School and College Leaver programmes in Operate with PwC - Spring 2022
Start your career at PwC Belfast in Spring 2022
School and College Leaver programme
A position on our School and College Leaver programme is one of the best ways to kickstart your career with PwC. All of our School and College Leaver programmes are designed to help you develop your business skills through real client work, while also completing formal training and studying towards qualifications to give you a head start in your career. PwC will provide you with support all the way.
You’ll earn a competitive salary, benefit from our excellent support networks and have the opportunity to continually progress your career. Just like our graduate joiners, you’ll work on varied and challenging client and internal projects, which make a real difference to the world of business. You’ll be coached by our people, who are experts in their field, and 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 have opportunities to join us this Spring in two different Operate teams:
Operate Compliance Testing
Our Compliance Testing team works with global clients to test and monitor compliance across a wide range of regulatory, technology and operational risk areas. Our team supports many of the firm’s leading clients, largely within the banking and financial services sector, on a wide range of global and complex audit engagements.
Our Compliance Testing Team focuses on Assurance Controls Testing, Compliance Testing & Monitoring, Technology Risk Compliance and Regulatory Compliance, providing specialist process and controls support to all business units across our UK firm.
Compliance Testing provides specialist knowledge and expertise to help our global clients manage multiple projects, implementing and delivering solutions, in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
Operate Finance Solutions
Finance Solutions is a team of finance professionals who operate elements of clients’ finance functions. Our model is based on best practice and technology in shared services, operating in the spirit of partnership with our clients to minimise the burden of their staff and structures.
Based in Belfast, we work with a range of local and global clients, across various industries, supporting systems and processes and generating accounts and reports.
What you’ll do
Life at Operate is fast-paced and client-focused. It is also highly rewarding, giving you the chance to work with some of the biggest global brands and develop yourself through our unique skills academy.
Compliance Testing - If you’re a natural problem solver, capable of using your judgement to help our clients stay on the right side of regulation. You’ll:
Experience working on-site at our clients’ ofﬁces or at a PwC location performing operational and implementation activities
Support clients to navigate complex operational and regulatory activities
Undergo continuous development through the Skills Academy at Operate.
Finance Solutions - Initially, your role will involve running the various elements of the client’s accounting functions and supporting the production of interactive monthly Management Information packs. You will be trained in accounting principles and software, and get hands-on experience of how this relates to a business’s finance functions. As you develop, you will take on more responsibility, get to interact with clients, and coach new team members. You could be working on a portfolio of medium sized businesses, or be dedicated to one client, and there is the opportunity to get a variety of experience.
What you’ll gain
In Compliance Testing you’ll study for the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
In Finance Solutions you'll develop technical and business skills through studying towards the Accounting Technician qualification from Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) with Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI). Through this you'll develop a formal understanding of business and develop finance, accounting and taxation.
Along the way, you'll also learn through doing, building your communication, relationships, project management and personal ski
What you’ll need
Minimum requirements are 112 UCAS tariff from up to three full A-Levels or equivalent (not including General Studies or Critical Thinking), 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.
When to apply
Although there is no application deadline, each year we have only a small number of roles available. We therefore advise applying early, but please be prepared for a short wait in processing your application at each stage of our process while we consider your application alongside others.