Assurance , Digital Audit, Testing Business Controls, Analysing Technological Systems applied to a business.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
PwC provided an amazing chance for interns to experience what the day in the life of a typical PwC Associate would entail. I really enjoyed the freedom and ability to get involved on multiple different projects, whilst also being taught the values and cultures at PwC and how to really embrace and develop your PwC Proffessional portfolio.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
As part of the internship I got involved in the PwC Badminton Society, and colleagues really wanted interns to get involved and make the most of their time at the firm. The team of Managers and Senior Associates that I worked with really appreciated the work that I completed whether it was internal or client based, and this was clearly reflected in their feedback.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
A key aspect of PwC's work culture is the ability to work in a team, all supervisors that I worked with took time out to help with the project if I felt I did not understand it, they were always open to questions and I never felt embarassed or scared to discuss a project brief that I did not understand. They also ensured that we had weekly or daily catch up sessions to review and talk about the task at hand
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
PwC's Internship Scheme ensured that I had a perfect balance between work and a social schedule, they not only value proffessional work at the firm but also many other social projects that help make a difference outside of the work place.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
Suprisingly, I found myself and many other interns completing projects and tasks that were of somewhat high/urgent importance. Projects that were assigned to the team and myself had wider impacts to the firm and were of high importance due to deadlines.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
The skills developed at PwC are definitely useful not just to assist and help you in your degree, but more importantly for the rest of your life. Not only do you learn business, analytical and communicational skills for the workplace but you also learn the PwC proffessional which is a framework that encourages whatever you would like to achieve in the future.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The atmosphere in the office was a perfect balance between proffessional, friendly and relaxed. PwC really took time to develop their offices in such a manner that maximises productivity whilst also allowing employees to feel more comfortable at the office.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
PwC ensured that all interns were easily able to find work/opportunities they they felt they would be passionate and excited about. There was always someone you could contact if you needed help in finding work or if you had an issue with any part of the internship. The internship started off with an absolutely amazing 3 day induction period which really made the interns feel comfortable about joining the firm.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
PwC ensured that you are developing not only as a proffessional at the workplace but also as a person helping you to achieve your own goals. PwC has many societies and events that are fully paid for allowing employees to develop on out of work goals as well as goals in the firm
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
PwC allows you to broadcast your range of skills with the work you complete during your time there, I was able to take part in many different projects and after I finished the internship I was offered a graduate job offer.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
All of the teams that I worked with at PwC were very friendly and they took their time to ensure that I was happy and enjoying my time at the firm. I took part in the PwC Badminton society which was really fun and there were always social events that you could get involved in.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
The area that I worked in was in the center of London, so the cost of living is not going to be cheap, however PwC does a really good job with their benefits package to ensure that you are able to socialise and can easily afford to have nights out in london.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
The nightlife in the area that I worked in was absolutely amazing, there are endless amounts of places, attractions, resturants, movies, theatres, parks etc to explore and experience.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
PwC provides plenty of social activities to get involved with outside of work. I personally went to PwC Badminton sessions once a week which were really fun and friendly, there were also chances for competitive tournaments to get involved in.