Undergraduate Placement Early Identification Newcastle August 2020

  • Location:

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • Sector:

    HR & Recruitment

  • Job ref:

    39484BR

  • Published:

    4 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    08/12/2019

  • Client:

    PwC

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.

Internal Firm Services

Internal Firm Services business area is responsible for providing generalist HC support across our business which is comprised of over 20,000 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.

Early Identification

The Early Identification (EID) team is part of the Student Recruitment team at PwC and we lead on a number of national talent programmes. Our aim is to build lasting relationships with students in their first year of university and engage with them throughout their studies, these students are part of the future graduate talent pipeline. EID is responsible for the design and development, recruitment and selection and conversion for all of the following EID programmes Summer Internships, Talent Academy, Flying Start, Women in Business, Undergraduate Work Placements and Insight days.

This role will provide support to the managers to ensure the smooth running of the EID 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.

What you’ll do

  • Support recruitment activity for our Flying Start programmes, setting up candidate assessment centres, ensuring events are staffed appropriately, assessing candidates and providing outcomes from the assessment centres

  • Set up EID vacancies and be responsible for application pipeline management for all EID programmes, with weekly updates to the team

  • Act as a key point of contact for students joining EID programmes, such as managing communications and joining instructions

  • Supporting the exit process, including expenses and transfers on to further programmes, liaising with relevant internal teams

  • Maintain various reports relating to attendees of EID programmes and producing analysis of this data when required

  • To be the point of contact for our stakeholders to ensure all joiner data is accurate and up to date

  • Supporting on delivery of EID programmes where appropriate

  • Support with internal communications to the business

  • Sourcing staff to help with events

  • Collating candidate feedback received from each programme

  • Attending campus events to promote EID programmes.

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

  • 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

  • You'll need to be a second year undergraduate university student on a four-year degree expecting to do a work placement in your third year


The PwC Deal

We want people to build exceptional careers during their time at PwC. When you feel motivated and energised by your work, you're more able to contribute to the organisation, as well as achieve your aspirations. No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all routes offer the same deal. The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life. We empower people to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential. In return, your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.​

Diversity and inclusion

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. It’s critical we have diverse talent, views and thinking if we are to deliver exceptional client value and solve the world’s important problems. We seek to attract and recruit people from the widest talent pool, who reflect the society in which we work. And we aim to encourage an inclusive culture where people can feel empowered to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate. So join PwC. We'll help you reach your full potential. Learn more here pwc.co.uk/diversity

About PwC

We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

Find out more about our application process here.