Sophie Patton and Alex Palmer have both been offered places on a prestigious PwC Flying Start degree programme. They will get a traditional university experience as full-time students, alongside paid work placements with PwC’s Assurance practice during term time. On the four year course they will gain a degree, complete most of the ICAEW exams and the opportunity to secure a graduate job.

PwC in Belfast have also offered Adam Donnan a place on their two year Higher Apprenticeship programmes in Finance Consulting and Transaction Services. Adam will complete some study at college, receive paid study leave and undertake professional exams to become a Chartered Accountant.

Finally, Victoria Whiteside has been offered a place on Deloitte’s increasingly popular BrightStart school leavers scheme. This is a structured five year programme which will give her all the exposure, experience, training and support she needs to forge ahead in the world of business.