First of all just wanted to thank everyone on here for all the help and advice provided. It’s all really useful and appreciated, keep it up!
I’m trying to get into restructuring from the accounting route. Unfortunately I decided I wanted to do this pretty late so I missed most of the vacancies in the top 20 accounting firms. I managed to get through to the assessment day stage at PwC but failed it, and after passing KPMG’s tests I was informed that the spots had all been filled.
The plan is to reapply for the 2017 intakes as soon as they open this summer. However, I was just wondering if it would be better to apply for audit, rather than restructuring/transactions/etc., since audit is probably a vastly bigger intake in most cases. I’ve heard there’s pretty good mobility within the Big 4 especially, and some people have advised me to apply for audit and basically try to transfer to the scheme I’m actually interested in.
Is this a good idea? On the one hand, I can see why it’s probably “easier” to get a spot on an audit scheme, but on the other I’m really not that interested in audit in itself, and I feel like I run the risk of displaying that to recruiters and ultimately hurting my chances… Not to mention I’d be banking pretty heavily on the possibility of transferring.
My gut right now is telling me to apply to the scheme I actually want.
If anyone has any thoughts on this I’d really appreciate some advice.