Business Academy at EY

Start Date:
2019
Location:
Manchester
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£7 hourly
Review Date:
August 2019

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Review Score

10 /10

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

10/10

Attending meetings and shadowing Partners and your buddy. Also giving presentations on a particular subject and various assessments.

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

10/10

I have developed numerous attributes such as: General professionalism, business etiquette, communication skills, business writing skills, team work and confidence just to name a few.

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

10/10

I thoroughly enjoyed my work experience on the business academy programme at EY! I have learnt a lot during my time here and appreciated all the time and effort people have laid aside to help me further my learning!

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4. How well organised was your work experience?

10/10

Extremely well organised. On our first day we were instantly met with our buddy and taken to get our very own laptop. This laptop had our own email already logged in which contained our timetable and calendar for the week so everything was clear!

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

10/10

I learnt that communication and team work is key for a successful business to further thrive. Everyone working here has a positive mindset and motivated to work their hardest. The offices are pristine and lots of complimentary services are available such as free tea and coffee whenever you want. Also, they are very flexible while working here in the respect that you can work at home when you want providing all work is completed on time. I hope to be able to work here myself soon!

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

10/10

This work experience has virtually lead to my decision on my future career path. I would love to get onto one of EY's apprenticeship schemes for 2020 and start my career off in the right direction! I love the idea of working in such an established business with competitive salaries and great services in place to really boost my education and make me a better person.

7. Were you paid or reimbursed for this experience?

10/10

We were paid £6.50 per hour for working 7 hours a day so overall we all earned £227.50. This is extremely generous as when I was applying I was not even aware we were getting paid!

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

10/10

Yes, definitely. There is a communal area between the offices on the 8th and 9th floor. This area is used for eating your lunch or to just sit down and socialise. You meet new people every day and can sit down or talk to whoever you want and like I said, everyone is friendly and approachable so you will not have problems making any friends!

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

They are a professional established business who's aim is to help all their employees become the best version of themselves. From what I've heard from talking to current employees is that there are more than enough support systems in place for you to go to if you have any questions or require any help in the task you're completing. The offices are amazing and I feel like a valued part of the business already.

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

The application process is quite long but certainly worth it. If you are successful in gaining a place in the business academy then at the end of your week you could be in with a chance to be offered a business apprenticeship for the following year after you have finished your a levels! This is amazing as it will take pressure of your exams and start your career path in the most positive way possible! Be yourself and stay calm during the application process. Confidence and communication skills is key!

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