Associate at PwC

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
St Helier Channel Islands
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Accountancy

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8.7/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
9.8

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Assurance department carrying out auditing tasks

Meeting clients at their respected locations.
Dealing with their financial statement preparation.

Asking them questions about their controls in place to mitigate fraud

testing line items of the financial statements and making sure they are presented in a true and fair manner.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Throughly enjoyed the job was given plenty of responsibility and learnt numerous additional skills

9/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Extremely valued. Was always thanked for my contribution and even managers and directors were involved.

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

If you asked the manager for help they would help you. They were very supportive and directed me in the right directions, concerning areas of improvement

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

You will always been busy at PwC and would a fair few hours

9/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Was given so much that I was even taking on clients by myself

9/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

My confidence and technical ability have developed to a good standard now and hopefully i will find the accounting modules and little easier than before.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

All you could ask for in that they are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and always encouraging you to develop.

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

They have placement very year so knew what to expect.

10/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The company paid for my accounting exams and provided feedback on each job i completed. They are not the top graduate employer for no reason.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • International Travel
  • Healthcare from home
9/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Just recently in the Times, PwC stated they are offering 1800 jobs of the next year. So prospects look promising. They have offered me a job as well, which saves me looking around in my final year.

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Most definitely. The office in Jersey is small so everyone gets to know one another. There were social events every month at least

9/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Rent is expensive around £650 to £1000pm. But the socialising aspects is fanastic, everyone whats to get to know you.

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Limited to three clubs but the standard of the clubs are fairly good

6/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

I played for the football PwC team twice a every week and there were numerous activities you could get involved in. From sports to charities.

9/10