Inspiring and shaping tomorrow's leaders
Our Watani programme aims to empower Emirati students, graduates and job seekers to become the next generation of business leaders, by providing exciting growth opportunities and enabling them to transform their futures.
Since 2014, we’ve been committed to investing in developing Emirati talent within our lines of service - Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Internal Firm Services (IFS) and Tax and Legal Services (TLS).
At PwC, our purpose is to solve our clients most important problems and to build trust in society. Here in the UAE, the Watani programme reflects our societal duty to give back to the Emirates, fostering growth for years to come.
And in 2020, we were proudly awarded the ‘Best Emiratisation Supporting Entity’ by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, honouring Emiratisation advocates in the private sector.
We are proud to call the UAE our home, from the office space you’ll work in, the client experience you will gain to the technology you use, your experience with us will exceed your expectations.
We welcome all UAE nationals to our Watani programme. When joining, you will immediately gain access to a multicultural and diverse working environment. We have four different ways that you can join us - through our:
Having graduated in the last 18 months, successful applicants will have the opportunity to join one of our Lines of Service - Assurance, Consulting, Deals or Tax and Legal Services and depending on which one, you will gain unrivaled work experience as well as the opportunity to study towards completing a certified professional qualification.
Find out more about our current graduate openings here.
Our internship programme is open to those university students who are in their penultimate year looking for a taste of working in a professional environment.With access to on the job training and mentoring, you’ll get an opportunity to build your network and, who knows, you might even leave with an offer to join our graduate programme.
We are always on the lookout for talented, experienced individuals that can make a difference. Whether you have worked in another Big 4 firm or have Industry experience, we can give you the opportunity to continue to accelerate your career aspirations.
Have a browse through our openings and get in touch.
Our clients often give their employees the opportunity to come and work with us.
Joining PwC on secondment means you will get a chance to experience our inclusive and diverse culture, multinational work experience as well as taking part in our many upskilling programmes.
If you are a UAE national currently employed with one of our clients, why not speak to your HR team about a potential secondment opportunity today.
You will start your journey with us with an introduction to the Firm and Assurance followed by a tailored training programme to prepare you for transition into your team.
Following this, you will begin your professional qualification after your first 3 - 6 months in the firm. Choose from a range of approved qualifications to study including ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and CPA (Certified Public Accountant) offered in partnership with PwC Middle East’s Academy.
Foundation for the Future (FftF) is our two year structured programme aimed at graduates joining our Consulting business. Starting with a comprehensive four week residential induction in Dubai, you have the chance to develop skills in areas such as finance, analytics, business change and operations as well as starting to develop your PwC network.
Your first two years in the business are all about gaining experience. As a graduate in Tax and Legal Services, you will rotate amongst many of our different business units, learning about their services and how we help our clients.
The Tax path
The Legal path
If you are joining our Legal Business, you will rotate amongst the Legal business units which include Corporate, Entity Governance and Compliance, Government Consulting, Immigration, Employment, Data Privacy and FinTech.
You will also have the opportunity to pursue a professional qualification that will help support your growth and development. In Tax, you can pursue this once you become a BU specialist (after two years of rotations) and in Legal, we will support you through the New york Bar qualification ( NYB) in your second year of the programme.
At this point you will be partially qualified and will continue your personal development through your ongoing work experience and studying for your professional qualification
Our investment in you doesn’t stop. You will continue to grow in your career through your ongoing work experience. The more you learn the greater the opportunities - whether they be in our Middle East firm or in one of our 157 offices from across the PwC global network.
A recent graduate (graduated within the last 18 months) and holding a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
Watani, PwC Middle East