Opportunity awaits - PwC 2017
Opportunity awaits - PwC 2017
www.pwc.ie/graduate 1 www.pwc.ie/graduate An organisation is only as good as its people. That’s why PwC seeks out the best and brightest graduates each year. Your career is just that. Yours. We will help you develop the skills that you will need to excel in an ever-changing global environment and support you to become the best that you can be inside and outside the workplace. Opportunity is at the heart of a career with us. Opportunities for personal and professional growth, to experience new cultures and diverse working environments, opportunities to build lasting relationships and make an impact.
All the while, knowing that you’re part of a firm where teamwork and collaboration are key.
We want enterprising, passionate and bright people. We recruit top talent from all backgrounds so that we continue to make PwC a great place to work. You’ll be part of a global firm of over 223,000 people in 157 countries with a reputation built on excellence with integrity. There is no better place to start out on what will be a lifelong journey of development and discovery. I’m personally looking forward to welcoming you and working with you. The opportunity to be part of it PwC Ireland’s graduate programme puts you at the heart of one of the world’s leading professional services firms. You will have the opportunity to grow professionally and personally, to build lasting relationships and to make a difference.
You will help us to solve important problems and build trust in society. In every area of our business you will be working collaboratively in a team of highly skilled individuals, with a wide range of clients, across a wide range of industries. Over the coming pages, you can find out more about the different areas within PwC that you can join as a graduate. Feargal O’Rourke Managing Partner Opportunity awaits Apply for your place on PwC Ireland’s graduate programme now Applying for our graduate programme should take less than 15 minutes. You can make your application online at www.pwc.ie/graduate
2 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 3 2 www.pwc.ie/graduate Michael Quinlivan “It’s the culture of support that makes PwC great. In my three years with the firm, I have been lucky enough to pass my exams, make some great friends, develop as a professional and continue to play on the senior football team for my county.” Bachelor of Education, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick; Masters in Business Studies, University College Cork More than a thousand people work in assurance services across our seven Irish locations, in the areas of asset and wealth management, banking and insurance and international and domestic business.
In our assurance practice, we work with a diverse range of start-ups, private companies and global corporations, including many of Ireland’s top 100 companies. Our work adds real value to our clients. Our recommendations solve their problems and provide confidence in their strategies. You will be given the opportunity to develop real insights into every aspect of the companies we work with and give them informed advice on their sector, their people, their technology and their finances. Your ability to investigate and adapt to new challenges will be essential in assurance. We want you to help us make a difference to our clients.
You will enter a formal training contract with PwC and Chartered Accountants Ireland, and study for the ACA Chartered Accountancy qualification. Before you join us, we will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about our business areas and choose which suits you best. Assurance
4 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 5 Our advisory services are comprised of two groups based in Dublin, Cork and Limerick: consulting and deals. Our consulting practice comprises over 300 consultants focusing on technology consulting and strategy and management consulting. Our consultants advise clients across all major sectors, including financial services, healthcare, public sector, retail and consumer, pharmaceutical and life sciences, energy and renewables and technology and telecoms. They help our clients design strategies for the digital age to deliver organisational, technological and transformational change.
As a PwC consultant, you will develop the skills to bring new insights and solutions to the issues our clients face. We supplement your development programme with specialised training in core technical skills that will support your career.
Our deals practice comprises over 100 professional advisors that help our clients buy and sell companies, raise debt and equity and restructure their financial operations. They also provide a range of other financial advisory services including evaluating business plans, conducting special investigations and supporting IPOs. Clients include leading Irish and international public and private companies of all sizes. Graduates will participate in an international deals graduate programme which provides an extensive network of contacts. This is valuable as our people take part in cross-border transactions from the start of their careers.
Advisory 4 www.pwc.ie/graduate Hannah Butler “As a graduate, taking on a permanent job straight out of college seemed quite daunting but I thought to myself: if I end up looking to travel in a few years, I want to work with a firm that is both nationally and internationally renowned.” Law and French, UCC; MSc Management Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
6 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 7 6 www.pwc.ie/graduate Over 600 people work in PwC Ireland’s tax services, in the areas of domestic and international outbound, financial services, foreign direct investment, indirect tax and people and organisation. We provide tax services to a diverse range of clients and help them to understand and deal with the challenges that matter most to them. We work with entrepreneurs and start-ups, public and private companies, domestic and international household names, not-for-profits and high net worth individuals.
Working in tax, your analytical, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills will help our clients solve complex problems and influence some of the biggest decisions they face such as deciding how to raise finance, where to set up their operations and how to reward their people.
