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Young Employable Scholar Programme (YES)
Young Employable Scholar Programme (YES)

PwC's Academy introduces the Young Employable Scholar (YES) Programme in the Middle East, a corporate readiness programme for young, ambitious students in the region. The most unique element of this course is that YES students will obtain a guaranteed 10 month placement along with specialised technical training prior to the internship.

Young Employable Scholar Programme (YES)

YES Programme offers a unique combination of Bachelors in applied accounting, progress towards ACCA qualification and a paid work placement. Students will be able to put classroom theory into commercial practice on placement, and then relate their practical experience back to their studies.

The programme is delivered by a team of professionals from PwC and is designed to equip students with a range of business skills which will help students develop their future careers.

Young Employable Scholar Programme (YES)

The YES Programme is divided into two parts: Theoretical Training and Practical Training.

Theoretical Training

During the first six months of the Academic year, students attend classes for ACCA papers, Employability skills and Assurance Training which is a specialised course for auditors at PwC. Students are trained to be PwC professionals.

In the last year, students submit a 9,500 words thesis to Oxford Brooke's University in the UK to obtain a standard UK University degree.

Practical Training

During the last 5 months of their academic year 2 and 3, students will work with an MNC on a paid internship adding up to 10 months. This will help the students towards obtaining the practical experience necessary to qualify for ACCA membership.

Young Employable Scholar Programme (YES)

The programme is ideal for high school graduates aspiring towards a career in accountancy and finance. This programme is suitable for individuals who have the vision to think differently, accept challenges, hardworking, self-motivated and the ambition to pursue a career-oriented path to achieve their goals and success.

This programme is suitable for individuals who have the vision to think differently and the drive to accept challenges. Students on this programme should be hardworking, self-motivated and they should have the ambition to pursue a career-oriented path to achieve their goals

Young Employable Scholar Programme (YES)

To be eligible for the Programme, the candidates must meet the following criteria.
- Minimum 18 years as on 1st December of the year of application.
- Academic criteria:

  • GCE A-Level BBB
  • CBSE or equivalent 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 24 points or above
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
  • GCSE 340 UCAS points or equivalent
  • Note: Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 Academic, with no element below 6

The process involves the following steps.

  • Application submission along with a personal statement
  • PwC's Academy interview
  • PwC's Assurance interview
  • Offer and acceptance
  • One-of-its kind unique programme in the region
  • Guaranteed 10 months internship at an MNC
  • ACCA fundamental qualification, BSc degree and SAGE qualification
  • Range of trainings which include Employability, Assurance, Basic Excel, Advanced Excel training and Young Governance Practitioner training
  • 1:3 mentor to student ratio ensuring individual focus towards your development
  • 6 subject matter experts ensuring you are trained by the best
  • YES bursary and easy installment plans

(Note: The bursary is based on sole discretion of PwC faculty and there is no guaranteed minimum number of students who will avail this per term)

Course structure

ACCA Fundamental Qualification

PwC's Academy is a Platinum Approved Learning Partner for ACCA. Our training programme is made up of tuition, revision classes and a unique Question Based Revision day.

Our core objective is to help you pass your exams and our ability to do this is demonstrated by our exceptional pass rates.

Our courses are designed by experts who will help you build understanding in a subject and then incorporate exam and memory techniques to ensure exam success.

In the YES Programme, a student covers the Fundamental Levels of ACCA.

The Fundamentals Level is divided into two modules - Knowledge and Skills. The Knowledge module introduces you to the main areas of financial and management accounting while the Skills module covers the main technical areas that accountants are expected to know.

Students will study through Fundamental Levels F1 to F9.

At the end, they go through an Oxford Brookes Mentoring Programme that enables them to apply for the BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University.

Sage Qualification

Students will learn how to stay in control of business finances by managing sales, suppliers, inventory and VAT.

They will learn how to manage employees and payroll processing in the run up to pay day.

 This is an online module supplemented by e-learning resources such as workbooks, e-books, practice simulations and self-test activities with model answers.

Internship with an MNC

The most goal-oriented and unique part of the YES Programme, the internship will ensure the student gets the best opportunity in the region to shape a successful and rewarding career. 

The internship will enable the student to learn from client experiences, building relationships and networking and use this experience to develop their skills.

Employability Training

Employability training has been specially designed for young scholars to develop the necessary skills that will help them stand out in job interviews and improve their workplace performance.

Divided into three levels (foundation, intermediate and advanced), the training is based on the Employability Competency framework and will cover a number of themes: critical thinking, creativity, initiative, problem-solving, risk assessment, decision-taking, and constructive management of feelings.

 The comprehensive training ensure that a YES scholar will learn the following.

  • Employability skills – communicating effectively, emotional intelligence and business skills
  • Interview skills – CV writing, psychometric assessments and interview preparation
  • Workplace differentiators – report writing, problem solving, negotiation skills, planning and commercial awareness
  • Personal development – Presentation, time management and self-motivation

Assurance Training

Students will understand fundamentals of audit methodology, and learn how to complete sections of an audit prior to commencing the internship.

This pre-internship module will make their on-the-job experience more practical and rewarding. 

Basic Excel Training

Students will learn the fundamentals of computerised accounting software and detailed advanced budgeting with forecasting, importing/exporting data, excel integration, e-payments, and the ability to design and manipulate detailed management reports. 

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