Trainee associate at PwC

Start Date:
St Albans
Programme Type:
School Leaver Programme
£19,500 competitive
Review Date:
10th March 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


Varies on a day to day basis, main role is to do fieldwork at different clients where I interact with my team (usually 2-6 people) and the clients finance team. I perform testing over clients financial accounts to make sure they are inline with the accounting laws and procedures

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have been on many training courses to bring my skills up to the level PwC needs, as well as generic communications courses and team building, they also provide key specific training which is relevant on a day to day basis. Also my excel skills have improved dramatically through performing the work and I have gained more confidence in regards to speaking with clients.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I think this is a very good programme because of the variety of things you get to do. Never is one day the same as another and you are always made to progress and they push you forwards in your career path.

4. How valued do you feel by PwC?


I think there is a more personal feel when working within PwC as managers and in-charges do see the work you are putting in and are appreciative of it. PwC also provides many social events to rewards us for the work that we do.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I think this programme is very well structured as it doesn't just throw you into things that you cannot do, they provide well run training courses which help with the work that we do and assign tasks to us which are manageable. Also there is a lot of support from both people who are above me and my peers. It helps resolve any issue I have and it makes me feel more welcomed/comfortable

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


We do receive a good amount of support from our training provider and we have their contact information should we need to get in touch with them and they also provide forums where not only can their support team help but also other people on this course

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


There is a very positive attitude towards support even if the manager/in-charge is busy, there is also a very good support network if I run into an issue.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


The salary is very good and I am easily able to live off of the package they provide. They provide great benefits aswell should you choose to take them.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


PwC organises many social events and helps encourage people to integrate into the firm. It doesn't matter what level you're at either, everyone gets involved. There is also good volunteering opportunities as they provide a set amount of time off a year for you to volunteer for something.

9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

Because it is an amazing company at the forefront of its sector. Being one of the biggest companies provides you fantastic opportunities for your career progression and you will gain a variety of experiences

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *

Make sure you prepare well for the interviews and assessment days and for the assessment days make sure you are very social and try to speak to everyone and be positive if something goes wrong.

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