You will assist our clients in being more efficient while simultaneously keeping pace with the changing national and international tax landscape. In tax we help you build a career through top-class on-the- job training and coaching as well as best in class exam support to help you excel in your chosen professional qualification. As a tax graduate you will pursue a professional tax qualification (AITI) and also have the option to simultaneously pursue an accountancy qualification (ACA).
Tax Eric Dunne “I wanted to learn from the best in the industry, and once I came in for my interview, PwC was the obvious choice. The support I got throughout my accountancy exams really helped me to succeed. I was delighted to be a prizewinner and be placed in the top five nationally.” BA (Mod) in Molecular Medicine - Trinity College Dublin
8 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 9 Stephen Gallagher “Coming from a background in computer science, I used to think of PwC as just an accounting firm. I was surprised to find people from so many different backgrounds across the firm.” Computer Science, University College Dublin Over 100 people work in risk assurance, with specialists in the areas of data analytics, internal audit, IT and business process controls, and governance and risk management.
Risk assurance, a key part of our assurance services, involves working with our clients to help them identify, manage and reduce their exposure to risk. As part of our team, you will use your analytical, technical and client facing skills to help our clients risk assess their business operations, strengthen their internal controls and improve their business and technological performance and efficiency. Your ability to identify business risks from your analysis of data, technology and business process flows, to assess and measure financial, IT and operational risks, and to project manage, review, report and present your findings effectively will make you an invaluable member of the risk assurance team.
As sponsors of ACA and ACCA qualifications, risk assurance is an excellent place to study and the majority of our graduates undertake training to achieve these qualifications. There are also opportunities for a number of graduates to pursue further study in areas that complement our specialisms such as data analytics and IT. Risk assurance 8 www.pwc.ie/graduate
10 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 11 The opportunity to innovate PwC is the leader in professional services and we are committed to leading innovation in the industry and helping organisations stay ahead of digital disruption.
There are opportunities to work at the cutting edge of innovation. Data and analytics In a world of big data and the internet of things (IoT), vast amounts of valuable information are available to companies. The analysis of this information and turning it into actionable insights can transform businesses. They can increase revenue, improve processes and build better customer relationships. PwC is enabling organisations to gather, analyse and interpret data to create valuable business intelligence and drive competitive advantage.
Cybersecurity Digital technology continues to transform and disrupt the business world, but it also exposes organisations to cyberthreats. Phishing, hacking, malware and other cyberattacks cost businesses millions of euro every year. No organisation is safe and cyber criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. PwC has a state of the art cyber Lab and a team of experts who help assess, build and manage the security systems of national and multinational companies. Digital We live in an always-on culture with increasingly sophisticated customer expectations. Businesses have undergone digital transformations over the last decade to keep pace with these expectations and stay relevant to the digital generation.
PwC is helping organisations to be digitally enabled and progressive in their operations. We help them be agile, ahead of their competitors and delight their customers.
Technology implementation Technology drives innovation. It underpins all business functions and enables change at every stage of the supplier value chain and customer journey. Businesses that can spot business opportunities in a new innovation and can harness consumer analytics to guide new service offerings have a strong foundation to propel themselves into the future. PwC supports companies to create strategies that allow technology-enabled transformation.
12 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 13 Wondering how to apply for your place on PwC Ireland’s graduate programme? 1.
Register online and submit your application • Applying for our graduate programme is straightforward and doesn’t take long. • You can make your application online at www.pwc.ie/graduate and you will also find some hints and tips here for submitting your application. 2. Attend an interview • If your application is successful, we will invite you to a lunch that will give you some more information about us and then you will attend an interview for your chosen line of service. 3. Receive an offer • We know waiting is the hard part. We will let you know as soon as possible if you will be receiving an offer to join our graduate programme.
Opportunity awaits Any questions? See www.pwc.ie/graduate for more information about the application process. You can also call our graduate recruitment team on +353 1 792 8550 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date The closing date for technology consulting and strategy and management consulting applications is 5.00pm, 16 October 2017. The closing date for tax, assurance and risk assurance applications is 5.00pm, 18 October 2017.
14 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 15 The opportunity to develop The path your career takes with PwC Ireland is paved with opportunities and real responsibilities, helping you take your career forward.
We take a blended approach to your development, combining formal training, coaching from others and most importantly practical on-the-job experience. You will gain a range of transferable business, personal and technical skills that help you grow. Buddy Dedicated coach Exam support & paid study leave Yearly salary & grade progression Enhanced professional qualification support Deliver training locally & globally Advanced career conversations & feedback PwC business academy People management Market development & strategy Onboarding programme with technical training Peer network & lasting friendships Real client work & experiences Access to leadership & international teams Ongoing performance feedback Global & client secondment opportunities Leading teams & deep industry insights Account ownership responsibility Increasing client experience & industry knowledge Career progression to manager 03 Year 02 Year 01 Year Your onboarding begins Your journey continues Your onboarding begins: From technical to soft skills, on-the-job training to social events, your onboarding experience will set you up for success.
