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 PwC Pathway to Flying Start

Programme name:

PwC Pathway to Flying Start


Professional Services/Business Consultancy, Technology

Corporate partner:


Where the programme will run:










The programme is taking place virtually so available nationwide, however students should be able to attend one of the following universities if they are successfully recruited to join PwC’s Flying Start Accounting Degree Scheme or Technology Degree Apprenticeship.


  • Flying Start Accounting Degree Apprenticeship - Newcastle University, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, University of Reading, Queen Mary University of London.

  • Flying Start Technology Degree Apprenticeship - University of Birmingham, University of Leeds, Queen’s University Belfast and Queen Mary University.

Key Stage:


Year group:


Number of students from each school who can take part:


Unlimited as long as the criteria below is being met.

Location of programme:


Duration of the programme:

4 x 1.5 - 2 hours workshops

Requirements from school:

One member of school to be present in sessions.

Cost of programme:





















PwC’s Pathway to Flying Start is an access initiative to support young people to learn more about the apprenticeship opportunities available with PwC. Participants will also be invited to join PwC’s summer work experience programme.


Sessions will see students gaining the following skills and insight:

  • Learning about PwC and the school leaver opportunities available.

  • Networking with colleagues and learning first-hand about the role and career routes from people currently in the programme. 

  • Gaining inside knowledge on the application process and how to be successful.

  • Guaranteed invitation to join the summer virtual work experience that would usually require students to complete an application.

  • A very real opportunity to be recruited and join one of the fantastic PwC degree schemes which see students attending university, gaining a degree and securing work experience, with full or partial funding available.


Aimed at students in Year 12, the programme comprises four sessions due to take place in the 2022 Spring Term. The dates and timings are: 

  • Tuesday, 1st March 2022 from 9:00 - 11:00

  • Thursday, 10th March 2022 from 9:00 - 11:00

  • Wednesday, 16th March 2022 from 9:00 - 11:00

  • Tuesday, 22nd March 2022 from 9:00 - 11:00


As the programme is completely virtual, participating students can be based anywhere in the UK, however they must be able to attend one of the above listed universities relevant to the apprenticeship stream they are keen to pursue. 






Schools will need to provide a 50:50 split of students interested in the Accounting and Technology streams, as well guaranteeing that at least 50% of the cohort are female. Where possible we ask schools to encourage students from a black ethnic background to join as this group is currently underrepresented in professional services. Students must also currently be in Year 12 and on track to achieve AAB+ at A-Level.

Relevant Gatsby Benchmarks:



Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information.

Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees.

Gatsby Benchmark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education.

How to book:





Register your interest in participating in this programme by completing the booking form here. Once your form has been submitted one of the team will be in contact to guide you through the process of student selection. If you prefer, you can also call one of our dedicated School Liaison Team on 020 7148 0934 to discuss your school’s eligibility ahead of completing the form.

How places are allocated:


These are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis to schools in our target cohort (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding).