Women in Technology at PwC

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Birmingham West Midlands
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Less than £ 10,000
Information Technology

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed my time at the company and felt I got a lot out of it. I was given a chance to network and to talk to people about their jobs and everyone I spoke to was very helpful and nice. The insight was extremelly useful I only wish it had been a bit longer!


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

As I was only there for a few days I didn't feel like I was able to contribute much to the work they were doing as it would have required training and for me to understand the role better. However, I was treated very well by all members of staff and they gave me a laptop so that I could complete some tasks.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

The guidance I received was excellent. i was able to ask questions and talk to people about their jobs and what they were working on. If I was stuck with anything they were always happy to help me out or find someone who could. They also ensured I had a careers meeting with them at the end of the placement.


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

I found this insight gave me a great opportunity to see what jobs I would like to look at doing in the future and it really helped me narrow down what I wanted to do. I learnt a lot about the different kinds of technology roles and have since been able to select the one which I would most like to do.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was well-structured and I had meetings very regularly with employees and this was all given to me in a timetable which both myself and the people I was meeting could access. I also had a laptop which meant I could communicate easily with anyone I needed to speak to.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere at PwC is amazing. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and happy to talk to you about what they are doing or answer any questions. There was a real sense of community and there was little evidence of a hierarchy with managers and interns all sat at the same desks.


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

They gave me a careers one to one chat at the end of my placement to discuss what my next steps were and whether I would be interested in pursuing a job with them. They also provided feedback at every stage of the application process which was very useful for further applications.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

I spent a lot of time with different people in the technology department during my placement which meant I got to see a full range of different jobs or roles within jobs. I was able to ask as many questions as I liked and this meant I got to build an accurate picture of what it was like to work with PwC.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

I found that people were very open to talking about the company culture when asked. I asked all of the people I had meetings with about the pros and cons of working for PwC and their jobs and people spoke a lot about how the atmosphere of the company and the community was very friendly and welcoming and how PwC allowed them to work how they felt was best.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

The placement meant that I have decided on a career path which I think I would enjoy and a company which I know would be a great place for me to work. The technology department is so vast that it was difficult for me ot know previously what all of the different departments did but this placement has meant I have chosen one which I think would suit me best.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

I spent the majority of my time at the company networking and talking to employees at PwC. This included meeting people in all of the technology departments and getting to know them as well as being helped to get my profile on LinkedIn up to scratch and even being introduced to some of the senior managers at the company.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

The people I spoke to all mentioned activities which were available to them as employees such as social sports, clubs and networking events. I also spoke in depth to someone who was a leader of a disability group and she explained to me the many different diversity groups that are available within the company and the sorts of events they run.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definitely recommend this insight to my friends, peers and anyone studying at university currently. It is an excellent way into the company and it also is a great way to experience PwC and working life in a friendly and relaxed environment. I will definitely be recommending it to anyone at university in younger years to me.