Associate at PwC

Start Date:
2017
Location:
Greater London
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Salary:
£1,500 monthly
Review Date:
March 2019

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Review Score

8.1/10

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

7/10

I do test of details which means that I revise the work done by the finance department of the client I am on for that period. I go through their financial information and verify that everything they state about their finances is true and can be proven by the company.

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

9/10

I have learnt many new skills especially with technology. Before my placement I was completely clueless about how to work programmes such as Excel but since working at the firm I have learnt a wide variety of shortcuts and formulas which makes performing my work so much easier to do.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy my programme a lot because its a good balance between university and work. I get to have the university experience as well as getting the experience that is so important to have when applying for jobs in the future, you also get paid for the work which allows you to live comfortably.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

The course has one year of only university and then the next three years are split so that the first term is at university, the second term is placement and the third term is at university so you get all of your notes done first then add on to this knowledge during placement.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

9/10

My employer gives many benefits which makes the placement enjoyable. You also get loads of coaching to be able to get you up to the level you need and don't feel like you are not competent enough to be doing the job. My employer also allows flexibility which is very helpful.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

8/10

My training provider helps me a lot with training by providing me with the necessary textbooks and learning materials to help me learn everything I could possibly need for the exams. When working towards my qualifications I do feel like I have a lot of support from my training provider.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

9/10

My qualification allows me to understand my role a lot better as a lot of the work I have to perform is explained in the qualification and I have a better understanding of why I am actually performing the work in the first place which allows me to perform a lot better.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

7/10

I have the ability to get involved in a large number of societies. These can range from sports, educational, religious, networking and many more. I personally have spoken to a colleague about the many sporting activities that are available there and will be participating in networking events in the near future.

9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

PwC is a very friendly and inclusive environment to work in. Everyone in the office is very helpful when you are stuck with anything and there is constant support for any problems you have whilst working there. The PwC staff are a very good group to be working with and make the experience very pleasant.

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

I would advise people to ensure they have goals for what they want to achieve in the placement so that they can get the most out of their placement and can grow in the areas that they really want to be improving in and be the best for themselves and for the company.

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