Intern in RMS at PwC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£22,000 - £23,999
Roles
Actuarial

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6.1/10

The Role
6.7
Organisation
6.4

Socialising

5.0

The Role

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

Overall, I enjoyed my summer internship. I found all the members of my department, Risk Modelling Services, to be very friendly and welcoming and so I really enjoyed the office culture here. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the technical work as much as I had hoped, however I still enjoyed the opportunity.

7/10

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

I felt valued by my colleagues as they relied on my work and opinions to inform their decisions. I was also able to speak at team meetings in the presence of senior team members. I was also provided with feedback, as well as asked to provide feedback for two of my managers.

7/10

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

We had 3 one on one catch ups with our career coach. I found this very useful to discuss my progress and any feedback. However, I think that it would have been even more useful had it been more two way - the discussions were mostly how I was finding it, rather than ways to make more of the experience.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This fluctuated greatly during my internship. At first, I was not busy at all and found myself with a lot of time available. However, as time progressed I found myself very busy at times once I was properly put onto projects. I had to stay late a couple of times as well.

7/10

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

I felt that I was given quite a lot of responsibility. During my work I was left to work independently quite a lot, meaning that the work I was producing was not regularly checked. I found this autonomy to be beneficial as I was able to work things out for myself.

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 job I have been undertaking will not have any relevance to my degree or future career in terms of content. However, I feel that the softer skills I have developed in my time here will be transferable to my future career, and to a lesser extent to my degree studies.

4/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I found the general atmosphere to be friendly and relaxed. People were more than willing to give up their time to speak to me about their work and career, which I really appreciated. The social aspect outside of work did seem to be quite variable between the social teams, however.

8/10

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

I think the internship was fairly well organised. The three day induction at the beginning was a great way to meet your fellow interns and feel a little more comfortable ahead of my first day in the office. In terms of whilst we were there, I found it really helpful to have a buddy to ask any questions I had.

7/10

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

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
5/10

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

I think the company has a lot of appealing factors that would make me want to work for them. The culture is fairly relaxed and supportive. I think that there could be more transparency around career progression and feedback, however overall the organisation has impressed me due to the overall atmosphere and the benefits they offer.

7/10

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?

I had to commute from home, which was a 45 minute train journey. This cost me £16.90 a day, which I felt was quite a lot to pay daily for an internship. However, I wouldn't have been able to afford to relocate into London, so I didn't have a choice about the train fare.

4/10

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

I was working in London and so the nightlife is obviously renowned for its quality. However, there were not organised socials to go out with your team from work, which I might have been interested in. It is also extremely expensive to go out in London, so that may have put me off.

6/10

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

There were not any team socials organised during my six week internship, which I was quite surprised about. I could have organised one myself if I had really wanted to, however I did not feel as though there would be a particularly high uptake as no one had really been talking enthusiastically about having one.

5/10

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