The PwC Accelerate opportunity

The Accelerate opportunity cannot be applied for specifically, as applicants shortlisted for this are taken from the pool of PwC Scholarship applicants. Every year we receive a large number of outstanding applications, making selecting our scholarship winners extremely hard. In 2013, we created our Accelerate programme, which enables us to support additional strong talent throughout their time at University.

With our Accelerate programme, you’ll be off to a great start:

  • A PwC staff member to mentor you during your study.
  • An opportunity to apply early for a paid Summer Internship to develop the foundation for your career.
  • Access to business networks amongst the best and brightest minds in New Zealand at our social and scholarship events.
  • The opportunity to learn about what we do behind the scenes, so you can choose the career path that best suits you.

The number of PwC Accelerates offered is subject to change year on year.

Your PwC mentor will be allocated to you before you start your first year of university, and they’re a current PwC staff member who’s passionate about helping you develop the skills you need for your career. They’re there to provide information about PwC and the different career opportunities open to you, and help guide your Summer Internship choice.


As a mentor, I get the unique opportunity to support talented individuals as they make some of the biggest decisions of their lives. It is a pleasure to build a lasting relationship based on mutual trust, and know that I am passing on the benefits that I myself afforded from this mentorship.

Jess Grant

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PwC Scholarship Team

PwC Scholarships, PwC New Zealand

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