1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
The week consisted of an induction day, 3 days of shadowing and an assessment centre day. The 3 days of shadowing consisted of 1.5 days in Tax and 1.5 days in TS. In both departments I was given client projects to work on and got to use excel and other programmes. We got paired with a buddy who helped us complete our taks, although everyone in the office was more than happy to help.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I was able to enhance many skills such as communication, team work and technical skills to name a few. I received training in Excel which is very useful and over the week I learnt many new skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I loved the programme: it was interactive and you got to work on actual projects and even listen in on live client projects. You were never bored!
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
PwC were very nice to us: gave us freebies and treated us like actual employees. Our induction was very insightful and our final day was really enjoyable. PwC really value you.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
You get a timetable so everything you will be doing is layed out. As descried above: Day 1 - Introduction Day 2 - Shadowing Day 3 - Shadowing Day 4 - Shadowing Day 5 - Assessment Centre/ Celebration
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Lots! We got a buddy, all employees helped us and I even got talking to people sitting in reception. I talked to people on the HApps programme and even the flying start degree programme.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Same as above.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very good - didn't expect to get paid since it's work experience but we will be so it was a nice surprise.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I learnt that working for PwC offers may social events: bbq, bowling or even laser quest.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Really enjoyed the experience, company and people.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Prepare1 Prepare for the telephone interview and remember you have the AC on the Friday so prepare for the tests: in tray and psychometric. Get to know who PwC are what they do. Their employability booklet helps lots so use that as a guide.
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