Insight day student at PwC

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Role Description

It was a one day event to get to know the firm more

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

the insight was amazing, I got to a learn a lot about the organisation, the people, the work they do, their clients and what they expect out of their employees and candidates who are applying for a role I the company. I also got to know about the kind of work they do, what sectors they specialise in and had the chance to speak to ambassadors.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

As i learned a lot about various areas, i didnt feel like my time was wasted for a second or the insight was not what i expected it to be. It was actually way more knowledgeable and i got to learn a lot from the day overall. It definitely was good use of my time


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

I received a lot of support from the insight, not only from the recruiter but also from the ambassadors, who were very supportive and were ready to answer any question and help us in any and every way possible. Even the recruiter was helpful as he answered the question even after the event ended.


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

The event really helped me in understanding the recruitment process and how it challenges you and what skills can be shown . A discussion was there about the recruitment process and we were asked questions from it and then told the answer and the idea to be applied behind the question which was helpful.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The evnt was well sructured and everything went in a flow. It was very interactive and informative. there were presenations and even the students/candidtes had to present which got our minds running and made the event interesting and fun. it was not boring, there were quizzes to that kept us busy and made us think. That was a fun twist.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

the atmosphere was really friendly, all the ambassadors and all the students present were keen on interacting with each other, which made the atosphere very friendly nd comfortable to be in. It was not competitve despite the presentations that different teams had to do, it was very friendly and comfortable.


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

We solved quizzes that were about the firm after learning about it which was really fun and tested our memory and to some extent our interest in the firm. Someone who had done a little reading on the website could probably do well. we also solved questions from the application process.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

There were five ambassadors who went around each table and talked to everyone on the table, the talked about them. work they do, the culture of the firm, what a day at PwC looks like and the people and policies of the firm. That really gave an insight into what can be expected when one joins the firm.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The ambassadors talked a lot about the cultire and the people of the firm. The work they do, the schemes that they have for their employees, like the 'gems' os something I learned about and found very interesting and something I have never come across in another firm. i also learned about the different activities they do outside of work.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Even though the day was really insightful and i got to know about the culture and most impostantly the application process, mostly all the ambassadors were from the tax department, and i am as a law student was expecting at least one trainee from the legal team. That was the only dissapointing thing.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

Because it was a one day insight day, I was not paid or reimbursed which I thought was fine since it was only for a day and I got to learn a lot about the firm. Lunch and snacks were offered in a short break which was great so I didn't mind not being reimbursed.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

yes the ambassadors all had slightly different roles and there was an opportunity to talk to them. however a few of them rushed back and did not stay for the networking part which i was a little dissaponed about and that i didnt get to know more about the firm from ambassadors from different departments.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

the opportunities were great and the ambassadors were all very open to answering the question and sharing their email address and to contact them, which I thought was amazing and really helped me in getting to know them. However, there was no one from the legal team which was the only downside.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

yes, the ambassadors told us all abot them. we found out abou games that take place and how there are lunches and breakfasts and the employees sometimes go out together after work. the work life balanc eat PwC was higlighted and is pretty amazing. We also learned about the evnts we can take part in outside work


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

i would definitely recommed this insight to a friend who is probably doing business, finance, economics but not to someone like me doing law, it you want to know abuth the application process and the culture, you should defnitely attend cause they are same over different departments but if you want a more legal insight then probably not.