Summer Internship - Deals
Deals provide an opportunity for faster growth, development of stronger capabilities, accelerated operational transformation, value realisation and protection. We draw upon our deals experience across many industries to support and partner with our clients. The insight we create, coupled with the Intelligent Digital tools and methodologies which we use to get to and evaluate the data that matters, and contributes to the success of our clients in all Deals situations. Here you’ll put together major mergers and acquisitions and resolve business crises. You’ll work on anything from international take-over bids to economic crime investigations and cases of insolvency.
On our internship in Deals you can expect to gain experience across a number of different teams within our Deals practice, including Business Recovery Services, Corporate Finance and Forensic Services. Examples of the services we offer our clients are:
- Corporate Finance – we offer a full range of financial advisory services, from acquisitions and disposals for corporate and private equity clients, to advice on infrastructure, energy and public sector projects
- Business Restructuring Services – we advise under-performing UK and European companies on restructuring, refinancing, accelerated mergers and acquisitions and insolvency – finding the best way forward for the business and its stakeholders
- Forensic Services – we help our clients to prepare for, respond to and emerge stronger from a wide range of business risks and issues. These include major public enquiries, rogue trader or bribery allegations, and commercial and transactional disputes across all industry sectors.
Our Deals team operate across all industry sectors – clients range from corporates and private equity houses, to major government departments and private sector contractors and developers.
Our Summer Internships offer high calibre students the opportunity to experience work and life at PwC, and gain a valuable insight into our business and culture. You’ll work alongside graduate trainees and experienced professionals on live and interesting client projects. You will be doing real work on real clients so be prepared to get stuck in.
What you’ll do
In your first couple of years, you’ll get as much exposure to different clients and challenges as possible. This can involve liaising with creditors and all kinds of stakeholders, which calls for tact, sensitivity and assertiveness. And you'll see more than just the finance side of things too. We often have to look at all the factors which may affect the business, both internal and external, and how these can affect a company’s recovery.
Whether you're researching, modelling, writing reports, analysing data or developing options and recommendations, your work could well help rescue a business – perhaps saving jobs and ensuring the company can meet its financial obligations. We’ll also give you opportunities to assist the administrators in trading insolvent businesses where you’ll get a chance to take an active role in managing customer, supplier and employee relationships.
What you’ll gain
Discover what a career with us is all about, and boost your employability. You’ll find out first-hand if this is the career for you – do well, and you could be offered a graduate job. Working alongside specialists, you’ll work on client 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.
What you’ll need
You’ll need to be in your penultimate year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree; or You’ll need to be in your final year of an undergraduate degree with a one year postgraduate place confirmed; and You’ll need to have or 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.
When to apply
Although there is no application deadline, each year we have only a small number of roles available. We therefore advise applying early, but please be prepared for a short wait in processing your application at each stage of our process while we consider your application alongside others.
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion
We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements.