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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.3
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Although I was quite nervous when I first started, I really enjoyed my 6 weeks with PwC and when it was over I genuinely didn't want to leave!

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everybody that I worked with was very friendly, and they gave me real work to do straight away. I was made to feel like I was important, and that the work I did had real value.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisors and managers were excellent with giving me any support I needed. All the tasks that I needed to do were explained very well, and if I needed any additional support I felt comfortable just asking for help, everybody was always happy to help me!

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I worked in Audit, so when I was out at client sites I always had plenty of work to keep me busy. I spent a couple of weeks in the office too, which was completely different. There were times that I was given work to do by people but there were other times when I didn't have a lot to do.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given responsibility for the work that I did, and I also had the opportunity to ask whenever I wanted to try something different, for example to shadow a Partner or a Senior Manager for a day.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I definitely developed the skills of working with people in a team in a work environment, which I will be able to take with me wherever I go after graduation. I also learned a lot about the job itself, which will be useful when attending interviews etc.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There were days when a lot of people were out of the office, when it felt a bit quiet. But on the whole, most days the atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There were times when I didn't have any work to do, and nobody else had any work to give me, so there were boring days. But that comes with the nature of Audit work - summer is generally the quiet season so there often isn't much for people to do at that time of year.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was given the opportunity to do different things such as partner shadowing, which was very interesting. Also, the first week was a residential training week, which was in a lovely country house and was an amazing experience. They gave us a lot of job-specific training during that week, and you could tell that they really were investing in everybody there.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I got an offer to return to PwC next year!

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There was a great social scene between the other interns, and also I could tell that the PwC employees got on well outside work too.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I stayed at home during the placement so I didn't have any additional expenses.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I lived at home in Leicester, so the nightlife was nothing new to me!

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There was a 'social day' for my department but unfortunately it was on the week after my placement ended, so I didn't get to go.

    2/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

East Midlands

October 2012


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