School and College Careers Newsletter November 2018
Welcome to our second newsletter of the year – we hope the first half term went well for you and your students.
We’ve got lots going on here at PwC, including the launch of our Year 12 work experience opportunities and new Data Science Graduate Apprenticeship degree programme. Take a look over the below to find out more.
Please do feel free to share these opportunities within your networks. If you’d like further information, simply email email@example.com.
In the spotlight – new selection processApplications for our 2019 roles are now open and with this sees the launch of our new selection process in which students are fully immersed in our business, our culture and our values. It showcases the best the firm has to offer through our people, technology and new ways of working, so students can make an informed decision that PwC is right for their future career. Find out how it works.
Should you wish to find out more about Game Based Assessments then you can download the Firefly Freedom app and use the key ‘PwCFF’ which will allow your students to undertake some similar assessments that will help them prepare for our online assessments.
Insight Weeks – Work Experience for Year 12 students*We’re delighted to once again launch our two unique paid summer Insight Weeks (work experience programmes) for Year 12 students. In summer 2019 we will be offering over 400 places nationwide. *Year 13 in Northern Ireland and S5 in Scotland.
Whether your students are looking for a general introduction to potential career pathways into business, or are keen to get stuck in with cutting edge technology, these programmes could be worth exploring.
“The PwC Business Insight Week helped me consider what I might want to do and enabled me to narrow down my options, both with what I might want to do and what might not be for me.” Terentia, Year 12, from Coventry
Join our virtual session on 7 November to find out more about work experience at PwC from the comfort of your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Embracing Diversity and Supporting Social Mobility
As part of our commitment to widening access to our profession, we’re offering an innovative opportunity for candidates meeting our social mobility criteria to attend a coaching day as part of their application process, to receive additional coaching and complete their assessments in one of our offices. For more information, visit our website.
Flying Start Degree Partnership ProgrammesWeighing up post A-level options can be a confusing time for your students, with so many choices to make and factors to consider. Much is made of the debate as to whether to start work straight away or go to Uni, but what if they could do both at the same time? Here’s some facts you might not know about employer partnership degrees…
They can still choose their Uni – our Flying Start Degree programmes are available at Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading, Leeds, Birmingham, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Queen’s University Belfast so they can choose the Uni and geographical area that suits them best.
Two for the price of one – many partnership degrees offer a professional qualification, alongside their academic degree qualification. That means they start work ahead of other graduates with an industry qualification under their belt alongside a degree.
Student discount – most employer degrees offer financial incentives, making the burden of going to Uni that little bit lighter. Whether it’s discounted fees and paid placements, like our Accountancy Flying Start programmes*, or a fully funded programme where they’re paid a monthly salary from day one for the duration of the programme, as well as 25 days holiday, life insurance and other core benefits, and pay no tuition fees, like our Flying Start Technology Degree Apprenticeship, they’re worth looking into.
*Discounted fees not applicable at Reading.
We offer Flying Start Degree Programmes in Accounting, Business and Technology. To find out more about our programmes, simply visit our website and/or apply through UCAS.
Join our virtual session on 2 November to find out more about Flying Start and the recruitment process from the comfort of your smartphone, tablet or laptop – Sign up here.
National Schools Employability Challenge – NSEC – encourage your students to get their entries inHelp your students take the opportunity to showcase their employability skills, alongside students from across the country. Organised over three stages, students will complete quizzes, workshops and group tasks for the opportunity of winning some fantastic prizes. The Challenge has started and runs until 29 March 2019 at 5pm, and is aimed at students aged 14-18 years old.
If you’re not already part of our Talent Network, or know someone who might want to join, please encourage your colleagues and friends to utilise our Parent & Teacher Zone and to sign up to our Talent Network for relevant updates and news.