1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a school leaver in the Real Estate tax team. I have the opportunity to work with a number of different people from all grades, most of my work has been drafting letters, correspomdimg with HMRC, completing tax compuations and returns and other spreadsheet work.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt and developed and number of new skills such as networking, filling in tax returns, writing letters and report writing.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy some aspects of the work, and have a good peer group to connect with, however in my team there is not a fantastic working atmosphere and there is not much, if any camaraderie. The work is likely to improve as I progress as the worst job are always delegated to the most junior members.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
I receive thanks from some seniors but it doesnt feel like what I do makes any difference or helps in any way.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It is a very well structured programme, with the whole two years almost mapped out entirely, which helps us to work out our progression.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We receive a good amount of support from Kaplan however it could be higher.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
We receive a good amount of support, such as study leave, time off to complete diploma work and other opportunities to help us with our qualification.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
It meets my costs well as I live at home, and for a school leaver it is a very good salary.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many opportunities to socialise and attend events outside work, as well as a number of benefits such a free gym membership, and free language classes in the mornings.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Fantastic start to a career.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Read up on the interview process online so you are prepared for all of it.
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