Work Experience at PwC

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Birmingham
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£8 hourly
Review Date:
August 2015

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Review Score

9.0/10

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

9/10

The role i had for the week was work experience. I was given bits and pieces of work that employees needed completing in order to complete their work. I was able to sit in and participate in meetings/briefings, whilst talking to employees at the business who offered great insight into the business, what it does and their experiences

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

8/10

I developed my communication skills by meeting new people each day of the week and having to introduce myself and interact with them. Also, my time management has been developed as I had various tasks to complete that employees needed as soon as possible so my time management was developed.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I enjoyed my work experience programme hugely. I was able to develop my skills, whilst completed useful work that had a purpose and gaining an insight into the steps to get into the business and what it feels like to work for a business of PwC's calibre.

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4. How valued do you feel by PwC?

10/10

I felt very valued by PwC. They treated me like an employee and not someone on work experience. It felt like i was integrated into the business the first day I was there. Employees were coming to me with work too throughout the week which made me feel useful and one of the team.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

The work experience/ insight week programme was well structured. It was extremely detailed on the induction day with interactive tasks used to get everyone to socialise. The shadowing was well organised too as a buddy was assigned to everyone which meant the buddy was able to plan work for me to do throughout the week without having to wait for someone to say what to do. They could give me work to help them complete what they needed to.

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

10/10

My buddy offered me all the support that i needed. Every time i was stuck and needed help, she was always there to offer as much help as she possibly could. It was a great help and gave me the opportunity to enjoy the work that i was doing.

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

8/10

The support was always there for everyone. The organiser of the insight week was always just an email away and was always willing to help and answer any questions that were required

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

9/10

The salary package for the week was excellent. It made me feel valued as the work that i was completing was being recognised by payment. All travel expenses were reimbursed too which helped a lot.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

There seemed to be quite a few groups that go on within the business. My team were going out one of the nights for something to eat together which showed that you could have a good time and socialise not just in work but out of work too.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

Its a great business that offers excellent opportunities to school leavers and graduates. They offer all the support that anyone could ask for and make you feel part of the company the moment you walk through the door. It is a great experience, and i know a friend would feel as welcomed as i did in my week.

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

Just to make the most of the week and experience, and to listen to all the advice that was given throughout the week. On the application form, just be yourself and be truthfully honest in the all the questions that you answer. Overall, just to enjoy yourself and work as hard as you can to get the most out of the week

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