School and College Leaver programme
Our School and College Leaver programmes are designed to help you develop your business skills through real client work, while studying towards qualifications that will give you a head start in your career. You’ll earn a competitive salary and receive coaching from our people, who are experts in their field. At the same time, thanks to our study support, you won’t need to worry about paying for course and exam fees, textbooks or revision materials.
We help our clients stay ahead of the changes that impact their business. Equipped with the scale of a seamlessly connected global network, we’re where they need us - delivering deep tax technical expertise, while providing the critical context to help make informed and compliant decisions that drive their operations forward. At a global and local level, we design best-in-class integrated tax and legal strategies that empower clients to move from complexity to execution.
Our expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation. Our tax experts proactively engage in the tax policy debate and are focused on leading views and new ideas. Your knowledge will help high-profile organisations, entrepreneurs and family businesses, understand complex rules and make informed decisions with significant impacts. Our people need to be flexible and ready to build strong relationships, networks and leadership skills.
What you’ll do
There are a number of Tax teams you can join on our School and College Leaver programme:
Our Core Tax programme will see you rotate across our Direct, Indirect and Reward & Employment Tax teams in the first two years of your PwC journey, before aligning to a particular part of our Tax practice in your third year.
In Tax Compliance (Private Client, Indirect) you’ll have the opportunity to work with our high profile clients on their personal, corporate and indirect tax returns.
Or Accounting Services, where as part of your programme you’ll prepare local and cross border client GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles), statutory financial statements (SFS), bookkeeping and help prepare periodic management accounts.
What you’ll gain
We have two qualification routes on our School and College Leaver programmes. Please check individual job listings for more information.
You'll enjoy plenty of practical, on-the-job training while studying for a professional qualification with the ATT (Association of Tax Technicians) as a core part of your programme, which is a nationally recognised qualification.
We’ll support you as you study for a Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB). This is a nationally recognised professional qualification with Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
What you need
Minimum requirements are 96 UCAS* for the ATT pathway or 112 UCAS * for the CFAB pathway from up to three full A-Levels (or equivalent), and a Grade C or 4 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics.
Exams must have been taken in the same sitting and resits are accepted only where modules or papers have been retaken in the same academic year. If you have any extenuating circumstances related to your exam marks or the sequencing of your exams, please declare this on your application and this will be considered as we review your application.
*The UCAS tariff varies depending on the team and the professional qualification.
When to apply
Applications for this role may close early should we receive a high volume of interest so we recommend prompt application to avoid disappointment.
Join our human-led, tech-powered team.