PwC Channel Islands has welcomed a host of new faces to its offices in Jersey and Guernsey. As part of this year’s ‘Class of 2014’, the Jersey and Guernsey offices of PwC have welcomed a total of 18 new recruits in Guernsey and 19 in Jersey. The new faces, who are all now embarking on a three year training programme to gain professional qualifications, reflect a wealth of home-grown talent, including school leavers who excelled at A-Levels and local graduates with strong degrees. Also amongst the new intake is a number of high quality undergraduates on industry placements and graduates from the UK, Bulgaria, Prague and Pakistan, further enhancing the diversity of the Channel Islands firm. Of the 19 individuals joining the Jersey office, twelve are Jersey residents and a further seven recruits move to Jersey. In Guernsey, of the 18 new recruits, ten are local individuals and a further eight individuals move to Guernsey.
So, lots of new arrivals to celebrate, complemented by the fact that earlier this year, PwC nationally was included in the Sunday Times ‘Best Big Companies to Work For’ survey and the only ‘Big Four’ firm to be ranked in the top 25. It is also a record-breaking eleventh year that PwC has been ranked number one in the Times ‘Top 100 Graduate Employer of the Year’ list, as well as retaining the Times ‘Graduate Employer of Choice in Accounting’ for a 15th consecutive year, continuing its run as the only employer ever to win this award. Brendan McMahon, Senior Partner at PwC Channel Islands, warmly welcomed the new recruits: “This significant intake of graduates and school-leavers demonstrates not only that PwC continues to see the long-term value in investing in young local talent, but also that there are real opportunities for graduates from a variety of degree disciplines to embark and build on world class careers in diverse business areas in both Guernsey and Jersey. The quality of our people is at the heart of our growth strategy and is critical to supporting the growth ambitions of our clients. While the business environment remains challenging, it is important that we continue to invest in talent so we can meet the future demands of clients and give them the confidence they need for the years ahead. I'm really pleased to welcome such a strong group of individuals to our teams in the Channel Islands.”