1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I really enjoyed my internship at PwC. I worked within the forensic technology solutions team and I was placed in the eDiscovery section. I was thrown in the deep end on a new project that just started and got to follow the process from beginning to end which was very interesting and great fun.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
The team were all super friendly and welcoming to all the interns that started and not just me. They made the effort to get to know you and make you feel like part of the team. The team helped make the whole experience better and created a amazing atmosphere to work in.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
They was loads of support from a number of different people.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
When I was working on a project it was a nice level of balance, not too busy but not bored either. Even when I wasn't on project work they was enough stuff to do so you weren't bored. If you didn't have anything to do and asked someone they sorted something out.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given plenty of responsibility during my internship. I was placed on a project that just started and shown how to do all the processes. When I was happy with how to do some processes I was allowed to go ahead and do it myself, asking for help when needed and letting them know when it was done.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I learnt a number of computer skills and other skills that will be helpful in my degree studies and in the future
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The atmosphere in the office was what surprised me the most. I was expecting it to be so formal and quiet but the forensic tech team atmosphere was the complete opposite. You could go up to anyone and ask them questions or just talk. The atmosphere was more relaxed and I really liked that about the place.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The organisation of it wasn't too bad. The start was a bit slow as you had to be onboarded onto projects so couldn't jump straight in but they had plans in place to give us an overview of the teams and important things when we arrived so we had things to do.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
The company has a collection of online resources available for personal training and development that you can work on in your free time. I spent a number of hours on this picking and choosing the topics I wanted to learn more about and found it a very useful tool that the company has.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
There were no perks with
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
If you are a good worker and do well during the internship they want you to be a part of the team and offer you a graduate job for the next year. There was no positions available within the department I was doing my internship, therefore the director went out of his way to find a role within a similar department for us and allow us a chance to see what their department is like.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
There was a very good social scene among fellow students and also between us and our colleagues. While on my internship along with my fellow interns there were also tech degree interns in the office and we got to interact with them, learning about their experiences and time within the office.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Not applicable as I lived at home but the cost of socialising is alright not to bad.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There was one or two opportunities presented to me for activities outside of work that I didn't partake in. However I do know that if you are interested in opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work there are numerous options available to you if that is what you are interested in.