1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Each day was full of new activities and talks. The first few days consisted mainly of talks about the firm and the accounting profession in general. The second week included many visits where we got to increase our understand of the proffessional services world and how it affects all bussinesses ranging form health care services to museums. The third week was spent in a department in the EY office which was very useful both for experience and education.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
During the first and second week some days we were set challenges which always invloved working as a team and presenting. The two main skills that everyone gained/improved were working as a team and presentation skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
It was overall a enjoyable programme however at times certain activities felt unnessary and waste of time. Only one week was spent doing proper work experience with EY staff. The other two were spent with other young smart future work experience students doing team building activities and going to various places.
4. How valued do you feel by EY?
Very valued. I felt that EY places great emphasis on this programme and EY staff were very friendly towards us. EY organised a lunch at a really nice restaurant with 2 EY partners - this was an very valuable experience as we got advice about our lives and careers from very experienced individuals.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I cannot fault the organisation of this programme. We were given a timetable on the first day of what we will be doing each day and information about location of various places we will be visiting.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Good amount of support. They gave us each a mentor which can give us advice etc...
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
A decent amount
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Reasonable salary which covered all my travel/food costs and left plenty for myself.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes. As alumni you get access to various events if you want to go.
9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Well organised, learnt a lot about the industry and myself
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY? *
Even if you don't like accounting. This may change your mind
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