Summer Internship

Boost your employability

We know your summer break is important and we want to make sure you get the maximum value from an internship to learn about our business, build your networks and work alongside our specialists. If you’re a student in the sixth form or your penultimate year of a degree, our summer internship offers an opportunity to let you see the work we do, and get a real experience of our culture and our people, whilst building your commercial awareness, skills and confidence.

A summer internship will provide a real insight into PwC, and you will see first-hand what working life is like for our student trainees, what we do and what matters to our clients.

        Your intern experience

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You will work alongside specialists across all of our practice areas in Audit, Tax, Actuarial and Advisory who will be on hand to guide you and give you an insight into the profession. You will spend your time as part of a team getting practical, on-the-job experience on real clients projects both in the office and in various client offices to develop your understanding of what we do. You’ll build networks with your colleagues and peer group helping you understand the importance we place on supporting and developing people in our business.

You will learn and put into practice a wide variety of professional and personal skills including digital skills using the latest technologies, people skills working in our inclusive teams, boosting your commercial awareness, building your interpersonal skills and confidence, 

Our internships are typically three weeks in length during the summer break, during this time you may also get the opportunity to be involved with our community volunteering day which takes place in the summer months.

Be it the clients; the people; the networks; or the social events, you’ll be surprised at the skills you’ll develop and how much you’ll learn. Opportunity is at the heart of a career with PwC and our summer internship will offer you valuable experience and personal development to prepare you for your future.

Our business areas

We tackle a wide range of business issues and complex commercial challenges. And our ideas boost the performance of all sorts of organisations. So it’s not surprising that we offer a huge variety of career paths. Take some time to get to know our business areas.

Find out more about our business areas

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      What skills do I need?

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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 C and above in Maths and English at GCSE, securing or are on track for a minimum of 112 UCAS points (excluding General Studies), or a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points, and if you are an undergraduate, on track to securing a 2:1 in any degree discipline.

The degree doesn't necessarily have to be in maths or accountancy; we accept students from many disciplines. We want team players, creativity, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility and a natural intellectual curiosity and appetite that will drive a business career.

How do I apply?

Submit your application early

Applying for our student training programme is straightforward. We accept direct online applications only via our website, so please do not send us your CV (we don't accept applications from agencies for this opportunity either).

We recruit on a rolling basis, so you can send us your application throughout the year but as we have limited spaces on our programme, we recommend that you submit your application form to us as soon as possible. We review applications as they are submitted.

Typically applications for our trainee positions are open to apply to all year round with a start date in August.

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Attend an interview

If your application is successful, we will ask you to attend an interview at our office. At the interview we’ll discuss your application, get to know more about you and answer any questions you have.

Receive an offer

We know waiting is the hard part, so we’ll let you know as soon as possible if we’d like to make you an offer to join the summer internship programme.

Meet our Summer Interns

To help understand what the internship is like some of our past interns have shared their experiences in their own words.

Patrick Cope

Patrick Cope

Studying: Geography at Newcastle University

"The experience I had at PwC Isle of Man was great, where everyone I met and worked with were friendly and accommodating in helping me through different aspects of work, through which I felt very much a part of the team. This internship has allowed me to experience work in a top accounting firm, whilst giving me a good understanding of the culture of PwC and the way the team operates."

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Adam Roberts

Studying: A-Level Economics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics

"I hadn't much experience working in an office environment so I thought that I could get a lot of out of the internship. Working in finance has always been an interest of mine so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work for one of the biggest firms in the market. Getting to feel like I’m part of the team has been great. Everyone that I’ve been surrounded by in the office has made me feel welcomed. There hasn’t been a single point in time that I felt like I shouldn’t be here."

Chloe Corrigan

Chloe Corrigan

Studying: BA (Hons) History

"I discovered the internship at the annual Insight Event the firm runs for students to find out more about career options on offer, I learnt that the internship would provide invaluable experience and give me varied knowledge of the office. I really enjoyed my time spent in Assurance because it gave me a good understanding of how businesses operate. I worked with the Audit team on a life insurance company and a property investment company, where I learnt an array of skills including how to carry out controls testing and auditing financial statements. As part of my time in Advisory I worked upon an Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism regulations research paper. The research element of Advisory really interested me and has inspired a genuine interest in a career in advisory services. 
I finished my three weeks with a great insight into what a career in the accounting and finance
profession is like."




Amber Black

Studied: A-Level Mathematics, Chemistry & Biology

"A career in accounting has always been something I have considered and I wished to gain first-hand experience working in an accountancy firm before deciding on my post A-Level education. My experience here at PwC is one I will carry with me. It has been extremely insightful and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside some amazing people who have guided and taught me so much."

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