1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
The week began with an overall view of the departments: consultancy, tax and audit. I was able to explore the role of auditing. Including going to the client site, sitting in meetings with the client and doing some auditing myself! The final day allowed us to pitch to a client on a brief.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Definitely. I was given the opportunity to network with not only other interns (from a range of locations)but also employees, my buddy and my client. Additionally, I was able to develop my technical skills using an auditing system and teamwork as I pitched with a team of people I'd never met before. Also, I increased my navigation skills - had to learn my way around London.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The programme was quite enjoyable as I was able to meet new people learn new skills and adjust to a really nice working environment at the pwc bases. Although I have to say the majority of my time was spent in office
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
I do feel valued because they made an effort to give each of us a buddy and my buddy then went on to make sure that to the best of his ability that I had work to do which made me feel involved. Also I had the opportunity to meet the rest of the team and other employees at PWC which made the experience very welcoming. Also the fact that you got your own pwc email and laptop made you feel included as you were able to use their intranet etc
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The program was quite well structured they had an induction day and then a final Team project at the end with work shadowing in between accompanied by your buddy however at times work could be repetitive or there simply wasn't enough to do
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Each of us were given a buddy who provided any help that you needed and that could speak to you on a personal basis about anything to do with pwc or just what career path or route you're thinking to go down.My buddy was great and willing to listen and to present the facts
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Pwc were great they provided us with the induction day which clarified what would happen also we were given a booklet which gave us additional tasks to do if we had spare time and pointed out our queries could be answered by a chain of people. It support was also great!
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The amount given was good given that normally as a student you don't get paid for work experience. However I have to say I was taxed a substantial amount. Additionally, pwc covered our travel expenses which weren't at the base office which is a great help given that l was only at my base office one day of the week.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, pwc offers discounts for their employees so they can enjoy a variety of things. Also my buddy had the opportunity to go to an outside cinema show organised by pwc.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Lovely working environment that wants it employees to succed, gain qualifications and help others. It's also very inclusive.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Make sure you know what you want of the week and why at pwc. This will give you a sense of direction with your telephone interview and will also keep you motivated. Also ask questions! :)
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