Audit Assurance Apprentice at EY

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Start Date:
2017
Location:
Scotland
Programme Type:
School Leaver Programme
Salary:
£19,500 annually
Review Date:
April 2019

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Review Score

8 /10

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

8/10

Looking at financial accounts, performing assertion testing on different accounts that make up the financials and testing company controls and determining if they are effective in preventing fraud. We also walkthrough the company processes and identify weaknesses or potential new controls. We also have the opportunity to attend internal training every year which meets new people

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

8/10

I have learnt how to test accounts that make up the financial statements. I have learned how to use data analytics after never being exposed to these sorts of things before. I have developed my confidence to go and speak to clients. I have also developed confidence to ask more questions rather than just sit quiet

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I really enjoy the programme, i get the work experience day to day and the bonus of studying to become a chartered accountant. The firm is very supportive which adds to the enjoyment. I enjoy the programme as it give me the best of both studying and working and a variety in my day to day life

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

It is a 5 year programme and is very structured. The exams are spread out over the 5 years with a couple of exams each year which is around internal training and actual work experience gives a good all-round structure to help development and growth. It also has better feelings of progression which is why the structure is good

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

8/10

The support I have received has been very good. We have a counsellor that we can go to and discuss how exams are going or general day to day life plus other colleagues are also very good in supporting when things get busy. The employer also encourages that if you are not happy with any aspect of portfolio to ask and they will accommodate your request

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

8/10

We get classroom and web based learning with the web based learning being available for us 365 days of the year. We also get practice papers and mock exams to help aid our revision. The tutors also encourage reaching out to them directly for help which is very useful and helps understanding

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

8/10

Studying and working has been very useful as what we learn through the provider helps our knowledge and use the information in real life situations. I have used what i learnt from my training provider in real life situations and documentation which shows that what you learn is very relevant for the job

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.)

8/10

We have social networking events which is good to meet new people. We also have various committees such as social and women's which gets you involved in different things you would not normally get involved in. There is also office events during the year which brings the office together

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

They are a good supportive firm and always try and accommodate you. They have a good internal network of people and offer opportunities that you would not get anywhere else. They also encourage to take hold of your future which means you decide what path you want to take and what progression you want to get to

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

Read the role you are applying for on the website and on other forums, take your time with the application and ask as many questions as possible as there is no stupid question and from experience unknown from applying gets better when you ask questions. I would also go to any open nights the firm offers as you get to meet staff who work there and they are easy to talk to

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