Digital Apprentice at EY

Start Date:
2018
Location:
London Greater London
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Salary:
£21,750 annually
Review Date:
January 2019

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Review Score

8.8/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

On a daily basis I work with software to automate processes in the work place that will reduce time and money. This consists of technology such as Alteryx and Tableau which I have been trained on that allow me to build workflows and dashboards for internal teams. I also attend meetings and training regularly to ensure I am always learning and improving.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

8/10

I had little IT and software knowledge before beginning my role as I had never had the opportunity to develop this. Now I am proficient in a range of software as well as an understanding of how to work in an office environment, from simple things to setting meetings to presenting in projects.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

Extremely! I wanted to work but I love to study so this opportunity was the perfect combination. My team is amazing and the work is engaging and interesting so that I am always eager to get my next project. Although it was a big jump coming from Sixth Form I have adjusted well and am confident and looking forward to continuing my career.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

Whilst there have been a few teething problems with the training provider, the overall course has been very well organised. We are given one day a week as a study day which allows us to focus on the study side and complete all the necessary slides and learning as well as coursework.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

9/10

I feel happy and confident thanks to the support from my employer. As a member of the company you are assigned a Buddy to help you settle in and a Counselor who is there to offer guidance and support throughout your career. As well as this there are numerous networks and people to reach out to to ensure that you are supported.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

9/10

We receive a lot of support from the training provider. Our online resources are extensive and during term time we attend workshops which allow face to face consultations. The tutors are also available to ask questions as well as offering calls to work through any issues and we are assigned a Counselor through the provider who is there to offer guidance and support as well.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

8/10

The topics of the courses are relevant to the work that I will be doing in my role as I progress. Although not always specific to me, what we learn is always applicable in some way and also allows us to up skill in a topic that may become useful to our teams.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

10/10

Loads! In the first week I joined one of the netball teams and now get to play weekly matches with my new team. I also attend Women's Networking events where guest speakers discuss various topics, a great place to meet new people. We also have various socials and group outings as a team, as well as big events such as the Christmas party, all great fun.

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

They are an amazing company to be with, offering support and an immense amount of opportunities so that I know I will grow and develop as an individual. The atmosphere as a work place is incredible and everyone is so friendly that I know I made the right decision to join, and would recommend it to a friend.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY?

Be confident and passionate when applying. Make sure you do the research as it is a big decision to balance work and study but it is very rewarding and if you enjoy being challenged then this is the place for you as there is always something to do and improve.

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