Flying start at PwC

Start Date:
2016
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Salary:
£1,500 monthly
Review Date:
October 2019

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Review Score

9.2 /10

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

10/10

Communicating with the client to gather evidence as well as designing testing templates to be passed to overseas teams to complete.

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

9/10

I have got significantly better with computers, communicating with people and time management as well as gaining an understanding of the rules relating to CASS.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I thoroughly enjoy the program, the mix of work and university is nice and the fact that you get the usual summer holidays means that it still feels like you are at university.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

It is very well organised as when you first go on placement the fact you have studied at university for a year means that you already have some of the technical knowledge required for the job.

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

9/10

PWC is very helpful when it comes to our professional examinations and provide us with text books each semester.

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

10/10

Nottingham is a fantastic university and the teaching staff are very helpful. A key example of this is that during a lecturers strike PwC and the university brought in an external organisation to cover our missed lectures.

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

10/10

The technical knowledge received is definitely of help in understanding what the practical work you complete on placement is for.

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.)

8/10

There are several networking events each year and the staff in my office are very sociable. I believe there are some groups however, I am not currently a part of any.

9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

It is a great organisation to work for so long as you dont mind putting in the long hours as and when required.

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

Ensure that you understand exactly what the division you are applying too does and the mind set that you would need to work in that division.

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