1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Monday - is mainly focussed on the weekly Mi and pulling it together. As well as checking the timesheets for different engagements. Tuesday - is TASKBOOK day Wednesday - Tech Risk day - reconsilations and odd jobs Thursday - starting to pull together the weekly newsletter Friday - sending out the newsletter and preparing for the following week.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
yes! My excel skills have grown incrediblity. My ability to communicate with others through email has grown! I now understand how important things like actions and minutes are also the need for networking.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
i really enjoyed it. it gave me a glimpse at what life in the working world is like. I was also surrounded by people who cared and helped at every chance they got. never felt left behind or ignored. much appreciated.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
From PwC's side they were incredible organised. from my universities side it was not well organised at all. If I hadn't reached out to them I would ahve had no contact what so ever.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
They were very supportive! Any questions I had they answered and any personal support they provided it. very thankful
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
i wasn't working towards any extra qualifications so this doesn't apply to be and the work I did on my placement. I had alot of help from PwC in regard to reaching my potential and learning new skills to take forward but I did not have a training provider
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
Again I did not have a training provider from my university or from my work placement. However I do think that the skills I have learnt from my placement will help me in my final year of my degree. As I am studying Business Management and have observed the way it works and I am able to use that knowledge to my advantage
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.)
Yes they have First Fridays where everyone gets together to socialise and build relationships with others in the team. There are extra curriculars like the darkness to light walks each month or the boxing group that got together. They also had Business Placement get togethers each month to discuss our experiences
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend?
Because they care about each individual, helped improve my skill base. Incredible network of people and opportunities for you to improve. I really enjoyed my experience and they are a welcoming organisation. I worked in the Belfast Office and they treated me with respect and understanding but also knew I was learning so helped me at each corner when I was a bit unsure
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC?
Grab it with both hands! Seize the day! soak it up, make mistakes learn from them! ask questions. Be yourself because you may not be the best at everything but try your best anyway cause thats all anyone can ask of you and they will be able to see that your trying.