Associate at PwC

Start Date:
United Kingdom
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
£1,500 monthly
Review Date:
May 2019

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Review Score

9.6 /10

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


This role required me to be part of the engagement team and I had been working on different areas of the audit such as payroll, Property plant and equipment, revenue, expenses. This required me to email and interact with the client a lot. This also required alot of training to ensure im compliant and admin work with emails.

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


I have learnt time management as I have been working on tight deadlines with alot of work which required me to manage how i sort my time. I have also learnt how to speak to the client face to face booking meetings and business acumen. I feel i have gained alot of technical knowledge and business knowledge

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really liked this programme the insight it has provided me on in working in audit and the experienc is amazing. I feel before placement i had lacked the knowledge of how this industry works and the responsibility of this job. I think this is a grreat opportunity to get qualified if accounting is the industry you would like to go into

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programmes structure is very goood you are first easied into the placement with training days helping you learn the basics of how to navigate around the softwares used. you also have many people you can speak to if you have any problems such as the buddies, programme leader, university, flying start champ etc

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


Really good supportive system in place i have been able to speak to many different members for different problems. the employer provided meetings through out the placement to ensure you are okay. there is support as you have people managers, flying start champs, buddies and also programme leader who ensures we are on track

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


There is a lot of support in place the programme leader and university are very helpfull in ensuring you pass and are provided the appropriate training required. There are study manuals and question banks provided which are so useful when trevising and trying to pass your exemption exams. I feel there is alot of support

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


I feel my exams have made me more mature as they are so hard so i have had to time juggle but also i have learnt alot about assurance and my knowledge has advanced from these exams. The way the qualification prepares you is amazing as the more knowledge I gain the more comfortable i have got doing harder task

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.)


There are many activities you can get involved in like NCAS and socials which the office prepares. This i think is good as you get to know people more through these socials. There are sport socials too like net ball which alot of people are open to go to. People also plan socials outside of work

9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend?


9b. Why?

I believe the experience you gain from working at pwc is good as you work long hours and on hard jobs so your accounting knowledge is getting pushed everyday. you also work in different industries this helps you learn about how different industry environments work which i feel is good expereience

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

I would say if you apply at pwc you have to be prepared to be pushed and be working hard long hours. I think also you should research which area you would like to work in as alot of people do not enjoy audit. I think this is a great placement to learn about the finance and accounting industry and to entwork . i would recommend to anyone joining to learn the pwc values as are important

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