Business academy Intern at EY

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Programme Type:
Work Experience
£6 hourly
Review Date:
August 2019

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Review Score

9.9 /10

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


I worked in Tax for one week. I was in the sub-line transaction tax. When you first start you get a buddy who organises activities for you to do/attend. I did some research tasks, filling in spreadsheets and filling in information into documents.

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


I gained networking skills and professional writing skills mostly. EY sent some videos to me about writing, networking, presenting and emotional resilience. All of these videos were very good. I learnt a lot about my service line and the way EY works.

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


This work experience is brilliant. It automatically fast tracks you on the business apprenticeship and if you perform well you get an offer. It also gave me the opportunity to talk to people about working life, the grad programme and the apprenticeship scheme.

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4. How well organised was your work experience?


My buddy only found out I was coming on the Friday. So for having 3 days she did amazing. There were talks and groups with people from different areas and she made sure I talked to everyone I wanted to. Everyone in the team wanted me to enjoy my experience and kept checking I was.

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


This experience gives a real insight into how employees interact with each other. I could see myself fitting in and when you join whether on the grad or school leaver, you join with people your own age. This creates a nice network for people which is visible around the office.

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


As this automatically fast tracks you, it gives you a massive opportunity to get into EY. If you get an offer, it will be with the department you worked in (unless you ask to change) and so you join already with a support network and knowing people around the office.

7. Were you paid or reimbursed for this experience?


you get paid around £6.25 an hour and work 30 hours so that's £187.50 for something most companies offer without pay. you also get to go for lunch with you buddy which is a good time to ask them any questions. however, they don't reimburse travel or lunch expenses (except the one with your buddy).

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


I had multiple meetings with other employees and met many of my buddy's friends including apprentices, grads and managers.

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend?


9b. Why?

My experience was brilliant. Even if you come for the week and hate it, at least you know it's not for you and it will also give you the experience of not only working in a large corporate office but also the application process used by most large firms.

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

Make sure to fill out every form they send you as soon and as you can and as well as you can. I moved house 2 days before they wanted a proof of address and it was so annoying getting constant emails, even though I had explained the situation.

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