PwC International Applicants

PwC is now accepting applications for 2019 opportunities. Any employment offer made by PwC is contingent upon you obtaining and maintaining the right to work and reside legally in the UK. PwC welcomes applications from candidates who have their own right to work within the UK. For both temporary and permanent roles, you will be asked to provide evidence of your right to work during the early stages of the application process and you must maintain and be able to demonstrate your right to work throughout the duration of your employment.

In limited circumstances, where PwC is able to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and a visa application can be made from within the UK, PwC may be able to sponsor a Tier 2 (General) visa for you to obtain the right to work. The RLMT requires PwC to demonstrate that there are no suitably qualified settled workers to fill the vacancy. If you require a Tier 2 (General) visa and your application will not be exempt from the RLMT, you will complete the initial online testing stage when you apply and, if successful, your application will be held. If PwC is able to fill vacancies with candidates not subject to the RLMT, PwC will not be able to pursue your application. If you are currently holding a Tier 4 (General) Student visa your application is likely to be exempt from the RLMT and will, therefore, be progressed alongside our standard recruitment process.

PwC is unable to sponsor any candidates for the following graduate roles as the Home Office’s eligibility criteria will not be satisfied:

  • Northern Ireland – all business areas
  • Legal Company Secretarial – all regions
  • Assurance – Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield
  • Deals (Business Recovery Services, Forensics, Valuations, Transaction Services) – Leeds, Manchester & Birmingham
  • Tax – Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle

Immigration rules are subject to change and the above information is correct as of July 2018.


To switch from a Tier 4 student visa you must have *successfully completed one of these qualifications from your student visa prior to your start date if you want to switch from a Tier 4 (General) to a Tier 2 (General) visa:

  • A UK bachelors degree
  • A UK masters degree
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in education
  • A Professional Graduate Diploma of Education
  • Completed a minimum of 12 months study in the UK towards a UK PhD

*Successful completion is having received your final grades from your course, confirmed in the issuance of your transcript and/or degree.

You must have obtained your qualification at the UK recognised body or an institution that has a Tier 4 sponsor licence.

Please note that you must be able to provide sufficient evidence that you’ve completed all academic requirements for your qualification prior to your start date (i.e. you may be required to provide a letter from your educational institution confirming that you have sat all of your exams and handed in all of your coursework for assessment).


PwC implements application deadlines due to the length of time required to successfully complete the recruitment process and subsequently apply for your visa.

Application deadlines

  • March intake: 5 October 2018
  • April intake: 2 November 2018
  • Autumn intake: 12 April 2019
  • November intake: 31 May 2019

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