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PWC Flying Start Accounting degree

Hello guys. I currently have an offer for BA Accounting and Business The Flying Start Degree Programme at the university of Reading and I was wondering what the salary is for this course. I know it won't be as much as a full-time apprenticeship but i was just wondering because I have heard many different answers. Thank You
Hey! Congrats on your offer from the University of Reading, I recently got an offer from Queen Mary as well and has been doing some research around the course itself. The one that I saw was between £18-23K a year but I don't know how this is paid and if its just during the time were working or throughout the year. I think our best bet is to get into contact with someone on LinkedIn who's doing a similar course with PwC.
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My understanding (for the accounting flying start) is that you don't get paid while studying. You take student loans. For the placement periods you receive a pro-rata salary.
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Original post by SoloInHeaven
Hey! Congrats on your offer from the University of Reading, I recently got an offer from Queen Mary as well and has been doing some research around the course itself. The one that I saw was between £18-23K a year but I don't know how this is paid and if its just during the time were working or throughout the year. I think our best bet is to get into contact with someone on LinkedIn who's doing a similar course with PwC.

Thank you for the reply. Congratulations on your offer from Queen Mary. I recently attended an offer holder day for this course and I was told that you can get from £12k - £15k across the 3 years however it depends on how much overtime you do. Also, on your 4th year of working with PWC your salary increases but I am not sure by how much.
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Original post by ajj2000
My understanding (for the accounting flying start) is that you don't get paid while studying. You take student loans. For the placement periods you receive a pro-rata salary.

I recently went to the offer-holder day and people from both the University and PwC was present so I asked questions regarding the pay. Currently, the QMUL students who's doing their placement are getting paid £26,800. This is split over the duration of the course as you are going to be doing a "3-month placement" on your 2nd and 3rd year (between Jan-Mar) and a "6-month placement" on your last year. So a total of a year of experience with technically "a competitive salary" if you did work for a straight year. The total placement should be between 250-300 days so a minimum of £107 a day/£3.1k a month.
Original post by Ggvybg
Thank you for the reply. Congratulations on your offer from Queen Mary. I recently attended an offer holder day for this course and I was told that you can get from £12k - £15k across the 3 years however it depends on how much overtime you do. Also, on your 4th year of working with PWC your salary increases but I am not sure by how much.

The programme at QMUL is fairly new and started at 2021 unlike other universities such as Newcastle or Reading where there's already been graduates. I'm guessing that the salary increase every year for new students e.g. I've asked people who's graduated from the programme (LinkedIn) and has told me that they were paid £19k throughout the course and it has increased every year since then. I'm fairly sure that location is also really important since prices in London is fairly high so the salary might correspond with that.

I also commented on @ajj2000 recent comment to your post and should have some info that you might be interested in.
Original post by Ggvybg
Hello guys. I currently have an offer for BA Accounting and Business The Flying Start Degree Programme at the university of Reading and I was wondering what the salary is for this course. I know it won't be as much as a full-time apprenticeship but i was just wondering because I have heard many different answers. Thank You

Hi @Ggvybg,

Congratulations on receiving an offer! While I don't know specific numbers about the salary you're offered, there is an email linked on our prospectus page to contact the Flying Start teams themselves to gain more clarity on the issue. Our payment for PwC is a market rate for the industry and your level, so in summary you are well paid, however the 3 months work is not enough to cover living costs and tuition fees etc for the rest of the year at University. If it's any help I can also see that if you meet the criteria, you can get a bursary of £10,000 split across the four years of your degree, and for the time/years you're on placement your tuition fees are reduced.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any questions and we'll do our best to get back to you :smile:

Kat
MA Diplomacy Student
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