Associate at PwC

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Newcastle
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
Salary:
Review Date:

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Review Score

8.1/10

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

8/10

Associate audtitor - this involves working as a team to audit the financial accounts of a wide range of companies, testing balances by communicating with client staff and financial documents

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

9/10

the program gives you the opportunity to become an ACA qualified chartered accountant and gives you the chance to develop as a professional accountant whilst still at university

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

the program is enjoyable, creating a balance between being a student and working. working in teams on placement creates an enjoyable atmosphere which makes the job more enjoyable

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4. How valued do you feel by PwC?

8/10

throughout the course, you get given increasing amounts of responsibility which makes you feel highly valued. the culture also makes you feel like you are contributing to the sucsess of the team even from first placement

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

The program is well structured allowing for learning in university and on the job. the training provided before each placement ensures everyone is prepared before they start work

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

7/10

The university offer support throughout the year, during study and placement with everyone having a tutor as a point of contact for any issues that may arise

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

7/10

PwC provide support both during placement and during time at university. everyone is assigned a people manager and a buddy during placement as a point of contact for any issues

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

8/10

the salary paid by PwC covers the cost of living at university for the year, not just the time on placement. any additional expenses occurring during placement are covered by the expenses policy

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

there are opportunities to get involves in office sports teams and socials throughout the year as well as all the opportunities that come with being at university

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

they offer a good training contract that allows you to work on large, well known clients from the first day and provide the opportunity to gain a valuable qualification

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

i would advise people to get some relevant work experience either in an accounts department or at an accounting company before applying as it helps during the interview process.

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