Intern at EY

Start Date:
2018
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£7 hourly
Review Date:
May 2019

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Review Score

7.4 /10

1. Please give an overview of what your work experience involved:

8/10

It was a good way to expose people to the working environment, however I do believe we could have had greater exposure to a real work day at EY and also different parts of the company. We were taught different skills such as Networking and got to network with a lot of people.

2. What training and skills development did you learn from your work experience?

6/10

We developed networking skills whether this be with peers or with external people both within and outside of the company. We also developed communication skills, there were a variety of ice breaker tasks thrown at us and we had to be confident in communication in order to tackle such tasks.

3. To what extent did you enjoy your work experience?

7/10

I did enjoy being exposed to different people, some very similar to myself but also some very different to myself, it was also ethnically diverse which makes the environment comfortable. The different activities were also enjoyable, it wasn’t a direct parallel with a normal working day, there were fun tasks.

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4. How well organised was your work experience?

7/10

It was organised well for the most part, there were no hindrances in the smoothness of the day. The only problem was that one day Interferred with results day however this wasn’t anything major as we could come in for the afternoon. All the external guest invited showed up

5. How much did you learn about the company culture and what it would be like to work there?

7/10

We learnt a lot about the company culture, a lot of the staff told us they enjoyed their jobs and loved how no day was different. Other staff told us the downfall of the job was being considered almost like ‘the help’ to big companies. It was pretty identical to my ideas in a working day.

6. How much did your work experience help you in deciding on your future career path?

7/10

It really turned me off the work force and navigated me more towards entrepreneurship rather than employment. I found out that working in an office day in and day out most probably wasn’t for me also the long hours was a turn off, so it geared me towards entrepreneurship

7. Were you paid or reimbursed for this experience?

8/10

Whilst we were not reimbursed for travel, we were paid a good amount of money for learning new things and exposure to the industry. It was way more beneficial than working in a shop or something as we got knowledge plus money that we could spend on whatever we wanted.

8. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees?

9/10

Yes there were multiple opportunities for networking and meeting other employees on a daily basis. There were question and answer sessions in which we were able to ask employees anything we wanted also there we were allocated a mentor this was another opportunity for network and building a relationship with employees.

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

I gained insight into the industry, what life is like on a daily basis, the perks and disadvantages of it. We were paid for learning something new and we were exposed to a different kind of environment where we could meet new people and develop friendships and new networks a.

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

To go in with an open mind and not chicken out of it due to it being a big opportunity. It’s impirtsnt that you itilise every opportunity you get whether that be networking or making friends or finding out more about the industry. An eagerness to learn will help you progress greatly

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