Business Insight Week at PwC

Start Date:
2016
Location:
Birmingham
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£8 hourly
Review Date:
14th August 2016

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Review Score

8.6/10

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

9/10

For my work experience I was in the global mobility tax department which mainly deals with helping clients with their employees taxes who are going on assignments to different countries for a number of years.

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

7/10

I developed my networking and communication skills whilst at PwC. I also improved some of my I.T skills such as being more confident when sending emails to senior workers/clients and developing my spreadsheet skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I really enjoyed my time whilst at PwC. My buddy, who was in charge of me whilst at PwC, was fantastic throughout the week. They clearly explained the work they did and made sure I knew what I was doing when completing tasks given to me.

4. How valued do you feel by PwC?

9/10

I felt very valued. The team I was working in valued the contribution I made when completing tasks. They always made sure I had something to do if they ever ran out of tasks. I also felt I had enough support from my buddy.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

It was very well structured. I had an induction in London on the first day which was very useful in getting to know more about PwC and what they do but it could have been slightly shorter hours due to the long hours of travelling after.I was always busy when shadowing and I got to really experience all aspects of the job due to my buddy and coordinator giving me such a well rounded timetable. The shadowing days were structured very well.

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

9/10

(Potentially this is N/A for my work experience but I need to type something!). I felt that for the one week I was there that I had enough support. The general attitude towards support was excellent.

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

9/10

Whilst I was on my one week of work experience at PwC I felt that my buddy gave me enough support for the week. When I was unsure on what to do I was always given enough guidance and help from my buddy so that I could complete the task in hand.

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

9/10

For a lot of work experience programs you do not get paid but for this I was pleasantly surprised to learn that you did! My salary was plenty for one week and travel costs for locations other than my base office will be reimbursed.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

Yes there were. As I was only here for a week I could not undertake any. There are socials every month and volunteering days during the year. I have also been told there is a PwC football team at some offices !

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

PwC is an excellent global company and with a company like this the opportunities for development are endless. They are very flexible and supportive. They also have a very good professional working environment.

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

The application process can be long and hard however you will learn lots from each stage in the process. This will put you into a better position when applying for future jobs even if they are after university. Do your research about the company and the department you would like to work in before you submit your application. These tips can apply both to the Business Insight Week program and the school leaver roles on offer.

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