Assurance associate at PwC

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Hull
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4)
Salary:
£18,800 annually
Review Date:
10th March 2016

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Review Score

9.2/10

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

10/10

I work in the assurance sector in the Hull PwC office. Most of my time is spent out on client site doing the field work over the year end audits of some very large companies.

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

10/10

I have learnt a lot of new skills while working at PwC, I am currently sitting my ACA exams which means my technical knowledge has improved drastically. Both people skills and excel skills play a huge part in my job also.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I really enjoy my program, its an excellent opportunity to be able to sit my ACA exams straight out of college and I feel hardly any difference to the graduates. There is a lot of opportunity out there and I also love the traveling!

4. How valued do you feel by PwC?

9/10

I feel very valued at PwC, the people really appreciate the help. We also have a lot of socials and its a nice positive environment to be in.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

Quite organized in terms of college, sit the first 6 ACA exams plus a diploma workbook in business and finance during the first 2 years. It terms of work its very different week to week being on all different types of client.

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

7/10

Our training provider is Kaplan. They give us quite lot of support both around the exams and the diploma but are not always the best. A lot of our lesson are live on line which is great and the tutors are great during the lesson but not always the best for catch up questions

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

10/10

I receive quite a lot of support from my employer. When you join you are given both a people manager and a 'buddy'. A buddy usually being someone in the year above you to answer all your questions.

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

9/10

In terms of an apprenticeship I think the pay is great for someone coming straight out of college but I'm not entirely sure what other people on similar courses are paid. Since I live in Hull the living cost are very low which is also a positive.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

Yes there's all sorts of opportunities. In September I travelled to the US for 3 week for work so had the weekends there to look around and be a tourist which was great! we also have lots of socials of all sorts of different activities.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

There's so many opportunities that come with working for a big firm such as travel, secondments ect there are high expectation so you develop so quick in comparison to college with great job satisfaction! also it looks great on the CV!

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

The exams are hard and it is a big shock coming straight out of college into a full time job but its a great opportunity so work hard, stay positive and open minded and you'll love it!

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