PwC career on offer for 2,600 graduates in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Campus recruitment widens talent pool attracting students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines to broaden business competencies

Hong Kong, 22 Aug 2016

- PwC has launched its campus recruitment campaign for the 2017 graduate intake in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Taking place from now until October, 2,600 places are on offer for suitable candidates in various PwC offices across Mainland China and Hong Kong with career talks and activities commencing on campuses.

Themed "Your opportunity of a lifetime", the recruitment programme focuses on offering graduates an opportunity to shape their future and accelerate their personal and professional growth. The firm offers a dynamic and diverse work environment that helps individuals discover their strengths, develop comprehensive skill sets and build lasting relationships to help them become leading PwC professionals.

In an effort to build a more diverse pool of talent to work well across our global network, PwC is widening the net to attract and identify the right talent—including students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) background. The focus on attracting graduates with a background in technology and data analytics allows us to meet the rapidly changing market and client needs, with a balance of critical thinking and quantitative skills that create further value for our clients.

PwC’s Purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. “In today’s rapidly changing business environment, it is increasingly important for us to engage candidates whose skills are diverse and agile in responding to changing client needs. We want to make a difference that benefits the wider community, whether that be in technology, healthcare, food supply and integrity or other areas of public interest. We want our people to be the best at what they do, unlock their value and creativity with clients and community at large,” says Simon Tsang, PwC China & Hong Kong Human Capital Leader and Asia Pacific Human Capital Partner.

To achieve this, the firm offers structured learning and development programmes and real time coaching for graduates. Last year, we invested over 1.6 million hours on training our people, spread over 1,500 classroom, elearnings and virtual classes. A new graduate recruit will receive more than 200 hours of formal learning within the first year of joining.

PwC has a strong culture of team learning and knowledge sharing, which contributed to the firm’s place as one of the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) for 14 consecutive years. As a result, this earned us a place in the 2015 Global MAKE Hall of Fame.

“People are our greatest assets. It is our top priority to invest in coaching and provide industry-leading support that develops the future leaders of our business. We strive to offer an enriched graduate experience by creating a motivating and flexible environment, and a programme that accelerates one’s personal growth. Our commitment to recruiting and investing in our people is core to PwC’s business strategy. We strengthen our client service capabilities by broadening our people’s exposure to challenges and opportunities across the global market place,” says Ewan Clarkson, PwC Human Capital Partner of China and Hong Kong.

“We aim at providing meaningful work experiences for our people. The graduate programme offers a dynamic and inclusive environment that fosters open collaboration and creativity across levels. We hope to attract and engage the best students of all disciplines to start their career journey with us. Our goal at PwC is to offer an ‘opportunity of a lifetime,’ and a chance to work alongside truly inspiring people in a culture that values teamwork and trust,” concludes Mr Tsang.

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