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