PWC: Graduate Technology Deals Insights and Analytics Reading 2022

We use technical and business knowledge to solve our clients’ problems. And because we offer so many different technology services we need people with different experiences to help us deliver them effectively. Digital is the new normal, transforming how we work and live.

At PwC, as we focus on future innovations, we’re investing in the best and most diverse workforce of today and tomorrow. We’re pushing forward with the use of technology within our own business – enabling our people to work more efficiently and collaborate more easily. All this is part of our commitment to put technology at the centre of our strategy as we continue to help our clients navigate the future digital landscape.

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Business Area

Do you enjoy using your technical knowledge to solve complex problems and business challenges? Are you naturally inquisitive with an analytical and entrepreneurial mindset? Do you want to develop a deep understanding of how businesses work? If so, then this is the perfect role for you.

We are excited to welcome new perspectives into our highly successful, growing Deals Insights & Analytics team (DIA), where you will get to work alongside and learn from world class practitioners on the most high profile deals.

DIA is an investment priority for PwC, looking to double the size of its market facing Deals Analytics business in the next two years. DIA is providing its team with excellent ongoing training in market leading technologies and fantastic career progression within a supportive and collaborative culture.

We work across the Deals cycle, supporting before, during and after a transaction to add value to our clients, by providing world leading data analytics and modelling solutions that give our clients the commercial advantage and confidence they need from their trusted advisor.

Our focus is on the development and application of leading-edge analytical and modelling techniques to produce rapid, pragmatic, and clear outcomes for our clients, helping them to make decisions and solve problems.

Working across a broad client base, we broadly define our offering under the key headings:

  • Deal Analytics: Using value creative analytics, to both help businesses prepare for a transaction, or helping businesses execute on deals.

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  • Financial Modelling: Increasing confidence in the deal by developing integrated financial models or by providing independent model assurance

  • Investigative Analytics: Looking for hidden patterns within banks trading systems, looking for potential evidence of market abuse or incidents of rogue trading or searching for evidence of fraud and abuse within a company’s finance system

  • Value Creation and Performance Insight: Providing clarity & insight to management after a target has been acquired using advanced data analytics & reporting to improve sales team performance, effectiveness and optimise employee productivity

We have an impressive and diverse range of people, from highly respected deals practitioners, modelling experts, cloud data architects and data scientists.

Programme

Our graduate training programme is underpinned by a development framework that broadens and deepens your knowledge. You’ll learn from hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work, picking up business, personal and technical skills you can use across the network, and throughout your career.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for people with a commercial mindset who can deliver commercial insight to our clients and enhance the Deal value through compelling analysis. As a Deals Modelling & Analytics graduate, you will be supporting a broad range of assignments, stretching yourself across many different industry sectors and engaging directly with clients, in a unique, commercially orientated role.

On a typical project, your first task might be to speak to our clients to gather data and understand their business. After wrangling the data and bringing in external sources from APIs, the web and other industry sources, you will analyse the data to draw commercial insights and conclusions. Depending on the project, our team will communicate these insights back to the client as either a series of interactive dashboards, a section in a report, a data pack / model or a presentation.

As you grow and develop over your time with PwC, you will become more involved with complex areas of analysis, client relationship handling and project management.

Our engagements vary in length, with M&A Deal Analytics, you might spend between 2 weeks and 3 months working on a project. Our Post Deal projects normally last between 3 months and a year. Across all projects you will often have the opportunity to travel, either internationally or within the UK.

In Deals Modelling & Analytics you will work with some of the below leading-edge technology:

  • Power Bi

  • Board

  • Alteryx

  • SQL

  • R

  • Azure

  • Excel

  • QlikView

  • Anaplan

  • Computer robot

  • Python

  • UIPath

  • GCP

What you’ll gain

Our graduates will undertake the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB), which is an internationally recognised certificate. During your first year in Deals Modelling & Analytics, you’ll be given an introduction to the Deals Cycle. This will be followed by comprehensive training on commonly used tools, such as Alteryx, Tableau and Advanced Excel.

What you’ll need

If you are naturally inquisitive, have an analytical mind and enjoy solving problems, we would be interested in talking to you. Candidates should also be prepared to travel as some of our opportunities can require team members to work at other PwC offices or client sites across the UK or overseas on a temporary basis (subject to government advice/guidelines).

You’ll need a 2.1 degree or be on target to achieve a 2.1 degree in any subject, although a STEM related subject (Science / Technology / Engineering / Mathematics) is highly desirable. You’ll need to demonstrate a passion for a career in technology and how organisations use it. We determine whether you’re on course for a 2.1. based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.

Our work is technical and successful candidates should be able to evidence experience in one or more of the following competency areas. This may be through previous work experience, personal work projects or university:

  • Data analysis (for example using SQL/Python).
  • Data visualisation.
  • Programming or scripting experience
  • Big data.
  • Financial Modelling

When to apply

Although there is no application deadline, each year we have only a small number of roles available. We therefore advise applying early, but please be prepared for a short wait in processing your application at each stage of our process while we consider your application alongside others.

Location

This role can be based in either the London or Reading office. You will have the opportunity to express your preference at the senior interview stage of the recruitment process.

Find out more

Do you need a work permit?
Please take some time to confirm your eligibility for the role. We welcome applications from all candidates but there are restrictions to some areas of our business and some points you should note on our website.

Please note that PwC is unable to sponsor any candidates for some roles as the Home Office’s eligibility criteria will not be satisfied. For a list of these roles, please review the ‘Important information’ section of the work permit page on our website.

The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition: https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/about-us/the-new-deal.html

Diversity
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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