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Web: www.pwc.co.uk/careers/school-jobs/jobs/flying-start-degrees.html

Email: ugaccounting@henley.ac.uk (Henley Business School)


Overview

Accountancy; Business; Actuarial Science. One of the big four accountancy firms, an apprenticeship here will set you up in the financial world. PWC have been running apprenticeships long enough for them to be well accepted, and for an apprenticeship to be as good a way of getting in as a degree. The training is excellent, and all roles in the company will be open to you.

Field

Accountancy; Business; Actuarial Science

Sector

Finance

Degrees offered

ICAEW Chartered Accountant (Accountancy & Business) only 80% of the degree.

There is an option to take a further year on after you finish your ICAEW to acquire; BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science (Actuarial Science)

Providers

Newcastle University Business School; Henley Business School (University of Reading); Nottingham University Business School (Accountancy) Queen’s University, Belfast (Business) Heriot-Watt University (Actuarial Science)

Duration

Accountancy – 4 years; Business – 3 or 4 years; Actuarial Science – 5 years

Entry requirements

3 A- levels (AAB or above) or equivalent plus GCSE Maths (A), English (B or above)

Application process

Via UCAS, Course code NN41

Study/working hours

Accountancy: University plus work placements during one term each year + Business – work experience with PWC in summer holidays 

Actuarial Science: University plus 2 x 6-month placements at PWC in London during years 3 & 5

Starting salary

Competitive

Permanent offer

Yes with 2:1 degree

GCG view

In 2013 they wanted to increase the number of Degree level apprenticeships and so they started running the "Flying Start" programme. The website is clear and informative and they appear to be encouraging students to apply, posting a link and even a telephone number for Henley Business School. Perhaps unsurprisingly considering their profession, the approach is neat and tidy and the "Flying Start" looks to be underpinned by good solid groundwork.

 

 

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