Strategy& is our Strategy Consulting practice. You’ll work on interesting and varied assignments – from helping a company identify attractive new markets, advising a private equity client on game‑changing investments, to supporting industry leaders solve their toughest corporate and mergers and acquisitions challenges.
We organise ourselves into two market-winning teams – Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Strategy. Both our teams work together with clients on long-term strategic issues. In both teams you will work with top-tier public and private sector clients from a range of industries, and in our M&A Strategy team you may also work alongside private equity firms and other investors.
As we return to normal, you will have opportunities to work abroad on global projects or to do an international secondment.
Corporate Strategy works with the most senior members of organisations to help them answer their most strategic questions. As part of our team of problem solvers and creative thinkers you’ll put your analytical skills to the test, creating strategic solutions to address the complex challenges faced by business leaders across all industry sectors, where no two problems are the same.
Our projects tend to be between a few weeks and months, enabling you to work on projects across many different industry sectors in your first year to build your exposure and experience quickly.
M&A Strategy works with top global businesses to develop innovative strategies, sometimes in the context of a transaction. This means you will get to work with both global corporations as well as private equity firms and other investors across all sectors. With us, you will get to know the key value drivers of a company quickly, combining your analytical skills with creative problem-solving.
Our projects tend to be four to six weeks long, so you’ll typically do ten plus projects across different sectors in your first year, broadening your expertise.
As a graduate you’ll be aligned to one of our two teams, but you’ll experience working in both as we often resource projects together. This is most common at the junior levels as beyond this individuals are more strongly aligned to their allocated team. This provides you with the opportunity to transfer your skills across our Strategy& practice. Our teams work together to bring the best to our clients, and we offer a unique, powerful, and distinctive combination of capabilities that allows us to develop and deliver world-class strategies.
Our Summer Internships offer high calibre students the opportunity to experience work and life at PwC, and gain a valuable insight into our business and culture. You’ll work alongside graduate trainees and experienced professionals on live and interesting client projects. You will be doing real work on real clients so be prepared to get stuck in.
What you'll do
You’ll work with your team to create new approaches to difficult problems, bringing a new perspective compared to your seniors. Depending on the project, you may be required to develop and deliver presentations, analyse large quantities of data, conduct interviews with subject matter experts, or more. Every day will bring about new opportunities and challenges, and no two projects are the same.
What you'll gain
Discover what a career with us is all about, and boost your employability. You’ll find out first-hand if this is the career for you - do well, and you could be offered a graduate job. Working alongside specialists, you’ll work on client projects to give you the best insight into what we’re about. You’ll have the opportunity to build networks with your colleagues and peer group.
What you'll need
To be eligible for the programme you’ll need to be:
In your penultimate year of study or in your final year of study with a one year postgraduate degree place confirmed.
Be on track/ or have achieved a 2.1 in your undergraduate degree. We determine whether you’re on course for a 2.1 based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.
Have the right visa eligibility to start a graduate programme in September 2023 or Spring 2024.
When to apply
The deadline for applications is 5 January 2022
The deadline for online assessments is 6 January 2022
We’ll let you know the outcome of your application on 24 January 2022
Assessment centres will take place on 1 - 11 March
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