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Jobs at PwC

 
#1 Jobs at PwC
05/09/2011 09:27

Tony Restell (Top-Consultant.com)

In producing the recently published Definitive Guide to UK Consulting Firms (see: http://news.top-consultant.com/guide_to_consulting_firms.aspx), we have amassed company profiles for 189 consulting employers. As many of the discussions started on the forum revolve around what it is like to work at different firms, we thought we'd create anchor threads for the firms we have profiles for, to create a place where readers can share additional information about careers at each of these firms - in this case jobs at PwC.

Below is copied the profile information about PwC. If you know of other sources of information about jobs at PwC, or can provide your own insights of working or interviewing there, or can add anything else constructive for people searching the site for information about them - please reply to this thread and add your input. We'll roll this out to lots of consulting employers over the coming weeks and hopefully can create a great repository of information about consulting employers like PwC.

1. Name of consulting firm

PwC

2. About our company

We help our clients and our people create the value they want. We work alongside our clients – from public and private companies to governments and charities – to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them. We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference throughout their working lives. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Consulting we help organisations to work smarter and grow faster. Our work is always evolving to respond to industry trends and management focus; we combine our deep technical skills, in response to our clients needs.

3. Types of clients we serve

Our Consulting teams work across a wide range of public and private sector clients, many of which are household names.

4. Types of recruitment we are most likely to be undertaking in the next 18 months

Milkround recruiting (i.e. university finalists)

Experienced hire recruiting

5. When candidates choose to join our firm it is usually because

We work with our clients providing practical, far-sighted advice to help them deliver the benefits they need. They might want us to assess new markets; come up with insights into how best to tackle the challenges presented by change; or recommend a sustainability strategy. But whatever they need, we deliver benefits they can measure and a standard of client service that’s second to none. Our consultant’s help people in the world’s most progressive organisations deliver the value they want – be that in their role or in the whole organisation. You’ll work across many different parts of the firm alongside highly skilled professionals in their field and receive training that helps you gain breadth as well as depth of knowledge.

6. Locations of our UK office(s)

We recruit into offices UK-wide. See our website for further details.

7. Weblinks with career details of our firm

http://www.pwc.com/uk/careers

8. Key contact details

0808 100 1500 – Recruitment Helpline

9. Areas of practice where we have a strong market presence

Automotive/Aerospace

Distribution/Logistics

Energy & Utilities

Financial Services (Retail Financial Services focus)

Financial Services (Investment Banking/Capital Markets focus)

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Public Sector

Retail/Consumer Goods

Telecoms, Media & Entertainment

Transportation

10. Types of consulting work our firm is most heavily engaged in

Business Process Improvement

Business Transformation/Change Management

HR Consulting

IT Consulting

Outsourcing

Project/Programme Management

Strategy

Technology

11. Awards won in the last 2 years

Times Top 100 Graduate Employer of Choice for the 8th year running

Ranked 11th in the Sunday Times list of the 25 best big companies to work for.

The consulting industry applauded our entries for the 2011 Management Consultancies Association (MCA) awards, and awarded us our first award. We picked up the firm’s first ever MCA award at the industry ceremony in London. It went to director, Andrew Nevin as Strategy Consultant of the Year. Along with Andrew, all four of the projects we submitted made it through the final stage of this year’s fierce competition and were judged as ‘Highly Commended’.

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#2 RE: Jobs at PwC
05/09/2011 11:33

The Professor to Tony Restell (Top-Consultant.com) (#1)

As an external observer, it's interesting to see the "growth through acquisition" strategy that PwC appear to be pursuing. The takeovers of PRTM and Diamond have seen two consulting brands recognised globally be brought under the PwC umbrella. Whereas it's my perception that Ernst & Young and KPMG both seem to be pursuing a more organic growth strategy. What this means for job opportunities at PwC I don't know - clearly they have ambitions to grow the consulting business, but to what extent are the acquisitions diverting attention from hiring for organic growth. Would be very interesting to hear some views of insiders at PwC!

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