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Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    3.3
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Good first proper experience of full time work. Good to feel very much included in the company.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • As much as is possible on a Summer internship. When you made the initial effort, other staff were happy to chat to you and give you information.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Always very helpful and very understanding with questions. Not always forthcoming, but happy to make time for you when you need.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Varied quite a bit. On some days, you didn't have any time and could get really stuck in; on others, you felt bad about haranguing colleagues for things you could do

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Not a whole lot, but a reasonable amount considering it was an internship. You were generally given your own work to get on with, unsupervised, which was good. It was nice to have the security that another PwC employee would check over your work when you were don.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Useful for future work with PwC or perhaps further down the career path; not useful for University

    3/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There were lots of other PwC interns who were always keen to organise something. The other employees weren't hugely keen to interact with us as interns, but there were a few events organised at which full-time PwC people were very friendly.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It's a nationwide scheme so very well organised. The welcome event near London at the start of the 6 weeks was a good introduction; things in my local office were well organised also.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A reasonable amount of training was given in the introduction event near London. From there, training was mainly on the job and was usually sufficient, given that the work wasn't hugely complicated. Whenever you were stuck there was someone around to help you.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Above 25 days holiday

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I've got a job offer for London Assurance next Summer which I am looking to accept.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Very sociable with other students.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Edinburgh is relatively expensive, but I was living at home which made things cheaper. Plenty of places to get cheap-ish drinks (£2.50 pints).

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Fine. Plenty on offer for students. Didn't go clubbing with full-time PwC employees.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • I played a game of football with some full-timers. Also could have got involved in squash. It seemed like there was quite a lot on offer especially when you're there full-time.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Scotland

October 2012


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