Undergraduate Work Placement - IFS
Our purpose focuses on how we contribute to society, and how our business decisions can contribute to greater trust and solving important problems. In order to achieve our purpose and deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. The people who power us – our internal teams – have a vital role to make sure we have all the right resources, services and technology to be the best we can be. Not all of us work directly with external clients. Some of our most talented people choose to harness their skills inside of PwC.
These eleven-month placements are for students who need to complete a placement as part of their degree. You’ll work alongside experienced professionals on live and interesting projects. So you’ll get a good insight into working life at PwC.
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’ll 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
- Talent Engagement
- Student Recruitment
- Recruitment Operations
Compliance is at the core of what we do, one aspect of this is immigration. Immigration rules and Brexit are high on the political agenda, making UK Immigration a fast paced, ever changing environment, with laws becoming increasingly restrictive. The UK firm's Immigration Team, a team of six, is part of the wider Firms tax team, and they play a pivotal role across the firm, ensuring the firm’s obligations with respect to UK immigration laws are met whilst supporting the firm’s strategic mobility and resourcing objectives.
The immigration role has key responsibilities in the reporting and management of our sponsor obligations and involves a great degree of project management. It is an exciting role with opportunity to develop technical knowledge and skills in the field and work closely with a range of stakeholder groups in Human Capital (HC) and our Legal team to embed and improve immigration processes. This placement will be challenging, exciting, fast-paced and most of all rewarding.
The Talent Engagement team is part of the Student Recruitment team at PwC and we lead on a number of national talent and engagement programmes. Our aim is to build lasting relationships with students at school, college and university, and their educators. We engage with them throughout their studies and support them to make important career decisions and when applying to PwC. Talent Engagement is responsible for the engagement, design and development, recruitment and selection and conversion for all School and College Leaver and undergraduate early identification programmes.
This role will provide support to the team to ensure the smooth running of these programmes. This is a varied role that will enable you to get involved in a variety of aspects of the programmes. You will be part of a friendly and highly motivated team and will get to meet client facing staff throughout your time with us. This role will require regular travel during our busy season from October to March.
Working within the Student Recruitment team you’ll provide excellent administrative and operational support to the team, with a particular focus on ensuring a positive experience for all candidates applying to the organisation.
In addition, you’ll be actively involved in specific parts of the selection process i.e. hosting and supporting our ‘Virtual Career Focus’ candidate assessment days, foster strong relationships with applicants through candidate connect calls, building a strong relationship with the Human Capital Customer Services Centre (HCCS) and supporting ad hoc projects to help deliver our Student Recruitment strategy.
You’ll work alongside a national Recruitment Operations team to deliver support to the wider Total Workforce team with project and admin support. We're continually transforming within the function and we're looking for you to be agile with change and be forward thinking. You’ll be responsible for various aspects of the recruitment process with a particular focus on ensuring a positive experience for all candidates applying to the organisation. Full training will be provided in the role and prior recruitment experience is not essential.
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.