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The PwC Flying Start Programme

Fast-track your Accounting and Finance career

A programme in collaboration with Curtin Mauritius and ICAEW

A 4-year programme

A 4-year programme

Our Flying Start Programme lasts four years and will fast-track your career in Accounting and Finance while progressing to becoming an ACA Chartered Accountant. A normal degree followed by an ACA qualification usually lasts an average of 7 years.

56 weeks of placement

56 weeks of placement

During the programme, you will get the opportunity to spend 56 weeks as part of your paid placement at PwC, working with our audit teams on client assignments. You will be an integral part of our various activities and grow your professional network.

Globally recognised

Globally recognised

You will complete 12/15 of the ACA exams and nearly half of the 450 days through paid placements at PwC. You will also be enrolled as a BCom Accounting and Finance student at Curtin University which is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world (ARWU 2021).

A purposeful start

A purposeful start

Be first in line to secure a job with PwC as a year 3 in our graduate programme. This purposeful start encompasses experiences that go far beyond just work. It is a promise of culture, wellbeing, upskilling, diversity & inclusion and professional development.

Exclusive network

Exclusive network

You’ll join an exclusive network of high achievers in the same age group as you. While this programme will challenge you to give your best self, past year Flying Starters would have walked your path already and therefore be in a good position give you great tips.



During your studies at Curtin Mauritius, you’ll enjoy first-rate facilities at the Charles Telfair Campus in Moka. PwC Centre is just a stone’s throw away from campus, and enjoys lush greenery and infrastracture that should provide you with a young and vibrant lifestyle option.

Who can apply for the programme?

The programme is open for school leavers, meaning that students need to have completed their A-levels or equivalent by the time the Bcom Accounting and Finance degree starts at Curtin University in February 2023. 

Students who have not received their final exams results can still apply with their forecast results.

What are the entry requirements?

This programme is demanding and progression for each year will be higher compared to other degree programmes. 

As such, applicants need to:

  • Meet the entry requirements of the Curtin BCom Accounting and Finance degree
  • Scored grades A or B at HSC level irrespective of the subjects they studied 
  • Pass the Panel interview with PwC and Curtin Mauritius

The curriculum for the PwC Flying Start Programme blends both academic and professional experience. 

Year 1 (University)

  • Complete eight Curtin University study core units
  • Orientation at PwC and form part of the firm’s young community
  • Enjoy student vacation

Year 2 (University, ACA and work placement 1)

  • Complete four Curtin Study units
  • Complete one ACA Professional Level exam
  • Undertake work placements at PwC – Work with audit clients and develop a network at PwC
  • Enjoy student vacation

Year 3 (University, ACA and work placement 2)

  • Complete eight Curtin University Study units
  • Complete two ACA Professional Level exams
  • Undertake work placements at PwC during which you will work with audit clients and develop your professional network
  • Enjoy student vacation

Year 4 (University and work placement 3)

  • Complete four final Curtin University Study units
  • Complete one last ACA Professional Level exam
  • Undertake work placements at PwC – Experience a longer work placement with greater opportunity to refine your professional skills, as well as coaching junior staff. There might even be opportunities to travel to other PwC firms in the world.

What makes the programme unique?

The PwC Flying Start Programme was originally launched in the UK. In the region, the programme is only available in Mauritius through a collaboration between PwC Mauritius, Curtin Mauritius and ICAEW.

This is a unique opportunity for young students to remain in Mauritius and accelerate a curriculum that would otherwise take at least 7 years to complete, and at a much higher cost if done abroad!