Summer Intern at PwC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Auditing/Tax Business Management

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7.3/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

6.0

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my internship at PwC in the More London office. The culture here is excellent, everyone was very friendly and approachable, they encouraged asking questions and helped me get heavily involved in the work they were doing. There is a great atmosphere in the office, very productive and social.

9/10

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

I felt like a very valued member of the team. It took some time to network within the team to join onto work projects, but once I had made myself known, they gave me lots of interesting work to get stuck into. I could see that the work I had done was useful to the projects we were involved in.

8/10

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

I felt heavily supported by both my 'buddy', someone who had 1-2 years experience in the department, and my 'career coach', a more senior member of the team that was overseeing my progress throughout the internship. On top of this, all the people I worked with were very supportive and encouraging.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Each day was very different, some days I was extremely busy with multiple projects on the go, and other days were very quiet and I occupied my time with training and admin. However, this was the nature of the team that I was working in (Deals), where the work load varies a lot.

5/10

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

During my placement, I was treated just like any other Associate within the team and given the same level of responsibility. I was encouraged to draft work that was to be shared with clients, and be on calls with clients. All my work was checked before sending off, so I never felt under pressure or out of my depth in terms of responsibility.

8/10

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

I do not think that the training I received will help me in any way towards my degree, it was very specific to the Line of Service and department. However, skills such as time management, organisation, drafting client emails, excel, networking etc will be useful in any other professional setting.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was excellent. It felt very productive and busy, but also sociable.

10/10

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

I think that the internship was well organised. HR was in contact long before I started, informing me of how to prepare, as well as closer to the time with admin. Once I joined, all the interns went on a residential for the first few days to learn about PwC and do some training. Once in my department, my team was well prepared for my arrival and helped me get stuck into work.

8/10

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

There was not much formal personal training because I was there for such a short time. Online e-learns were available to me, and members of the team explained their work to me in depth whenever I asked. The residential course at the start of the internship with the other interns was also very informative.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
5/10

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

The future employment prospects within the organisation are very appealing. There is fast progression within the company and they encourage seconding to other departments or offices to gain wider experience of other PwC lines of service and teams. My team seemed very happy here with their employment prospects and encouraged me to join.

9/10

Social

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

There was an excellent social scene, both amongst the interns and with my colleagues. It was great to go on a residential for the first few days with all the other interns from across the country to get to know each other, and from there we organised a lot of social events. Also the team had a number of events going on including a summer party, quiz night and promotion drinks, as well as more informal after-work drinks.

10/10

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

The cost of living and socializing was very expensive because the office was in central London.

3/10

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

The nightlife was good, as the offices are in central London. However, London bridge itself if better just for pubs/bars.

6/10

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

There was a running club, and PwC cycling challenge. I did not involve myself heavily in outside of work activities, other than social activities.

5/10

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