Having studied Mechanical Engineering and spent a short time working in Cameroon, I joined the graduate programme, keen to gain a range of consulting experience. 18 months into the scheme, I’ve had the opportunity to work one-to-one with senior clients, gain a deep understanding of the health industry and work across the banking and retail sectors. I’ve even contributed to policy change that made it into national news! Equally I’ve made some great friends and met a diverse range of inspirational people.I think I expected the culture to be more ‘corporate’ but have found that, although people are very professional and deliver fantastic work, they’re really flexible and interested in your well-being. An example of this is the PwC Games, a kind of business-wide sports day, where I was part of the team triathlon. I’ve even managed to find time to work with some of my friends from the programme to help a charity in Ethiopia.