Head Start Programmes

Our Head Start programmes for school and college leavers are higher apprenticeship schemes based in a number of departments and locations across PwC.

You’ll earn a competitive salary alongside studying towards a professional qualification. Just like our graduate joiners, you’ll work on varied, challenging clients or internal projects which make a real difference to the world of business.

You’ll be coached by experts in their field and at the same time, thanks to our study support, you won’t need to worry about paying for course and exam fees, textbooks or revision materials.

Head Start programmes are available in different areas of the business, including:

  • Audit
  • Deals
  • Consulting
  • Tax

Technology Degree Apprenticeship

Our innovative Technology Degree Apprenticeships and Data Science Graduate Apprenticeships are the newest degree programmes we’ve added to our Flying Start degree series. Designed in partnership with the universities, you’ll gain a blend of work experience with our Tech teams during your work placements, get excellent fully funded tuition, gain a degree, and get paid a salary over the four-year course. Giving you a Flying Start into a career in Technology.

On these fully funded degree programmes, you’ll gain a blend of work based learning experience with our Tech teams during your work placements whilst studying towards your chosen degree and apprenticeship. As a PwC employee from day one, you’ll get paid a salary over the four-year programme.

On the work placement you’ll get to work with some of the biggest brands in the world, and the work itself can often be front page news. In many cases you’ll work hand-in-hand with our clients, across their full digital ecosystem, and gain experience that you won’t find elsewhere. You’ll work with several of our Technology teams, gaining experience that will set you apart from your peers.

Flying Start could be right for you if:

  • You want to start your technology or data science career with a leading employer
  • You want the traditional uni experience, but would like to start earning a salary and get your tuition fees paid
  • You’ve got a strong work ethic and can be disciplined with your study.

Visit the opportunities page for school leavers for more information on specific programmes, including entry requirements and locations.

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Please note, we are currently reviewing all listed recruitment opportunities due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will be updating the Time To Apply information soon.

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