FAQ answered by Tenzing

How to apply at PwC?

Whoa! Sounds like you’re ready to conquer some serious peaks.

You can see all current PwC job openings here. Ready to submit your CV?

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Any jobs open at PwC?

Now that’s the sound of a true adventurer. There’s loads you can apply for right now.

Got a great cover letter? Trust me, it’s worth the effort. Kinda like Everest… 

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Can I apply for multiple jobs?

I dig your enthusiasm. Sure, go nuts. Or better yet why don’t you watch this video to find out more about our selection procedure?

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Can I reapply for a job after being rejected?

If you didn’t pass the tests on your Selection Day interview you won’t be able to apply again. If you weren’t selected after your business interview there may still be a role somewhere in the company. Speak to your recruiter… they’ll advise you on other options.

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What skills are you looking for?

Everyone at PwC is pretty motivated. They’re always keen to meet exciting personalities with versatile language skills. English and Dutch or French are required for consideration. You’ll also need good reasoning skills and the ability to learn quickly. I reckon you’re probably a good fit.

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How can I improve my chances to get that top job at PwC?

How do you feel about tests? You’ll have to take some online reasoning tests to prove you’ve got what it takes for an interview. They say you only get one chance to make a good first impression… SO TAKE IT!

My advice is to read up on the role you’re after, talk to someone doing it now and really narrow down why you want this job and why you’re the perfect fit. Oh and make sure you can answer comfortably in English, Dutch and French.

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What are the next steps in the interview process?

Relax. The ball is officially rolling! Once you’ve submitted your CV it takes a few days for it find the right person and for them to find you back. If successful, you’ll be asked to come in and show your stuff in person.

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How long does it take to complete the online application?

It only takes a few mins to complete the online application. But your new career could depend on it! Take your time. I know I would.

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When will you get back to me after my application?

You sound like me on the morning of a big climb! It takes about 5 days to hear back.

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Are non-EU citizens eligible for employment at PwC Belgium?

To be considered for a role within PwC Belgium a valid visa or work permit is required. Unfortunately non-EU citizens are not eligible unless they have the right paperwork. Hey, I don’t make the rules! 

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To whom should I address my cover letter?

Apparently Leonardo Da Vinci invented the resume. Who knew? Your cover letter doesn’t have to be addressed to any particular individual but it is an important element of your application. Craft it well.

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Are there other jobs available at PwC Belgium besides the ones posted on this site?

Your curiosity is impressive. The jobs are all listed here and are updated regularly. It’s a popular page, surprise surprise. You don’t mind a little competition do ya?

I should probably remind ya though…

If you were rejected previously for an application, you should talk to the recruiter you dealt with before you apply again.

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What file formats can I use to upload my resume and cover letter?

PwC can accept whatever! But PDF or Word are preferred.

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Do I need to speak the local language?

English is super important. Fluency is required.

Local languages aren’t always necessary but best to check the job description.

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When should I apply for a job at PwC Belgium?

Good question. When you’re ready, obvs. Best to be prepared but don’t wait too long. You don’t want someone else getting your dream job do ya?! Junior positions become available in October/November with start dates in August 2018.

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Can I reapply for the same job?

Try, try and try again eh?! The world needs more people like you. If you feel there’s a good opportunity and you’re the right person for the role, by all means submit another application. Think about what you can do to improve your chances the 2nd time around. If you want further advice speak to someone in HR… they’re a friendly bunch. You can email directly to students@be.pwc.com

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What are the minimum academic requirements for a job at PwC?

Candidates have to meet certain requirements for PwC positions and these vary from role to role. Double check the job description for the job you want. Bet you’ll find your answer there. Better yet, talk to someone in HR... Here’s their email address...students@be.pwc.com

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Can I make a change to a submitted application?

You bet you can! You’re the boss (for now). Ha! Log in to your account and make any changes you want

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Is a cover letter necessary?

If the eyes are the window to a person’s soul, a cover letter is definitely the window to your personality. Successful candidates for PwC jobs are masters of the cover letter. Show us what ya got!

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Can I cancel my application?

Yup. Of course. Are you sure?

Simply log in and change your status.

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Do you accept open job applications?

Curiosity… can’t fault that. Every job currently available is listed on the PwC jobs page. Why don’t you double check it and see if you missed one that is just right for your skills?

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Do you offer part-time jobs?

At PwC most roles are full time unless described otherwise.

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Can I start working at PwC when I’m still studying?

Wow… you’re ambitious! In a lot of cases, PwC jobs require you to have completed your final studies before you start. But don’t worry, you don’t have to have graduated yet to apply! Most candidates apply when they are still doing their finals. There are some exceptions. For exceptional students, obvs. 

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Any career development opportunities at PwC?

At PwC the opportunities for career development are truly ace. Your success is priority number one. That’s why they assign you a people manager right away who will support your career development and coach you along the way.

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How will my performance be measured?

Your progress at PwC is a big deal. They use a successful people manager system across the financial year. Plus you’ll get 3 other face-to-face opportunities to discuss your performance!

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How often will I receive feedback?

Feedback is important at PwC. We’re a team! You can expect informal feedback on a daily basis. PwC knows the value of giving and receiving feedback… because a successful career depends on it.

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Who will measure my performance?

