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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

>Being part of the main audit team and aiding that team in completing the audit. >Carrying out audit procedures. >Networking with other staff in PwC. >Communicating with, and working with clientele individually.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Fantastic insight into what it is to audit at PwC. I was given far more responsibility than I expected which was fantastic, and undertook many opportunities to see what more senior individuals within PwC do.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • As above, I was given many responsibilities early on, and my colleagues aided me wherever possible.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Always ensured I was comortable and confident with what I was doing, also provided very usefull feedback.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Some weeks were very busy, others quite relaxed depending on the audit team and the sign-off date.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Liasing with clientele, filling in aspects of the audit.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Due to my accounting degree, i felt i noticed how i could apply the skills learnt there in my work at PwC, rather than the other way around.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Team away days, friendly colleagues etc made it a great place to be.


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


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Constant training and coaching, which no doubt required a great deal of investment by PwC


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Car

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Their investment in people makes it highly lucrative


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • n/a


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Right in the middle of Bristol


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Joined team away days, which were a great way to meet people outside of a work context


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Internship (1-4 Months)


16th November 2010

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