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
Accountancy Actuarial Administration/Secretarial

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7.3/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

5.5

The Role

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

I enjoy it very much! This is my first internship so I am totally new to workplace. I was expecting it to be quite scary as PwC is a huge company. But it turns out everyone( even the partner and director) are super nice and friendly. I also got a lot of support from all of my colleagues

9/10

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

My colleagues always help me out when I have some troubles. They also give really kind feedback for me, no matter how small the work is. Once I was taking a long time to complete and simple task since I was unfamiliar with the software, my colleagues immediately came to help me and never blame me for slowing down the whole project team.

10/10

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

I have regular catch up with my people manager. They give good advice about the goals I set for internship, and they arrange shadowing and meeting according to me interest. More importantly, every intern has a "buddy" in the team. My buddy is very helpful and he gave me a lot of support, both technically and mentally

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days I really struggle to find work to do. I had to text 10 people to ask if there is any work I could help with. It was a bit frustrated. It really depends on the project team we participated. But in general I never got too busy during my internship.

5/10

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

I did a couple of independent research and was responsible for running models for an important project. For every run I have done, my name was put into the system so that other people could check for me. It was quite scary at first but also super proud as I was taking responsibility.

6/10

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

I studied maths in uni, it is still quite different from actuarial work. I learned a lot of actuarial knowledge in this internship, which I believed would be extremely useful for my future work. Also I got involved in investment work, which is very related to statistics and economics course in uni

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone is super friendly and helpful. Even the senior members( diretor and partner) are really helpful. I had the chance to shadow director's meeting, he was introducing me to everyone in the room and answered all of my questions. My colleagues are always there to support me when I am having troubles.

10/10

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

I would say there is still space for improvement in terms of organisation. Wwe have a lot of different projects in the team, I only managed to know 2-3 projects in 6 weeks. In addition, some days I was struggling to find work which was really frustrating. Wish we have better structure to get involved in more projects.

5/10

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

We have weekly online training about pension. In my spare time, I am always reading the core training booklet for db dc pension schemes. Those are extremely helpful. In addition, pwc has a useful online training platform called vantage, in which you would find all sorts of training about investment and pension.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

I reckon this is a good platform for new graduates. The most appealing thing is company's support fro actuarial exams. Graduates are given study day once a week to revise for actuarial exam and the company covers all expense for tutorials and exams. Those support will be very helpful for people

10/10

Social

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

5/10

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

2/10

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

5/10

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

10/10

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