Auditor at EY

Start Date:
Newcastle North East
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
£17,200 annually
Review Date:
January 2019

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


My role as an auditor includes checking financial statements with multiple clients to give them, stakeholders and market regulators assurance that their figures are correct. One day I could be checking bank statements or developing an understanding of how a business operates. I also have online learning one day a week for my learning when I have a module. I find myself travelling around the North East and going down to London with my job.

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


I started this role with no experience as an auditor and have developed foundation skills that I can build upon as my time at EY progresses. Having an apprenticeship means having a full time job as well as studies which can be challenging but rewarding when you get good grades and are doing well at work.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my programme very much as the material is of great interest to me. I did well in my A-Levels in IT and this transfers into my course where I learn about creating databases and data analytics. EY allows for appropriate time to complete college work as well as time off for exams/assignments deadlines.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The course is well structured with relevant support and content. We get regular updates with a skills coach as well as having supportive councillors at EY. The programme has never been done at my company before so there are few uncertainty problems as no one I know has completed it but the support relieved is very good.

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


My employer provides excellent support with my programme as they allow for time off around exams and give 1 day a week to do college work. They are flexible with time if I need more and helps with any problems I have. They also have a budget for when travelling to training

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


I receive a lot of support from my training provider. I have a skills coach where I can voice any concerns and they have a suitable system for problems. Tutors are very supportive for each module that I have and it is all done through an online application. There sometimes is a delay as time schedules are different but overall is good.

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


I am the first cohort to do this programme at my company and currently I don't feel all my modules apply to my role, however, with time I will develop into a more tailored role but require a more general knowledge before I apply my knowledge to the workplace.

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.)


There are many opportunities for extra curricular activities, for example, student recruitment, team events after a project has finished as well as occasional drinks/meals. There are also networking events at the company and sports teams. The company also provides 2 csr days where we can volunteer 2 days a year to any charitable cause.

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend?


9b. Why?

EY is a great place to work for. The main reason would be the people, everyone is professional and motivated but can also have a laugh and be your friend. EY is a global company with the resources and opportunities to grow your career in a way that suits you.

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

I would advise those who are applying to research the company and the role they want and make sure they think about whether they can add to the company. I would recommend being yourself as well as having a desire to learn and develop and the rest will fit into place.

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