1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Audit Trainee Associate, Oil and Gas -learning about audit and preparing work on engagements -working alongside clients and colleagues to audit accounts and perform reviews
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am studying towards my chartered accountant qualification through ICAS. -lots of soft skills development as well as finance skills -attended core skills courses and training programmes.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy the programme, the challenges it presents and the opportunities available to me through the work I perform. Good social opportunities which add to the enjoyment
4. How valued do you feel by EY?
-feel very valued, have received multiple rewards for my contributions and have been rewarded as a firm or as individual offices for high performance with various events or outings.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
-very well organised, clear pathway and structure with regards to professional qualification and good communication and organisation of events, induction and training courses.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
-online and face to face support through classes and online workshops -message boards and email/contact details for training provider and course coordinator
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
-lots of support from manager and other colleagues -support from counsellor and peer group -support from HR if required
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
-meets my costs as I live at home however, the salary does not reflect the cost of living in the city compared to other cities across the UK.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
yes, social events and other networking or non work related events. Good activities and events on offer especially as recognition for hard work.
9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
-reputation and scale of the company and its clients -valuable experience and opportunities -learning and development
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY? *
-take your time to prepare for the interview -think about the desired qualities for the role and try to show these at the assessment centre -be prepared to work hard and be open to learning
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