1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I was always kept busy when on projects and the Leeds office was also very sociable.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I got a decent amount of responsibility and my colleagues always made me aware of how helpful I was being.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Managers and directors were always available to help me if I was stuck, and they'd always be willing to give up half an hour of their time to chat through something.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
It depended on the project. My first project was quite slow and I'd have little to do, but my next few projects were busier and had tight deadlines to work towards.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given as much responsibility as I'd of expected as an intern, but I wouldn't have minded being given more.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I developed strong PowerPoint skills and also became more aware of the processes PwC follow to delivering the client value. I also got used to communicating to senior figures, setting me up strongly for later life.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
I was told how the Leeds office pride themselves on their office culture, and it certainly lived up to its name. Everyone was hard working but also extremely sociable which is what I want in a future job.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The whole programme was very organised. I got assigned a buddy and a career coach who would both inform me of what to expect and what I'll be doing next.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
It's very much up to you to develop yourself and seek out training opportunities. If you reach out to key people, they'll always be keen to help out and devote some of their time.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
The progression within the firm is excellent. You can expect, with hard work, to make manager within 4-5 years from starting out as an associate.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
We'd get lunch together, play 5-a-side matches and regularly grab drinks in the local bars on a Friday.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Public transport and housing is cheap in Leeds. The drinks and food are also well priced, but this very much depends where you go.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Wide selection of bars and clubs in the city centre.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
As mentioned before, the office is very sociable. There's always something to be getting involved in.