Women In Business Scheme Member at PwC

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Milton Keynes South East
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Less than £ 10,000
Accountancy Auditing/Tax

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Role Description

4 day internship in a variety of service lines (I chose audit).

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

A great insight into the culture of the firm. I was given responsibility to complete work for clients and attend client meetings.


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

I was welcomed and given real work to do despite only being there for just under a week.


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

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.


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

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.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

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.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

PwC has a great culture, it is a very welcoming firm full of genuinely nice people. The atmosphere was second to none.


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

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.


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?

The insight gave me a hollistic view of the opportunities and roles in Audit at PwC.


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

I learnt a lot about the company culture and the people that PwC hire and was very encouraged by my time at PwC.


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

Very valuable as it actually allowed me to experience and alternative career path and decide it was not for me.


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

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.

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

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.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There were not really any social event or networking opportunities.


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

I found out a bit about the office initiatives and the events they organise.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

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.