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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Overall a really good insight into the firm and its functions, with benefits regarding the summer internship


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Very inclusive atmosphere, everyone got involved and got to meet senior partners on more level grounds


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • HR helped pretty much every step of the way, leaving us to our devices when completing group tasks but giving feedback as well


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Each day was structured and planned, so everyone had sufficient work and off time in general.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Obviously it was a controlled environment so responsibility wasn't really an issue to consider, but you were expected to get up on time, meet deadlines and we were generally trusted to get on with the jobs together.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • All the tasks were based around hypothetical companies in real situations facing PwC employees. I do economics, so on the business side I did get an idea about accounting methods and reading financials, as well as considering the economic impact of particular decisions, like capital depreciation on fixed machines.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Apart from the 8am psychometric test (bleurgh) there was always something to smile about


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • As I mentioned, each day was organised, as well as HR helping set up transport to and from the train station


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The whole programme was based around us


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Got fast tracked to the final stage


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Everyone got on really well, especially through rotating around teams for each task so you got to know pretty much most people.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It was all paid for... plus a few drinks tokens!


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • We were advised not to go off the premises, and though a few people got a bit drunk at the bar a lot of people ended up bedding early due to the morning routine planned (and the aforementioned tests)


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • The gym? I suppose they also had the photobooth and a quiz, but since it was a short period there were not that many opportunities


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Greater London

October 2012

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