1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Currently I am working on a Girls' Education Challenge team that is a widely known project where we are working together with DFID and other project partners to transform girls' education in some of the poorer world countries. My role is Programme Support Officer, where as I am providing support to two of the workstream leads; my daily activities involve facilitation of meetings, capturing meeting notes, liaising with a number of team members to capture and share important information.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am now on my 2nd year (started 1 year 6 months ago) of Professional Qualification; I have passed two exams and am further studying organisational accounts, managements structures etc. I have found that during this time, I have learned a lot more about the business environment that I work in and gained more confidence in my abilities as I developed my understanding and skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the fact that I get to experience a large variety of work and roles available within the firm due to compulsory rotations every 6-8 months. In this way, I have an opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills and further my understanding of Consulting industry.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
I feel fairly valued - I am able to state my opinion without hesitation and am respected by my colleagues.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I think it is well-organised, there are clear roles and expectations that we are being assessed against.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider is able to quickly and efficiently respond to my professional studies questions.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Our Higher Apprenticeship team is particularly helpful and are able to provide support whenever it is required. People working within are supportive and understanding - provide insight and hear our requirements concerns, which I found been essential to my success within the apprenticeship.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is great and I am able to cover my costs without any difficulties.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
PwC is a great place to work - people are friendly and helpful, plenty of opportunities for both: professional and personal growth. Firm specifically focuses on its people, aiming to create a pleasant and professional working environment where people are able to thrive and grow.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
If you are interested in career in Financial Services, then PwC is the best place to start. There is plenty of support available and people are fantastic ! Definitely great environment to start your carreer.
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