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Posted on: 22/02/2015

Hannah Dearden secures PWC Sponsorship - February 2015

Young Warrington number cruncher Hannah Dearden has earned a prestigious university sponsorship and working placement with global accountancy giant Price Waterhouse Cooper.

 
Working with her teachers at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham and supported by Newcastle University in whose Business School Hannah will study in the next academic year, the 17-year-old academic flyer has won a placement from thousands of applications worldwide.
 
Her four year degree will be a collaboration between Newcastle University, PWC and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales which together offer The Flying Start scheme for the country's brightest young talent.
 
Hannah's degree in Business Accounting and Finance will be far removed from the standard course because as she studies for her finals, she will also enjoy a paid work placements at PWC and accelerated progress towards the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification the ACA, completing 12 of the 15 papers for full ACA qualification. What is more Hannah will also benefit from reduced fees through her four years course.
 
Hannah, who got five A*s and five As in her GCSEs, said: “Accountancy is required by all businesses, and is extremely important to manage correctly to help support business growth and development. This appeals to me in that I want to play a major role and build strong relationships in supporting businesses to be successful.”
 
She added: “I intend to work hard, enjoy university, gain the practical experience and become a qualified accountant. I would then like to progress with Price Waterhouse Cooper, work with many different clients on important and increasingly complex assignments and at some point work overseas.”
 
Director of Loreto Grammar School Sixth Form Ms Jordan said: “ This is fantastic and much sought after opportunity to combine study and work, achieve a professional accounting qualification and progress to a career with one of world's leading professional services firms.”
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