Assurance Associate at PwC

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Internship (1-4 Months)
Cardiff Wales
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£18,000 - £19,999
Accountancy Auditing/Tax

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Assisting with the performance of audits, on both office and away jobs. Also, assisting with accounts preparation team for one week.

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

While I enjoyed the job it is still work, however I found the experience rewarding and I learned far more in 6 weeks than in two years at university.


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

I was welcomed by my colleagues and got to know some of them quite well, unfortunately being on away jobs meant I missed two socials.


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

The coaching and buddy system at PwC is second to none and you feel as though you always have a port of call.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On away jobs I was incredibly busy however when not booked on jobs I found work to be a slightly better balance.


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

I felt valued and treated as though I was there as a first year and not as a temp.


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

Given the nature of my course and the internship I was on, I feel as though the skills I learned transferred well into my education at university.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A good balance of work and play, with socials and football matches to participate in.


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

The training was well organised however the transition to the office could have been improved as I had two days training in the Bristol office rather than Cardiff.


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

Three days training in a Buckhinghamshire and I was provided with a laptop for the duration of my placement.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events

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

Well structured promotion opportunities.



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

Yes the West and Wales interns saw quite a bit of each other and attempted to organise nights out, made slightly difficult with the travelling involved.


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

Cardiff is an affordable city.


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

Cardiff has a great nightlife, with the city centre and Cardiff Bay.


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

Yes I played for the football team and would have played for them more if it hadn't been for away jobs.