Deals Traineeship EMEA - Start: September 2023

Edge, the EMEA Deals Traineeship

You're talented and eager to apply your knowledge in M&A practice. You have proven that you are smart, driven and ambitious and now you want to work in an environment in which you have a steep learning curve and continuously develop yourself.

At Edge, PwC's Deals Traineeship, a world full of challenges opens up to you. It offers you the opportunity to experience all facets of the Deals process.

 Are you interested in the traineeship? Feel free to contact our recruiters Romond and/or Tess.

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Edge | International Deals Foundation Event 2020/2021

Application journey

April 11th 2023

Submitting your application is the first formal step in the application process. The application deadline for the Edge Deals Traineeship is April 11, 2023.

April 24th and 25th 2023

Candidates who have passed the application selection based on motivation, resume, and an online assessment, will receive an invitation for the Deals Experience. During an interactive program you take the next step towards a future in Deals.

May 10th to 13th 2023

The next round consists of a three-day Business Course, which will take place from May 10th to 13th, 2023. During the Business Course, you try to convince the customer of your advice during an interactive case study. In addition, various activities will take place to get to know each other and PwC Deals better.

May 17th and 19th 2023

The last step in the application procedure consists of an interview with one of the partners.

June 9th 2023 


Preliminary stage:

  • Inhouse Day Edge (language Dutch) - November 24, 2022
  • Inhouse Day Edge (language English) - January 26, 2023
  • Inhouse Day Edge (language t.b.a.) - March 15, 2023
  • Edge Deals Traineeship registration open - January 12, 2023

Application Process:

  • Application deadline Edge Deals Traineeship - April 11, 2023
  • Deals experience day - April 24 and 25, 2023
  • Business Course - 10 to 13 May, 2023
  • Partner talks - 17 and 19 May, 2023
  • Competence Roadshow - June 9, 2023
Start Edge Deals Traineeship September 2023 

The programme

The programme is called Edge, because it is cutting-edge. We offer you the means to get ahead and become an international deals expert with a broad skillset and good network. The programme challenges you and puts a lot of pressure on you, but the result ensures that you will be ready for the next step in your career. The programme lasts two years and officially starts with an International Deals Foundation event, where you will meet 400 other starters and Deals colleagues from PwC EMEA.

 Once you have started the traineeship, you will switch between different competencies every six months, so that you will come into contact with different facets and types of clients.

We would like to see you grow into an international deals expert. Edge offers you a helicopter view of the deals practice, relevant training, mentors and a 'buddy' network.

Apply for Edge

  • If you have a university master's degree; 
  • If you have (demonstrable) affinity with deals/finance; 
  • If you have above-average study results combined with extracurricular activities;
  • If you are ambitious, proactive, analytical, numerically strong, result-oriented and flexible;
  • If you enjoy working in a team, have an eye for detail and can perform under time pressure;
  • If you want to work in a dynamic environment with many young and diverse people;
  • If you are interested in strategic issues, finance, mergers and acquisitions;
  • If you speak and write Dutch and English fluently.

Specialisations Edge Deals Traineeship

We use data and analysis to help executives, employees, customers and suppliers make the right decisions.

We regularly advise on some of the largest and most complex cross-border deals.

You'll support companies, investors and governments in their assessment of important strategic issues.

Within valuations you discuss the valuation of companies in the broadest sense of the word.

Support in the final phase of an acquisition or merger.

Business Restructuring Services helps underperforming companies.

You know the financing market and you know the advantages and disadvantages of certain solutions.

As a Debt & Capital Advisor at PwC, you know the players in the finance market.

In ESG in Deals you will help clients understand ESG topics in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

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Edge offers

  • After the two-year traineeship, you choose your final competence group;
  • Working in different competence groups and the possibility of doing an international exchange;
  • The possibility to obtain (technical) degrees such as CFA.
  • An appropriate salary and extensive employment conditions, such as a lease car, pension, 32 days of holiday per year and a 'well-being budget'. This is a personal annual budget of € 1000 to spend on your health, for example on mindfulness, sport, lifestyle coaching, wellness and a second screen for your home office;

Are you interested in the traineeship but still have some questions after reading this information/vacancy? Feel free to contact our recruiters Romond and/or Tess.


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Contact us

Romond Pop

Romond Pop

Campus Deals Advisory, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)6 38 18 69 10

Tess Uljee

Tess Uljee

Campusrecruiter Advisory Deals, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)6 14 83 97 42