1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I have two main roles at the moment with plenty of other opportunities within my team. I currently manage the process of collecting compensation data which is then used for tax returns. I am also interested in data analytics and visualisation which is something that I have started to get involved in. I am approached with new projects every week.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
The main skills I have learnt have been on excel - I am also learning general working skills such as timekeeping.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
My programme has been great, I've been lucky that I have been placed in such a welcoming team too. Our work environment is great, while we place great importance on our work, we also enjoy our time at work. I love the work ethic but also the importance placed around socials etc. The programme also pays well for an 18 year old, I certainly have been enjoying the money too!
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
PwCs flexible working and general attitude to workers is great. PwC empower their staff (us) and we are able to produce high quality work. I think that their attitude to flexible working motivates me to produce better work as it shows just how much PwC value me.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The organisation is great, and if we have any questions we know exactly where to look or if that fails, who to ask. We are provided with timelines of our career development so we know exactly where we could be if we stick with the programme, this provides us with an end goal and extra motivation to complete the programme to our greatest abilities.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We go to college occasionally, and are encouraged to ask questions. Our training provider (Kaplan) provides us with revision sessions too, and we are able to clear any doubts we may have.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
We are allocated a fairly small amount of time for study leave, but this is OK as we really should be working throughout the year and not cramming at the last moment. Our employer also pay for our exams and training so there is not a lot we can complain about!
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I think this question will vary depending on every person - but as I stay at home with my parents, all my income is disposable. I'm able to save a little bit while also enjoying a lot, this makes visiting my friends in uni great too.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many different activities that you can join in, from sports and music to groups such as LGBT, there is probably something for nearly everyone.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
A great alternative to university - being able to gain the skills of working while learning and earning is extremely valuable. By the time graduates join PwC, we will be one year ahead of them...
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Be yourself, at PwC there is a place for every kind of person, be confident and work hard!
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