1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Shadowing a PwC higher apprentice and helping him or her with their work. There are also employability sessions on how to better your chances of getting a job at PwC in the future
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Having been in contact with new people for a week in a new environment I have definately built relationship and networking skills. Also through coaching I have improved my employability skills for the future
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The programme was very enjoyable as I felt very valued as a member of the team and was able to see what a day is like in the life of a PwC employee.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
I definately feel valued by PwC as I was given real work to do and my feedback on the tasks was noted and used when taking the project forward
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme was a little unstructured when shadowing an apprentice as their days are never perfectly straight forward however the time with the student recruitment team was highly structured
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I recieve alot of support from everyone I worked with especially my buddy Jack who was always around to help me whenever I found the work quite challenging
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I was in contact with my employer (the student recruitment team) every day through a WEbEx meeting so I definately recieved adequate support
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very well as since I was in the London office I was payed £9.15 an hour, they did not cover expenses to my base office (London) however they did cover my travel costs to my induction in Birmingham
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I was given the opportunitiy to be part of the team's dinner for a celebration of completing their quarter however since I was only there for a week there wasn't much else.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Everyone who works there always has time for you and the atmosphere is suprisingly calming and relaxed given the proffesional nature of the firms work
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Show clear interest in PwC and do your research on the company and what the week will entail. While you are there ask lots of questions and meet lkots of people so you dont find yourself at home after the experience frustrated with what you didnt ask or do.
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