Rating

3.8/5
  • Skills
    4.0
  • Responsibilities
    1.0
  • Support & Guidance
    4.5
  • Culture
    4.3
  • Your Impressions
    3.3

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • The 6 week internship starts with 1 week of training and induction covering a wide range of skills like giving feedback, presenting to clients, and teamwork. The following 5 weeks are split into two 2.5 week rotation within different projects. Work involves shadowing other associates/team members, research and analysis (excel), and reporting/ presenting your findings to the team.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes. I've learnt how to better give feedback to colleagues, manage and communicate to my stakeholders, and was given insight of risk/ compliance within investment banking.


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 4/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • This was one of the weaker points of the internship. A lot of the work involved menial tasks like formatting slides, translating excel models into process maps, writing emails to the wider team etc, with little opportunity to solve problems that are challenging/ intellectually stimulating.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 1/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • The support and guidance given was excellent. You are assigned a 'career coach' to help you set and work on professional goals and a 'buddy' to speak through anything you feel like.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 4/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Company culture and general atmosphere is good. PwC has a good bunch of easy going and interesting people with hobbies and interests outside of work. It's easy to find like-minded people because of the incredible network PwC has - I think that is its biggest strength. At times I felt like a lot of people didn't have a strong purpose for joining PwC (often not knowing much about their line of service before joining), saying they ended up here because they 'saw a grad scheme' come up and didnt know what they wanted to do after graduating.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Overall I enjoyed getting insight into Management Consulting and understanding sector specific problems facing various industries, as well as ones spanning across all of them, like the need for digital/tech transformations. The 6 weeks were however not long enough to apply or develop technical skills and get the chance to work on challenging problems.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 2/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at PwC
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend PwC to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to PwC
  • Make sure you know the format of the assessment day and the specific skills they're looking to see you demonstrate.


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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Management Consultancy

North West

August 2021


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