1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Job title: Associate. On a day to day basis, I travel to client site and work within a team. I spend a significant amount of the day interacting both internally within the PwC team and also externally with the client.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have developed my global acumen, business acumen, technical capabilities, leadership and relationships.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I have completed the fourth year of my programme, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time both at university and on placements.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is very well organised and structured. We have interaction with both PwC and Icaew throughout our time at university. We have training at the beginning of each placement. We also have structured contact points with the university whilst we are on placement.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We receive lots of support whereby we have a buddy, flying start champion and people manager whilst on placement. In addition, we have a personal tutor at university who we also keep in touch with whilst on placement.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
There is plenty of support available from PwC. There are peer group meetings and also people manager meetings where you can raise any problems.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Travel costs can be expensed when travelling to client site. In addition, whilst on placement we are provided with accommodation.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are lots of socials and opportunities for volunteering within the office. There are also many charity events and sports events within the office.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
It is a great firm to work for and everyday is different. You have the opportunity to meet lots of people both internally and externally.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Think about how you can demonstrate the attributes within the PwC professional framework.
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