Discover EY - Women in Transactions at EY

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London Central London and City
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was really useful to hear from multiple personnel and gain such a comprehensive insight into the company, its core values, how particularly the Transaction service line works and the multiple sub-services within that division as well as to discover the several non-work related network they have formed and the events these hold.


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

Each person that spoke to us seemed to be very open to helping us progress further in our careers and were very welcoming with us, especially encouraging us to ask as many questions to them as possible - they also prompted us to keep in touch even after the event was over.


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

They were very organised and helpful in ensuring the event still went ahead to as great a capacity as possible despite it having to go ahead virtually due to the current pandemic situation.


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

We were given great tips and advice about how to succeed in the application process for further placements including the summer internship for the next year. There was a session on building confidence as well which helped to keep us motivated and assured in being more proud of our 'personal brand' when pursuing opportunities.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

It was very well arranged especially considering the circumstances meaning it had to be done online. All sessions were held as promptly as possible and there were no problems with everyone being able to interact and fully access all that the insight had to offer.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The sessions were very informative and they were tried to be kept as interactive as possible while being virtual. All of the speakers were positive, helpful and interesting so despite having to be in a more unusual environment than it normally would have been in, it was still enjoyable to experience.


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

They tried to help us as much as possible in terms of giving us beneficial advice to progress in our personal growth after having finished the insight day. There were opportunities to find out how to improve our soft skills and reflect on our strength which will help us in future applications.


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?

The panel that participated in the Q & A as well as some of the other speakers provided us with a great outlook into their job roles and what could be expected from working in the Transactions service line. It was helpful to hear about the experience of working on a range of tasks within a such a diverse environment.


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

The awareness gained about EY's stance on diversity and inclusion among their other core values was very beneficial as it may not be obvious to applicants just how supportive and inclusive the company are of all their employees. Many of the people we heard from also felt that the culture of the firm was one of the main things that they love about working there.


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

It was very relevant as it allowed me to further establish how interested I am in pursuing a career in the industry and specifically EY itself after hearing from employees about why they enjoy working at the firm as well as the wide range of opportunities available to progress in your career.


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

They had given us extensive information and help in booking travel/accommodation beforehand as the event would have been held physically and they also would have reimbursed us of any travel expenses that we had to get to the event. However, as the event occurred online this was no loner needed.

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

Due to a physical event not being able to be held they gave us many opportunities to ask questions to the employees both throughout the day and after as we were also encouraged to do so after the event to the recruitment team and other employees via email or LinkedIn.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

It was not really possible for any opportunities for extensive networking or social events to go ahead in the same format as the event had to end up being held virtually instead but networking/emailing, with all of the employees who spoke to us, after the event was encouraged throughout the day.


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

We were greatly informed of the multiple networks that are run by employees for employees that hold many of both internal and external events. These networks included those for: faith, race, women, etc. There is also a charity that employees volunteer for as well as social events that are held.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

It was an extremely informative and beneficial opportunity with advice and guidance from several helpful employees. There is also an opportunity to be fast-tracked in the application for an internship/industrial placement in the next year. Overall, I gained help to improve my skills and improve my understanding of the firm as a whole which will be essential for my future career progression.