1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My run involves running a variety of daily reports, such as MI reports and reporting the results back in meetings to senior managers on a daily basis. I interact frequently with a wide variety of senior stakeholders such as managers and senior managers. Most of my interactions happen internally in the firm.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am currently working on obtaining professional qualifications alongside working which aid me in my daily work . I have attended multiple external and internal training courses about a wide variety of soft and technical skills. I learn something new daily in my job and I enjoy meeting and interacting with people.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy the daily work although at times it seems hard but at other times certain aspects get boring but overall it is good. I like the team as there is good team culture and spirit, and people are very supportive of each other. The experience has definitely exceeded my exceptions.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
there is some structure to the programme, however, there is definitely room for improvement. I enjoyed the induction process and the introductory training that give you a rough idea of what to expect. However, it would be good to have more support once you start the actual role, such as maybe having mentors.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Generally, my team are pretty supportive, especially my line manager. I would be helpful to have a mentor or someone who you can reach out to to discuss wider career prospects or just have a general conversation with. There is some guidance available on the internal website but it is not specific.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
Generally, I have not required much support from the training provider, if anything, I just reach out to my line manager if there are any issues. I have heard of people who had issues and they struggled contacting the training provider but I cannot say that for myself as I have not experienced that.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I feel like what I am learning is helping me in terms of achieving my career goals at work. The work also prepares me for studies so it works both ways and it really and allows me to put theory into practice. Studies also helped me feel confident at work at all times.
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 lots of opportunities to get involved with at work such as volunteering, networking and team events. We also have regular annual events such as away days and christmas parties for the whole firm to get together which allows you to further expand your network within the firm and meet people.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend?
It is a good place to work and learn as well as meet interesting people who can share their experiences with you. It is also a great starting point that allows you to figure out what you want to do as you have many options in different departments that do many different things.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC?
Research what different departments do before you go in and ideally try to do an internship, even if only for a few weeks, to make sure it is the right environment from you. Try to talk to someone who already works there to give you a better insight into the type of roles available.
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