• Role: Associate in Technology
  • Location: London
  • University: Loughborough
  • Degree: BSc Management Sciences, MSc Information Management and Business Technology

Max

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How did you get your job at PwC?

After studying at Loughborough University, I joined PwC’s Technology graduate programme in September 2012. I work in Data Assurance within Technology. My passions and interests lie in data analytics and technology, so finding a career path in Data Assurance satisfied both my analytical nature and my people-orientated focus.

Why did you choose PwC?

I chose PwC for four main reasons: the employees, clients, brand and training. Working at PwC provides the opportunity to work with, and learn from, experts in their field. As a graduate, you’re exposed to different work types, a range of clients, excellent training and the opportunity to take on responsibility. All these factors make up the PwC experience and all contribute to your career progression.

What’s it like working in Technology at PwC?

Data Assurance is about marrying together technology and business to provide value and efficiency in the audit process and in our client’s operations. Through the work I do, I’m developing data analytics skills as well as providing insight and analysis on financial and statistical data. So far, I’ve worked on well-known clients in retail, media, entertainment, mining and telecommunications and opportunity to rotate is always on the horizon.

What skills are useful in Technology?

Skills that are useful in Technology Assurance are problem solving, accuracy and numeracy. A lot of the work we do involves collecting and analysing data so an analytical mindset is really important. As we’ll be processing large and important data sets, attention to detail is also an advantage.

What would you like to achieve in the future?

My focus is to build my experience and gain exposure to different projects. There are lots of job opportunities inside and outside Data Assurance and if you want to, you can explore working overseas. At the moment I’m very happy in my data focused role, but in the future I might be keen to experience another part of the business, whether that’s in the UK or further abroad.

What challenges have you come across and what support have you received?

My challenge since joining has been learning the vast amounts of information I need to do my job well, but I’m surrounded by lots of talented colleagues who are willing to help and support me to build my technical knowledge. Also PwC have one of the best training programmes to grow your career.

Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to work at PwC?

I would suggest they keep up-to-date with current affairs and research the type of work PwC do. Don’t be afraid to be yourself to learn as much as you can and show why you’re passionate about joining your chosen business area.

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