Student career development

At PwC our training programmes are underpinned by a learning environment that broadens and deepens your knowledge, and stresses the relative importance of learning from doing, learning from others and formal training.

As a graduate you have your sights set on getting into the working world and starting the on-the-job training that will launch your career. But completing your training is just one part of the puzzle. To succeed at PwC you need to take personal responsibility for managing your career.

Our training programmes are underpinned by a learning environment that broadens and deepens your knowledge, and stresses the relative importance of learning from doing, learning from others and formal training.

Our learning culture is based on the ‘70:20:10’ principle. Put simply; 70% of our learning comes from the work we do, 20% from the guidance we receive from others and 10% from more formal learning programmes.

The years it takes you to complete your articles or graduate programme will be packed with challenges and lots of variety. You might work in different teams and offices; sample different clients and projects; try out new roles and even other business areas. This will all help you progress in line with your personal goals, as well as our ever-changing business needs.

At every stage you’ll have our total support as you drive your career forward to meet your professional goals. 

Our learning culture

Grow your own way

At PwC we give you the latitude to grow in your own way, but in the first few years with us you’ll focus on getting a good balance of business, personal and technical skills.

Everyone is different and we’ll make sure you have the support, guidance and advice you need during your time with us. You’ll start having constructive and informative, one-on-one conversations about your development goals early.

We kick off this process during your induction, and thereafter your manager will be on hand to help you learn about the business and what you can do to grow and develop within PwC. As most PwC staff have been through the training programme themselves, they’re familiar with what you’re going through and will be able to offer just the right kind of support and guidance.

In turn we ask that you have a thirst for learning and show an eagerness to take on new and stimulating challenges. We like you to regularly reflect on how you believe you’ll reach your full potential and manage your career path, and how you’ll continue to keep your knowledge up to date by taking advantage of the many learning opportunities presented to you.

Our feedback process

We pride ourselves on making sure our people continuously give and get constructive, focused feedback. During one-on-one conversations you’ll be asked to reflect on your performance and then you’ll get the view of others with whom you’ve worked. Using this as a starting point, you and your manager will set goals and objectives to keep growing.

The idea is that you learn from and build on your experience and the experience of others. Plus, you’ll be asked to regularly give feedback on the people you work with, to help them with their own career development.

Whether you want to work in another team, industry, or business area, or move to a different office, we’ll support you in making it happen.

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