Work Placement / Internship

Undergraduate Work Placements in Operate

Autumn 2021

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Who we are


Our purpose - to build trust in society and solve important problems - has never felt more relevant. We bring our purpose to life through our focus on our clients, our people and the communities in which we live and work to address current and future challenges. As one of the world’s leading professional services organisations, attracting the right talent continues to be paramount. Investing in our people is central to our mission and inclusive culture. Whether it be empowering our people to learn new skills for the digital world, to reimagine the possible on how we work with clients, or to be open-minded on how we care for and support each other, we want to create an environment where our people can be the best they can be.

Why our people love working for PwC

What we do

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.

  • Operate - Operate supports the delivery of a range of client programmes across a variety of regulated market sectors. We deliver our client work from a range of locations, providing our clients with cost-effective delivery, access to subject matter expertise and operational excellence disciplines. 

Life at Operate is fast-paced and client-focused. It is also highly rewarding, giving you the chance to work with some of the biggest global brands and develop yourself through our unique skills academy. We’re looking for natural problem solvers, capable of using your judgement to help our clients stay on the right side of regulation. You’ll also support clients to navigate complex operational and regulatory activities. 

You’ll experience working on-site at our clients’ offices or at a PwC location performing operational and implementation actions. You’ll also undergo continuous development through the Skills Academy at Operate.


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 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 - 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 STEM 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

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Job ID Number: 45184BR
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