Business Insight Week at PwC

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Gatwick
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£320 weekly
Review Date:
7th August 2015

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Review Score

9.6/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

During the week I was helping out on real live client work in the Assurance line of service. I was given great responsibility by PwC on helping my buddy out on numerous tasks.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

10/10

I have improved my skills in using the Excel software as well as improving my communication and networking skills. Also the final day provided a great opportunity to work on teamwork with others on the programme.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I really liked how comfortable the firm made me felt and how well organised the programme was. I also enjoyed doing the work I was given by my buddy. I would have liked to try out another line of service such as Consultancy however as the office I was placed in was fairly small this may not have been possible.

4. How valued do you feel by PwC?

10/10

This was one of the best things about the week. I was not treated like a student but more a valuable employee of the firm. Working on live client work and visiting a client site really helped with this.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

It was extremely well organised and I was kept informed about every detail of the week. It was also nice to travel to 3 different PwC offices over the course of 5 days which helped broaden my view of the firm. The team also put on conference calls everyday that helped improve/harness skills that are valued greatly by PwC.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

10/10

I was assigned a buddy who was very helpful and I always felt like I could approach him to ask about anything if I was unsure. The atmosphere was a very positive one and I was never abandoned or looked down upon as a mere work experience student.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

I was assigned a buddy who was very helpful and I always felt like I could approach him to ask about anything if I was unsure. The atmosphere was a very positive one and I was never abandoned or looked down upon as a mere work experience student.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

10/10

The fact I got paid for this was an added bonus to be honest but covered all the necessary costs that I incurred.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

Although I was only at PwC for 1 week, I along with some other students in my office, were taken out for lunch on all the days. Also it seemed as though there were many activities and events outside of the office many of which involved charitable events which is really good as it felt like the firm was truly trying to give back to the community.

9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

This experience was invaluable for me and I can truly say that all the aspects of the week were enjoyable. Although it can be nervous going into a new environment the kindness and patience of all who I encountered at PwC made it a breeze. Also the firm itself is a great one and truly looked after me on my week with them.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *

Just be yourself and answer every question honestly as if you have a drive to succeed then you will in my view. Also for the online psychometric tests I would say make sure you practice as much as you can before you sit them. Best of luck !

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