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School and College Leaver programme A position on our School and College Leaver programme is one of the best ways to kickstart your career with PwC. All of our apprenticeships and programmes are designed to help you develop your business skills through real client work, while also completing formal training and studying towards qualifications to give you a head start in your career. PwC will provide you with support all the way. You’ll earn a competitive salary, benefit from our excellent support networks and have the opportunity to continually progress your career. Just like our graduate joiners, you’ll work on varied and challenging client and internal projects, which make a real difference to the world of business. You’ll be coached by our people, who are experts in their field, and at the same time, thanks to our study support, you won’t need to worry about paying for course and exam fees, textbooks or revision materials. Tax Every time you buy a packet of crisps, go to the cinema, download an app or get paid for your part-time job, some of your money gets paid to the Government in tax. And it gets spent on schools, the NHS and a host of other public services. But it’s not straightforward. As individuals, we pay different rates of tax. So imagine how tricky it is as a business when you’re employing staff, making millions of pounds in profits or relocating to another country. And if you don’t get it right, there are penalties. That’s why it’s essential our clients understand their tax obligations and how to manage them effectively, ethically and within legislation. You could work in the following teams Corporate Tax Indirect Tax People and Organisation From day one you'll start to build a promising career, specialising in the ever-changing field of tax. Your responsibilities will include a range of tasks which will vary depending upon the area of Tax you join. However generally this will involve technical research attending meetings with senior staff establishing and developing third party relationships such as with the Inland Revenue drafting client correspondence general office duties. What you’ll gain You'll enjoy plenty of practical, on-the-job training while studying for a professional qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to secure a Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) as a core part of your apprenticeship. What you’ll need Minimum requirements are 96 or 112 UCAS tariff* from up to three full A-Levels (or equivalent) and a Grade C or 4 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics. Please check our website for specific requirements. Exams must have been taken in the same sitting and resits are accepted only where modules or papers have been retaken in the same academic year. If you have any extenuating circumstances related to your exam marks or the sequencing of your exams, please declare this on your application and this will be considered as we review your application. *The UCAS tariff varies depending on the team and the professional qualification. The PwC Deal We want people to build exceptional careers during their time at PwC. When you feel motivated and energised by your work, you're more able to contribute to the organisation, as well as achieve your aspirations. No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all routes offer the same deal. The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life. We empower people to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential. In return, your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package. Diversity and inclusion We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. It’s critical we have diverse talent, views and thinking if we are to deliver exceptional client value and solve the world’s important problems. We seek to attract and recruit people from the widest talent pool, who reflect the society in which we work. And we aim to encourage an inclusive culture where people can feel empowered to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate. So join PwC. We'll help you reach your full potential. Learn more here pwc.co.uk/diversity About PwC We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.
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If your chosen area in London is within Audit, you will study the ACA route via ICAEW while working within areas of the business and clients such as: Corporate Audit Non Profit Pension Funds Private Clients Professional Practices We would aim to build you up year by year via our 3 year Level 7 apprenticeship route: First Year: Your first year would consist of perfecting your auditing skills while passing your exams. You will be completing the ICAEW Certificate level modules of Accounting, Assurance, Business & Finance, Law, Management Information and Principles of Taxation. Second Year: Your second year you would further enhance your audit skills with the addition of responsibility of looking after a first year Apprentice. You would also manage a first year apprentice on an Audit while undertaking your exams for your second year. By the end of the second year, you could be leading your own audits You will also complete the ICAEW Professional Level modules including Business and Planning, Business Strategy and Financial Management. While covering off Audit & Assurance, Financial Accounting & Reporting and Tax Compliance. Third Year: Leading your own Audit team Reviewing work done by the team with written feedback Planning an running Audits Sitting and passing exams In this final year, you will complete the ICAEW Advanced Level Modules including Corporate reporting, Strategic Business Management and a Case study. Our minimum requirements: An expected or achieved 2:1 or equivalent. BBB (or equivalent UCAS points) from three A Levels (or equivalent). GCSE grade B or above in Maths and English Language
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As a top 20 UK accountancy firm, and advisers to some of the UK’s wealthiest individuals, Saffery Champness is a dynamic and exciting place to undergo an internship. If you are interested in pursuing a career in accountancy but are not sure what firm would best suit you, a summer internship may be the perfect opportunity to help you make a decision. Our intern scheme runs for a period of four to eight weeks each summer and provides a unique and valuable insight into the workings of a Top 20 accountancy firm. Entering a new workforce for a temporary period can be a daunting experience, however we will not only make sure you feel welcomed but we will fully integrate you into the firm, giving you a full induction to help you acclimatise and feel comfortable as soon as you begin. As an intern you will be partnered with a dedicated mentor whose job it is to ensure your placement is both enjoyable and challenging. During your placement you will benefit from a bookkeeping course, as well as exposure to a number of teams and departments. After your placement should you wish to pursue in a career in accountancy you will have the opportunity to consider the firm’s graduate positions where three-year training contracts are available across all our offices with a view to becoming an ACA/CA qualified accountant.
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