Women in Business Insight Scheme at PwC

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Reading South East
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£10,000 - £11,999
Accountancy Auditing/Tax Banking/Finance

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Role Description

3 day shadowing placement

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Really enjoyed it, everybody was very welcoming and encouraging. Even across sub-departments there was continuity and a great team atmosphere which made it a really enjoyable experience.


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

I felt very valued, it was clear all the people we worked with knew the importance and value of the scheme itself. This then meant that they wanted to help the best they could and give the best opportunity that the scheme could provide.


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

There was lots of guidance and support throughout from the people that I was shadowing and those that ran it. There was always somebody to talk to if I needed help.


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

The skills I developed were great as the scheme leads on to a potential graduate placement. This means that all experience can greatly help towards an application in the future as you understand more about the business and have a better insight into particular departments.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The scheme was well structured initially but then there were some eventualities that meant other arrangements had to be made. These were dealt with well though and so the scheme still ran smoothly.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was very friendly and I felt very welcomed. There was always the chance to talk to people who weren't directly involved with the scheme if it would be beneficial.


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

As it was only a 3 day scheme, there wasn't much however I was able to do some e-learning which taught me a lot and the overall scheme was great development.


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?

Definitely, was very interesting and you got to see many different sides and so saw all eventualities.


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

There were some inductions which helped with this a lot.


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

Being able to see so many different sides to the scheme meant it was invaluable for thinking about a future career.


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

Paid and also reimbursed on extra travel expenses but not all.

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

So many opportunities, this was one of the best parts of the scheme.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

General networking was great as you were given the chance to work in many departments.


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

Not really but there seemed to be a lot of buzz about various things coming up.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

100% it was great and having the chance to lead on to a grad scheme is also invaluable.