It’s difficult to remember that once upon a time Price Waterhouse used to be an accounting firm.
Even so, this is good news for university students in Adelaide. Just check the nature of the work and read the fine print before signing up.
“PwC Australia announced plans to open a new onshore delivery centre in Adelaide which will create 300 new jobs within 18 months”, according to its media release.
(A small note: the 300 jobs is a ‘generator’ or ‘factor’ figure. There will be about 100 but that’s better than nothing)
The centre will give local university students the opportunity to ‘work while they study’ in a field ‘directly related’ to future employment.
The centre will provide onshore delivery capabilities in cybersecurity, cloud and financial audit services and will include training.
Tom Seymour, CEO of PwC Australia, said, “University students in Adelaide can gain a real edge by taking this opportunity while they pursue their studies… As part of PwC Australia’s digital transformation strategy, we are making a significant investment in growth to meet the rising demand for skills in cyber, cloud and assurance services.
Jamie Briggs, Managing Partner of PwC Australia’s Adelaide office, said, “The South Australian Government has a strong focus on cybersecurity as an area of economic growth, making Adelaide the new destination for innovation.”
“Adelaide is also an attractive market for an onshore delivery workforce with benefits including time zone and proximity given the region is a short flight from most of Australia’s major cities.”