Prepare for the PwC Recruitment Process
Are you applying to PwC? Learn about the aptitude tests, assessment centres for the various positions with the firm and how to prepare with JobTestPrep.
About PwCPwC is a global firm providing assurance, tax, and business consulting services. It is the second largest professional services firm in the world and is one of the "Big Four". The firm employs over 160,000 employees at various levels including graduates, interns and experienced professionals. At each job level, the recruitment process is made to cater to the needs of the job and the department. Therefore, they utilise a range of aptitude tests, interview types and assessment exercises for their various positions. When preparing for the hiring process, make sure to pay close attention to the information you receive from the recruitment team so you know what you’re facing.
Below are the basic things all PwC applicants should be aware of when applying. The application form and Professional Leadership Framework are common to all job levels and geographical locations as well as to the company’s subsidiary, Strategy&.
PwC Application FormAll candidates, both novice and experienced, begin their application process with an online form.
For interns, graduate scheme applicants and school leavers, the application continues at this point, asking you questions about your eligibility for the job, you educational and employment history and to explain, in brief, why you have chosen this position and career field in 500 words. You may also be given a personality questionnaire to complete.
For experienced hires, a well-structured and informative CV should give the company all the information they need to decide if you have what they’re looking for. Be sure to tailor your CV to the job description and make any necessary changes or highlights.
Once your application has been submitted, it is reviewed by PwC. If they are interested, they will inform you of the next steps in the recruitment process.
PwC Professional Leadership FrameworkA big part of the PwC recruitment process is seeing how well you fit with the key values and competencies of the company. These are important to keep in mind throughout all stages of the recruitment process. The firm is looking for:
- Whole leadership - Leading both yourself and others through your work. Show yourself to be responsible, authentic, resilient, inclusive and passionate in your own work.
- Business acumen - What you bring to the table is important and the company is looking for a knowledge and passion to learn about the business and for innovative individuals who are fresh thinking in what they create for the company.
- Technical capabilities - Delivering quality and highly valued service is a must with PwC and as a candidate you need to show your willingness to maintain professional standards, expand your technical knowledge and expertise and share what you have learned with others.
- Global acumen - Global companies need an outlook that is larger than life. Broad perspectives, embracing change and fresh insights are traits the company is looking for in candidates.
- Relationships - good communication skills, maintaining strong and authentic relationships and the desire to give exceptional service are highly valued characteristics the company is on the hunt for
It is therefore necessary to try and incorporate these key values into all of your answers. By doing so you are showing not only that you have the skills needed, but you will also be showing the PwC recruiters that you really want to work for the company. On many occasions we have seen that motivation is the deciding factor on whether you actually get the job offer so make sure to have these competencies in mind every step of the way.
The Next StepsBelow you can find our dedicated PwC pages that provide in-depth explanations of the next steps and how you can prepare with our expertly designed practice materials.
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