Smart Futures student at EY

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Edinburgh
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£4 hourly
Review Date:
24th April 2015

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Review Score

9.3/10

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

10/10

I really enjoyed my time working at EY. When on business experiences, my roles included creating spreadsheets for funds, meeting clients and overseeing business meetings. I also gave many presentations and was involved in an abundance of team building activities.

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

8/10

I significantly improved my confidence from giving the presentations, and the feedback provided by the staff helped me improve my presentation technique. I also improved my communication skills, due to the team-work tasks- as they required us to brainstorm our ideas and solve problems.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoyed the programme as it allowed me to develop new skills and get a stronger insight into what it's like to work in a professional business environment.

4. How valued do you feel by EY?

9/10

I felt valued by the team as they were very supportive and asking our opinions on issues and making us feel more involved in the organisation.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

The programme was very well structured. Initially,there was a short induction tour- outlining health and safety procedures. For the first two weeks of the programme, we were learning and developing our skills, and in the third week we were allocated to a service line for business experience.

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

10/10

The training was a very high standard and this allowed me to make the most of the experience.

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

9/10

The mentor during my final year at high school (after the programme) was very useful as it allowed me to have a second-check for CVs/personal statements, and a knowledgeable source of advice.

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

9/10

The salary met my costs were well and was a generous package

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

There were many opportunities to meet with the other work experience students after the programme, through reunion events. During breaks we would often just have a drink and all talk together- it was very enjoyable.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is a highly professional and well-known business organisation and working there was a great experience.

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

Don't be afraid to share your views and try to just enjoy the programme and take as much as you can from it.

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