• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • Standard audit procedures according to accounting standards for client's financial statements. Day to day at a junior level includes aiding primary audit substantive testing and recording industry knowledge.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes, excel, using company software for audit, client interaction, industry/audit knowledge through obtaining the ICAEW qualification.


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • Rather large extent


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • Well in terms of college time and work time. Can be intensive sometimes but manageable.


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • Plenty.


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • Not much support for those who fail or defer. Dislike majority of training being online.


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • The ICAEW qualification well equips me for my job.


  • 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
  • Yes. plenty.


  • 9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • Benefits of a well structured industry. Regular development opportunities, not everyday is the same.

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY?
  • Make sure it's something you actually want to get into and not just for the name. Be yourself as that shines in interviews.


Higher Level Apprenticeship



January 2024

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