Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 27-09-2012

Record Graduate intake for PWC in 2012

by PwC

Record Graduate intake for PWC in 2012 - picture

PwC in the Isle of Man has recruited its highest ever intake of graduates on the ICAEW professional training programme this year.  Eight of the graduates are to join the Assurance practice with two others joining the Tax and Actuarial teams respectively.

To qualify for a PwC student place, applicants are required to have at least 300 UCAS points or a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points and, if studying for a degree, a predicted 2:1 degree result.  Graduates can have a degree in a variety of disciplines to join the programme, not necessarily in maths or accountancy.

In addition to academic qualifications, students must demonstrate the ability to build and sustain relationships, and have the aptitude to make a positive impact within the company and with clients, while developing and shaping their own career.

Samantha Pemberton, HR Manager, commented:  ‘We are always looking to build on our success and we are looking for individuals who share this aspiration and want to be part of it.  People who are motivated and committed to a career in professional services will feel stretched and challenged at times, but will have all the support needed to be successful in their career.’

The newly recruited tax and audit students commenced their three year training contract this month and are studying towards their ACA professional qualification.  The ACA is more than just exams; each student will need to record 450 days of relevant ‘on-the-job’ technical work experience, develop their knowledge of ethics and record professional development in five key business areas.

During their time with PwC, the students will have the opportunity to develop their skill sets and progress their careers in this dynamic and fast-paced industry.  PwC strives to offer an excellent graduate experience and continues to attract high calibre students, having been voted number one for its graduate recruitment over the past eight years.

Photo caption - Pictured by left to right – Hannah Fry; Imogen Manning; Joe Rowlands; Sam Quinn; Voirrey Cubbon; Stephen Renshaw; Stephen Tansell; Joshua Allegro and Rebecca Kelly.

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