intern at EY

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Greater London
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Although it is only a two-days program, it is very structured and enjoyable. In the first day, we got to play games to get to know more about each service line. I also enjoy the speed networking part that we got to talk to people in different sectors. Overall, I really enjoyed the program.


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

I love the part that it is quite intensive and with a case study and presentation for us to have a favour of what the work is really about. However, I think that we ought to have more opportunities to do some real work in shadow of the current employees. Overall, I feel it is quite worthy.


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

I really find the table host in each table really helpful, especially in the second day. Our table host named Rebecca and she is soo nice and patient and share with us how enjoyable and valuable it is to work in EY. She also gave us lots of help and advice in terms of the case study.


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

Before I go the event, I only heard that EY is friendly and people-oriented. But after I came, I really got to feel and get in touch with this friendly culture. In terms of skills, the case study session gave me some taste of what it is really like in work and I know more about how to structure such presentation.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

As I mentioned before, it is quite structured as in the first day, we got introduction of tax and assurance from current employees. However, I believe that there should also be some sessions for advisory and TAS so that we got to know the company in different service lines. Overall, I really enjoyed it.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone is super friendly and eager to learn! The student recruitment team is always there to help and talk with us and the speakers in the panel event are also energetic and tried to answer all the doubts we had. Overall, the atmosphere is great and I really enjoyed it.


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

I loved the part that we got an introduction of tax and assurance and the speed networking. However, I think that there should be more sessions for specific service line apart from giving a general case study. However, I do understand that as undergrad, we might not have enough knowledge to solve those hard problems.


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?

It is completely 100% helpful! I got to know what tax and assurance is about(although I am more interested in advisory, I got the chance to talk with the advisory people in the speed networking) and I really enjoyed immersing in the friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere with people that are smart and always there to help.


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

As I mentioned before, I think I have more understanding about the company culture after the insight. Every one I met is friendly and the sessions are also well-structured showing how EY values its future potential employees. I would really love to work in EY after this insight program and I want to give a round applause and big thank to the people behind this program.


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

Although I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the people, I felt that I did not get a lot of information on advisory and TAS which I am more interested in. I would suggest that maybe more technical session next time but I completely understand how hard it is to combine technical and general part of the insight day.


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

Because I leave in London, there is no need for EY to cover my travel cost or accommodation fee. But I do know that those who live about 2 hrs travel away from London did get the reimbursement in both travel and accommodation and there was also five-star hotel provided for them.

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

Yeah! In the first day, we had a panel event where several speakers in different service lines came to talk about their daily work and we got to ask questions to them after that. There was also a speed networking that afternoon where we got to have the chance to talk with people in different service lines.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

It is reaaally good. Actually it is soo different from other networking events that I participated. We were each signed to a table and we got to rotate after a certain time. This gave us the opportunity to talk with people in every service line and it prevent the awkard things which might happen if all the people just went to one employee.


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

The table host told us a lot about that in the break.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yeah absolutedly if they are interested in accounting or audit or have not sure about whether they love it or not. Just give it a try and you will love EY eventually! I would like to say that first year student just try to apply as much as possible and you will not be let down.