Summer Internship

Join us during summer and gain insight into a career with us

We know your summer break is important and we want to make sure you get the maximum value from your summer internship. We want to bring out the best in you, let you see the work we do and get a real experience of our culture and our people.

You will get an insight into a career with PwC, and see first-hand what life is like for our students during a summer internship that lasts for three weeks during your summer break.

During your 3 week internship you will get the opportunity to work across all our practice areas in Assurance, Tax, Actuarial and Advisory. You will spend your time as part of a team getting practical, on-the-job experience with the guidance of coaches from the business, and understand the importance we place on supporting and developing people in our business.

Your intern experience

What will I do?

Working in teams, you’ll have exposure to everything that goes on within the fast-paced environment at PwC:

  • You will be working with teams and have the opportunity to work directly for a manager or partner in the firm
  • You will work on ‘live’ client projects, both in the office and out in various client locations
  • You may get the opportunity to take part in a Corporate Social Responsibility day with different organisations
  • You will have the opportunity to develop relationships at PwC by attending client/team lunches
  • You will receive personal development feedback at the end of your internship

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What will I learn?

You will learn and put into practice a wide variety of professional and personal skills including:

  • IT skills, including our internal software programs and applications related to your client work
  • People skills, including building relationships, interacting, working in teams, diversity and inclusion
  • Boosting your commercial awareness in a working commercial environment
  • Building your interpersonal skills and self confidence
  • Gaining an insight into the profession
  • Understanding of the PwC culture and the way we work
  • Give you wide ranging opportunities to work with real clients from global organisations to local businesses.

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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, securing a minimum of 120 UCAS points (excluding General Studies), a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points and if you are a graduate, predicted at least a 2:1 degree.

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

This programme is aimed at students in sixth form and penultimate year graduates at university.

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Meet our Summer Interns

Hear from our past interns about their experience with the firm.

Chelsey Kneen

Chelsey Kneen

Studying: BA (Hons) History with Law

"I have always had an interest in a career in accountancy and wished to gain a greater understanding of working in the accounting profession. The excellent reputation of PwC for providing quality services attracted me to attend its December Insight Event. The professional presentation, commitment of senior partners, directors and employees, together with the welcoming atmosphere led me to apply for a summer internship. I immediately got a good vibe about the firm and knew that I wanted to experience more."

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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."

Ciara Halton-O'Mahony

Ciara Halton-O'Mahony

Studying: BA (Hons) History

"I applied for the summer internship as it was the perfect opportunity to get an all-rounded experience of accountancy, with time split between all the service lines. During my time I have assisted in the audit of multiple companies, helping complete the tests of controls as well as the preparation of financial statements and audit reports. Whilst working with Tax, I created and completed tax schedules and computations and helped to create the final draft returns. With Advisory, I researched and wrote up a report on Initial Coin Offerings, exploring the potentials it could offer for the Isle of Man. My experiences in all the different departments have taught me that there are so many career options for me within accountancy and finance and has given me a great experience of what each option involves.

The people at PwC Isle of Man have made my experience so enjoyable. Everyone has been so welcoming and engaging, allowing me to gain an in-depth insight into their careers, including the different qualifications available to me. I would recommend the internship to anyone considering a career in finance to apply, as it gives you an insight not only to the Audit profession, but all of the careers at PwC, leaving you with a good understanding and a rounded experience."

 

 

Guy Davies

Guy Davies

Studying: BSc (Hons) Biology

"Having completed my penultimate year at university, looking into my career options post graduation is crucial. Having seen that PwC accepts graduates from all degree backgrounds I thought the internship presented a great way to find out if a career in this field would be suited to me, while also gaining valuable experience in areas outside of my degree course.

With PwC also being a “Big 4” firm, I knew the placement would hold a strong reputation, providing me with quality, transferable skills from the training I would receive and work I would carry out."

Find out more about Guy's experience

 

Isla Crooks

Isla Crooks

Studying: BSc (Hons) Mathematics

"I spent my summer internship with the Actuarial team, which I have really enjoyed. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful from start to finish. From the variety of work I have been involved with I now have a clear idea of what is expected in an actuarial role and I have learnt it would be a great suit for me. The real world application of math is a great way to use what I have learnt from my degree and I look forward to pursuing a career as an Actuarial Consultant in the future. I took part in many activities arranged by PwC such as a community beach clean, team lunches and a bowling night, which were all great opportunities to meet with staff and learn about life at PwC."

 

 

James Taylor

James Taylor

Studying: BSc (Hons) Mathematics

"I joined PwC Isle of Man as a Summer Intern to gain an insight as to what it would be like working in financial services. The internship structure of working in the different service lines was perfect for me as it gave me a taste of different types of work within PwC. The most enjoyable aspect of my internship (aside from the social events!) has been working within the Actuarial team. The work I have been involved with has been both challenging and interesting - I was working with real data and producing valuable work for the project.

Aside from the many excel tricks, I’ve learnt how pension schemes and life insurance policies work, the factors that go into their calculations and how to model them. When I started I wasn’t sure about my future career plans, but now I have realised I would be happy to pursue a career as an Actuary and I’ve gained a range of transferable skills and experiences useful for a range of careers."

 

 

Joshua Wright

Joshua Wright

Studying: BSc (Hons) Mathematics

"The internship promoted a culture of being practically driven, but closely supported by technical training, which appealed to me as I am a firm believer that direct practice is the best way to learn new techniques. I was aware of PwC’s strong reputation within the finance sector and in particular the quality training they offer employees. I felt that this would ensure that the internship would be highly insightful and provide a real learning opportunity.

Another strong point for me was PwC’s expertise across the four main branches of actuarial work; namely pensions, investment, life insurance and general insurance. This was an ideal opportunity for me to gain experience in each to help generate inspiration as to which area I may wish to specialise in further down the line."

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How do I apply?

Apply online and submit your application

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.

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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.

Contact us

Samantha Pemberton

HR Senior Manager, PwC Isle of Man

Tel: +44 (0) 1624 689683

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