1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On my 'Business Insight Week' at PwC I worked within Corporate Compliance Services. In this position I worked alongside permanent employees to provide a service that deals with companies corporate tax returns. I also had the opportunity to meet a range of people from other department such as technology and assurance.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I particularly developed my interpersonal skills from regularly interacting with other employees of PwC and learnt to adapt to a business environment. I increased my knowledge of some of laws and requirements of businesses when dealing with their tax receipts as well as the financial accounts of a business on the whole.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoyed the programme, it gave me many opportunities to meet a great range of friendly people who were always willing to help. It far surpassed my expectations.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
PwC made me feel valued during my placement, giving me duties and responsibilities right from the off. They put a large amount of trust in even their newest employees and work experience students.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme was very well organised; on day one, I was given a timetable of all the things I'd be doing during the week. There were times to work on individual assignments and times set for group meetings/events.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
As part of the 'Business Insight Week' at PwC, you get an assigned 'buddy' to guide you through any problems you encounter and any work that you get that you don't fully understand.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The HR team and student recruitment team are often in contact with you over the course of your placement as well as before and after. They are easy to contact if you need any more information
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary paid for this placement covers basic transport costs to and from the placement. There is also an allowance for transport costs for anything unexpected such as travel from the base office that wasn't covered in your contract.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are a number of follow up events for those that have completed the 'Business Insight Week'. These include residential trips and further work experience.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
It's a great company with a vast range of opportunities. A friendly atmosphere filled with inspiring and dedicated people.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
When applying for PwC do your research on the company. It pays to know a few simple facts for the telephone interview. Also having a relevant and up to date knowledge of current affairs can be beneficial.
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