1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Whilst at PwC my daily tasks were mostly that of helping out with the actuarial work that my colleagues were carrying out. As part of this my main interaction was with my engagement team out at the client. I spent one day in the office and two out with a client.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have gained a far greater understanding of the real workings of the business and the people therein, as well as developing my confidence and my communication skills massively.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
My programme was thoroughly enjoyable. I met many new friends on the first day and always had someone to talk to due to the internal chat system. I was also based in the office with someone else from the programme so I always had someone my age. I was also paired with a buddy who always made sure I was given interesting and meaningful work.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
I felt like a very valued member of the company while I was working for them as I was never looked down upon or treated like I was less than my colleagues. My buddy also gave me work that mattered and not just mindless tasks and always praised me on my work.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is fantastically well organised as in the lead up I was guided through the application process and given help and advice and support on how to apply and what skills I should demonstrate. As a result of this I felt confident going in.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My buddy supported me in the lead up to the week by texting me as well as constantly making sure I was okay and had enjoyable work to do while I was under her supervision.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
PwC have been incredibly supportive with updates from the recruitment team constantly in the lead up, during and after the event. I was given many opportunities to interact more with the company and to develop myself as a person under their guidance.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary was far better than expected and all travel and other expenses were covered. The salary easily covers any additional travel as well as my food throughout the week with plenty left over as disposable income.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There were the options for training and social events outside of work including meals and diversity training, however due to the short time of being there I couldn't get a true feel for the extra opportunities available, although from what I could gleam, I would guess there are many.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
it was a thoroughly enjoyably experience which was very informative, as well as well structured and helpful for my personal employability skills with any company, not just PwC.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Remain calm in the interviews and applying, research on their website before applying and keep these fresh in your mind during interviews. Most of all be yourself and have some personality which makes you stand out to them.
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