As the cost of the degree rises, PwC sees applications to its A Level job programme rocket
PwC, the professional services firm, has received 1,600 applications for 100 roles this year for its school leaver programme, a 56% increase year on year, as students look for alternatives to university

Fuente:   Fecha:  22.08.2011

Gaenor Bagley, head of people, PwC said: "Students are being forced to look at different options for their future and university may not be the right solution for everyone. Anyone who has a genuine interest in pursuing a career in business has options. We want to lead the way in opening the door to jobs in business to as many people, and we’re working with students, careers advisors, universities and government to make that happen, including how we can introduce a new business apprenticeship programme focused on school leavers. For us, this is about getting the right people into the right jobs at the right time for our business."

The firm has seen a fourfold increase on applications since 2008 for A Level vacancies, and expects continued high levels of interest in these roles over the next year with the imminent rise in fees. The scheme is open to A Level entry students, and gives on the job and college-based training, leading to a professional qualification.

In its ten year history PwC’s A Level entry scheme has employed almost 700 people nationwide in the firm’s tax and assurance practices, opening the door to those who choose to do things differently, but want to develop a career in business.