Intern at EY

Start Date:
2018
Location:
Canary Wharf
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£900 monthly
Review Date:
September 2019

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Review Score

10 /10

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

10/10

Absolutely amazing, i completed for the first two weeks, sessions and workshops to improve personal skills, our leader was an absolutely amazing guy. We worked on things such as communication, public speaking and team work. Met some amazingggg friends that till this day I still talk to. On the last week, I did experience in Asset Management whilst having talks and sessions in stuff such as Corporate Sustainability, Brexit, IFO Advisory and Legal sectors

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

10/10

Like i said previously, I improves on my public speaking massively and also improves my communication skills, networking skills, teambuilding skills and presentation skills (you have to do loads of presentations, including doing one to the Financial Head of EY, which was quite intimidating, but was great experience and looked amazing on my CV). At the end, you also get a Level 2 Chartered Management Qualification

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

10/10

It was by far the most fun I have ever had on a work placement, and i've done a lot of work placements. Met amazing friends who like i said, i still talk to, it was really relaxed!! So it wasnt hard working 24/7 yet it was still mind stimulating.

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4. How well organised was your work experience?

10/10

Extremely is all I can say. It was organised to the T, like there was a weekly and daily agenda and schedule which we always stuck to, there was generous lumch and breaktimes, everyone knew what was going on. They were never disorganised and never felt like they were unprepared.

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

10/10

Having said that i met the head of EY, i learnt a LOTTTT! I mean, in the third week when we werent doing workshops and we were doing actual hands-on experience, you got to talk to a variety of EY workers who explained to you the many pros and little cons they had of working there. there values are amazing and the office atmopshere was always relaxed, optimistic, and interconnected

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

10/10

I mean personally, it made me realise that a career in finance isnt actually as boring as people make it seem.Because of it, I have now chosen to study Banking and Finance at a Russell Group Uni. Before, i thought banking careers would be boring and overbearing but now i understand that that is not the case at all (of course this depends on the type of career hou do within finance)

7. Were you paid or reimbursed for this experience?

10/10

Yes, so they reimbursed my travel expenses, all I had to do was email and you sorted it, each week, someone would walk with me to the station and buy my ticket for me which I appreciated a lot. As well as this, At the end of the Three week placement, I recieved about £700 in august, and an addiitional £100 at the end of september - every minute you spend in EY is paid! But you have to make sure you fill out your timesheets accurately

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

10/10

SO many, I cant believe how many there were. Like I said, I met the head of EY which is extraordinary. We also had desingated networking events outside of EY, e.g. for us, they took as to Baker Mckenzie and gave at a networking lunch where I got to meet s many lawyers working there, and now I am also considering a career in law

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity as you can only do it in year 12. I have recommened in total, about 10 people to do it beause honestly, EY was one of the best times of my life, I had so much fun whilst learning so much. If you choose not to apply for EY Year 12 experience, you are seriously stupid

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

NOthing really, except make sure you add everyone on LinkedIn. Make sure you fill out your timesheets properly.Listen to and the team, talking too much not only hinders you but its very disrespectful to them considering how muc time EYFoundation puts into the placements

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