PwC Receives Record Number of Student Applications

Thursday, August 24, 2017 Print Email

Big four firm PwC has seen a double digit increase in the number of applications received with reference to internship placements and work experience, and a record number of applications received across its student vacancies overall.

More than 22,000 students applied for PwC’s 960 paid work experience placements this year, a 12% increase from last year. Almost 50,000 students have applied for PwC’s 2,285 graduate, school leaver, apprenticeships, work placement positions and paid internship in current year. This is up from almost 46,000 last year.

The Head of people at PwC, Laura Hinton, said that We have noticed a significant increase in the number of students applying to our internship and work experience placement positions as they are looking for ways to stand out in competitive job market and test drive their career choices at a much earlier stage.

She further said that all of our internship options and work experience positions are paid, which is essential for attracting a greater diversity of students and to ensure that opportunities are open to all students.

Nearly 55% of graduates hired this year were outside of London, increasing to 71% for school leaver roles, including apprenticeships. Almost 75% of applicants to PwC’s student programme are from state schools and 14% are from household receiving income support.

Laura Hinton also said that we are committed to creating opportunities for students all across the country and dispelling the perception that you have to work in London in order to get ahead in career. We are planning to create more opportunities for students in our regional offices this year and our latest technology degree apprenticeship programme is a perfect example of that ambition in action, as roles will be based in our Leeds and Birmingham offices.

She also said that PwC wants to employ talented people irrespective of their backgrounds and the more routes we have in place with regards to entry into our profession the more successful we will be in finding the best talent. We recognize that we have got a lot of work to do in this respect, but it’s encouraging that the steps we have already taken to widen access to our firm, such as extending our schools outreach and offering paid internships, are starting to pay off.

Source: ReadyRatios

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