Core Assurance at PwC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Accountancy Auditing/Tax

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8.8/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

9.0

The Role

Role Description

Assisting the teams in performing the necessary procedures in an audit. Mainly, checking financial statements and using spreadsheets to document my work.

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

i thoroughly enjoyed my placement. It was challenging but at the same time extremely rewarding!

9/10

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

Everyone I met and worked with was very accommodating and made me feel like a valued member of the team.

9/10

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

Fantastic support network - I was coached through every job with the utmost patience.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Mostly just right - of course some days were busier than others!!

8/10

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

The level of responsibility was what surprised me most. We were given worthwhile jobs that any graduate would be working on.

8/10

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

Made me much more confident in approaching people and tasks.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was very friendly but at the same time hardworking.

8/10

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

Very well organised - ran very smoothly.

9/10

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

Structured training with fellow interns on the first week and allocated a personal "buddy" and "people manager" to have regular catch-ups with.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

Accepted a graduate training contract.

10/10

Social

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

Formed great relationships with fellow interns and joined a number of sports teams in which I got to know my colleagues better!

10/10

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

Was based in Edinburgh - it is expensive but can be cheap if you go to the right places!

7/10

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

I am at University in Edinburgh so know the area well.

9/10

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

A large number of sports clubs and social events.

10/10