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Should your A-levels affect your job prospects after university?

May 08, 2015

Should your A-levels affect your job prospects after university?A major business service company will no longer look at A-level results for applicants to its graduate scheme.

PwC, which offers services like financial and legal advice to businesses, has been number one on the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for the last 12 years – but until now, it didn't matter how good your application was if your A-levels didn't meet their minimum standard.

However, the company has announced that it is changing its policy. It's worried that it will miss out on good recruits whose A-levels don't do them justice, and that the old system put people at a disadvantage based on things like their school.

But that doesn't mean getting a place will be easy: like many graduate schemes, there's a lot of competition, with 17 applicants for each place, so interested graduates will need a strong application and plenty of work experience.

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