We help our clients stay ahead of the changes that impact their business. Equipped with the scale of a seamlessly connected global network, we’re where they need us – delivering deep tax technical expertise, while providing the critical context to help make informed and compliant decisions that drive their operations forward. At a global and local level, we design best-in-class integrated tax and legal strategies that empower clients to move from complexity to execution.
Our expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation. Our tax experts proactively engage in the tax policy debate and are focused on leading views and new ideas. Your knowledge will help high-profile organisations, entrepreneurs and family businesses, understand complex rules and make informed decisions with significant impacts. Our people need to be flexible and ready to build strong relationships, networks and leadership skills.
We help our clients stay ahead of the changes that impact their business. Equipped with the scale of a seamlessly connected global network, we’re where they need us – delivering deep tax technical expertise, while providing the critical context to help make informed and compliant decisions that drive their operations forward. At a global and local level, we design best-in-class integrated tax and legal strategies that empower clients to move from complexity to execution. Our expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation. Our tax experts proactively engage in the tax policy debate and are focused on leading views and new ideas. Your knowledge will help high-profile organisations, entrepreneurs and family businesses, understand complex rules and make informed decisions with significant impacts. Our people need to be flexible and ready to build strong relationships, networks and leadership skills.
People & Organisation In People and Organisation (P&O) we help some of the leading UK and international employers make the most of their biggest asset – their people. It’s such a diverse area, where we work on projects helping business leaders define their HR strategy, through to advising clients on how to improve the effectiveness of their workforce. Or help senior executives understand their global personal tax obligations, to implementing cutting‑edge technology in the HR space. We work on projects across all sectors of the economy, providing vital support to clients. And whatever you work on, you’ll learn about employment tax risk, employment cost reduction and employer social responsibility.
What you’ll do
People in Deals is part of our People & Organisation team within Tax. The team advises on all of the people aspects of buying, selling or listing businesses both in the UK and internationally. Our work ranges from conducting due diligence for private equity, corporate and public sector organisations, to planning and implementing post-deal integration and business restructuring. Projects are both legally and operationally complex, varied, and very fast-paced. We also come from a really wide range of backgrounds, both in-house and consulting, and half of us are pensions actuaries, so we work in a very inter-disciplinary way. Our work involves a wide range of other teams across PwC, from Financial Due Diligence and Deals Strategy, to Business Recovery Services and operational Delivering Deal Value, as well as collaborating regularly with Legal. Often, the Deals team also acts as a gateway for other HR consulting services at the firm, bringing in specialists to deliver both during and after the deal. Graduates in the team gain a broad generalist grounding across HR quickly, as well as an understanding of what makes businesses tick both financially and culturally. High levels of client exposure is a given, particularly during post-deal work, with speed and variety of work. You’ll also gain an international network across PwC, as we regularly collaborate with other deals teams across the globe to manage complex, cross-border transactions. You could be involved in the following: – Investigating people issues in a target business to identify costs and risks for a potential buyer – Helping the seller of a business tell a compelling HR story to potential buyers – Project management of the carve out of a division for sale by a large corporate organisation – Working with HR teams to plan and deliver major restructuring programmes – Assessing likely flight risks following a deal, by looking at how incentives such as shares are affected – Assisting an HR function prepare for the listing of a business on the stock market – Supporting a public sector organisation in determining whether their business case for insourcing is robust.
What you’ll gain
After your initial foundation training you’ll also have the opportunity to put into practice your training on client projects with the mentorship and support from the experienced people you’ll work alongside. You’ll be encouraged to take ownership of your personal development journey, continually learning through on the job training and seeking feedback from different experiences. Your Career Coach will work with you to track your development so you know how you’re doing and where you can improve. You will develop a breadth and depth of business advisor core skills and understanding of frameworks through exposure to a variety of businesses and industries. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients including multinationals, government departments and new and growing businesses.
Our graduate training programme is underpinned by a development framework that broadens and deepens your knowledge. You’ll learn from hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work, picking up business, personal and technical skills you can use across the network, and throughout your career.
What you’ll need
You’ll need to have or be on course for a 2.1 degree or above in any subject. We determine whether you’re on course for a 2.1 based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.
Although there is no application deadline, each year we have only a small number of roles available. We therefore advise applying early, but please be prepared for a short wait in processing your application at each stage of our process while we consider your application alongside others.
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We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.
Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion
We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.