PwC to recruit more than 300 graduates this year
Graduate Options profile: Professional services firm is seeking enterprising, passionate and bright people
Graduate recruitment lead at PwC Sarah Madigan: “We take a blended approach to learning and development, combining formal training, coaching from others and most importantly practical on-the-job experience.”
This profile appeared in our special Graduate Options supplement on Tuesday, Sept 26th, 2017
This year, PwC is recruiting more than 300 graduates across all parts of their business in their offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford.
Graduate recruitment lead at PwC Sarah Madigan said they want enterprising, passionate and bright people to join their global network spread across 157 countries.
“We recruit top talent from all backgrounds, courses and disciplines so that we can continue to make PwC a great place to work. Opportunity is at the heart of a career with us. Opportunities for personal and professional growth, to experience new cultures and diverse working environments, opportunities to build lasting relationships and make an impact. All the while, knowing that you’re part of a firm where teamwork and collaboration are key,” says Ms Madigan.
Ms Madigan says the career path in PwC Ireland is paved with opportunities and real responsibilities.
“We take a blended approach to learning and development, combining formal training, coaching from others and most importantly practical on-the-job experience. You will gain a range of transferable business, personal, technical and communication skills that help you grow. With a very supportive environment, empowering our people to be the best they can be is important in PwC,” she says.
‘Exciting training programme’
This year, one of PwC’s graduates was recently placed 1st in the CAP2 examinations for the accountancy qualification.
“We have an exciting training programme. For example, in 2017 we launched a new international training programme for graduates joining the deals group within our advisory practice. This starts with an International Deals Foundation event in Madrid in September,” she says.
“One of the many benefits of working in the PwC global network of firms is the unrivalled opportunity to travel. There are opportunities for local and global secondments within the firm as well as externally with our clients,” she says.
Ms Madigan says PwC is a diverse workplace: “It is an inclusive environment where we don’t just talk about diversity, we celebrate it.”
“Diversity is also a big focus for us and the opportunity to be yourself is very important. We want all of our graduates to bring their own individual personality, experience and background to add to our thriving culture. We understand the value that diversity can bring to our firm, our clients and our people. From our inclusive professional network GLEE@PwC (Gays, Lesbians and Everyone Else) to local ’Lean In’ speaker series, there are many opportunities to get involved,” she says.
While Ms Madigan says graduates will work hard at PwC , the company offers balance and flexibility too.
“One of the perks is our flexible 3pm finish on Fridays during summer and on bank holiday weekends. Perfect for a chance to pack before heading off for a break, or just to enjoy the summer evenings. We also have a 24 hour on-site gym and wellness centre for everyone to enjoy.”
Applications are currently open for the PwC 2017 Graduate programme, apply online today atpwc.ie/graduate.