Aakriti - Cyber Security
PwC internships: use tech and social skills to solve real-world problems Aakriti Kohli on her first three weeks as a PwC technology intern
You hear it called the digital revolution – the transformation of how we work and live, which is one of the great megatrends we believe will shape the world in the 21st century.
Because we offer so many different technology services we need people with different experiences to help us deliver them effectively. Maybe you’re studying a Technology or IT-related subject and you know your Hadoop from your R and your Cloud from your Hana.
Or maybe you’re studying an Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering or Maths subject. We’ll teach you the technical things you need to know. You just need to have a passion for technology and be willing to contribute early on. No matter what your degree subject, we’re looking for people who are excited about harnessing opportunities presented by emerging technologies and influencing business. And doing that in a world that’s changing at an incredible rate.
Technology on a large scale
Our size means we have partnerships with SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft, Google and other leading technologies. It also means our infrastructure is amazing, with few legacy systems to hold us back. People here get to work with the biggest names in any sector and the work itself can be front page news. We’re often the first to use new ideas or approaches – either our own, or something that’s been developed by a third party which they approach us to help deploy. In smaller tech companies you might hit a career ceiling. But not here. There’s always opportunity to rise in the fastest growing part of our business.
Working at the forefront of emerging technologies
From Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Reality, Blockchain to Drones, Robots to the Internet of Things,and 3D Printing to Virtual Reality, we’re on top of the megatrends. New technologies are emerging all the time, and we’re helping our clients to explore how they can harness and use them to their organisations’ advantage. That requires an entrepreneurial attitude, so we do things first and ask permission later.
For example, we’ve just opened a ‘drone centre’ in Poland, to find out how this technology can benefit our clients. We have purpose in what we do and edge in how we approach it.
We created the Hive in our Belfast office. A dedicated space for imagining, creating, exploring and delivering digital transformation. It includes our first ‘Innovation Lab’ in Europe – a specialist hub to bring together the best talent from around our global network to tackle our clients’ biggest business challenges.