flying start placement student - london at PwC

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Sponsored Degree Programme
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March 2020

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


i was responsible for revenue, cost of sales, operating expenses, equity, trade debtors, trade creditors and a host of other fslis in the accounting world. As an auditor we checked that financial statements of our client were free from material misstatements that are likely to misslead the financlail statement reader

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


i c a e w gave me very good experience for the job as well as a great deal of confidence that was g ained form talking to the client and my team mates which I did no have what so every before hand so this was very good for me

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the programme a lot because although it is stressful, the work is challenging and stimulating. Also, the other course members and my teammates at PwC have been really nice. This is made my overall enjoy of the course high, especially compared to sixth form and secondary school tbf.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


There is a lot of structure on the PwC flying start programme as we go on placement and resourcing are very good st making sure we are always booked on a job. Also at university the it is the same as the lecturers are all very experienced on the course

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


We get lots of support from members of staff at university, icaew and price waterhouuse coopers. Therefore whenever we need something, there is always someone to contact and it means that all problems can be dealt with in a timely fashion. This motivated me to work harder on my placement

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


We get lots of support as their online website contains many resources which are designed to help complete the qualifications such as mock exams and online questions. Exam tips and stress relief tips are also given so all bases are covered in terms of support from the qualifications provider here.

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


All theory we have learned is directly attributable to the work that we do, therefore it is very important in order for us to perform better in our role. Without this theory knowledge, we would not be financial experts, which I suppose is the point of the chartered qualification anyway

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 were some social activities in london audit although not many. During quarantine there were virtual coffee breaks over google hangouts which is nice to have. Also, there are sporting teams and a PwC pantomime which can be joined sontheee is something for everyone from all walks of life herr

9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend?


9b. Why?

NY overall experience with PwC has been a positive one and one in which I would like to experience for the fore seeablenfuture. I felt I have been treat well as an employee and this motivated me to work hard even during very long and tiring hours on my placement

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

You should strive to improve your accounting knowledge as this will be very important in making you a good auditor. Also, interpersonal skills such as confidence, and conflict resolution will help as there is a lot of face to face contact with clients and this would help in that regard

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