Assurance Gap year student at PwC

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Accountancy

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6.4/10

The Role
5.8
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

I worked in the assurance department based at Embankment Place for 7 months in London and then for 5 months in the Liverpool office

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

7/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

7/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

We had an induction week to get us to know the firm with an introduction to accounting. All other training on was the job

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Sometimes I would have nothing to do for a few days and would sit on the internet or play scrabble

6/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

6/10

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

Not doing a relevant degree

0/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

People were friendly, got on with them, social events were quite regular

7/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

7/10

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

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
9/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Don't think audit is for me

3/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

We socialised after work and over the weekend.

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Living in London on the salary was a struggle

3/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

It's London, but make sure you go to the clubs you want to go to, I ended up in the west end a lot...which wasn't for me

7/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

7/10