Our purpose focuses on how we contribute to society, and how our business decisions can contribute to greater trust and solving important problems. In order to achieve our purpose and deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. The people who power us – our internal teams – have a vital role to make sure we have all the right resources, services and technology to be the best we can be. Not all of us work directly with external clients. Some of our most talented people choose to harness their skills inside of PwC.
Compliance is at the core of what we do, one aspect of this is immigration. Immigration rules and Brexit are high on the political agenda, making UK Immigration a fast paced, ever changing environment, with laws becoming increasingly restrictive. The UK firm's Immigration Team, a team of six, is part of the wider Firms tax team, and they play a pivotal role across the firm, ensuring the firm’s obligations with respect to UK immigration laws are met whilst supporting the firm’s strategic mobility and resourcing objectives.
The immigration role has key responsibilities in the reporting and management of our sponsor obligations and involves a great degree of project management. It is an exciting role with opportunity to develop technical knowledge and skills in the field and work closely with a range of stakeholder groups in Human Capital (HC) and our Legal team to embed and improve immigration processes. This placement will be challenging, exciting, fast-paced and most of all rewarding.
These eleven-month placements are for students who need to complete a placement as part of their degree. You’ll work alongside experienced professionals on live and interesting projects. So you’ll get a good insight into working life at PwC.
What you’ll do
- Provision of regular and ad-hoc reports to ensure the firm meets its reporting duties and responsibilities as a sponsor Licence holder reporting requisite data to the Home Office
- Adhere to Immigration processes and controls, spotting opportunities for efficiencies and simplification
- Work with various teams in HC and Legal to ensure processes and procedures support the accurate reporting to the Home Office of joiners, changes and leavers
- Ensure employees personal records are accurately recorded and maintained
- Facilitate a fully effective process for the validation of eligibility to work documents for all new joiners to the UK firm
- Provide routine guidance to HC colleagues on immigration processes and legislation.
What you’ll gain
By experiencing life inside one of the world’s largest professional services organisations, you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to build and work on your commercial and personal skills. Working alongside specialists, you’ll work on projects to give you the best insight into what we’re about. You’ll have the opportunity to build networks with your colleagues and peer group – factors which will make a real difference when you return for your last year at university.
What you’ll need
- You’ll need to be on course for a 2.1 degree or above in any subject. We determine whether you're on course for a 2.1 based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study
- You'll need to be a second year undergraduate university student on a four-year degree expecting to do a work placement in your third year
- IT proficiency with excellent MS Excel (Google Sheets) and MS Powerpoint (Google Slides) skills in order to prepare regular reports that will be shared across the team and with a variety of stakeholders
- Ability to ask questions and challenge ideas
- An interest in developing data analysis skills to shape recommendations to the business
- Ability to proactively manage own time, prioritise and maintain motivation when faced with a large number of tasks
- An ability to work cohesively in a team as well as on individual projects