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PwC’s commitment to inspire and nurture young talent in the West Midlands and encourage more women to enter accountancy has been supported with the introduction of female partner shadowing scheme.
Rolled out nationally at the start of the year, the firm has received over 1,000 applications from undergraduates looking to gain greater experience in the professional services sector.
The chosen candidates will shadow a PwC female partner or director for a week, and placements have been accepted to take place throughout the students’ summer break.
The scheme is aimed primarily at women, but is open to all, and will give undergraduates the opportunity to seek experience in professional services, specifically tax, consulting and audit. The students will attend meetings and work with the firm’s specialist teams to gain real exposure to the business.
Helen Nixseaman, partner in the assurance practice at PwC in the Midlands who is being shadowed by one of the visiting students , said:
“There are a number of women within the firm working in leadership positions and it is important that we have an opportunity to share our expertise and encourage more young people to enter the profession.
“The shadowing scheme is a fantastic initiative which gives undergraduates first-hand experience of working for a top accountancy firm.
“In the current climate, many undergraduates are finding it difficult to find work and by taking part in this scheme, we are helping them gain valuable experience to support them into the world of work.”
Impressive candidates could earn a place on one of the firm’s other Graduate programmes.
Earlier this year, university students voted PwC as the High Fliers Top Graduate Employer of the Year for the ninth consecutive year.
Email: Helen Nixseaman
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