Your interview day
Putting your best foot forward
We’re interested in the whole you and what your unique experiences and background could bring to PwC. It’s important that you feel comfortable to bring your whole self when you come and meet us, so we work hard to ensure the conversations you have put you at ease.
How to apply
Get organised ahead of interview day
Time taken to prepare for an interview is time well spent. Well prepared interviewees will feel confident and are more likely to make a positive impression at the interview.
Read the tips below to help you perform well during the interview process.
Make sure you:
- know the exact location of the interview
- allocate enough time to get there, and know how you’ll get there
- know what you’re going to wear – dress professionally
- prepare to tell us what value you’ll add to the Graduate or Summer Intern role, the team and PwC.
It’s a good idea to prepare and rehearse some behavioural and situational examples from your past experience. You should be able to demonstrate your skills and competencies, for example; problem-solving, initiative, communication, decision-making, organisation, prioritising and time management.
In preparing these examples, think of a circumstance, the action you took to deal with the situation and the result of that action. It’s simple – think CAR (Circumstance – Action – Result).
Prepare a list of relevant questions to ask
Don’t forget we’re also looking to find out:
- why you want to join PwC.
- what you understand about the work we do.
- what you think about the opportunity you’ve chosen.
The interview itself
What you should do on the day:
- Be punctual – arriving 10 minutes before your interview time is ideal.
- Be professional at all times. This begins at reception, where you should introduce yourself and ask for the interviewer by name.
- When you meet your interviewer for the first time – shake hands and introduce yourself.
- Be yourself, and be aware of body language – make eye contact and smile.
- As our interview takes an individual case study structure (similar to a real life business scenario) please ensure you read all the instructions carefully.
- Listen attentively to your interviewer – pay attention to the format of the interview and the questions asked.
- If you don’t understand any of the questions ask your interviewer to repeat the question or ask for clarification.
- When answering questions, take your time before you speak. Make sure you take enough time to think and reflect about your response.
- Answer all questions honestly and concisely – don’t ramble.
- Use real examples of your past experiences when answering questions, so you demonstrate your skills.
- When invited to, ask your questions.
- Once the interview is over, thank the interviewer for their time and the opportunity to meet with them.