1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My day to day role is shadowing my allocated buddy and learning a lot about his service line therefore I get to do a lot of work in Assurance. The Insight Week has also given me the oppurtunity to take with other members of staff and get more knowledge on other service lines.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have developed my business acumen becoming much more confident wiith brining business knowledge to a situation. I have also developed my ability to work as part of a team.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy this programme, I like how I'm getting paid to gain a really helpful experience which I would have done anyway. The people who work at PwC are all so friendly and helpful which makes the week more pleasant.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
PwC are giving me real work for clients therefore I feel important. With the responsibility I feel like I am adding value to clients work, which overall makes me feel valued by PwC.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is very well structed, the first day was an induction day in Birmingham which was great as I got to meet all the other students from the different offices. PwC put those of us who lived a while away from Birmingham up in a hotel which was lovely. Following on from that day, I have always had support from my buddy who has organised great things for me to do around the office. Getting to talk to people from all different service lines and get to know how they got into the company is really helpful and insightful in terms of my future career.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We get lots of training from a one to one buddy, If I ever face a problem with the work I know I just need to ask him to help. I got the right amount of training for the tasks I'd be completing initially but my buddy is often happy to go over anything again if I become confused.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
We have great amounts of support from our employer, we get Web Ex sessions after each day to go over key skills and for them to take any questions we may have about PwC afterwards. There are plenty of people I could go to if I needed help or information.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I have to commute to work every morning which costs about £8 return. My salary more than meets this and lunch expenses. Also I find it good that London Office get paid slightly more to accomadate living costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
As I was only here a week I didn't get to experience any oppurtunites outside of work however I did get to attend a community affairs meeting where I learned lots about the charity work oppurtunities and team events planned.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
As it is a great oppurtunity for anyone, making networks in such a big firm as PwC is good for work in any career choice. Especially if you're interested in business I'd recommend this programme, it opens up so many doors in terms of school leaver options.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
I would advise anyone applying to practise prior to the physcmetric testing using the online link you'll get send before hand. This is really important as you have to familiarise yourself with the style and time pressure before starting or you risk not passing and going any further in the proccess. The interview is relatively predicaable however prepare for a few business acumen questions. It is good to always know what is going on in the news.
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