1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
In the PwC Business Insight Week, I was shadowing my buddy. I was meant to ask her questions, find out about her job, help her with the tasks I can do and experience life as an Assurance employee by shadowing my buddy.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have understood the process of auditing better as I got to visit a client site. I also got to network with colleagues. The skills I learned were time management, team work, being proactive, presentation skills and many more
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
There wasn't as much work as I am only in moving into Year 13 after summer so there wasn't too much I could actually do but I understood so much about the world of work, about how PwC works, the lifestyle of a PwC employee. This experience didn't just meet my expectations, it exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed it a lot and it would have been better if it was longer than a week.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
I was only there for a week but the recruiters, my buddy and coordinator and fellow staff kept asking what I wanted to find out about PwC and did everything they could to make this experience valuable.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It was well organised although I felt the time scale was very short as there were only 3 days of shadowing, 1 day of induction and a final day of a client project. If there was more time for shadowing, I could have gained more experience and really enjoyed myself as in the 3 days I got familiar and understood, after the 3 days I could actually work more and help my buddy more than I did.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I received a lot of support. I could ask all the questions I wanted to and I would get a quick response. Everyone was very kind and helpful.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Everyone at the firm was very supportive and helpful. They were friendly and kind.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I am getting reimbursed for all extra costs and also being paid a decent rate (above the minimum wage) for a week of experience which is invaluable to me. Even if I wasn't getting paid, I would have participated. My earning is a bonus!
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, from what I heard, PwC employees have a lot of opportunities outside of work. I was only on work experience for a week so I couldn't participate in any of the outside work opportunities.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The name PwC is enough! PwC has very friendly staff, a great working environment and superb career opportunities for all. They have different programmes for people of all ages. I really loved PwC!
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
To practice the verbal reasoning and numerical tests before actually doing it and to answer all telephone interview questions honestly. Also one must prepare before the telephone interview, this can be done by reading about what PwC does and its different lines of services.
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