Year 01: Continue your professional development, with support from your buddy, coach and growing peer network at every step of the way. Year 02: Develop your people management skills and build your personal profile, while availing of continued grade and salary progression. Year 03: Spread your wings with global and client secondment opportunities as you deepen your industry insight.
Your journey continues: As you head towards manager level, you’ll polish your leadership, business and technical skills through our internal business academy.
16 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 17 The opportunity to be the best Excellence is embedded in everything we do. We want that philosophy to be part of your development, and joining PwC will accelerate the development of your career. Buddy and coach From day one we’ll assign you a buddy, who will answer your questions and help you settle in. You’ll also have a coach to support you in achieving your career goals.
Regular feedback We want you to build on your strengths and tackle your areas for development. Through constant feedback, coaching and formal learning, we help you do both. We’ll give you clear performance objectives linked to the competencies for your role. These will help you to measure your performance and see how you’re progressing. Our supportive culture will encourage you to deliver your best. Professional qualifications and exam support Our goal is to help you excel at every stage of your career, and passing your professional exams is important for your career success. Everyone at PwC is behind you to get you there, including the dedicated learning and development team who will support you from the start.
We’ll support you with an exam path, study leave plan and support programme. You’ll attend information sessions, go to workshops with the best tutors and participate in mock exams and revision sessions. Celebrating success We have a recognition awards programme to celebrate your success. We put you in the driver’s seat by asking you to nominate someone you feel went above and beyond in their role. It’s your chance to recognise someone who’s made a difference to you. PwC Professional To help our people excel in a changing world, we have developed a global leadership framework, the PwC Professional.
There are five core attributes in the PwC Professional: whole leadership, business acumen, technical capability, global acumen and relationships. The PwC Professional is embedded in everything we do and will accelerate the development of your career.
1st PwC CAP2 Summer Pass Rate 84% National CAP2 Summer Pass Rate 66% PwC FAE Pass Rate 91% National FAE Pass Rate 80% 91% 91% PwC ITI Part 3 Autumn Pass Rate 91% National ITI Part 3 Autumn Pass Rate 51% place The PwC Professional R e l a t i o nships G l o b a l acum en Tech n i c a l capab i l i t i e s Business a c u m e n Whole leadership
18 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 19 You don’t have to put travel on hold when you join the graduate programme at PwC. You will have the opportunity to go on global secondments and we encourage personal development too.
One of the many benefits of working in the PwC global network of firms is the unrivalled opportunities for our people in over 157 countries around the globe. There are opportunities for local and global secondments within the firm as well as externally with our clients. You will become part of a global network, opening doors to an array of travel opportunities.
Every year our graduates make plans to go on their next life adventure, be it travelling across the continent by train, climbing to base camp or just heading way out west. There are plenty of weekend trips where you can get to know the other graduates in the programme, which is a great way to build your network. The opportunity to travel 18 www.pwc.ie/graduate Laura Demery “I love that my job has given me exposure to working with multiple clients across various industries and locations. I even got to complete a secondment in New York. In my day-to-daywork I get to collaborate closely with partners, people who are really influential in the business sphere, which is great for networking opportunities so early in your career.” Business, Economics and Social Studies Trinity College Dublin
20 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 21 The opportunity to be rewarded Little things can make all the difference. That’s why your rewards at PwC extend beyond your salary to much more. We recognise that your benefits are as important as your financial rewards. You’ll work hard in PwC, but we offer balance and flexibility too. One of the perks you can enjoy is our flexible 3pm finish on Fridays during summer and on bank holiday weekends. Perfect for a chance to pack before heading off for a break, or just to enjoy the summer evenings.
Our 24 hour on-site gym and wellness centre* offer you the opportunity to maintain your focus on health and wellbeing.
Smarter travel options • Tax-efficient cycle to work scheme • Tax-efficient rail, bus or Luas travel pass Flexibility • 22 days annual leave, increasing with promotion • Study leave • Graduation day leave • Optional extra Christmas leave days • Time off in lieu of overtime • Flexible Friday – 3pm finish on bank holidays and summer months • Wedding leave • New parent leave Health and wellbeing • On-site gym and fitness classes* • Holistic and beauty therapies* • Physiotherapist* • Subsidised healthcare insurance • Confidential employee assistance programme • Eyesight test • Annual flu vaccination Little extras that make life easier • Restaurant and café* • On-site shop and ATM* • On-site dry cleaning service* • Complimentary tea and coffee Financial support • Salary advance option on joining • Professional exam support • Employee discounts • Wedding gratuity Career development • Core training as you progress • Professional qualification support • Ongoing exam support, revision courses and exam preparation • Business, professional and interpersonal skills • Local and global secondment opportunities * Dublin office only
22 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 23 22 www.pwc.ie/graduate Roshni Nath “Right from my first day at PwC, it has been a fantastic journey. I was quite nervous when I joined as I come from an entirely different culture, but everyone makes an effort to ensure all the new joiners feel as welcome as possible.” Bachelors in Engineering - Electronics and Telecommunication - Nagpul University, India MSc Business Analytics - University College Dublin When you join PwC, we want you to bring your own individual personality, experience and background to add to our thriving culture.
