Shadow programme aims to attract top students

Apr 17, 2014

The Shadow a Female Leader Programme aims to promote the accountancy profession among women, giving talented students the chance to gain an insight into the firm.

The students attend meetings, work with clients and gain exposure into what it is like to work within a leadership role.

Those taking part in the scheme are paid a living wage, which works out higher than minimum wage and can range from £250 to £300 a week.

And students who impress during their week will go on to complete an interview and the door will be open for them to return to PwC’s Milton Keynes office as a paid intern or a full-time graduate trainee depending on their year of study.

Susannah McKay, senior manager at PwC in Milton Keynes, said: “We are passionate about attracting talented people that want to live and work in Milton Keynes, and supporting diversity at all levels is a key priority for us.

“Increasing the number of women in professional services is not just the right thing to do; it is a commercial imperative to attract the brightest and best from the widest pool of talent in order to service our diverse, global clients.

“And we think it’s right to share our expertise to help local talented students reach their potential.

To apply or find out more about the scheme visit: 

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