Women In Tech Second Year Insight at PwC at PwC

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
£18,000 - £19,999
Information Technology

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed my 3 days with PwC. It gave me an accurate feel for the company as a whole, the people who work there, and the projects I would be working on were I to come back as a graduate.


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

Although I wasn't there long enough to be valued for any work, every body who I spent time with worked hard to make me feel like my presence was valued. They all had so much time for me and were more than happy to answer my many questions!


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

I was lucky to have one associate organise my entire calendar for the 3 days. They greeted me before each new meeting and introduced me to the colleague that I would be spending time with. During my down time I had more flexibility with what I could do.


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

Ultimately why I learnt in the 3 days was specific to PwC and hasn't been transferable to my degree studies. But I wasn't expecting to learn anything that would help me with my degree, I was there to find out about the role and the company.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured. Perfect balance of staying busy, meeting new people and time to myself to do independent research into the company and what skills I would need to pick up for the role.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Very open and friendly. The way the office itself is laid out means that the was a relaxed atmosphere where people were encouraged to work alone or together in whatever environment suited them best.


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

Very little since I was only there for 3 days, but that was absolutely fine by me.


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 got a very good oversight of the company, the work and the people.


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

Pretty well however although I received the daily company emails, I was never able to look through the company intranet so my understanding didn't go much further than what I experience first person during those 3 days.


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

Pretty valuable, I had never done any work experience in a financial services firm before so it helped me get an idea for what working in a technology role in that industry would be like.


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

I was paid per hour for the 3 days that I was there which covered my travel expenses with some left over!

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

I met and spoke to so many employees within the division I was shadowing.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

All one-on-one.


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

No. Everything I spoke about with employees was solely related to the work - this is where having access to a company intranet would have been useful.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Absolutely. For anyone interested in persuing a technology role in financial services, I would highly recommend this insight.