Accountancy Age reports today that PWC received 800 applications for 60 posts in the firms A-level recruitment intake (up 25%). The bright young things will be paid between £16,000 and £20,000 – enough to buy a dark blue suit or two.
For those intent on climbing the slippery career pole then this is a sound move. No student debt, less chance of getting an ill advised on-campus piercing or tattoo, and a chance to get a 4 year head start on those who make the Uni choice.
Smaller accounting firms (such as ours) prefer to recruit on the basis on experience, life skills, and a decent cv. So, er take more of a safer option than taking on a good grade school leaver. Well done to PWC for increasing their intake in these troubled times.