PwC receives 5,500 graduate applications in six weeks

PWC has revealed that it has been inundated with more than 5,500 applications for its graduate scheme in the space of just six weeks, signalling a return in confidence in the graduate jobs market.

The Big Four firm started recruiting for 1,200 graduates, 400 interns and 70 A-level students in October, the highest ever levels of graduate recruitment for PwC. So far, in excess of 5,500 applications have been received, 118% higher than the same period last year.

Richard Irwin, head of student recruitment at PwC, said the record numbers “reflect early signs of confidence in the job market returning amongst students”.

“Record attendance at our campus events contrasts with three years ago, when often at the start of the year, you could sense some ambivalence from students. Now there’s a much stronger determination amongst them, to get a job or experience sorted out as early as possible,” he added.

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