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    (Original post by LukeIsIt)
    Thanks for the encouragement and congratulations!

    I have my first round interview with PwC coming up soon, any advice would be greatly appreciated .
    Dear LukeIsIt,

    Well done for getting to interview stage. I am sure you will get some great advice on The Student Room but I just thought I would draw your attention to the employability skills sections of our website. It is full of hints and tips about showing your potential employer all of the skills you already have: http://www.icaew.com/en/qualificatio...ability-skills

    Good luck,

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    (Original post by countingsheep1)
    I just want to say that today I got an offer from EY UKI Audit and I did a chemistry degree and a scientific masters. In my AC there were people who were doing masters in accounting at Cambridge. Don't let it phase you. Do everything the best you can and you will be fine.
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    Congrats!
    I have AC at EY soon so could you please help me?
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    Does anyone know how competitive it is to get into the forensics at PwC? It seems to be a rather small team compared with other teams. How many graduates they recruit for the share scheme (i.e. Forensics/Assurance)?
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    Congrats!
    I have AC at EY soon so could you please help me?
    I sent you pm


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    It would be very hard to do. They are leaning more towards the skills someone has rather than academic qualifications so much now.
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    (Original post by ylmzzy)
    Does anyone know how competitive it is to get into the forensics at PwC? It seems to be a rather small team compared with other teams. How many graduates they recruit for the share scheme (i.e. Forensics/Assurance)?
    Will you knowing the numbers change anything? Put your best foot forward and try your best. No matter how many or how few people they hire, make sure you're one of them.
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    (Original post by LukeIsIt)
    Thanks for the encouragement and congratulations!

    I have my first round interview with PwC coming up soon, any advice would be greatly appreciated .
    Sorry for replying late. PM me if you still need help.
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    (Original post by countingsheep1)
    Will you knowing the numbers change anything? Put your best foot forward and try your best. No matter how many or how few people they hire, make sure you're one of them.
    This. In my experience, sometimes the smaller, more specialised teams are easier to get into than the large ones that attract large crowds.

    Re: forensics – pick whatever you feel passionate about, rather than focussing on probabilities, it will both increase your chances of getting in (showing clear motivation in the final interview) and serve you better in the long run.
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    (Original post by countingsheep1)
    Will you knowing the numbers change anything? Put your best foot forward and try your best. No matter how many or how few people they hire, make sure you're one of them.
    Thank you very much.
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    (Original post by Phusion)
    This. In my experience, sometimes the smaller, more specialised teams are easier to get into than the large ones that attract large crowds.

    Re: forensics – pick whatever you feel passionate about, rather than focussing on probabilities, it will both increase your chances of getting in (showing clear motivation in the final interview) and serve you better in the long run.
    Thank you for your advice.

    The problem is that I don't have any work experience in assurance/forensics. I study law at uni so I am kind of struggling to choose tax or forensics.
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    (Original post by ylmzzy)
    Thank you for your advice.

    The problem is that I don't have any work experience in assurance/forensics. I study law at uni so I am kind of struggling to choose tax or forensics.
    Your degree will NOT hinder you. Apply to what you like the most. People from all backgrounds work in the big 4. Just in your interviews make sure to link your degree to the job you are applying for eg something as simple as having a good eye for detail.

    Your degree isn't there to hinder you, it's to help you and show the recruiters your skills.
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    How did you get into Loughborough with 275 UCAS points?
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    (Original post by jackhaugh)
    How did you get into Loughborough with 275 UCAS points?
    BTEC.
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    It's hard to get into the top 4 without experience, you need a good blend of experience and youth to achieve that.

    And for that reason, I think Spurs may fall short this season.
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    (Original post by zKlown)
    It's hard to get into the top 4 without experience, you need a good blend of experience and youth to achieve that.

    And for that reason, I think Spurs may fall short this season.
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    (Original post by countingsheep1)
    Your degree will NOT hinder you. Apply to what you like the most. People from all backgrounds work in the big 4. Just in your interviews make sure to link your degree to the job you are applying for eg something as simple as having a good eye for detail.

    Your degree isn't there to hinder you, it's to help you and show the recruiters your skills.
    Thank you very much for saying that.
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    (Original post by ylmzzy)
    Thank you for your advice.

    The problem is that I don't have any work experience in assurance/forensics. I study law at uni so I am kind of struggling to choose tax or forensics.
    Don't worry, I came from a completely irrelevant degree background. In fact, your law degree might be more useful for forensics than my degree was for assurance. They assume zero knowledge.

    Based on my experience (London big4), at least half of new graduates come from a more or less 'irrelevant' degree background and it has absolutely no correlation to their ability at work.

    Tax and assurance/forensics are quite different. You should read up on each role and try to get in touch with someone who can talk you through the roles to ensure you make the right decision.
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    Must be feasible - I'm through to the AC.


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