1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I work within the advisory team (performance improvement-UK&I) and during my 3 week placement I worked within a team on an internal project. Day to day tasks included powerpoint presentations, creating new ideas and meeting with the team to discuss them.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I developed teamwork skills, presentation skills, communication skills and networking skills during my short placement
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy working in a team and developing my personal skills. It is a great way to meet new people and get an idea of the real working environment. It is challenging but rewarding
4. How valued do you feel by EY?
EY makes everyone feel valuable to the company and emphasises the friendly nature of all workers, who make you feel comfortable and valued just as much as every single person in the company
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme was well organised from start to finish and I received various emails before I started my placement so that I understood where I was meant to be and what I would be doing.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I mainly received support from family
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
There are various ways of support that you can find through their 'buddy' and 'counsellor' system. Although I didn't use them much in my short placement
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary is extremely good
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
After speaking to older scholars who have taken part in the scholarship programme, they emphasised the various opportunities for us outside of work.
9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
EY is a very successful, well known company, who accepts people of all ages and makes you feel valued by the company is whatever role you do.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY? *
Prepare for the online assessments as you only have one chance. Think of answers to questions they may ask you in the interview and have examples ready to show how you have demonstrated various competencies that EY look for.
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