesting visiting different clients and seeing how they operate differently. This is a major benefit of working at PwC as I am always moving around different clients and no two days are the same. Throughout the year I have also been involved in different activities including; a charity 3 peaks challenge, multiple Isle of Man business events, PwC social and wellness events. There is always something going on, which is what makes working for PwC so rewarding."

 

Contact us

Samantha Pemberton

HR Senior Manager, PwC Isle of Man

Tel: +44 (0) 1624 689683

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