PwC expands university visits in bid to boost recruitment
Big four accountancy firm PwC is returning to a larger selection of university campuses after a two-year break during the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to boost recruitment.
The firm has expanded the number of university campuses it will visit from 75 or 80 to more than 100 locations as it extends its outreach beyond universities under the Russell Group banner.
In August, PwC announced that it had removed its requirement for graduates to have attained a 2:1 or higher degree to work at the firm. The firm also removed the requirement that candidates complete either an internship or placement before they are offered a role.
PwC estimated that changing the eligibility criteria would mean 70,000 more students would be able to apply for a job, The Times reports.
As well as relaunching its university visits, PwC is upgrading its Virtual Park experience. The online tour lets students join its graduate-focused events remotely.
Ian Elliott, chief people officer at PwC, said: “We recruit over 2,000 students each year and want to increase that number further. This means continually expanding our recruitment net.”