Discover EY - Women in Consulting at EY

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight day took the form of virtual sessions using Microsoft Teams, with various speakers covering a range of topics, from Consulting as a Career, to Diversity and Inclusiveness to Career Planning. There were around 30 other students from universities across the country, all studying a range of different courses.


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

I felt valued during this insight as the employees who held the session were all incredibly down to earth and supportive. I felt that I could ask any questions I had using the online chat function. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming and I would like to return to EY.


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

The insight followed a given timetable and was well-structured. I took notes from the virtual presentations given and had the opportunity to ask any questions I had to the various speakers. The careers guidance was particularly useful, as was the information about the EY Experience Days (assessment centres for internships/grad roles)


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

I have a much better understanding of what a career in consulting could involve and will continue my research online. The speakers were all very friendly and I hope to add them on LinkedIn.

It was good to be able to network with the other students on the scheme as well.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was well structured, with a timetable given at the beginning of the day. (09:30 - 16:00 with breaks and lunch in between).

It was good to be able to hear from a wide range of speakers at different stages of their careers.

Obviously, it was a shame that the main event at the London offices couldn't take place.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The general atmosphere was very welcoming and supportive. I was able to chat to the other students on Microsoft Teams and talk about our universities/degrees.

The organizers and speakers were very friendly and I found the session very helpful. We covered a wide range of topics and I am glad I took part.


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?

We had a panel session where we could ask questions to 5 current employees working at EY. They were all at different levels of their careers and based in various offices around the country. I found this especially useful in gaining a more comprehensive overview of what it would be like to work at EY.


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

We talked about what makes EY different to the other large consulting firms and it was insightful to hear the speakers' feedback first hand, and how their personal experiences shaped their opinions. It didn't feel at all "corporate" and I would definitely be interested in pursuing a further role at the company.


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

The content was incredibly valuable and helped me realise the variety in Consulting. The presentation covered the different roles available to us as current 1st / 2nd year students at university and I definitely hope to apply for the upcoming programmes.

Hearing about the employees' own career progression paths was very inspiring and interesting as well.


Other Information

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

I was not paid or reimbursed for this experience as it was a virtual programme (due to the Coronavirus pandemic) and there were no expenses involved as such. Instead, the sessions took place on Microsoft Teams. However, had the programme been run as planned in the London offices, I know that catering would have been provided.

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

Although we obviously couldn't meet the other members in person (which admittedly is a shame), we all added each other on LinkedIn. There was a strong sense of unity on the virtual insight programme, despite only having communicated through Microsoft Teams. The EY employees were very friendly and open to networking as well, giving their email addresses and LinkedIn details.


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?

Yes I would recommend the Insight to a friend.

The day was very insightful and I definitely learnt a lot about the company culture. The application process was somewhat long given the experience was just a day (had a extended written question, online tests plus video interview), although the programme does fast track you for further oppurtunities.