As a Graduate in law and without a business/financial background, I may not ‘fit the mould’ of what you would expect a PwC Graduate to be. I really would recommend that even if you don’t have a business or finance degree you should still apply.
As a Graduate, I was drawn to PwC because of its strong reputation as a market leader in Business Advisory. I saw PwC as the best possible place to kick-start my career and a firm where I could extend myself and optimise my learning by gaining a wide range of skills.
For me, the highlights of working at PwC have been the people that I have met, the diversity of work that I have been involved with and the skills that I have learnt. I am also fortunate enough to work very closely with Christchurch and have been on two trips to work alongside the team.
There’s a few things that have really exceeded my expectations while working at PwC. The first is that PwC strongly promotes learning through action and ‘giving it a go’, which is something that I have been really drawn to. I also enjoy the diversity of work and challenges I have been exposed to while working in the restructuring team. Since I started as a Graduate, no two days have been the same.
To me, PwC’s culture can be summed up as ‘smart people solving important problems together’. I have found that the working culture is very open and inclusive and there really is an emphasis on people. It still blows me away at how approachable and willing to help everyone has been, right from Associates to Partner level.
As a Graduate in law and without a business/financial background, I may not ‘fit the mould’ of what you would expect a PwC Graduate to be. However considering the amount that I have learnt in my role so far and how much I have enjoyed working at PwC, I really would recommend that even if you don’t have a business or finance degree you should still apply. One of PwC’s strengths lies in the depth and diversity of the knowledge of its’ people.