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The PwC Flying Start Programme

Fast-track your Accounting and Finance career

A programme in collaboration with Curtin Mauritius and ICAEW

The opportunity of a lifetime...

You are a school leaver and want to study Accounting and Finance in Mauritius? Go one step ahead and apply now to join the second cohort of this unique programme!

The PwC Flying Start Programme is an integrated academic and professional journey together with Curtin Mauritius and ICAEW. It provides both the environment and resources for Accounting and Finance students to gain real-life work experience with us at PwC, while progressing with the professional qualification ACA, to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Registration is now open for the February 2023 intake!

If you are a school leaver, send your motivation letter, SC and forecast/final HSC results by email to study@curtinmauritius.ac.mu before 30 October 2022.


Why choose the PwC Flying Start Programme?

Flying Start Programme - PwC Mauritius

A world-class BCom Accounting and Finance degree from Curtin University

PwC Mauritius - Flying Start Programme

Work experience through paid work placements at PwC, including opportunities to discover other countries and cultures

PwC Mauritius - Flying Start Programme

Progress towards becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant on passing four ACA Professional Level exams

PwC Mauritius - Flying Start Programme

Great opportunity to join PwC after graduating


Key features of the programme

PwC Mauritius - Flying Start Programme

Our Flying Start Programme lasts four years and will fast-track your career in Accounting and Finance while progressing to becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. A normal degree followed by an ACA qualification usually lasts an average of 7 years. 

PwC Mauritius - Flying Start Programme

Be first in line to secure a job with PwC as a year 3 in our graduate programme. This purposeful start encompasses experiences that go far beyond just work. It is a promise of culture, wellbeing, upskilling, diversity & inclusion and professional development.

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PwC Mauritius - Flying Start Programme

During the programme, you will get the opportunity to spend 56 weeks as part of your paid placement at PwC, working with our audit teams on client assignments. You will be an integral part of our various activities and grow your professional network. 

PwC Mauritius - Flying Start Programme

You'll join an exclusive network of high achievers in the same age group as you. While this programme will challenge you to give your best self, past year Flying Starters would have walked your path already and therefore be in a good position give you great tips.

PwC Mauritius - Flying Start Programme

You will complete 12/15 of the ACA exams and nearly half of the 450 days through paid placements at PwC. Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of Worldwide Universities, 2022).

PwC Mauritius - Flying Start Programme

During your studies at Curtin Mauritius, you'll enjoy first-rate facilities at the Charles Telfair Campus in Moka. PwC Centre is just a stone's throw away from campus, and enjoys lush greenery and infrastracture that should provide you with a young and vibrant lifestyle option.

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If you want to go to university but are also keen to begin your career, PwC's Flying Start programme offers you both at the same time.

Who can apply for the programme?

The programme is open for school leavers, meaning that students need to have completed their A-levels or equivalent by the time the Bcom Accounting and Finance degree starts at Curtin Mauritius in February 2023. 

Students who have not received their final exams results can still apply with their forecast results.

What are the entry requirements?

This programme is demanding and progression for each year will be higher compared to other degree programmes. 

As such, applicants need to:

  • Meet the entry requirements of the Curtin BCom Accounting and Finance degree
  • Scored grades A or B at HSC level irrespective of the subjects they studied 
  • Pass the Panel interview with PwC and Curtin Mauritius

What does the programme consist of?

The curriculum for the PwC Flying Start Programme blends both academic and professional experience. 

Year 1 (University)

  • Complete eight Curtin University study core units
  • Orientation at PwC and form part of the firm's young community
  • Enjoy student vacation

Year 2 (University, ACA and work placement 1)

  • Complete four Curtin Study units
  • Complete one ACA Professional Level exam
  • Undertake work placements at PwC - Work with audit clients and develop a network at PwC
  • Enjoy student vacation

Year 3 (University, ACA and work placement 2)

  • Complete eight Curtin University Study units
  • Complete two ACA Professional Level exams
  • Undertake work placements at PwC during which you will work with audit clients and develop your professional network
  • Enjoy student vacation

Year 4 (University and work placement 3)

  • Complete four final Curtin University Study units
  • Complete one last ACA Professional Level exam
  • Undertake work placements at PwC - Experience a longer work placement with greater opportunity to refine your professional skills, as well as coaching junior staff. There might even be opportunities to travel to other PwC firms in the world.

What makes the programme unique?

The PwC Flying Start Programme was originally launched in the UK. In the region, the programme is only available in Mauritius through a collaboration between PwC Mauritius, Curtin Mauritius and ICAEW.

This is a unique opportunity for young students to remain in Mauritius and accelerate a curriculum that would otherwise take at least 7 years to complete, and at a much higher cost if done abroad!

Build an auditing career

As part of the PwC Flying Start Programme, you'll join our audit function for 56 weeks of professional work placements. This will give you an early exposure to dealing with clients, work on audit assignments, and build your network.

With quality at the heart of our business, and through a range of services, we use our powerful technology to deliver trust on evolving business needs and stakeholder expectations.

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Flying Start Programme - PwC Mauritius

Throwback to the admission of the first batch in February 2022

In February 2022 we admitted 18 carefully selected students in this first-of-its-kind programme. A dream come true for an exciting group of aspiring accounting and finance professionals who became the first ever batch to join a PwC Flying Start programme in Mauritius and Africa!

Watch the video of the launch event!

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If you are a school leaver, send your motivation letter, SC and forecast/final HSC results by email to study@curtinmauritius.ac.mu before 30 October 2022.

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Human Capital

Human Capital, PwC Mauritius

Tel: +230 404 5000