Interns gain valuable insight into PwC business and culture following successful launch of firm’snew internship programme in the Channel Islands

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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PwC continues to see the long-term value in investing in local young talent, with opportunities for graduates in Jersey and Guernsey to embark and build on world class careers in diverse business areas in their home environment.

To further broaden the help it offers to young local people looking to start their careers, PwC this Summer completed the rollout of its brand new Internship Programme. Designed for those in their penultimate year at university, itran over one month from mid-July to mid-August.

PwC in Guernsey welcomed intern Elliot Bourge, who is currently reading Economics at Edinburgh University, whilst interns William Falle, studying Sports Management at Loughborough University and Nicholas Wildman, studying Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter, joined the Firm’s Jersey-based team for the four week period.

The Internship Programme gave these bright young undergraduates a really valuable insight into working at PwC and an excellent chance to explore some of the opportunities available to them in the islands, whilst at the same time building their skills and confidence.

When asked what he found most valuable about the Internship Programme, Elliot commented:

“The variation in work throughout the Internship has allowed me to get an insight into different clients and other PwC services as well as Assurance, such as Tax and Advisory, which has provided me with a well-rounded perspective on the services PwC offers. The experience has also improved my handling of large data, time management and communication, which are all very transferable skills that I’m sure will prove beneficial when back at university and beyond.”

PwC recruits bright graduates from all degree disciplines, so students can study what they’re passionate about and still explore opportunities to join the team. When William Falle was 8 years old, he wanted to be a professional sportsman of any kind, from cricket to surfing to rugby. He’s now studying Sport Management but having attended a number of PwC careers events at Loughborough University, he realised he didn’t need to have an accountancy or finance background to apply for the Internship Programme. William really enjoyed being part of an audit team, visiting clients off-site for meetings and learning first-hand what’s involved in the audit process from planning stages through to completion.

For Nicholas, having the support of the PwC ‘buddy system’ during the Internship was invaluable. Regular catch ups with his dedicated coach to ensure he had no concerns over the scope and amount of work he was taking on helped a lot during the settling-in period and definitely added to the sense of camaraderie around the offices.

So a successful start to the Internship Programme for PwC, adding to some other successes earlier in 2014, PwC’s record-breaking eleventh year to be ranked number one in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employer of the Year list. The Firm has also retained the Times Graduate Employer of Choice in Accounting for a 15th consecutive year, continuing its run as the only employer ever to win this award.

PwC believes that sustaining a long-term workforce is so important for the Channel Islands, and it is vital for businesses in both islands to invest in and support talent from as early as possible. That’s what the Firm’s Internship Programme aims to do going forward, with many successful interns subsequently returning to PwC to launch their careers as graduates.

For more information on the PwC CI Internship programme or other career opportunities, visitwww.pwc.com/jg /careers , contact Gemma De Biasi on 01534 838365 or email pwc.ci.recruitment@je.pwc.com. Also, have a look at PwC CI’s careers Facebook page www.facebook.com/PwCCareersChannelIslands.

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