1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Job title: Business Trainee, Restructuring Daily tasks: creating billing trackers, VAT recs, checking PCFs, researching businesses, speaking with creditors. Daily interactions internally: everyone from other BTs to execs, managers and partners. Daily interactions externally: In restructuring we are usually in the office Responsibilities: Organising meetings, overseeing the weekly billing, organising the department's newsletter, distributing the team minutes every two weeks. Projects: CVA, CVLs
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am studying towards my ACA qualification and have learnt a lot of keyboard shortcuts and excel shortcuts too.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy the programme as a whole. I get along well with all of my team but it is nice to have quite a few other people around me who are my age group too. The Company Culture encourages growth by providing opportunities for on the job learning.
4. How valued do you feel by EY?
I feel valued - managers are able to give impact awards for when you demonstrate EYs values buy going the extra mile. We have teams within the department who will be there as support and go to socials together e.g. pool night.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
We had an excellent induction week where we were introduced to the role in the firm and allowed some time to get to know the other new joiners. College is marked out so that we have exams roughly every 6 months. This can be very difficult to balance alongside work.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I feel that our training provider could give us more support. This has been discussed with our management and steps are being taken to help with this.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
A really decent amount of support. We each are allocated a buddy to help us get started (they are close to our own age) and a counsellor who is more senior and can help direct you to the right people should you feel you're not getting enough support.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I still live at home so a large portion of my salary goes on travel.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Lots of company events, activities and opportunities to volunteer. I am taking part in a charity run in July in Battersea park with a few other people in my department.
9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The opportunity to study the ACA as well as earning a wage and gaining on the job experience is an amazing position to be in. I am really glad that I joined.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY? *
I would recommend that they research EY and its values and think of ways to link the skills they have with EYs vision. Research the job/role they are applying for and make sure they are comfortable with showing how their skills apply to the job.
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