Leading Women Intern at EY

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Accountancy

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9.4/10

About You
9.0
The Organisation
9.2
Everything Else

10.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed the insight at EY and I felt that I was exposed to an honest depiction of what day-to-day life at the firm is like. I found employees to be very friendly and welcoming, and there were plenty of social and networking opportunities on this insight which I found to be very enjoyable.

9/10

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

Very well valued. The employees that I had the opportunity to shadow instantly made me feel a part of the team and put me at ease. They were all extremely welcoming and willing to take the time out to explain whatever it was that I didn't understand. I was able to work on real cases and this made my experience valuable and productive.

9/10

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

There was plenty of support and guidance during my time spent at EY. I was assigned a buddy for the duration of the insight, who checked in with me daily. All of the 'leading women' that we had the opportunity to shadow were supportive and provided us with plenty of practical advice.

9/10

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

The skills development and information received will certainly benefit me in the future. The skills I developed include refining my attention to detail and developing my confidence to ask questions. Both of these skills will benefit me in my degree. Moreover, within only a week I feel that I have gained a lot of knowledge about the sector in which EY operates and this will benefit me in future interviews.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

I found the insight at EY to be very well structured and I was able to get the most out of this insight programme. All of the activities were tailored to our needs as university students and I found there to be a good mixture between networking, skills sessions and social events.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The general atmosphere was really great. Everyone at EY wanted to make sure I was getting the most out of the programme and that made for a welcoming and supportive environment. Furthermore, I found EY employees to be warm and welcoming and this created a very sociable atmosphere within the office.

9/10

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

It was very evident just how much EY had invested into this insight programme. The 'leading women' took time out of their busy schedules to coach us and this was highly beneficial for my personal development. I received feedback for all projects and I also had the opportunity to talk about my experience with my buddy and a recruiter, who advised me on areas of development.

10/10

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?

I found this insight programme to be very insightful as I was able to immerse myself in day-to-day life at EY. I had the opportunity to see first hand the projects taking place and networking with current graduates, who were open about their experiences at the firm. Overall, I was able to develop a clear picture on what having a full time role at EY would entail.

9/10

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

Although I was only at EY for a short period of time, I was able to experience first-hand the culture at the firm. Everyone single employee that I met was welcoming, no matter their position. Moreover, the support received and the stories I've heard truly showed the company's culture and community.

9/10

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

I found the content over the insight programme to be very beneficial in helping me to determine my future career path. I was made aware of the different departments and roles at the firm and I am now better placed to determine where my skills and interests lie. Furthermore, this insight has confirmed my intention to pursue a career in this field.

9/10

Other Information

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

I was paid for my time spent on the insight programme, which covered my living and travel costs.

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

Yes, there were plenty of opportunities for networking and meeting other employees at the firm. Every day I had the opportunity to meet someone different and I really enjoyed this aspect of the insight programme. Furthermore, there were various social events in the evenings to network with the 'leading women' at EY.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

I really enjoyed the networking and social opportunities at EY.

10/10

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

Yes, there are plenty of opportunities for employees to get involved in activities outside of work.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, I would very much so recommend this insight to a friend!

10/10

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