PwC business insight week at PwC

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Work Experience
£8 hourly
Review Date:
August 2016

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


On the Business Insight Week programme at PwC I got to shadow employees for one week in three key areas of the firm - assurance, tax, and consultancy. On the last day we got to work on a real client project. It was a really useful insight into industry.

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


I developed a lot of employability and networking skills - you are encouraged to network with the professionals in each office and find out more about their lines of service.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The business insight week is really enjoyable as it enables you to experience the real work culture in one of the big four audit firms. The programme exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend it!

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4. How valued do you feel by PwC?


PwC really values you as a potential employee, even though you are jut doing work experience. By taking part in business insight week you are mentored in emplyability and interview skills, which is really helpful for application processes in future.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is extremely organised - at the start of the week you are issued with your own laptop and email adress. Each day has a clear structure and is varied. By being paired with a buddy, you can ask them if you have any questions or need help at any time.

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


Buddies in the offices spend the whole day with you and really look after you, offering support if you ask for it. The amount of work you have to do varies depending on which employee you are paired with.

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


Using the PwC online system, you can communicate with anyone in the office in real time, which is a really useful support. There is always support available with IT issues.

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


On the Business Insight Week you receive an hourly salary and receive some expenses, and it is one of the only work experience programmes in the Big Four which is paid. On the first day you are required to travel to London, and PwC contributes most of the cost. The salary is fair for the amount of work you do, but travel expenses could be higher.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There weren't any social events outside of the working day. Some people on the programme were out visiting clients dring the week, but I stayed in the office for all 5 days.

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


9b. Why? *

Fair salary, excellent work experience, develops key transferable skills, can lead to a career in the company really easily, gives you more post-16 options.

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

Submit your application early, relax during the telephone interview, demonstrate key skills they are loking for, be yourself

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