Direct tax - corporate tax activities such as assisting with documentation, fees, tax advisory work.
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.
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.
I was assigned a councillor to manage goals, progress and feedback. I could speak to my councillor whenever I had an issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Appealing, I would come back after graduating.
There were 17 interns in Manchester
I lived at home. Average price for drinks/food in Manchester.
There were societies to join but this wasn't really something you would do as an intern.