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Web: http://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

Accounting

Degree offered

ICAEW Chartered Accountant (Accountancy & Business) only 80% of the degree, it will take a further year after you finish; BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science (Actuarial Science)

Provider

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

Based

Belfast

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

UCAS NN41

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

Stating in 2013 that they wanted to increase the number of Degree level apprenticeships they run the "Flying Start" programme. This is the only company we have found so far that runs theirscheme alongside university courses. 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.

Full GCG Review

https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/careers/apprenticeship-reviews/pwc

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