Discover EY: Black Heritage In Business at EY

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Management Consultancy Tax Law

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9.5/10

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9.0
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

10.0

About You

Role Description

An insight day programme that was initially supposed to be 2 days designed to help raise awareness within ethnic minorities of some of the work that EY do that they may be interested in.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The Discover EY: Black heritage in business scheme was amazing. I think it would've been 10/10 if we were in a room rather than it being a virtual event however due to the corona virus situation this has not been possible.

9/10

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

It was reassuring to hear that I had made it on to a highly competitive programme and that my contributions to the event, in the form of question was very much appreciated and addressed. Again it was hard to fully gage as we were not all together.

7/10

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

All the questions that I had were either answered directly or indirectly and more importantly they were answered thoroughly and passionately.

10/10

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

This event will have a direct impact on my future career. At the very least as simply something to put on the CV but for me personally it has been one more step on my already fairly detailed career path.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The day was seamless. Despite the occasional inevitable technology hiccup the day felt incredibly professional and well structured. Particularly considering it was under such unprecedented times.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Incredibly powerful and positive. The panel and student recruitment team that facilitated and organised the event were clearly passionate and cared and it had an evident response on the atmosphere. I can now definitely see myself working in the firm in the very near future.

10/10

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

I would say for the type of day it was, it was incredibly useful. The firm gave us many tips and tricks throughout the event that I think will help me throughout my entire career.

7/10

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?

We heard from multiple individuals at different stages in their career that allowed me to create a clear picture of what my life could look like in a Big Four Firm such as EY.

10/10

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

The fact that this programme is targeted for students from African and Caribbean descent says a lot about their culture. However, the fact that we heard from men and women from a range of ethnicities showed that EY is clearly making diversity and inclusion a priority. Not only to hop on the trend but to be trendsetters!

10/10

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

I already had a very clear career path but this program solidified that EY is the place where I wish to progress.

10/10

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

The event was virtual so I didn't have any expenses and it was unpaid experience.

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

We were not able to traditionally network in person however, we were provided with all the participants' relevant social media that we can use to network with them in the future.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Excellent considering we were virtual.

10/10

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

We were introduced to the networks, EY foundation and also other ways EY support their staff's wider working life as well as support with further qualifications that they may be useful for an individual's career.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

100%. Not only this insight but also the company. They do amazing work because they hire phenomenal people!

10/10

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