Sarah Kai Ashong,
PricewaterhouseCoopers has been a desirable place to start a career since I was in University. As the best professional services organisation in the country, it provides the best environment, professional discipline and work practice. PwC has a lot of resources to develop its staff who are always the best and the brightest. The firm is not only concerned with its progress but the development of its staff as well. It does not only offer a job but a career.
Getting on board
Initially, I thought the recruitment process was too long. As I went through from one stage to the other, I realized it wasn’t just a recruitment process but part of the grooming process. I became more confident after the interviews. Even if one is not offered a job, you gain a package of lessons and good values for your own personal development.
First day at work
My first day together with other new joiners did not feel like a first day. We felt part of the PwC family as everyone including the partners, welcomed us and ensured we were not left out.
Induction training was well structured and organized. It gave me an in-depth understanding of what goes on in practice. At the end of it all, it was as if I had been on the job for a long time. This was very helpful in my first client assignment. The firm pays for my professional examinations (ACCA) and relevant books. This facility is available to everyone writing their professional examination.
Client experience has been very exciting. My first assignment was very challenging. With the excellent training we had, adequate coaching from team members and good team spirit, my first job and subsequent ones went well.
Exposure has been very good. I have had client experience from different industries (i.e. Financial Services, Energy and Mining, Manufacturing, Timber). I believe there is no way I would have had such an exposure if I were not with PwC.
I know I have a bright future with the firm. As the days go by, I need to take up more challenging tasks. Although I have acquired some level of experience within this period, there is still a lot to be learnt. With my values, which coincide with the firm’s new brand of Connected Thinking, I know the future prospects will be bright for me.