EY Smart Futures Intern at EY

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Programme Type:
Work Experience
£7 hourly
Review Date:
April 2015

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


I was on the EY Smart Futures programme in London. For the first two weeks I was involved in training for the finals weeks business placement, networking with professionals at EY and doing case study excessive. In the first two weeks there were numerous client sites where the entire group was given a tailored experience by the company we visited.

In the final week I was based at a client site doing advisory work. I had to work within a small team of EY employees and the clients providing a report. At the end of the week I had to present the report and give a Q&A session on it.

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


I learnt many practical business skills, especially technological ones which have been really useful as most city firms tend to use similar software. I also got the opportunity to refine my presenting skills in a professional environment.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


It was thoroughly enjoyable as I was able to get to know the other interns (we were in a large group) and develop friendships. The work was also interesting which made it an enjoyable experience.

4. How valued do you feel by EY?


Very valued, it was evident that a lot of money and time had been invested by EY into the programme. Also everybody at EY seemed to have time for me regardless of the fact that I was only an intern. They still keep in contact with me and put on alumnus events which still makes me feel valued by EY even though the programme ended last summer.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


It was very well structured. I was provided with a timetable of what was to occur in the first two weeks and there was always something planned. The final week wasn't structured as I was placed within the business and therefore had to work alongside professionals in the same way any other person at EY would.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Quite a lot of support was available.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Quite a lot of support was available.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I have no costs as a student living at home so very well as all the pay I received served as extra money to spend over the summer!

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes, EY puts on alumnus events us interns and invites us to events that EY sponsors.

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

The experience was thoroughly enjoyable and I have found it a very useful addition to my CV.

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

To brush up on competency questions for the interview and to make sure to have a genuine interest in what EY does.

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