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School and College Leaver Audit Cambridge Autumn 2021

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 Closes: 16 Dec 2020
Cambridge, South East Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_45103BR

Job description

It's an exciting time to join us in Audit. Quality is at the heart of how we build trust in society. We bring passionate people together to work inclusively and celebrate our successes. We put the team first and pride ourselves on our global reputation as a trusted place to do business. We recognise Audit as a deep specialism and give our people access to the best opportunities and lots of variety through home team, internal secondments and international assignments. Our people challenge and are open to challenge themselves as we work to solve important problems for the organisations we audit. They take pride in their work and profession, working together with flexibility, agility and intelligence.They put the team first and are passionate about quality in everything that they do.

By joining us you'll work in an environment that inspires you and gives you an active role in designing and shaping the future of Audit. We drive change through innovation, imagination and creativity. We embrace diversity both in our people and the work you'll do. You'll have an exceptional career experience working with and learning from the best.

An audit is done to ascertain the accuracy of the financial statements provided by an organisation, in our case these are referred to as clients of PwC. You'll be hands-on straight away, working at client sites or virtually from one of our PwC offices. You'll interview key contacts such as financial controllers or finance directors, check that data is accurate and highlight and question any differences. It's investigative work where you'll regularly speak with clients, using in-person meetings or cutting-edge collaborative technology.


South East Commercial Audit

The South-East Commercial Audit business at PwC is one of the largest within the UK firm and a strategic priority for growth. And we're growing. Fast. We provide external audit and audit related services to a broad range of clients, from large multinationals to tech start-ups, from five offices with over 850 staff and Partners. Our clients are from an incredibly diverse mix of sectors; from engineering to financial services and gaming to pharmaceuticals. Our proximity to big business means that you'll get to work on some of the largest and most complex projects across the firm, whilst maintaining an unparalleled breadth of client experience.

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 apprenticeships 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.

What you'll do

You'll be providing market leading audit services to an unprecedented range of clients including one of the largest shares of FTSE 100 companies of any UK audit firm. Our clients range from leading multinational companies to start-ups, from family businesses and governments, to charities and private individuals. Within financial services our clients cover industries within banking and capital markets, private equity, insurance, and consumer finance. Our audit helps organisations navigate regulatory complexity while strengthening trust and transparency in their business.

You'll also study for your professional chartered accounting qualification. You'll have a lot of support from your team, career coach and buddy to help you achieve this. It's the variety and opportunity we offer that allows you to develop a broad range of effective business skills and enables our people to excel across the breadth of work Audit offers, both on the training schemes and further on in your career.

What you'll gain

You'll start your journey towards gaining a nationally recognised professional qualification, the ACA, with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). You'll also gain a Level 7 Apprenticeship across the four year School and College Leaver Programme.

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.

Do you need a work permit?

Please note that PwC is unable to sponsor any candidates for the following graduate roles as the Home Office's eligibility criteria will not be satisfied. For more information. For more information visit our website.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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