PwC comments on Phase 3 of the Apprenticeship trailblazer

Published at 12:00 PM on 23 October 2014

Sara Caplan, PwC education partner, said:

“We are proud to lead a team of employers, in a new Government trailblazer, to develop a Management Consultancy Apprenticeship Standard in England. The standard will help all management consulting employers measure the success of their apprenticeship programmes and the performance of their apprentices.

“Collaborating with employers from across the sector, we will drive the development of a new Apprenticeship standard to meet the needs of employers and allow the sector to develop and retain the talent needed for business growth.

“As a major employer of school leavers we believe this trailblazer will give young people greater access to the workforce and provide the training and work experience they need to progress within the industry, whilst also developing the skills that support economic growth.

“We were the first professional services firm to launch a Higher Apprenticeship programme in 2012 and since then, applications at this level have increased significantly. By offering Higher Apprenticeships we are able to attract the most talented people, regardless of background and add a new dimension to PwC teams across Consulting, Tax, Audit and Assurance.”

Skills Minister Nick Boles said:

“I congratulate PwC for the key role it is playing in developing new top-quality apprenticeships. Through the trailblazers initiative companies like PwC, in collaboration with their industry partners, will give people the skills they need to thrive and our businesses need to compete.”

-ENDS-

Notes to editor

· The following employers are also supporting the management consultancy trailblazer; BAE Systems, CapGemini, Deloitte, Detica, EY, IBM, JIPROOKE LTD, KPMG, MCA, Mindbench, RedQuadrant, Roth Observatory International, Stanninghouse Consulting Ltd, The Worshipful Company of Management Consultants.

· In total PwC will recruit almost 140 Higher Apprentices across the UK firm this year

· PwC Higher Apprentice, Ziyad Patel, is profiled in the government campaign ‘Get in. Go far.’ For interviews with Ziyad or any of PwC’s Higher Apprentices please contact;

[email protected]

· PwC has been recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service as a Top 100 Apprentice employer.

· For more information please visit

www.apprenticeships.org.uk


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