Flying Start Degree Programme

Fast track your career into a finance profession

Our Flying Start degree pathway is a four-year programme and provides the opportunity to combine academic study whilst kick starting your career in finance with PwC.

We have collaborated with University College Jersey to develop this pathway. Students will spend terms 1 and 3 each year attending the university, with term 2 being spent on placement. The pathway will put you on track to becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant - you'll complete 80% of your ICAEW exams whilst studying for the degree, complete a large proportion of the work experience required to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, and be less than a year away from the full qualification once you graduate.

You'll also still have the whole summer off to relax, travel and have the flexibility to do whatever you enjoy.

Reasons to choose the Flying Start Degree Programme

You'll get to study on island

All of the teaching and assessment on the four-year Flying Start Degree Programme is delivered locally in a supportive environment. At the end of the journey students achieve an internationally recognised degree. The degree will cover all certificate and professional stage ICAEW exams, such that students only need to sit the advanced stage exams after their degree to fully exam qualify.

Studying on-island brings the benefits of high levels of pastoral care, lower travel and accommodation costs and greater access to specialist tutors and mentors. You will achieve a recognised bachelor’s degree in finance alongside your professional exams, as well as enjoying significant paid work experience in a professional and supportive workplace.

Applications for September 2024 are open now.

Work with PwC

There's no better place to learn your trade as an accountant than PwC. You’ll join one of PwC’s Audit teams, where you could be working on external audits. Quality is at the heart of how we build trust in society and we bring passionate people together to work inclusively. We recognise Audit as a deep specialism and give our people access to the best opportunities. Our people challenge and are open to challenge themselves as we work to solve important problems for the organisations we audit. They take pride in their work and profession, working together with flexibility, agility and intelligence. They put the team first and are passionate about quality in everything that they do.

Earn while you learn

We offer a competitive financial package to support your time on the degree:

  • Paid work placements with a competitive salary, including the choice to work summer holidays.
  • Many of the learning materials are provided free of charge.
  • ICAEW registration fee.
  • Remain eligible for the student finance bursary, as provided by the Government of Jersey.


Pay and benefits. Our core financial package includes your base salary and core benefits plus (where applicable) our discretionary bonus plan. You will also receive a benefits allowance if you are a manager, senior manager or director.



We believe that having people from different backgrounds and with different points of view and talents working together really helps us maximise on the uniqueness of each of our people, which in turn creates the highest value for our clients.



We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our people so they can be themselves and feel their best, allowing us to deliver the exceptional service our clients expect.


Contact us

Fiona Wrigley

Fiona Wrigley

Recruitment Manager, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 7911 763755

Marcelina Blaszczyk

Marcelina Blaszczyk

Recruitment Officer, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 7797 839398

Frankie Dunnell

Frankie Dunnell

Senior Recruitment Brand Ambassador, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 7911 722534

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