A great insight into the culture of the firm. I was given responsibility to complete work for clients and attend client meetings.
I was welcomed and given real work to do despite only being there for just under a week.
Graduate recruitment were wonderful throughout, and during the placement I was made aware of the people who would be directing me and who I could ask for help.
I have decided to pursue another career path so the practical skills I learnt won't be completely relevant. However the communication skills, insight into PwC and career advice will assist me in my degree and beyond.
There were occasions where we weren't following a programme and weren't sure where we were supposed to be. Further the first day we were sent across the country for a 2 hour session which wasn't too well coordinated. However otherwise it was very well structured.
PwC has a great culture, it is a very welcoming firm full of genuinely nice people. The atmosphere was second to none.
There was an element of personal training when we were given auditing work to do although this was pretty casual. I hope there is long term investment in candidates such as myself as I hope to reapply again in the future.
The insight gave me a hollistic view of the opportunities and roles in Audit at PwC.
I learnt a lot about the company culture and the people that PwC hire and was very encouraged by my time at PwC.
Very valuable as it actually allowed me to experience and alternative career path and decide it was not for me.
I was paid for expenses for travel to cities outside of my office's region (MK) to meet clients or attend induction events. I was also paid for the internship.
There were a few opportunities, although this was limited to the people we were assigned to given that everyone was going about their working days.
There were not really any social event or networking opportunities.
I found out a bit about the office initiatives and the events they organise.
Yes, it is great for those who aren't sure what they want to do with their degree and want to explore a professional services firm.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
4th November 2019