Summer Assurance Intern at PwC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Uxbridge Central London and City
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Salary
£22,000 - £23,999
Roles
Accountancy

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7.6/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

6.5

The Role

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

It is a great opportunity to meet different clients and team. There are interesting clients that you'd like and the staffs are really supportive and helpful. There are different socials and events for employees to meet different people and socialise with them. It is just 6 weeks which is kind of short but you'd learn a lot.

8/10

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

As an intern and new joiner, there are limited amount of work you can do. The work requires business knowledge and techniques. There are teammates who are supportive and they try to help you learn and do new stuffs. However, the support can be very limited if the deadline is coming.

8/10

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

You will be allocated to one of buddies who help you everything through out the internship. I normally asked about administrative stuffs. If you ask questions, the employees are always there to help you with questions. Sometimes you may feel frustrated but you need to take some time to learn.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

In the beginning of the internship, I was not busy. It is because I do not have much knowledge and experience in Assurance. However, once you have learnt and experiences, they start to trust you and you may be piled up with works. Some people say interns do not work till late but you never know.

8/10

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

I have been given enough responsibility as an intern. As it is an assurance job, the accuracy is really important. However, senior staffs and managers are always there to check your work so it is fine. You will be normally given works that are simple and straight forward. so it is ok.

8/10

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

If you studied accounting, it will help you understand basic jobs and tasks you do. However, assurance requires more knowledge than you expect.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Uxbridge office is very chill and nice. It is a small office but everyone is very friendly and nice and it is easy to socialise with new people. The client pool is huge as well so you don't need to worry about stuck with client all the time. It is good.

8/10

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

The general internship is really well structured. There is a 3 day inductions, buddy, career coach and etc. There are plenty of resources we can use during out internship. The seniors normally know what to expect from us and what to give us. They care interns a lot and try to help as much as possible.

9/10

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

Mainly there is two big training. One is during your induction days. There are mentors from different offices and teach you what to expect from the workplace and what we will do basically. It is intense but manageable. Then we need to do online training on theft, cyber security and etc.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
7/10

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

PwC is one of big 4 accounting firms and it is already appealing as a future employment. However, it really depends on you whether you like the job you have been given, you like the people you working with. For me, I believe it is a great opportunity for my future job.

9/10

Social

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

There are some social events every month but it is hard to participate as if you are on client site. You may need to travel a lot during the internship and may not be able to work at the office for few weeks. It may take some time to have actually socialise with other people.

6/10

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

Uxbridge is relatively cheap area. Rent is not that expensive and there are franchise restaurants in town. You can get discounts for food so it is good.

9/10

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

N/A

5/10

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

Not much.

6/10

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