Deals Traineeship EMEA

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.

It is possible to start in March ánd September 2024.
Are you interested in starting in September 2024? Then get in touch with our recruiters Romond or Tess.

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Edge Deals Graduate Programme Video 2023


Preliminary stage:

  • Application Edge Deals Traineeship open - 18 September 2023
  • Inhousedag Edge - 12 October 2023

Application Process:

  • Application deadline Edge Deals Traineeship - 14 November 2023
  • Deals Experience Day - 27 November 2023
  • Partner interview - 30 November 2023
Start Edge Deals Traineeship March 2024

Application journey

November 14th 2023

Submitting your application is the first formal step in the application process. The application deadline for the Edge Deals Traineeship is November 14, 2023.

Deals Experience - 27 November 2023

Candidates who have passed the application selection based on motivation, resume, and an online assessment, will receive an invitation for the Deals Experience. An interactive day in which you will take the next step within Edge. Meet other deal makers with diverse backgrounds and expertises and experience what it is like to contribute to solving complex challenges from the Deals practice together.

November 30th 2023

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

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.

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. The Edge programme offers the possibility to choose between the Rotations Track and the Expert Track. 

Your Edge programme journey

Rotations Track

Rotations are essential to the Rotations Track within the Edge program. This track offers the opportunity to gain experience in the various competence groups within deals. The ideal opportunity to develop a broad set of skills.

During two years you will gain experience in four Rotations within different departments. In principle, the fourth Rotation is also the competence group that will be your final specialisation area. When completing the track you will have gained knowledge within the entire Deals spectrum and specialised in the competence area that suits you best. Please find an overview of the different competence groups within the Edge Deals Traineeship below.

Expert Track

The Expert Track offers the opportunity to specialize directly in one area of ​​expertise within the Deals spectrum. When you are sure which part of the Deals process suits you, the Expert Track offers you the opportunity to develop into an expert within this competence area from the start of the program. Within the Expert Track you will get the option to do one rotation before you continue within your department of expertise.

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 or English fluently.

Specialisations Edge Deals Traineeship

We deploy advanced data analytics techniques on a broad range of data sources to help executives, employees, customers and suppliers make the right decisions on a deal.

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

You'll support companies and investors 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 part of Debt & Capital Advisory at PwC you arrange optimal capital solutions for your clients and know all 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 will end up in 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. (depending on educational background);
  • 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