Moving from big 4 audit to Corporate finance?
Hi, so I know this isn't really the place for people with no experience in the industry and I'm sure this question has been asked thousands of times so I'll keep it short.
Basically I'm 18 at the moment and I have 2 offers from target unis in UK and an offer forflying start program (basically a degree from a decent uni with integrated work placements and a grad offer at the end). Though the uni isn't top 6, I'm tempted to go for it purely because I'd like to work alongside study and apply what I learn somewhat.
However, my end goal is/M&A. I know PWC have a corporate finance department but I've heard it's very difficult to move from audit into this, as everyone wants to do it-Does anyone know how true this is? My worry is I'll be stuck in audit and may struggle to move into CF purely because I lack a degree from a top 6 uni and also no experience in the industry, as my internships would be purely in audit.
However, with this program I qualify as an ACA 2 years earlier (when I'm 23) than normal grads, surely I'd find it easier to move around departments earlier on?
Would appreciate it if anyone could shed light on this as I'm worried I'll make the wrong decision. Thank you.