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The opportunity of a lifetime

Kia ora! Here at PwC, our purpose – ‘to build trust in society and solve important problems’ – is our global, shared articulation of why we do what we do. Each of our 250,000 professionals globally have a role to play in helping PwC achieve its purpose - what’s your role?

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Find out how you can help us solve important problems

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What are our business areas?

PwC New Zealand is split into five core business areas (plus PwC Legal). To give you a better idea of the teams that sit within PwC New Zealand, here is an overview of our core business areas and the business units which sit within these.

Audit and Assurance

Our team of audit and assurance specialists not only provide financial statements; they strengthen everything within a business from performance to strategy and business resilience.

Business units:

Visit our Audit and Assurance page for more information.

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Our consulting specialists help organisations to address their biggest challenges. They support business transformation, innovation and growth, cost reduction, leveraging talent and helping clients gain a competitive advantage.

Business units:

Visit our Consulting page for more information.

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Our deals team help clients to achieve successful deal outcomes and create value through business mergers, acquisitions, disposals and restructuring to recovery.

Business units: 

Visit our Deals page for more information. 

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Financial Advisory Services (FAS)

In Financial Advisory Services (FAS) we operate in a fast-paced commercial environment working closely with out clients across a broad range of their business challenges including tax, legal and financial advisory.

Business units:

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PwC Legal

Effective legal solutions require commercial experience and insight. At PwC Legal, we can bring an integrated approach that helps you unlock and create value.

PwC Legal is an independent law firm that leverages the knowledge and experience of the global PwC network in more than 100+ countries across the globe.

Visit our PwC Legal page for more information.

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Internal Firm Services (IFS)

The IFS team supports the operations of the PwC New Zealand business. Whilst we don’t generally hire for graduate roles within IFS, it is important for you to understand the structure of PwC and how we operate.

Business unit:

  • Executive team
  • People and Culture
  • Markets
  • Finance and Operations
  • NZiT
  • Digital
  • Risk Management & Independence, and Office of General Counsel
  • Facilities and Client Services.

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"We are encouraged to constantly innovate and be creative with our work, using our diversity to present solutions to problems."

"I’m passionate about people, leaving things better than I found them, and making a difference through the work we do."

"Every day is different and everyone is very supportive of you taking on new challenges either at work or in your personal life."

Hear from our CEO

Mark Averill shares his career journey and advice for students

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Planning your career

At PwC, we have plenty of opportunities available, and we don't want you to miss out. Here's a timeline to help you plan your career in line with our offerings, and keep you a step ahead.

School: Year 13

Scholarship programme

The PwC Scholarship helps give young Kiwi talent the best start possible by providing financial support during university, a mentor and a paid Summer Internship. The skills, knowledge and relationships you’ll build with us will benefit you for life. Find out more about our PwC Scholarship.

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University: first year

Career fairs and PwC events

From first year at university, attend career fairs, employer events and presentations. We’ll be visiting campuses around New Zealand and will also be hosting events, so keep an eye on our calendar of events and our Facebook / instagram pages for updates. We’d love to meet you at these events – they are a great opportunity to get connected with different members of the team and see what a career at PwC is all about. Note that spaces are strictly limited so please register for all on campus events through your university.

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University: second year

Summer Internship

An internship provides a unique taste of what it’s like to work at PwC. As an intern, you join us over the summer before your final year at university, for 12 – 13 weeks and build skills and confidence working with experts in the field you’re interested in. We have a range of internship opportunities available across our offices and business areas, with applications for our Summer Internship to be submitted in your second to last year at university.

You get the opportunity to closely interact with our staff, who provide real-time on the job coaching while working together on a variety of projects that will put into practice what you have learnt at university. We provide challenging assignments and get you involved with helping solve real client issues, within teams of highly skilled professionals. Providing you with a realistic insight into the profession, as well as the PwC culture and practice.

For more on the application process, visit our How to apply page.

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University: third year + all extra years

Graduate programme

In your final year of study and getting ready to start your career? There’s no better place to start than PwC. With our global brand and reputation as the leading business advisory firm in New Zealand, the opportunities here are like no other. Our Graduates start in February, and your first week will be an exciting chance to come together with the whole group of new Graduates. This is a great opportunity to meet people across the business and create lasting networks within the firm that could span your entire career, wherever it may take you.

Apply for our Graduate programme at the beginning of your final year, as employment contracts are signed a year in advance.

For more on the application process, visit our How to apply page.

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PwC Student Careers Team

PwC Student Careers, PwC New Zealand

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