PwC welcomes 90 graduate recruits across Scotland
PwC Scotland has reported a 12.5% increase in graduate recruits this year, with a total of 90 students joining the firm’s offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen.
Of the new recruits, the majority (43) will join the Edinburgh office, with 37 based in Glasgow and 10 in Aberdeen - with 77% of the intake joining the Scottish firm’s Audit practice. The remaining 21 will work in either Tax or Risk, across a range of roles.
The latest cohort of students results in a 7.8% increase in headcount, taking the number of partners and staff at PwC Scotland to 1,249.
Across the UK, PwC is welcoming more than 1,300 students throughout September and October. All of the new recruits are welcomed at various face-to-face events across the country, with the Scottish contingent taking part in a welcome event in the capital.
In its recruitment, the firm has reinforced its commitment to social mobility, with 40% of Scotland’s student recruits being female and 41% coming from a minority ethnic background (up 18% on last year). More than one third (36%) attended a non-selective state school, while 7% of the intake was eligible for free school meals.
Jason Morris, regional market leader at PwC Scotland, said: “It’s a privilege to welcome a brand new group of talented and enthusiastic students to PwC Scotland – and fantastic to see an uplift in the number included in this year’s intake.
“This bright and diverse group of students are already showing how excited and committed they are to their new roles – and to making the most of the journey ahead as they embark on their careers.
“As always, we remain committed to providing opportunities to individuals based on their talent and determination, rather than their background, so it’s key that we draw on all areas of society to create a diverse and skilled workforce that has the ability to make a real impact.”