PwC entry scheme receives 800 applications for 60 vacancies
24/08/2010
A Level results are revealed, but university isn’t the only route to a great business career, says PwC.


Fuente: http://www.consultant-news.com  Fecha: 24.08.2010

PwC entry scheme receives 800 applications for 60 vacancies More students who received their A Level results are considering entering the workplace straight away on training schemes rather than going to university, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC).

Applications to PwC’s A Level entry scheme, HEADstart, have doubled since 2008, and are up 25% on last year.

James Chalmers, board partner, strategy and talent, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP said: “We’ve no doubt that interest in schemes like ours is only going to grow over the next twelve months, following students’ recent experiences of budget cuts, rising debts and fewer places.

“A Level entry training schemes are particularly well-suited to those who have a clear career in mind when they leave school. By combining formal study with on the job experience and personal coaching, trainees put everything they learn in their studies straight into action. They are earning while studying towards a professional accounting or tax qualification, getting great work experience and a head start in their career."

The HEADstart scheme received over 800 applications this year for 60 vacancies - up 25% on last year and double the number of applications received in 2008. This translates to 13 applicants for every post, suggesting that talented students are seeing structured learning and development opportunities with good career prospects as a viable alternative to university, to kick start their career.

Applicants require 280 UCAS points or equivalent. Trainees work in either assurance or tax and study for industry recognised qualifications in accountancy (ACCA) or tax (ATT).