Student at EY

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Exeter Nationwide
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with EY for these past two days. I learnt a lot about the company and their service lines and it has given me further insight into what kind of career I would like to persue. I would recommend the Discover EY way insight days to students.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

Even though there were a significant number of people here (around 60 or so), I felt valued as an individual due to the warm atmosphere the employees served to create. They were really friendly and inclusive and also their friendly personas made you want to get involved with the activities.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

The guidance we all received over the past two days was very extensive. I did not have much knowledge of the day to day roles of tax or assurance, nor did I know much about them as a service line, however by the end of it I had a firm understanding due to the guidance they imparted.


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

I haven’t had much experience with assessment centres so far, so for me, the skills I learnt here with the mock AC and case studies have really equipped me for next year when it comes to applying for graduate roles. Additionally, presenting to a big audience has improved my communication skills which will be invaluable to later life.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Extremely. The two days had a clear structure and agenda and the activities were planned right down to a T. We had a lot of breaks and were given an ample lunch break and I feel like the topics covered over the two days really targeted everyone’s questions and concerns.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

So warm and friendly. No one was embarrassed to ask any questions because everyone felt really at home and comfortable. Even during the presentations which was quite scary. It was really enjoyable and I am glad I have done it and would throughly recommend it to any students interested in professional services


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


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

A lot. The inspiring panel event where influential women from the business spoke, really gave an insight into the culture of the business and what your role would entail.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

By having so many Q&A sessions it was easy to see what the culture was like at EY. It is so clear that they really value you as a person and want you to succeed and do well.


10. How valuable was the content of the day in helping you to decide on your future career path?


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I was reimbursed for my travel expenses and others were put up in a hotel as they lived far away from the event.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Yes, we had a speed networking event from women from all the service lines.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?