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    I looked into a career for PWC and the other big accountancy firms, and noticed that most of them require you to have 300 UCAS points, whereas I only achieved 260.

    Does that rule out my chances of joining the 4 accountancy firms?

    My friend mentioned that they tend to overlook A level results if you get a masters degree and I was wondering if there was any truth in that?
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    If you were talking about PWC in China i might be able to help you..
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    in the UK no Masters does not usually overrule not meeting a level or degree results

    but you can look into their alternate entry route listed on pwc uk website
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    260 is about BCC isn't it, outlook not good
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    (Original post by Colbert)
    260 is about BCC isn't it, outlook not good
    BBD unfortunately
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    (Original post by BatmanUK)
    BBD unfortunately
    The main thing from their point of view is that if they support you through professional qualifications, they want to be pretty sure that you are going to pass otherwise they aren't gaining anything. If you can do a Masters at a top university that would enable them to see this then it might be worth it, but definitely check with their graduate recruitment and not a bunch of amateurs like me
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    I dont think the big4 will be forgiving. They have enough applicants already. Try contacting mid tier firms or small ones?
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    (Original post by Colbert)
    The main thing from their point of view is that if they support you through professional qualifications, they want to be pretty sure that you are going to pass otherwise they aren't gaining anything. If you can do a Masters at a top university that would enable them to see this then it might be worth it, but definitely check with their graduate recruitment and not a bunch of amateurs like me
    not really true

    because they hire a lot of people and a good % of them leave before finishing their training (and firms know a % will leave) but as long as they have trainees (with low chargeout rates) to do work for them for a few years they don't care too much if only a few of them make it - it's a tough world out there!
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    (Original post by 456789)
    not really true

    because they hire a lot of people and a good % of them leave before finishing their training (and firms know a % will leave) but as long as they have trainees (with low chargeout rates) to do work for them for a few years they don't care too much if only a few of them make it - it's a tough world out there!
    My point was that they aren't going to hire someone knowing from the start that they haven't got a chance in hell of getting close to passing the exams, when there are hundreds of capable graduates vying for those exact same positions on the same salary.
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    No. You won't pass the application form simply because there's 8000 other people so far who have applied. They can simply say, not got the grades? No thank you.
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    wont get past autofilter, even with a masters
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    PwC have an Inspired Talent entry route, which seems to be aimed at people who don't necessarily have the required academic grades. Reading through it though, it seems that they are looking for excellence in other areas. I'd imagine its harder to get onto than the normal graduate entry.

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    Try the inspired talent route as mentioned above.

    You won't get past application stage - it likely won't even see human eyes unfortunately. They have enough applicants to be picky over.

    Have you considered working overseas or offshore? Channel Islands / Isle of Man have different entry requirements as do others (Cayman, Bermuda, Dubai, etc) and the smaller territories don't generally apply automatic filters on applications.
 
 
 
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