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Rating

3.5/5
  • The Role
    3.6
  • The Company
    3.4
  • The Culture
    3.4

Role Description

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

    The Role

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    3/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    3/5

  • 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.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • A good balance of work and play, with socials and football matches to participate in.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Well structured promotion opportunities.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cardiff is an affordable city.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Cardiff has a great nightlife, with the city centre and Cardiff Bay.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Accountancy, Auditing/Tax

15th November 2010


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