1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Audit - Visiting clients sites and performing work to give assurance over their financial statements.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Communication, more confident, more excel proficient, knowledge in audit, gaining qualifications,
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy working for a large company and being part of this culture and group and feeling like my work is valuable and important. I constantly get to move around and meet new people and work with new team members which gives a bit of variety to my job
4. How valued do you feel by EY?
I get recognition for any hard work I put in, and feel appreciated by my Manager and my execs/ seniors. All of our work is important. I also get given the opportunity to perform more difficult tasks which feels rewarding
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Programme is well organised - We had an induction on our first week with the firm, followed by time in college to help us get through our exams, and various training courses to ease us into the job. I feel comfortable to talk to my counsellor and my teams for any support I need.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Support from training provider whilst studying at college, however I do not feel like this support extends once we have left college and are back at work but still studing for our exams
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support from my employer, however that is probably more from the teams I am working with. The team members with more experience than me are happy to coach me and help me
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Salary is acceptable given that EY are paying for the costs of our tuition and our qualifications whilst we are still working. Also receive expenses from work if I have to travel to a client site which covers my travel costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
we have many social events, some organised with other firms in the same area so you get to meet other people. There are also many work sport teams that happen on a weekly basis.
9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
EY are supportive in helping you get through your qualifications and look after you as an individual. It has been a fantastic opportunity for me and the school leaver route if a fast track to becoming qualified.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY? *
There is a long competitive recruitment process so start your application early.
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