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Undergraduate Placement Early Identification Newcastle August 2021

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Closes: 18 Dec 2020
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 75123014

Job description

Our purpose focuses on how we contribute to society, and how our business decisions can contribute to greater trust and solving important problems. In order to achieve our purpose and deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. The people who power us - our internal teams - have a vital role to make sure we have all the right resources, services and technology to be the best we can be. Not all of us work directly with external clients. Some of our most talented people choose to harness their skills inside of PwC. Our Internal Firm Services are responsible for providing generalist Human Capital (HC) support across our business which is comprised of over 22,000 employees across the UK. The HC team acts as a liaison, advisor and facilitator between the business and specialist HC support teams, allowing PwC to operate effectively to meet its people agenda.

Student Recruitment

Working within the Student Recruitment team you'll provide excellent administrative and operational support to the team, with a particular focus on ensuring a positive experience for all candidates applying to the organisation.

In addition, you'll be actively involved in specific parts of the selection process i.e. hosting and supporting our 'Virtual Career Focus' candidate assessment days, foster strong relationships with applicants through candidate connect calls, building a strong relationship with the Human Capital Customer Services Centre (HCCS) and supporting ad hoc projects to help deliver our Student Recruitment strategy.

Talent Engagement

The Talent Engagement team is part of the Student Recruitment team at PwC and we lead on a number of national talent and engagement programmes. Our aim is to build lasting relationships with students at school, college and university, and their educators. We engage with them throughout their studies and support them to make important career decisions and when applying to PwC. Talent Engagement is responsible for the engagement, design and development, recruitment and selection and conversion for all school and college leaver and undergraduate early identification programmes.

This role will provide support to the team to ensure the smooth running of these programmes. This is a varied role that will enable you to get involved in a variety of aspects of the programmes. You will be part of a friendly and highly motivated team and will get to meet client facing staff throughout your time with us. This role will require regular travel during our busy season from October to March.

Undergraduate work placement

These eleven-month placements are for students who need to complete a placement as part of their degree. You could sit a selection of professional accounting exams and leave with a graduate job offer to fast track into a second year role upon graduation. You'll work alongside graduate trainees and experienced professionals on live and interesting client projects. So you'll get a good insight into working life at PwC.

What you'll do
  • Ensure all candidates receive prompt feedback and appropriate guidance during the selection process.
  • Maintain various reports relating to recruits and joiners to the firm and produce analysis of such information when requested.
  • Plan and host our Virtual Career Focus days.
  • Provide support for our Schools and Campus strategy.
  • Organise logistics for student recruitment attraction events.
  • Support with the administration and onboarding of hires.
  • Attend a number of recruitment attraction events, with some evening and occasional weekends.
  • Process invoice payment requests appropriately.
  • Ownership of recruitment application pipelines.

What you'll gain

By experiencing life inside one of the world's largest professional services organisations, you'll have a fantastic opportunity to build and work on your commercial and personal skills. Working alongside specialists, you'll work on projects to give you the best insight into what we're about. You'll have the opportunity to build networks with your colleagues and peer group - factors which will make a real difference when you return for your last year at university.

What you'll need
  • To be on course for a 2.1 degree or above in any subject. We determine whether you're on course for a 2.1 based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.
  • To be a second year undergraduate university student on a four-year degree expecting to do a work placement in your third year.

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 visit our website.

When to apply

Although there is no application deadline, each year we have only a small number of Graduate 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.

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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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