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PwC undergrad apprenticeship
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Alittewornout · 09/01/2020 09:42

My Dd has an unconditional offer for the MMath course at Edinburgh University.(Scottish student). She received info from the uni yesterday saying she met the academic eligibility to apply. From the little reading I have done so far this is the first time any Scottish unis have been involved in this( Edinburgh and St Andrews seem to be the 2) Dd is waiting for St Andrews and as a Scottish student won’t hear for a while but to be with a shout for this apprenticeship you have to apply by the ucas deadline. If you are not successful or choose not to pursue it your uni offer still stands. We all need to do a bit more research but on the surface it sounds very good. Just wondered if anyone had any experience of this?? Thanks in advance.

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Alittewornout · 09/01/2020 09:44

Oops wasn’t clear she meets the academic eligibility for the PwC apprenticeship!!! Sorry I am full of the cold and the brain is not firing in all cylinders!

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Snowglobes · 11/01/2020 08:26

Is this PwC’s ‘flying start’ degree? Or something different?

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Loveislandaddict · 11/01/2020 08:31

Sorry, is this apprenticeship within the degree course or separate?

My son is doing an accountancy apprenticeship, but this is a separate scheme to ucas. He applied directly to the company, and at the same time was applying to ucas for uni as well. He declined his uni places.

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museumum · 11/01/2020 10:18

Well. Does she want to go into data science and does she want to work for pwc?
I studied maths at one of the unis you mentioned (was top of my school results) but after a couple of years just wasn’t that into it. I had initially considered architecture and now do something more similar to that. I would not have enjoyed a career in data science as much (though could see myself in it, just not as fulfilled). At 17 I really didn’t know what I wanted to do (hence not committing to an architecture course) but lots of 17 yr olds do know.

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CmdrCressidaDuck · 11/01/2020 10:22

As a programme it sounds like a great way to end up with a very valuable skill set and gainfully employed. The disadvantage of doing a programme like this is really that it's quite applied, and thus it would be harder to change careers or direction in the future should she want to than with a more traditional academic degree. It's a big commitment to make at 17/18.

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Alittewornout · 11/01/2020 11:36

Hi everyone thanks so much for your responses yes @Snowglobes and @MarchingFrogs that’s the very one.
@museumum I think you make a very valid point and that is my concern. My Dh also studied maths many moons ago at one of these universities but thinks the PWC opportunity is very good and thinks this will be the way forward in the future. I just don’t want her to close of any other opportunities, she is very creative and toyed with engineering ( still does in the future).
Anyway lots to chat about this weekend and ultimately it is her decision. She is quite measured so will be weighing it all up.

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Snowglobes · 11/01/2020 11:53

Why doesn’t she apply anyway, as she’ll still get the degree she wants and there’s no obligation. Providing she gets the degree she wants!

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Alittewornout · 12/01/2020 16:22

@Snowglobes that’s exactly what she has decided to do.

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picklemepopcorn · 12/01/2020 16:44

My son is on Flying start. He loves it. He has to work hard, but the expectations are really clear. He's a mature boy, and enjoys how purposeful everything is. He really enjoyed this last semester in placement in an office, doing a proper job, and getting proper pay.

There is an interview preparation day she may enjoy. DS went. It's a chance to find out exactly what it's about, meet some flying start graduates (and also employees who didn't do FS) and get a feel for whether it's for them. Oh, and they did practice interviews as well.

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