Edge – PwC Deals Graduate programme for EMEA

Would you like to launch your career in an international Deals environment?

Application period for 2024 programme will start during December 2023.


Edge programme

What is Edge programme?

Edge is a three-year graduate programme tailored by PwC across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to launch your career in an international Deals environment.

The candidates selected for the programme will kick-start their careers as Deals professionals with two years of rotating in our Deals Business Units and then work in their home team from the third year onwards. PwC Finland’s Deals Graduates will be based in our Helsinki office. Top performers will also be offered an opportunity for a 6 month international exchange in another PwC country after completing the three-year programme.

Edge programme

Edge programme paths

Path A - Focus on complex M&A financial, accounting and data analytics issues

You have the opportunity to learn:

  • Financial due diligence, data analytics
  • Capital markets and accounting advisory
  • Valuations and financial modelling

You may also have the possibility to participate in ESG DD projects. 

Path B - Focus on corporate finance, strategic and operational M&A issues

You have the opportunity to learn:

  • Corporate finance
  • Strategy consulting in M&A context
  • Operational consulting in M&A context

Typically, you will spend two of your rotations in teams on the path you choose and one on the other path. Offering work experience in at least three different Deals Business Units, Edge is a unique opportunity to launch your Deals career and deepen your knowledge in M&A advisory. With the support of the global PwC Network, hands-on coaching and a wide variety of project work, you will develop business, personal and technical skills that you can leverage throughout your professional life.

You bring the attitude

Are you an ambitious and dedicated high potential ready to enter the M&A advisory world? The ideal candidate will:

  • have recently graduated with a master's degree within the field of Business, Economics or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), or other relevant area

  • have some work experience from e.g. M&A transaction advisory, strategy, accounting, finance or management consulting

  • be fluent in English. Fluency in Finnish and Swedish is a distinct advantage

  • have strong data and analytics skills

In addition, you are a dedicated team player with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. We value analytical thinkers who are capable of solving problems in a structured way. We work in an international environment which requires that you’re comfortable with working in a multicultural environment.

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Edge | The PwC Deals graduate programme for EMEA

We will give you the Edge to become an international Deals expert

We call it Edge, because it’s cutting-edge. It gives you the edge you need to become an international, well-rounded, well-networked Deals professional. We will provide you:

  • full-time, permanent employment with the same financial rewards and incentives as for our non-Edge employees, and a possibility for promotion based on your performance during the programme

  • a place to grow and a team with varying backgrounds and experiences to learn from

  • rotations in our Deals Business Units in Helsinki including Corporate Finance, Transaction Services, Strategy&, Delivering Deal Value and Accounting Consulting Services. The teams in which you rotate depend on the path you choose

  • technical and business skills training

  • international Deals Foundation events and international training

  • networking

  • professional qualification, e.g. opportunity to complete the CFA

Contact us

Isak Karlsson

Isak Karlsson

Corporate finance, PwC Finland

Tel: +358 (0)20 7877294

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