My AC was at the Birmingham office and the rooms we had to go to were all right opposite each other so don’t worry about navigating around the building and you’ll be with 3-4 others in a group aswell (apart from when you go for the coaching interview ofc)… The report wasn’t too difficult, I think everyone found this by far the easiest part of the day… it’s a 1000 word report and there are 3 main business questions you need to answer in it… Along the lines of SWOT Analysis, Biggest Risk to the company and Recommendations.
In the group discussions, there is a case study of a business with TONNES of information and they have objectives. There are 4 main solutions to choose from and you read for 15 mins, choose one yourself and discuss within the group over the 1 solution you all agree is most relevant and helpful to the company and then present your findings to the HR team assessing in the room, they may ask questions as to why other solutions were not chosen so be prepared to answer those!
I’d recommend doing some research on the PwC Service lines however when you are given the information in the exercises, you’ll find even more service areas that PwC operate within that you wouldn’t have found when looking online so just be wary.
The coaching interview consists of 4-5 questions, quite informal and no need to prepare anything beforehand. They’ll just ask how your day went, what you felt went good/bad, what you’d have changed or done differently, how you would build relationships etc. and your professional career aspirations.
I hope this helps and i’d like everyone to do better at this AC than myself! One thing I would say is, don’t pin your hopes on just this AC… My group really struggled at the AC and struggled to come to terms with the sheer amount of data and information being thrown at us at once so just try and do your best! You will struggle but even if you don’t understand the data or can’t get through it all, just try and contribute and speak in the group as much as possible!