Students quiz the professionals at PwC and delve into the world of Professional Services

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Students from schools across Leeds and Birmingham are getting an introduction to the world of professional services with the help of business volunteers at an interactive panel session at PwC’s city centre offices.

PwC’s panel days hope to make students aged 16 – 18 years more aware of the career opportunities and breadth of roles available in professional services, as both Leeds and Birmingham are among the largest and fastest-growing cities for the sector outside London.

Around 100 students will take part in the interactive question and answer sessions hosted at PwC’s offices in October, allowing students to ask business volunteers from a range of roles their questions about career journeys, entry routes and the benefits of working in professional services. The panels will also allow students to explore degree apprenticeship options with the leading firm.

Both panels will be taking place this month with Bordesley Green School, John Henry Newman Catholic College, North Birmingham Academy and St Edmund Campion Catholic School taking part in the Birmingham session and Allerton High, Benton Park School and Brigshaw School taking part in the Leeds session.

The event is hosted by PwC with social enterprise and education engagement partner Ahead Partnership. The panel days are part of the Make the Grade programme which has supported over 150,000 young people to date with real-life, hands-on experiences designed by local employers, with more panels set to take place later this summer.

Stephanie Burras CBE, Ahead Partnership’s Chief Executive, said: “Leeds professional services contributes £13 billion gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy alone and it’s the second largest sector in Greater Birmingham providing around 23% of career opportunities in the region. We’re delighted to be working with PwC to highlight and help local students explore what this means for them and how what their learning in the classroom can be applied to the world of professional services later in their career journeys through exciting and inspirational activities like this.”

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