1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I very much enjoyed my 6 week internship at PwC. I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting as I went in with a very open mind, but my experience working on my team and client definitely exceeded any expectations I did have. I was given a very good insight into what it was like to work for PwC.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I felt very valued within my team, and found that everyone was very helpful and welcoming. I integrated into the team quickly, and felt like a vital member of the team from the start. The team was willing to give you large amounts of responsibility if you felt confident enough to take it.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I was given a lot of support and guidance by my seniors, and never felt apprehensive to ask questions or for help. However, the team was also willing to give you a lot of independence and autonomy if you were willing to take it which made my experience even better.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
I remained busy throughout my internship as my seniors and colleagues always made sure I had something to do. This gave me a very thorough experience of busy, corporate life. I very much enjoyed getting this full experience and being given lots of responsibility in the tasks assigned to me.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was definitely very pleasantly surprised as to how much responsibility I've been given, whilst still being given the support and guidance to allow me to work through tasks independently but effectively and correctly. From the very beginning, I was visiting the client on my own, and explaining the task at hand and what I required from them.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
This internship allowed me to challenge myself in many different areas. I was able to learn about concepts and systems I knew little about in a short amount of time, and feel as though I now have a much better understanding of both assurance, and banking and capital markets as a whole.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The atmosphere of PwC in general is the thing that most attracted me to the firm. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and always eager to help. Being based at client site for most of my internship also allowed me to integrate really well into my team, and establish much stronger rapports with them all.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
I was very pleasantly surprised as to how well this internship was organised. From the very start of the recruitment process, it was clear that PwC were investing a lot of time and effort into selecting the right candidates for the role, and ensuring that their integration into PwC was seamless.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
The firm invested a lot more into our training and development than I was ever expecting. We were given a residential training week where we were given lots of knowledge and resources to help us succeed on our internships. The firm also allocated each of us our own career coaches to discuss our development with throughout.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
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11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
The future employment prospects with PwC are very appealing. The 6 week internship gave me a very deep insight into what working life at PwC would be like, and I enjoyed my experience very much. I can see myself working at PwC in the future as the firm is an amazing place to work.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?