Tax Trainee Associate at PwC

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Review Date:
11th March 2016

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


My role involves supporting client teams in both compliance and advisory work. The range of clients includes trusts, private companies and private individuals.

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


I am continually developing my tax technical knowledge through my studies at college, self-study and through the exposure to technical areas I receive at work.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I thoroughly enjoy the programme and believe it is an excellent alternative to university. I always feel well supported by my team and consistently challenged by the work that I do.

4. How valued do you feel by PwC?


There is a lot of recognition for the work that you do. There is also a lot of trust that you can work independently but also raise queries if there is anything you're not sure on.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is well organised and its made clear from the start who you should contact if you have queries on different aspects of the apprenticeship. Emails are regularly sent letting you know the dates by which assessments need to be sat or diploma work needs to be completed by, for example.

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


The tutors are fantastic and respond to any questions you have really quickly. They know everything there is to know about the exam syllabus and so are able to resolve any issue you have with the content.

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


Everyone has a people manager whose role it is to be there if you have any queries and to make sure that you're allocating sufficient time to your studies.

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


The package PwC offers is generous and competitive. It ties in to their culture of valuing their people. I've never struggled to cover living or travel costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Every year there is a day allocated to getting involved in volunteering at local charities. There is a social club which organises activities each month. As well as this, there are lots of opportunities throughout the year to get involved in recruitment events.

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


9b. Why? *

Generous remuneration package. Long term career prospects. Challenging and interesting work with the opportunity to meet really interesting clients. A good culture of trust and support.

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

The assessments can be rigorous but there are practise tests available online so you can familiarise yourself with the layout of these and this can take the pressure off on the day. In terms of the interview, I think coming across as friendly and willing to learn is key. Having a good knowledge of the vast number of services that PwC provides should also serve you well as it demonstrates you have real interest in working for the firm.

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