Everyone who works at PwC is assigned a manager. He or she will guide your work, and your career. Kinda like your very own Sherpa. If you’re lucky, it might even be me. You’ll also receive support from various people at PwC… the HR team, co-workers, senior management… it’s a pretty welcoming place.

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Do you have any job opportunities abroad?

Many careers at PwC take people overseas. The international assignment programme is very popular. You got itchy feet?

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Do you offer paid internships?

While a daily allowance for expenses is available, most PwC internships are unpaid. Actuary students get a monthly allowance.

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Will an internship at PwC get me a job?

Most students who have passed their internship get hired for junior positions. The odds are with you!

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Does PwC offer internships?

Definitely. Loads. Check pwcbasecamp.be for a full list.

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How long does an internship last?

Internships lengths vary. But they are designed to give you the best possible chance of learning what it takes to succeed at PwC.

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What does a typical day as an auditor look like?

Hey, variety is the spice of life. Every day is totally different at PwC. Hope you like it spicy!

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Is there flexibility in the workplace?

PwC works hard to create a flexible work environment that keeps both clients and staff happy. Versatility is prized. 

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What will my salary be?

Ah… the big question. PwC offers juniors pretty competitive packages.

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What does PwC have to offer?

Top people. Top clients. Top projects. And probably a laptop. Other perks could include a company car, new smartphone, insurance and ongoing training… not too shabby eh?

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What are PwC’s plans for the future?

PwC has big plans and even bigger ambition. They’re building the #1 professional services network in the country. You can help make it happen. You up for it?

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What can you tell me about PwC’s plans for growth?

PwC is always looking for ways to enhance the client experience. You’ll get to know them up close and personal and understand the issues they face.

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How many people work at PwC Belgium?

About 1760. Soon to be 1761?

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What does diversity mean at PwC?

PwC employs motivated, talented individuals from all walks of life.

People like me. And definitely people like you.

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Where in the world is PwC doing business?

Click here for a complete list of where PwC does business.

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What is the corporate language for PwC operations?

English is the corporate language for PwC operations. You’ll need excellent command of English both written and spoken. Even if you’re a little rusty with your language skills, I’m sure you’ll be ready when the time comes. Right!?

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Why should I join PwC?

Good question. Finding the right fit for you is hugely important. PwC values versatility and flexibility and its talented people reflect that. If you want a career that evolves as you do, this is it.

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Why should I choose PwC over its competitors?

Hmmm. Only you can work that out. PwC is definitely a great choice, with great clients. But take the time to make sure it’s the right choice for you. Why not come down and check things out in person?

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What are PwC’s values?

Good question. I like how your brain works.

 

PwC values the following…

Integrity

Making a difference

Caring (A LOT)

Working together

And this beauty… making the impossible possible!

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What is PwC’s purpose?

PwC solves problems. Very very well. But their overall aim is to build trust in society through solving difficult problems for their clients. Personally, I really like their thinking… “From Strategy through Execution” is the company mantra! What’s not to love? You think you can handle the challenge?

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What is the dress code at PwC?

There’s only 2 main things to remember when it comes to dress code. Business clients expect you to look your business best. My advice? Leave the sports apparel and leisurewear at home.

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How can I prepare for my interview?

Practice practice practice! Your interview is your chance to shine.Know your facts, know why you’re a great fit for the role. Do your homework and make it impossible for them not to hire you. Be awesome!

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I have a disability and need help during the application process.

Applicants with disabilities are equally welcome to apply for PwC roles. If you require additional assistance with your application contact your local recruitment team.

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How long will the selection process take?

If you’re invited to a Selection Day the whole process could be completed in one day. Some positions require additional time to select the right candidate, but rarely more than an extra day.

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I have a problem with my online application. Who can help me out?

Oh dear. You’d best contact students@be.pwc.com to figure it out. Don’t worry, they don’t bite. 

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Who will I work with?

Ha. Clearly you’re a people person! Your manager and team will work closely with you in your new role. Plus you’ll be dealing with other PwC’ers at different levels from your own. It’s a pretty inclusive place, and employees are encouraged to mix it up!

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What is the company culture like at PwC?

Culture vulture… fair enough. It’s important. The things that make PwC different are not rocket science. Working with integrity. Making a difference. Caring. Maintaining shared value from the CEO down to the newest junior hire…This is the stuff that makes a place special. Are you ready to join a winning team?

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How would you describe the work environment at PwC?

PwC maintains a pretty inspiring work environment. I’m an outdoors kinda guy but if I had to work indoors, these guys know how to make it comfortable.

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Are there any team events at PwC?

There’s a strong team spirit at PwC. Last Friday Drinks is a highlight every month in every office in the network.

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What does the team usually do for lunch?

Every office has its own company restaurant. I can recommend the schnitzel. 

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Any networking opportunities?

Into networking eh? There are plenty of ways to connect with other PwC’ers. Browse upcoming events here.

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What kind of trainings do you offer?

The folks at PwC believe in lifelong learning. Training opportunities are plentiful and they really want to see you succeed. Want to become an expert in your field? Improve those presentation skills? You can. And will!

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What is PwC Base Camp?

It’s my home! And where the smartest grads in the country end up… ;) PwC Base Camp is your kick-off point for a rewarding career. Are you ready to climb?!

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Who is Tenzing?

Think of me as your guide to getting a job here. I help people like you explore PwC Basecamp. Ask me whatever you like.

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