UK&I Business Consulting Summer Internship Programme
I thoroughly enjoyed my internship at EY. In terms of client engagements, I was given a range of interesting tasks and plenty of support and guidance. Aside from work, I very much enjoyed attending socials not only with my team members, but also with the other interns. The Summer Internship Programme was very well-structured with a variety of social events that made the six weeks very enjoyable.
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My colleagues made me feel very welcome and included within the team. For client engagements, they clearly explained the tasks and gave invaluable feedback to help me develop my skills. Outside of work, they also made a much-appreciated effort to invite me to socials and lunches, which also helped me to settle into the team.
I worked in quite a large team, and every member was very friendly and approachable. I felt comfortable asking for guidance from team members who were working on different projects too. Even if the team member I asked didn’t know the answer, they kindly directed me to somebody who did.
Naturally, some days were busier than others. The final two weeks of my internship were the busiest, and we all worked very hard to meet our deadlines. However, even during quieter times, I felt comfortable to ask my team for some more tasks and they always found something for me to do.
I was given a variety of tasks to complete independently, but my team members consistently reassured me that I could ask for help if needed. I enjoyed having the independence to complete tasks, which were then reviewed by one or two seniors for approval and feedback. I found this approach a great way to learn how to complete specific tasks and then how to improve.
I think the soft skills you gain from the internship are invaluable. For instance, taking the time to get to know your team members and clients is a great way to build genuine and professional relationships. The socials were also a fantastic way to develop networking skills, which are transferable to most careers.
I was very fortunate in that I worked within a very sociable team. My team got along incredibly well outside of work and are even going on holiday together later this year. For this reason, they worked very well together to meet deadlines and handle challenging periods. They were very supportive of one another too, both within and outside of work.
I found the internship to be very well-organised. From the paperwork leading up to the internship to the day-to-day structure of the programme, I thought it flowed very smoothly. There were many opportunities to meet other interns and superiors within EY (e.g., we were lucky enough to enjoy a Partner Breakfast).
My team made a great effort to give me the guidance and support I needed to complete tasks. They went above and beyond to help me with any IT problems and were very supportive during the EY Foundation Fundraiser. For this reason, I believe EY invested a great amount of both time and energy into making sure the interns had a productive and enjoyable experience.
I found the future employment prospects very appealing. This is because my team members all spoke very highly about working within EY. Meeting employees who had left and then returned to EY gave me a good indication that working at EY is very appealing to others as well. I very much hope to return as an employee.
Yes, the Summer Internship Programme made a much-appareciated effort to host social events throughout the internship. These were an excellent way to make friends with the other interns and hear about their experiences of the internship too. From the back of this, I made many friends and we organised our own events too, which was a great way to settle in.
I commuted from home during my internship, but I know many who stayed in London. Many stayed in student accommodation during the programme and had a pleasant experience with this. The bars and restaurants were a little more experience than what I pay at my university and hometown, but I expected this for London, and I think it was worth it as we were able to enjoy London life.
I very much enjoyed the social side of the internship. My group of friends and I enjoyed going for dinner and drinks throughout the internship. My team members were very sociable, and I enjoyed getting to know them at dinners and local beer gardens after work, and this was also a great way to meet EY employees outside of my team who came along.
Yes, the Summer Internships Programme organised many socials throughout the internship. Our buddies were invited to some of these, which was a great way to hear more about their experiences on the graduate programmes and often aboht about their internships. From making friends at these events, I was able to attend more socials that my group of friends and I organised ourselves.