Flying Start degree programmes within Assurance with PwC 2017

10 Oct 2016
10 Oct 2017

If you want to go to university but are also keen to begin your career, our Flying Start degree programmes offer the best of both worlds. The skills you’ll learn on your paid work placements with us are extremely transferable, which means you’ll be able to work anywhere in business. You’ll get to meet our world-class clients and work alongside our highly skilled teams. Studying at university you’ll get to experience the full-time student lifestyle. But as the placements are paid you’ll have some money to enjoy it too. You’ll gain a degree, and hopefully impress us enough to secure a place on our graduate scheme.

Want to study accounting?

Our Accounting Flying Start programme lasts four years and can be studied at Newcastle University Business School, Henley Business School (University of Reading) or Nottingham University Business School. It will put you on track to becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant – you’ll complete 80% of your exams, and will be just over a year away from qualification once you graduate. You’d get a traditional university experience as a full-time student, alongside paid work placements with our Assurance practice during term time, and exposure to our world-class clients.  

You could even secure a graduate job with us – all while still at university.

What you’d do in Assurance

Our purpose is to provide decision makers with the information they need to take their business to the next level. We do this by getting to know our clients really well, gaining an understanding of the challenges they face by building relationships with the people who experience them day-to-day. Working in Assurance, you’ll really get to know your clients, talking to staff – sometimes very senior – to establish what processes and controls are in place around the finances, forming your own opinion of their accounts and making sure they’re in order. The work you’ll do is varied and each client is different, meaning you’ll learn how to think on your feet, present your findings, and build up lots of business skills.

Who we are

We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. We tackle lots of different issues for loads of different organisations, entrepreneurs and private businesses. We help with big deals and big changes to their structures and businesses. We advise them on tax. We make sure they’re getting the most out of their IT. We help them plan ahead to manage risk, make sure they’re sustainable, and profitable.

You could choose to join:

Henley Business School at the University of Reading

BA (Hons) Accounting & Business (UCAS code NN41)

Newcastle Business School at Newcastle University

BA (Honours) Business Accounting and Finance degree (UCAS code NN14)

Nottingham University Business School

BSc Accountancy (UCAS code N410)

Reasons to join us:

  • You’ll be part of the world’s leading professional services network.
  • Enjoy the best of both worlds – get the traditional student experience alongside paid work experience to build your employability
  • Get involved in challenging, important work with varied clients across different sectors, giving you the best career opportunities to grow and find your niche
  • Drive your own development through training and coaching from experienced professionals and lecturers
  • You’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary during your placements.

What we look for

  • A UCAS tariff of at least 340 (or equivalent)
  • A strong application through UCAS

Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

Please note: your application is through UCAS and other requirements may apply. Please check the university’s website for full details.


UCAS Deadline for Flying Start Degree Programmes (Henley Business School at the University of Reading, Newcastle University, Nottingham University Business School) - 15 January 2017