1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I was able to go round the different lines of service at PwC (consulting, assurance and tax) and spend a day in each, shadowing members of that department. On the last day, we got together in groups with other Business Insight students to work on an actual client project.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
We learnt a lot about developing employability skills, such as interview skills, whilst the group project also helped me develop my teamwork and communication skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoyed the programme. It was very useful for finding out more about what a professional services company like PwC actually does which was my main aim for the week. Everyone was also very friendly and welcoming and made it easy to fit in.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
We were assigned 'buddies' who were very nice and friendly and made us feel welcome. It was also nice to be given work on an actual client to show that we were actually valued and trusted, even though it was just one week.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme was very well structured and organised. It was nice to meet all the other students who managed to get on the programme on the induction day. We were also given booklets that we could refer to if we were ever unsure of what was going on.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We didn't have a training provider but my 'buddies' and the other members of their teams were very open to answering any questions that I had.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
All the PwC employees I met didn't seem to mind answering any of my questions or giving any guidance that I needed.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I was paid £7.85 per hour based on a 37.5 hour week which I think is pretty decent for one week of work. We also got our travel expenses to the induction day and the final day reimbursed.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I didn't get to go to any since I was only there for a week but there seems to be a lot going on; they were holding a triathlon that weekend that employees could take part in if they wanted.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The atmosphere in the office is surprisingly relaxed and friendly, even though a lot of work is going on. Everyone I met was very nice and it is also a great opportunity to boost your CV/personal statement.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Show that you are genuinely interested in PwC and what they do. For the interview, try to come up with a list of experiences that you can talk about before the interview and make sure you can say how these demonstrate your skills.
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