Associate at PwC

Start Date:
2016
Location:
North West
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Salary:
£1,500 monthly
Review Date:
April 2019

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Review Score

9.8 /10

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

10/10

The role that is undertaken as a part of the work experience is what a graduate who would work at PwC would usually do. So this involves carrying out work across a number of financial statement items such as cash, accounts receivable and plant, property and equipment. It also involves crafting our conversations with the client to gain an understanding of the business and obtain information.

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

9/10

There were a number of different skills that I developed such as communication. Doing this apprenticeship means that you have to communicate with a large number of people. Therefore there is plenty of practise available to develop a professional way to communicate. It also helped with organisation with having a set amount of work to be completed in time for a specific deadline.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoyed the programme as it helped me to learn about a number of different industries due to completing work on a number of different clients. You also work in teams when completing work so it enabled me to meet a large number of people and expanded my professional network.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

I believe that it is well structured as you are well prepared with the knowledge that is needed in order to effectively complete the placements. It is also structured so that you have more responsibility on each placement completed to more complicated work being carried out. It is well organised so the relevant support networks required are provided.

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

10/10

I received a lot of support throughout the placement mainly through a career coach which everyone who completes a placement is assigned. They were able to help me out with any issues that I had and provided advice when I didn’t know what was the best course of action.

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

10/10

You receive a lot of support as they ensure that you have all of the adequate resources e.g text books and question banks in order to be able to complete the exams successfully. They also provide you with the experience that is required as a part of becoming a chartered accountant.

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

10/10

The qualification that is being worked towards will lead to me having a greater amount of knowledge in the fields of accounting and finance. This means that I will be more competent in my knowledge meaning that I can offer more value in the work I am assigned to carry out.

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.)

10/10

There are a number of different activities that can be carried out. There are teams across a wide range of sports that anyone can join. There are also regular events which all people who are completing the program and people that have in the past are invited to. There are also more regular walking tours of the area surrounding the office to encourage activities during the day.

9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

They are one of the largest accounting firms in the world so working for them provides a really good opportunity to gain experience in the accounting and finance fields of work. They also provide a lot of support for those completing the apprenticeships meaning that is a fun experience as well as enriching.

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

I would encourage people who are applying to PwC to fully research the work that is involved when carrying out the program. I would also advise people to be confident and to back themselves in the application process. Also speak with confidence when carrying out the interview stages of the application.

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