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Business Insight Week, Aberdeen, Summer 2020

Business Insight Week

Spend an action-packed, paid week in one of our offices during your summer holiday, and find out what it’s like to work at PwC and which skills you’ll need for a successful career in one of our teams.

If you currently attend a state school and meet our widening participation or social mobility criteria (see details below) then you may be eligible to apply for our Business Insight Week programme. If you don’t meet these criteria, then please have a look at our Accounting or Digital Insight Week programmes.

The Week

During your Business Insight Week, we’ll welcome you with a day’s training so you can meet other students on the programme and staff at PwC. You’ll set up your PwC laptop and find out more about what we do and we’ll help you prepare for the rest of your week before you get started with shadowing and workshops from your second day.

Throughout the week, you’ll have the opportunity to gain lots of valuable skills, build your network of professionals and explore your career options with PwC. Maybe you’re interested in doing an apprenticeship, you’re considering going to university, or you’re still not sure, and you simply want to find out more about PwC and which areas of business or technology interest you most. The Business Insight Week will help you to answer these questions by giving you an insight into our business areas, and you’ll hear from staff who have joined PwC through a range of pathways and programmes. The experiences that you gain should help you understand what we do at PwC, why we do it, and what area of the business will suit you best. You’ll see how we support household brands, governments, charities and global companies with everything from planning for the future, to how they can make the most of their technology and meet the challenges of the changing world of business.

Make the most of your summer, and take the opportunity to develop new skills, meet new people, and pave the way for a future career in professional services.

What you’ll need
  • Currently in S5 and will be finishing school or college in 2021
This programme is only open to students who fulfil our social mobility criteria. You must attend a state school AND meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • would be of the first generation in their immediate family to attend university;
  • or are or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years;
  • or attend a school that is above the regional average in terms of number of students eligible for free school meals (this will be determined based on the school postcode you provide).
Academics
  • You'll need to be on course for a 96 UCAS tariff from your Highers, BTEC, or across your top 3 A-Levels or equivalent qualification (excluding general studies and the EPQ)
  • You’ll need to have achieved a Grade C in Maths and English in your Nationals
  • You’ll need to be eligible to work in the UK without company sponsorship
Who are we looking for?
  • Students who are keen to pursue a career in Business, Accounting or Technology
  • Students who are committed to learning and developing new skills
  • Students who want to grow their professional network and meet new people
  • Students who are motivated, engaged and keen to learn
  • Students who fulfil our Socio-economic background and academic criteria
When to apply
  • The deadline for applications is the 14 February 2020



The PwC Deal

We want people to build exceptional careers during their time at PwC. When you feel motivated and energised by your work, you're more able to contribute to the organisation, as well as achieve your aspirations. No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all routes offer the same deal. The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life. We empower people to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential. In return, your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.​

Diversity and inclusion

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. It’s critical we have diverse talent, views and thinking if we are to deliver exceptional client value and solve the world’s important problems. We seek to attract and recruit people from the widest talent pool, who reflect the society in which we work. And we aim to encourage an inclusive culture where people can feel empowered to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate. So join PwC. We'll help you reach your full potential. Learn more here pwc.co.uk/diversity

About PwC
We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

Find out more about our application process here. 

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