More women could be attracted to accountancy jobs in the future after PwC launched an opportunity for ladies to apply for its female partner shadowing scheme.
The organisation revealed that around 400 applications have been made for the position, which will see students gain an insight into the firm.
This will include attending meetings, working with clients and other PwC teams, while also gaining exposure to what it is like to work within a leadership role.
Gaenor Bagley, PwC head of people, said that PwC is "really proud" to have a high number of women in leadership positions, something she believes should be encouraged elsewhere as well.
"We're keen to show the variety of opportunities available to everyone at PwC and give a true insight into what it takes to make it to the very top in a firm like ours," she explained.
Meanwhile, accountancy jobs could also follow as auto-enrolment for pensions moved a step closer earlier this week following the publishing of regulations by the government.