Tax Intern at EY

Internship (1-4 Months)
Manchester North West
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Direct tax - corporate tax activities such as assisting with documentation, fees, tax advisory work.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

EY takes a lot of interns which made the internship social. Some aspects of the work were really interesting in Tax and others seemed a bit dry.


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I was completing work that would be expected of a new graduate in the team. There were interesting meeting that I was invited along too. Everyone was really friendly.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was assigned a councillor to manage goals, progress and feedback. I could speak to my councillor whenever I had an issue.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days were quiet when I was assigned to certain teams. Most days I had enough work to fill the day, on a few occasions I was assigned too much as different people in the office had requested things. I would rarely work longer than 8:30-5:30.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given more responsibility than I expected. I contributed to things that were charged to a client project. A lot of the work assigned was difficult to test you but someone more senior would always go over it, so it was never a worry that the work was my responsibility.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

It was definitely useful to see what it was like in a corporate environment to help decide future career ideas. I developed soft skills such as presenting, creating slides, drafting client emails etc. I was able to look over client accounts and participate in tax work around this, which made some accounting modules I had taken at university make more sense.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was a very friendly place to work, everyone was keen to help. People of all levels sit together which was a good point. Due to the nature of the work it was a more serious and corporate atmosphere, you had to be mindful that clients could be in the office.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very well structured. There was a induction event and weekly calls/newsletters dedicated to inters. There was support from your councillor and the summer internship team.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

We had lunch and learn sessions each week, we were encouraged to set goals to achieve by the end of placement. The development side was only to get the grad offer at EY there wasn't much emphasis on anything else other than getting feedback forms to demonstrate you are capable of being a grad there.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Working from home

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Appealing, I would come back after graduating.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

There were 17 interns in Manchester


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I lived at home. Average price for drinks/food in Manchester.


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?



15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

There were societies to join but this wasn't really something you would do as an intern.