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19 November 2021

A group of Westminster City School students are taking part in a careers programme with one of the world’s biggest accounting firms.

A number of our Year 10 students have been selected to take part in a two-part careers programme run by PwC called the ‘New World, New Skills Schools Series’. This initiative aims to support students in developing employability skills for the workplace, as well as giving a real insight into a corporate environment.

The first part of the programme was in-school virtual workshop run by PwC this week, where students took part in an ice breaker activity working in pairs (pictured, above) and then had to think about what they wanted to achieve and their future goals.

The second part of the programme will see our students spend a day at the PwC offices near London Bridge next week. Here students will have the opportunity to develop their employability skills and knowledge of careers by working directly with PwC employees to complete a range of activities and business challenges, including designing and delivering their own presentation in teams.

Ms Baulcomb, who will be accompanying our students next week, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to get an insight into one of the world’s leading companies, and can inspire our students to aim high and make ambitious choices about their future.”

PwC is ranked as the second-largest professional services network in the world and considered one of the Big Four accounting firms, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG. Its headquarters are in London but PwC firms operate in 157 countries and employ over 280,000 people.

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