Undergraduate Placement Talent and Development Manchester Autumn 2020

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A career in Learning and Development, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to contribute to the success of our people by developing quality and relevant learning initiatives that constantly improve the PwC experience. You’ll help us identify and source the best instructors, develop learning and performance improvement solutions across traditional and virtual classroom environments, and consult with other areas of the Firm to ensure our curriculums and initiatives support the PwC strategy.

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.

Talent and Development

Learning ExperienceThe Learning Experience team sits within our Talent and Development (T&D) team at PwC. Talent and Development are responsible for providing PwC employees with learning and development opportunities and initiatives. Our aim in Learning Experience is to effectively convert programme designs into an implementation plan, overseeing the event management of T&D programmes.

Your role as a Course Executive will be to support our Course Managers in driving the delivery and implementation of T&D programmes, through performing some of the below tasks. Ensuring a high quality experience for PwC employees participating in the training and learning activities.

What you’ll do

  • Provide expert advice on logistics and on effective use and presentation of learning materials, on our internal learning management system (LMS)

  • Identify and source suitable training locations and venues, as well as ongoing monitoring of these (such as their quality and the external spend and value for money)

  • Providing on-site support at our training events

  • Source suitable tutors /facilitators / key speakers where applicable.

  • Ensure joining instructions (or other communications) are written and sent to the relevant stakeholders

  • Ensure that printing shipments and material orders are complete where applicable.

  • Work with external supplier management to negotiate rates (where applicable) and ensure that contracts are in place and correct

  • Operate as primary link with Conduent (our outsourcing provider) to drive execution of administrative tasks and respond to queries

  • Ensure operations are standardised and simplified wherever possible

  • Ensure adequate processes are in place to match supply and demand for the programmes in line with the budget (including proactively monitoring and managing pathways, audience capacity and waitlists)

  • Maintain accurate records of programme participation, through running regular participation reports (including for internal and external audit purposes)

  • Produce operational and evaluation reports for analysis

  • Work comfortably as part of a virtual team and develop/maintain effective business and peer relationships.

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 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

  • Excellent project management, time & organisational skills

  • Good numerical and analytical skills with an intermediate knowledge of excel

  • Goal orientated – maintaining focus on agreed objectives and deliverables

  • Commercially orientated – keeping commercial aspects continually in mind when taking actions or making decisions

  • Proven ability to self-motivate and work independently as well as a track record of working professionally and collaboratively as part of a wider-team

  • Proven ability to manage and prioritise projects and work to deadlines

  • Proven ability to build and maintain good relationships

  • Proven ability to communicate confidently and effectively, both in written and verbal form

  • Effectively use online collaboration tools (e.g. intranet, online meetings and Google@Work)

  • Positive, can do attitude, particularly when dealing with ambiguity

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.