1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a Trainee Associate in Deals Tax which involves doing compliance work, reports and file notes. I speak to various members of the team depending on what work I'm doing and also have to focus on any exam/diploma work.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes I have learned about personal tax for the ATT and am currently studying ethics and law. There are many training courses internal and external I have learnt from.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The work is fairly varied and interesting, the team is great - very friendly, company culture is great, very relaxed and flexible, it exceeded my expectations. I am thoroughly enjoying it
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
There is the appraisal season where my manager reviews my work and gives me praise, there is also ongoing feedback from work colleagues on tasks and projects worked on.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Overall it is very well organised with a two day induction and lots of internal training in the first couple months, there is lots of support and training for the exams too
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
you basically have a weeks worth of training for each exam and there is plenty of support and people to ask if you have any questions or queries
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
There is always support from your people manager and lots of guidance on the portal regarding personal or developmental problems. there are plenty of resources
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I live at my parents home so my costs are fully covered, the salary is probably the one of the highest out there and other benefits are welcome.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many drinking opportunities and socials, voluntary days, clubs and sports, there are company events such as trade fairs and the like.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Because if it is what you want to do then it saves money by not going to university and you get a great salary as well as being ahead with work experience
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Practising the psychometric tests and making sure you have an answer for all the interviews questions and finally don't be a cocky and bossy in the group exercise
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