PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020
ABOUT THE COMPANY – PWC
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was formed as the result of a merger between 2 accounting firms – Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in the year 1998.
PwC is Africa’s largest professional services provider with more than 9 000 staff members and almost 400 partners across 34 countries. It is also one of the global “Big Four” auditing firms, alongside KPMG, Deloitte and EY.
The company operates in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to: Banking; Asset and Wealth Management; Financial Services; Insurance; Pharmaceuticals; Oil and Gas; Engineering and Construction; Mining; Chemicals; Renewable Energy; Industrial Manufacturing; Healthcare; Transportation and Logistics; Automotive; Agribusiness; Higher Education and so much more.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED, COVERAGE VALUE & SERVICE CONTRACT
The PwC bursary scheme aims to financially assist exceptional young people who find themselves without the needed funding to pursue their studies in the Accounting sector. Bursaries are granted to students with excellent school/ university academic records.
Bursaries are open to students who are studying (or intend on studying) towards a SAICA accredited degree, which will lead to a a Chartered Accountant (SA) designation.
The bursary programme will cover a portion of tuition expenses, prescribed books – the amount of cover will be determined by evidence that students cannot cover the cost of their studies. Students will however, be required to pick up the remainder of the study costs.
On completion of their studies, students must be prepared to work for PwC on a training contract.
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- South African citizen
- Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
- Proven financial need
- Current Matric students:
- Be committed to studying Chartered Accountancy
- Have achieved a minimum level 6 for English HL/ SL
- Have achieved a minimum level 6 for Mathematics
- Have achieved a minimum average of 70%
- Intend on studying towards SAICA accredited degree, leading to a Chartered Accountant (SA) designation
- Intend on studying full-time at a SAICA accredited University in South Africa
- Current University students:
- Currently towards SAICA accredited degree, leading to a Chartered Accountant (SA) designation
- Studying full-time at a SAICA accredited University in South Africa
- First year students: passing all subjects with a minimum average of 65%
- Second year students: passing all subjects with a minimum average of 60%
- Third & Fourth year students: passing all subjects with a minimum average of 55%
Students must also possess the following personal qualities:
- Good interpersonal skills
- Strong leadership skills
- Problem solving capabilities
- Able to work in a team
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Apply online at: https://www.pwc.co.za/en/careers/learners/learners-bursaries.html
Applying for the PricewaterhouseCoopers bursary is a 6 step process:
Step 1: Completing the online application (Register here: https://www.pwc.co.za/en/careers/about-pwc/selection-approach-and-recruitment-process.html)
Step 2: Apply for a suitable position
Step 3: Attend your first interview
Step 4: Atted your second interview
Step 5: Receive an offer from PWC
Step 6: Sign your Contract
Find out more about the application process: https://www.pwc.co.za/en/students/assurance/application-process.html
KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg/ Durban): 31 July 2018
Western Cape (Stellenbosch/ Cape Town/ Worcester/ Paarl/ Robertson): 12 August 2018
Central (Kimberley/ Bloemfontein/ Welkom/ Mafikeng): 31 August 2018
North East (Middleburg/ Nelspruit/ Emalahleni): 30 September 2018
Eastern Cape (East London/ Port Elizabeth): 31 October 2018
Gauteng (Pretoria/ Johannesburg): 31 December 2018
(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact PWC directly:
Tel: 011 797 4000