Introducing the innovative «PwC–UCY Flying Start Programme»
Remaining steadfast in its commitment to attract talented people, PwC Cyprus held student presentations during the first ten days of November at the University of Cyprus, the University of Warwick, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Imperial College London, the University of Nottingham and the University of Cambridge.
During the presentations, 200 university students had the opportunity to be informed from the organisation’s Human Capital professionals about career opportunities within PwC Cyprus, the professional training schemes on offer, in association with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), as well as PwC’s Summer Internship Programme.
Special reference was made to the very high pass rates as well as numerous worldwide and Pancyprian awards achieved by PwC Cyprus’ trainee accountants in the ICAEW and ACCA professional examinations, both of which confirm the very high quality of the organisation’s recruitment and selection practices, as well as learning and development practices.
During the presentation at the University of Cyprus, extensive reference was made to the innovative “PwC-UCY Flying Start Programme”, a pioneering partnership between PwC Cyprus, the ICAEW and the University of Cyprus. This fast-track programme offers Accounting students the opportunity to combine their academic education with acquiring professional experience through work placements with PwC Cyprus, as well as securing a job position with PwC Cyprus upon graduation and obtaining the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification one year earlier than other university graduates.
It is worth noting that that during the financial year which ended on 30 June 2017, 110 new professionals joined PwC Cyprus, out of which 70 were university graduates embarking on the ACA and ACCA professional training schemes.
During their visit in the UK, PwC Cyprus’ Human Capital team also hosted a gala dinner for 50 Cypriot professionals who are currently working in London, which was attended by the organisation’s CEO, Mr Evgenios Evgeniou, who gave an interesting presentation on “An update on Cyprus: Prospects & Challenges”.