Intern at PwC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Birmingham West Midlands
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Auditing/Tax

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7.9/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

I performed most of the same duties expected of a first year associate

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

It was an enjoyable experience. It give me great insight into the world of auditing, while getting hands on experience with clients. I was able to meet and interact with a lot of people, which was great as I got to hear their thoughts and insights on the job

9/10

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

Everyone was very welcoming and even though I was only an intern, they treated me with respect and valued my work. They recognised when I did good work and communicated it, and were never malicious, only constructive if there was anything I could improve when completing a task, and always appreciated the work I was doing.

8/10

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

My team were excellent in explaining what I was doing and were always available to answer my questions or to help with the work. They were also really good at explaining why I was doing the task and the background information relating to my task. They never got annoyed when I asked lots of questions

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was kept very busy on my placement. I completed many tasks and once I had completed one task there was always something else I could get on with or my team would give me another piece of work. I may have been slightly busier than most as my team had a deadline when I was on it so I helped out a lot with the work

8/10

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

I was actually given a fair bit of responsibility on the placement. They trusted me to sort out this problem for them and I even took a meeting with my manager for it as she valued my insight into this particular issue. Many of the tasks were just general work but a couple times I was utilised concerning this particular issue, by my own team and others

8/10

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

The atmosphere was always really friendly, everyone was really nice and I got along well. It was really easy asking questions because the people in my team were so approachable and were always happy to help. In the workplace even though it was always professional, and you would eat lunch with your team and have a joke which takes the edge of slightly, and makes you settle in a lot quicker

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was always really friendly, everyone was really nice and I got along well. It was really easy asking questions because the people in my team were so approachable and were always happy to help. In the workplace even though it was always professional, and you would eat lunch with your team and have a joke which takes the edge of slightly, and makes you settle in a lot quicker

8/10

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

When I was working on a client it was very structured and organised, I knew exactly what I was doing and where I was supposed ti be. However, I was only supposed to be on one client for 2 weeks and I ended up being on it for the full time, so there was a slight issue with resourcing but not a huge problem

7/10

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

Auditing directly relates to my Accounting and Finance degree, so the skills I had learned in my degree were built on to a high degree on this placement. My Excel skills massively improved as that is the program you use every day. In university you take on a lot information in a short period of time, which enabled me to grasp concepts very quickly day to day. The company made clear in the first week that we were a valuable to them and that they wanted us to succeed in the company, and this experience will help us develop our skills.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
5/10

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

Very appealing. In the long run PwC offer many benefits to working there including flexible time and more and more perk packages. The people are great to work with and are very welcoming. There is a great progression system in the company, and gives you the opportunity to work all over the world

10/10

Social

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

There was a group chat with all the interns in the office, so there was opportunities to go to lunch with them. They would also go on a night out on a Friday. My buddy took me for a Nando's on the first working day and the office has many social events and clubs to join

8/10

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

Birmingham is a reasonably priced area, and with the PwC salary living is more than affordable. There are many standard priced bars and restaurants around the area. There were many options for lunch which were very accessible and the train is a reasonably cheap mode of transport as well, especially if you have a railcard.

8/10

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

Birmingham is a massive city, with endless options for socialsing. There are many pubs, cocktail bars. A whole street with nightclubs on. There are clubs for all types of people, whether you're into pop music, drum and bass or RnB. There are also casinos and lots of ubers and taxis available

9/10

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

On the internship, not really as there are special events that you would be more involved with if you actually worked there. I have met up with a few people but not much other than that. I have been invited to a some drinks with my team as one of the members is switching offices

5/10

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