1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Emailing clients, emailing the bank, speaking to creditors, adjudicating claims, filing, helping on pitches for clients, margin modelling etc.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Excel skills, business writing, been on several insolvency-specific training courses.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Depending on the project, it can be very enjoyable. I like my team and the company invests a lot into its people.
4. How valued do you feel by EY?
Feedback is given regularly and recognition awards are given sometimes
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
There is a strict structure in place. When I joined, I had a buddy to help me with any questions. I have a counsellor to help with my career progression. There is a schools team and an exam training team who we communicate with regularly.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We are trained externally. The college hasn't always been very supportive but there are new plans in place so that this will be different going forward. This was following a discussion between school leavers and one of our partners.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My team is very supportive and understanding of the fact that I am new and that I often have exams
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I receive a higher wage because I am in the London office. My company pays for my annual train ticket and takes it out of my salary which means I don't have to pay for it upfront.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Because EY is such a large firm, there are many opportunities to get involved with e.g. EY Tate Arts Partnership, sports teams etc.
9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The school leaver programme is a great way of getting into business without incurring high levels of university debt. It is an unparalleled experience
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY? *
Know your CV inside out!
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