1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a Trainee Associate. Each day at PwC is different and brings with it new challanges. I could be at a client site one day doing payroll, and then the next in the office working on investments. There is a lot of responsibility which is great and very rewarding.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt new skills through both formal classroom learning and on the job learning. I am sitting exams to become a chartered accountant as well as a diploma for my apprecticeship. There are also a lot of internal training courses which further my development.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I love the people I work with. They are from all different backgrounds and there is a real sense of team spirit. The programme has exceeded my expectations and I am very proud to be part of it.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
Immensely, it's strange to feel such value at such a junior level but I do. Feedback has been great from both peers and superiors. I am lucky enough to be trusted with complex and stretching tasks.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme has been very well structured such that at the end of the two years I will have both a certificate in finance accounting and business as well as a higher apprenticeship diploma. There is lots of support from both internal and external staff.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider is always on hand to answer any questions I may have and actively asks me how I am getting on. There is also support from the exam tutors who are also on hand to answer and queries you have. This is very enjoyable.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I myself can say that I have received such tremendous support from my employer. I have been very lucky enough to transfer offices to make travel easier and the HR team are incredible.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary we recieved is plenty, and with a guaranteed payrise every year it allows us to enjoy a comfortable living and be able to afford luxuries as well as necessities.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are lots, there is always a social event on, there are numerous volunteering opportunities as well as the chance to work in another country. This is something I am very excited about.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
PwC provides a great working environment that I am proud to be a part of, there are so many opportunities, and the qualifications that you gain can open so many doors.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Remain formal and profession, PwC want to know that you are comitted to excellence and will strive to perform to your best, and continue to improve yourself as well as the firm.
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