PwC - UCY Flying Start Programme

The PwC - UCY Flying Start Programme is a unique collaboration between PwC Cyprus, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the University of Cyprus (UCY).

This is an innovative and accelerated programme, which gives you the opportunity to combine your academic studies with work experience at PwC and to acquire the Chartered Accountant’s (ACA) professional qualification from the ICAEW, about a year earlier than other University graduates who join the three year training programme.

What you need to know

During the third and fourth year of your studies, you will work for two periods of five months (January - May) in PwC’s Assurance Department, as a member of a professional team on real clients. The professional experience of ten months will count towards the 36 months of experience required by the ICAEW to acquire the ACA professional qualification. 

After graduating from the UCY and the successful completion of the two five-month work placements you will be employed on a full time basis by PwC with the aim of completing the remaining three modules and obtain the professional qualification.   

By the time you graduate you will

  • Have completed 12 out of the 15 ACA professional examinations

  • Be just 1,5 year away from completing all the ACA professional examinations

  • Have completed 2 full-time paid work placements alongside PwC’ highly skilled professionals

  • Have secured a permanent job position with PwC after graduation, subject to achieving a final grade of 7,5/10, as a minimum


  • Medical Insurance (optional) from the 1st day of your permanent employment

  • Life Insurance from the 1st day of your permanent employment

  • Provident Fund 

  • Paid overtime

  • Annual Leave

  • FlexMenu (such as FlexDay, FlexWeek, FlexPlace and many more)

  • Friday afternoon off

  • Dress for the Occasion

  • Free parking

Entry requirements

The Flying Start Programme is open exclusively to 3rd year undergraduate students of the Accounting & Finance Department of the UCY who meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum grade of 7/10 at the time of application 

  • Fluency in Greek & English

  • Strong IT Skills

  • Strong Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Team oriented

  • Commercially aware

When to apply

The online application process commences every summer for the next year’s programme. Exact time frame is presented to the students of the Accounting & Finance Department of UCY closer to the date.