Worked within the assurance LoS at PwC on many different client projects, and on different stages of the audit process.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
The internship was thoroughly enjoyable. I met a lot of new friends in the other interns and enjoyed working on the variety of projects I did so as to see how the job can challenge you in different ways. I also got to work with a range of people from various different backgrounds.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I felt valued by my colleagues and was entrusted with a variety of roles, many of which had an impact on how the audit was performed and its quality. Each colleague was happy to help me with any questions I had, and provided constructive feedback which I will take on board going forward.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I was happy with the support provided and could go to my manager whenever needed. However, I had ample support from other colleagues to not feel the need to do this very often. I felt completetly comfortable asking my manager whenever there was something I needed his help or advice on specifically
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The office atmosphere was very laidback. Everyone was able to get on with there work individually, but when working on projects it was easy to sit near those you were working with to ask for assistance and receive support. This was very helpful during the internship when I was learning lots of new things.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The internship as a whole was very well organised, including the induction at the beginning which was a good way to meet other people I would work with at the office. There was an instance when I was not able to contact who I was working with the next week, and so didnt know if i was in the office or not - this took a while to be resolved.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
There were no perks with
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
I really enjoyed working for PwC and found it a really enjoyable company to work for. Although I originally applied for data and would still like to see what that is like; I thoroughly enjoyed the work i did in assurance. If i was able to successfully transfer to data I would be very interested in the prospect of working within the LoS at PwC.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
The Uxbridge interns all got along really well and i enjoyed seeing them around the office. Other than the first induction meal at the office there werent any social events aimed at the interns for the weeks we were here, and if we did anything outside of work it was organised based off our own initiative.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Fairly cheap to get lunch etc. but travel to/from work was expensive as i came a long distance
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?