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On our Financial Services - Risk Business, Risk and Controls programme, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients across the Banking, Insurance and Asset & Wealth management sectors.The world is becoming increasingly complex, technology is disrupting almost every aspect of how organisations operate, and the pace of change is unprecedented.

Organisations have to be more aware of, and responsive to, the risks and opportunities facing them. Governance, risk and controls is a board level topic and offers a diverse and purposeful career. In the initial years of the Financial Services - Business, Risk and Controls pathway you'll be deeply involved in understanding and assessing a client’s business from a financial, regulatory and operational risk perspective and identifying the related mitigation techniques needed to ensure the business strategy can be successful and resilient.


Our summer internships offer students invaluable insight into PwC's business and culture. You'll have the opportunity to experience work and life at PwC, and collaborate with experienced professionals on real client projects. The opportunities to learn and grow are unrivalled - so be prepared to get stuck in.

What you'll do

You'll work in teams with a culture of support and development that means you’ll benefit from working alongside highly experienced professionals and get insight on how organisations operate. You'll build your own professional disciplines and expertise; learning how to provide advice and assurance to Boards and Executive teams while also assessing and implementing risk, regulatory and reporting strategies across the 3 lines of defence.You'll benefit from a training programme created by our learning and development specialists. What you get out of it is the opportunity to build the skills and experience you need to grow your career as a risk specialist.

Within Financial Services Business Risk & Controls you will have the opportunity to experience different areas of our practice and all three industry sectors, Insurance, Banking and Asset Wealth Management, which will include being part of projects in resilience, change, internal audit, conduct regulation and prudential regulation. Working across our practice will provide you with a broad and agile skill set which is fundamental to the growth of our business.

As a graduate you will be studying towards your Chartered Accountancy qualification​ with the option to review whether you wish to continue your studies after the first year. This will be in addition to benefiting from a training programme created by our learning and development specialists.

What you'll gain

Join us and learn about our business, build your networks and work alongside specialists in your chosen business area. You’ll receive on the job training that will prepare you for work on client projects to give you the best insight into what we do and what really matters to our clients, the economy and the wider community.

Our internships are designed to give you the chance to launch the start of your career and, based on performance, the opportunity to join one of our Graduate Programmes after you graduate.

Graduate offers will be for the same office and business area in which you completed your internship.

What you'll need

To be in your penultimate year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree; or in your final year of an undergraduate degree with a one year postgraduate place confirmed; and you'll need to have achieved or be on track to pass an undergraduate degree or above in any subject. We determine whether you're on course to pass based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.

When to apply

Once you have submitted your application you'll have seven days to complete the online test, this is the first stage of our recruitment process.

Assessment centres for this role will take place between 18 December 2023 - 28 January 2024 or 19 February - 4 March 2024. We expect to be able to give you at least a week's notice to attend.

Applications for this role may close early should we receive a high volume of interest so we recommend prompt application to avoid disappointment.