Cyber Security Intern at PwC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Information Technology

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7.8/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Cyber Security core advisory team

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

Really enjoyed it, the cyber team were great to work with and I did varied work.

9/10

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

I was given the responsibility of important work which showed they valued me. I was involved in meetings and generally felt part of the team.

9/10

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

I had a career coach and two 'buddies' who helped me throughout my 6 weeks, I had a meeting with one of them each week and the other I went to for any questions or could talk to at any point. They helped me get in contact with the right people, find work and organise shadowing with different teams.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Most of the time I was busy, either going to client sites or in the office, but I did have some quieter days which was also due to the fact during summer they said the work was quieter. They had a resourcing team which tried to make sure that I always had work to do.

8/10

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

I was given more responsibility than I imagined, some of the work I was given to try myself and then I could always ask for help if required. This was the best way of learning because you did actually have to work it out for yourself. I was also responsible for making and helping with proposals which was exciting.

5/10

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

I learned a lot of skills throughout the internship, which hopefully will be useful in the future, they probably won't be applicable to my degree but I feel like I have learned so much from relationship skills all the way through to more technical cyber security skills (which I had little of before!)

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere and the people were what made the internship. The office has a hot desking policy so I sat next to someone different each day, although generally they were in the same business unit as me. We were encouraged to meet up with people for coffee to find out more about what they did and there were drinks to go to which I was always welcome to go.

10/10

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

We had a 3 day residential before we went into the office which was well designed to give us more of an introduction into the work we would be doing. When we came to the office on the first day there were people waiting for us and I always had something to do.

9/10

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

Our first 3 days were training courses which were really interesting and useful to have an insight into the business unit as I had little knowledge of that before. After this we didn't really do any training but were encouraged to learn more outside the internship and I have been sent courses to continue with.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events
3/10

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

I would definitely take a job if offered, this is decided post internship.

10/10

Social

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

The residential 3 days had 2 social events on each night which were well organised. From this we were encouraged to make a group with the interns from the same office to meet up. I got involved with drinks with the team after work as well as going to dinner with the team and playing hockey for the PwC team.

10/10

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

It was expensive to travel and live and work in London as expected, but I feel this is reflected in my salary.

4/10

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

There is a lot going on in Charring Cross so was a great place to be in.

10/10

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

Yes I played in the hockey team, there were other teams, societies and groups that were advertised. I also got involved with women in cyber events.

5/10

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