Felix Hull, Associate, PwC

How did studying at Pearson College London help you get into the world of business?

One huge factor was the teaching. Being taught by lecturers who have had a wealth of experience in industry not only translated into providing a more practical understanding of the courses but it gave invaluable insights into the world of business and what to expect when working in industry. Engaging in conversations with the lectures about the world of business developed my business acumen before I had even started by first internship and helped me identify what career I wanted to pursue. 

Networking is another key aspect I first learnt the importance of at Pearson College London. Through their many networking events I developed by own networking skills which is now something I do so often in my current job role.

Where have you gone on to work and what is your role?

I am an Associate at PwC on their Assurance Graduate scheme.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am still very much in the introductory phase, involving technical training for systems that I'll be using in the future. I have also started my teaching agreement with the ICAEW but have already got some exciting clients lined up in the coming weeks.

What lessons have you learnt during your time studying and your time working in business?

I have learnt the importance of networking, which is constantly encouraged at PwC. The ability to build and develop networks will go a long way in facilitating your own personal growth and success   

What was your favourite part of studying at Pearson College London?

I really enjoyed the seminars, not only were they fun and engaging but they taught fundamental skills that are essential when going into the world of business. For example, we would constantly do group presentations and although at first it was quite nerve racking! You quickly gain confidence and learn a great skill which will be essential in the workplace

What do you mostly enjoy about working for PwC?

I really enjoy the job variety, constantly being on the move and working in different environments is something I didn't expect and makes the job exciting. Although the workload is very high, it's exciting to know that you're working towards being a qualified accountant at one the world's leading professional services firms.

If you had to sum up your time at Pearson College London in one word, what would it be and why?

Inspiring - Like I mentioned earlier, being able to learn from such a wide range of lecturers who were all professionals in their field, definitely helped me to find what I am passionate about. I believe I gained a competitive edge against other candidates by studying at a FTSE 100 company. It's not only industry leading teaching, it's the opportunities that are available, that without a doubt, would be able to inspire anyone who is unsure with what they want to do in the future.

What advice would you give to students looking to start a career within the business industry?

Start networking now! Start building meaningful connections because they may come in very handy in the future.

What's your favourite brand and why?

Apple…It’s safe to say I’ve been sucked into their consumer trap! From their slick devices design to the smooth IOS software they are always staying ahead of the curve.

What course did you study?

BA(Hons) Business Management with Finance

I believe I gained a competitive edge against other candidates by studying at a FTSE 100 company. It's not only industry leading teaching, it's the opportunities that are available, that without a doubt, would be able to inspire anyone who is unsure with what they want to do in the future.

Felix Hull, Associate, PwC