Assurance Intern at PwC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Cardiff Wales
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Accountancy Auditing/Tax

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8.7/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

7.8

The Role

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

Overall I had a really positive experience. I felt really looked after by the company and the internship is really what you make of it.
I had a 3 day training in Windsor with all the interns in the UK, there was over 200 of us! This was really fun and I made amazing friends who I have stayed in contact with throughout. PWC is really sociable but also challenging.

10/10

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

PWC has an internal review system called snapshot. This is great as means you can ask for online feedback based on the PWC framework. This is really encouraging and makes you feel like a valued member of the team.

10/10

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

You're given a career coach and a buddy. Your buddy is a first year graduate and its very informal. This is great as means you can asks questions openly that you may feel too embarrassed to ask your manager.
You have regular catch ups with your career coach and the recruitment team.
Overall I felt very supported throughout my internship and was always encouraged to ask questions.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was given daily tasks and had as much work as I was willing to take on. There was quiet periods but there is always something to do be done.

8/10

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

You're thrown in the deep end and get to go to clients and get stuck into work. You're given a career coach and buddy who you can ask questions throughout your internship. Everyone assists you and encourages you to ask questions and get involved. The work you do is actually "real" work and go towards the final work.

10/10

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

I had little excel skills before I started but by the end of the 6 weeks this had really developed. Throughout my internship I had training of internal software and this developed my confidence using IT.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The Cardiff office is quite small and is in the centre of Cardiff. There is a real mix of people but everyone is really inviting and encouraging for you to get involved. There is many social sports teams and social nights that are planned and you get invited to everything.

7/10

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

You're thrown in the deep end but given lots of support. I had to travel to different offices and got the chance to work in different teams. You organise your travel and who you are working with, It is very independent in this sense but you can always ask many questions.

7/10

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

There was a 3 day paid training course in Windsor. You stay in the hotel and have your food and drink paid for whilst you're there. This is great time to meet people in your office and get to know the other interns you are working with in a fun and more informal way.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
9/10

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

As a graduate you start your chartered accounting qualifications. This is a great opportunity and they really invest a lot of time and money into your career. They encourage you to look at the options within the company and the experience is really what you make of it, there is many different prospects within PWC.

10/10

Social

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

The interns and placement student in the office were really close. Staff socials were regular and we would often meet up outside of work. Socials vary between different offices. The Cardiff office had a races social at Chepstow. The Bristol office had a friday off and all did watersports and games.

8/10

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

Cardiff is a small and cheap city to live in. Student housing and private accommodation is a great option if you're not from round Cardiff. Also, there is good commuting links in to Cardiff.
Socialising is cheap and there is plenty of bars and restaurants. There is staff drinks at the end of every month and there is a free bar tab.

8/10

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

Cardiff is a small and cheap city to live in. Student housing and private accommodation is a great option if you're not from round Cardiff. Also, there is good commuting links in to Cardiff.
Socialising is cheap and there is plenty of bars and restaurants. There is staff drinks at the end of every month and there is a free bar tab.

7/10

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

I got involved with the office netball team and they have staff socials at the end of every month. This was a great way to get involved in the office and meet people outside of your team. Everyone is really inviting and encouraging for you to get involved in all the opportunities.

8/10

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