Shadowing an Auditor at PwC

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Birmingham
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£8 weekly
Review Date:
27th July 2016

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Review Score

8.8/10

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

9/10

The role was to shadow an auditor on a day to day basis, from the office to dealing with clients on site. My role was to watch how he communicated with the clients, make spreadsheets based on the figures that the auditors were checking through. I also had the chance to look through the figures and documents to check for falsifications myself.

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

9/10

I developed my communication skills, and learnt the role of an auditor and what their role is.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoyed the programme a lot.

4. How valued do you feel by PwC?

9/10

I felt very valued and special to had been given the experience from PwC, and they constantly reminded us all of how much they valued us.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

The programme was well structured, and we had a clear plan of what the week had for us.

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

8/10

I received a lot of support from the training provider

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

7/10

The support I got was mainly from the auditor that I shadowed, although numbers and emails were given to contact the employers.

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

10/10

Very good

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

They gave us acitivities to do in our spare time

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

It was a very good experience which allowed me to see how accountants worked on a day to day basis. Also it allowed me to ask them questions and have a real insight of what the working environment is like with PwC.

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

I would advise them to be confident with asking questions when they find difficulty with what has been asked to do, or to always ask for more activities when they have no more jobs to do.

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