You get a sense of our culture as soon as you walk through the door.
It’s how the receptionist always greets you by name in the morning. It’s the way your team celebrates your birthday. It’s how your buddy helps show you how to use the scanner for the third time! This is PwC – friendly, welcoming and open. We understand the value that diversity can bring to our firm, our clients and our people and we want your own personality, experience and background to shine. Joining PwC, you will be part of an inclusive environment where we don’t just talk about diversity, we celebrate it. From our inclusive professional network GLEE@PwC (gay, lesbian and everyone else) to local Lean In speaker series, there are many opportunities to get involved.
At PwC, we work hard but like to have fun too. So whether you’re sporty, creative, or just like a good night out, we’ve got something for you. Our sports and social committees organise plenty of events. You can go to golf outings, tag rugby, table quizzes and social nights. If public speaking is on your bucket list, you can join our Toastmasters society. We’re open to hearing your ideas for new clubs and societies too.
The opportunity to be yourself
24 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 25 The opportunity to make a difference It’s your chance to step up. We’ll support you all the way. If you want to make a difference in our world, get involved in our corporate responsibility programmes. At PwC we recognise that we have a responsibility to our people and to our communities. We’re committed to having a positive impact on everyone around us. We aim to work with integrity and responsibility in everything we do. When you join us, you can get involved in charitable, diversity and community activities.
You can donate your time, your skills or fundraise for your charity. We make it easy for you to give something back.
Diversity We have a diversity council that has been established to champion the firm’s diversity strategy. Its role is to develop and drive initivatives across the firm under four core pillars: gender, diversity, international diversity, GLEE (gay, lesbian and everyone else) and generational diversity. Make a difference in our local community Take part in our many community youth programmes. See yourself as a teacher? Get involved in a local school, where you’ll teach children about work and enterprise. Many of our volunteers stay connected with the schools and mentor its pupils. To date, our volunteers have motivated over 7,500 pupils to bridge the gap between school and work.
Making a difference to the environment When it comes to our responsibilities, we never stand still. We are always conscious of our environmental impact. We’re achieving great results, supported by our PwC green team. We hold bike service days, have a “binless office” and give you a travel mug and reusable water bottle when you join. We take our green outlook to the global stage. We donate computers and equipment to African schools through the educational charity Camara. This partnership brings digital literacy to pupils in developing countries.
26 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 27 The opportunity to explore Insight days During the year, we will host a number of insight days where students can have a “look inside” PwC.
You will hear from staff of all levels about their experience in PwC and have a chance to speak to us about the application process. This also provides you with an opportunity to network both with PwC staff and other participants. Insight days are advertised through universities and also through our own social media channels, so make sure you follow us for more information.
Talent academy We want to offer you the chance to get to know us better and learn more about what we do. To do this, we run a three-day talent academy, a programme where the main focus is you. The talent academy gives you a flavour of the diversity and scope of our business. You’ll have the opportunity to develop valuable business skills, meet our people and discover where your strengths and interests lie. We advertise the dates for these events through our social media channels, so make sure you follow us for more information. Summer internship Experience the life of a graduate associate in PwC (without the lectures or exams) for eight or twelve weeks during your summer break.
You can decide which area you will intern in, assurance, tax or advisory services, and you will spend your time working as part of a client team helping our clients solve the issues that face them. Every Friday, you will be brought together to develop key business skills that you will not only use day-to-day during your internship but will also benefit you on your return to college and beyond. Work placement If a work placement is a key feature of your college experience, then speak to us about completing that requirement in the No. 1 professional services firm in Ireland. We work with all of the main university work placement offices, providing opportunities to students to gain experience in an area in which they believe they have an interest.
Placements are available across assurance, risk assurance, tax, consulting and deals services.
28 www.pwc.ie/graduate www.pwc.ie/graduate 29 PwC Offices OFFALY Galway Limerick Kilkenny Dublin Wexford Waterford Cork 7 offices nationally 157 countries 223,000 people worldwide Opportunity awaits Apply for your place on PwC Ireland’s graduate programme now Applying for our graduate programme should take less than 15 minutes. You can make your application online at www.pwc.ie/graduate
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