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    I'm fortunate enough to have been offered jobs at the school leaver programmes at both EY and PwC. However, at EY I'd be joining the audit team whereas at PwC I'd be part of tax. I've got to make a decision soon as to what company to join so could anyone help me as to what company is better to join? or what programme is better and looks more impressive? I know that at EY I'd immediately study for the CFAB whereas at PwC it'd be for the ATT; which one of these is recognised as being more distinguished? Does anyone know! Many thanks, Matt x
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    I wouldn't try to decide this based on the company, they're both very similar. The decision isn't EY or PWC, it's audit or tax.

    Both are quite different and give comparatively different career paths. Where do you want to be in 5 years?

    Also I presume the audit position leads to the ACA and not just AAT right?
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    Yeah it does. I don't see myself at these companies for a career, more as a sort of 2 year gap period before I go to uni to earn some money and get some valuable work experience. After uni I see myself going into corporate finance/trading/banking. Do you know if tax or audit would be better for that?
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    (Original post by CAFCmatt)
    Yeah it does. I don't see myself at these companies for a career, more as a sort of 2 year gap period before I go to uni to earn some money and get some valuable work experience. After uni I see myself going into corporate finance/trading/banking. Do you know if tax or audit would be better for that?
    2 years? At my firm the school leaver scheme is 5 years, and if you leave prematurely you repay all your tuition and exam fees. I suggest you look closely at what you're signing up to!

    Those are three pretty broad areas. I think experience in a big 4 will be helpful either way, but if you want banking etc you should try and get internships in those areas prior to graduation as well.
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    You're the second person i've seen on here intending to use the school leaver scheme as a gap year. This is not how it works. You're wasting your time as well as everyone else involved. If you want to do a gap year, apply for a proper gap year scheme or go travelling or something. Don't waste everyone's time and destroy a future relationship with said employer. If your intent is to go to university, then go to uni and apply for intern-ships as normal.
 
 
 
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