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Megan makes the Final Cut in the PwC National Schools Employability Challenge

Excited Economics student Megan Jones in Year 13 has made it through to the final of the National Schools Employability Challenge, competing for sought-after placements with PwC, a major consulting firm. Megan was in the top ten October entrants in the UK and overall there will be 60 students at the national finals which are due to take place in London on 26 March 2018.

‘Throughout Sixth Form, alongside studying Maths, History and Economics at A Level, we are greatly encouraged to make the most of co-curricular opportunities. So after learning about the National Schools Employability Challenge, I was very excited at the prospect of winning paid work experience with PwC, and the chance to be involved in unique employability workshops,’ explained Megan.  

‘The competition involved multiple stages, aimed to determine my overall employability, such as multiple choice questions to measure initiative and ambition, and small research tasks following an application process for a role at PwC. Having been selected as a monthly finalist, I am now able to move on to the final stage of the competition - a day working with fellow competitors at PwC’s London office, in a bid to become champion,’ she continued.

‘The day involves valuable employability training sessions aimed to improve future job applications, and a group research and proposal task to show the judges our skills. I am extremely excited to be going to the final in March, as I did not expect to be chosen from the high volume of applications they received! I am looking forward to participating in workshops run by professionals, especially as I hope to move on to study economics at University and gain sought after internship positions whenever possible!’

The competition supports the development of talented individuals and helps to equip young people with the skills they need for future jobs or study.

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