Year 13 pupil Ross Mushens has been accepted onto the Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) flying start programme at Newcastle University beginning in September.
The accountancy degree is a collaboration with Newcastle University. It combines academic study and integrated paid professional work placements at PWC. By the end of the 4-year course, students will have completed 80% of the ICAEW exams.
Ross said, “I am interested in following a career in business and believe this degree will provide me with great insight and experience. In addition, I will be working towards an internationally recognised professional qualification. I am excited to be a part of the programme because PWC is a truly global business services company which will provide excellent training and experience, as well as exciting career opportunities.”
When asked what inspired him to apply to the programme, Ross said, “PWC and Newcastle University business school both have excellent reputations. PWC’s involvement provides undergraduates with an opportunity to secure a permanent role in their business, take part in interesting projects and the possibility of worldwide travel.”
“I am most looking forward to meeting new people and living independently at university. I am keen to experience life as a student and to gain valuable experience in the world of work. Newcastle University Boat Club is very successful, and I hope to be part of their team. There are so many things I will miss about Durham School. In particular the school community that have made my years here so enjoyable. However, on leaving school I become an Old Dunelmian which means I will most certainly be back!”