Newcastle University Business School

Aniket Kumar

Alumni profile

About Aniket

Current job: Senior Associate (Banking and Capital Markets) at PwC
Current location: London
Nationality: British
LinkedIn: Aniket Kumar

About Aniket's career

Since graduating, what have you gone on to do?
Upon graduating from Newcastle University, I continued my career with PwC which had begun during my second year at Newcastle. I work in the assurance line of service within PwC specialising in Banking and Capital Market clients.

Is the above what you planned to do before starting university?
Yes, I was lucky to have been selected for the Flying Start Degree which Newcastle University Business School pioneered. 

About Aniket's Newcastle experience

What was your favourite thing about your course?
My course was small in nature which led to a supportive environment. We were constantly pushed by the teaching staff to achieve our full potential and when required we were always fully supported. Having the support of PwC and Newcastle University was key and helped ensure that I was able to complete the majority of my ICAEW Chartered Accountancy exams (12 out of the 15) while I was still at university.

Did you complete a placement/year abroad/summer internship during your time at Newcastle?
Yes, my degree guaranteed work placements with PwC between years two and four. On successful completion of my degree and having passed all my placements, I was offered a full time position with PwC.

What extra-curricular activities or societies were you involved with during your time here?
During my time at University I was an Assessment Centre Representative and a Mentor to first year students.

About the future

How do you see future technologies and new ways of working (future of work) affecting your sector?
I see technology aiding the work we all do and I cannot see technology completely replacing humans for some amount of time. In accounting and auditing, I see technology helping us to work more efficiently allowing us to better serve the public.

Where do you see yourself in five years' time?
With the network I have been able to build during my time at Newcastle University I hope to move to Asia. Without Newcastle University and the specific course I was on, I would not have been able to be fast-tracked through the accounting profession.

Profile uploaded: 06/06/2019