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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.
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.
The coaching and buddy system at PwC is second to none and you feel as though you always have a port of call.
On away jobs I was incredibly busy however when not booked on jobs I found work to be a slightly better balance.
I felt valued and treated as though I was there as a first year and not as a temp.
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.
A good balance of work and play, with socials and football matches to participate in.
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.
Three days training in a Buckhinghamshire and I was provided with a laptop for the duration of my placement.
Sports and Social Club
Well structured promotion opportunities.
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.
Cardiff is an affordable city.
Cardiff has a great nightlife, with the city centre and Cardiff Bay.
Yes I played for the football team and would have played for them more if it hadn't been for away jobs.
Internship (1-4 Months)
15th November 2010