EY Intern - FSO Assurance

by EY

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • On a day-to-day basis, we often began the day with insightful talks from EY employees, partners and committee members as well as hearing from many inspirational guest speakers such as June Sarpong, who spoke on Diversity and Inclusion, a talk I found particularly inspiring. After the lunch break we were given the opportunity to work in teams on a Case Study, created to represent a real audit, in preparation for a presentation.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I certainly developed my team work skills, being challenged particularly by having to develop relationships with my team members on a virtual platform. As well as this, I enjoyed expanding my skillset when being exposed to audit information I had not previously had experience with. The tasks throughout the two weeks mainly helped me develop my skills of critical analysis.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • As the internship was virtual, and cut short to only 2 weeks, there was difficulty surrounding the distribution of specific responsibilities to candidates, however, all were expected to participate in a marked, presentation task, given the responsibility to research their area and feedback in a meaningful, appropriate way.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • During the internship, we had continual access to a very friendly and helpful team that ensured the programme ran smoothly, ironing out any technical issues or candidate queries with impressive efficiency. We were also assigned a buddy who could provide us with answers to individual questions about general life at EY and a mentor who guided us through the presentation process.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture and atmosphere was something EY highlighted to be one of their proudest assets. Very few employees/speakers presented without paying note to the unmatched, global inclusive atmosphere at EY, something I definitely noticed and felt during my time. I was extremely impressed by the warmth and friendliness of all who I encountered, as well as their evident excitement to talk to us and enthusiasm for their work.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my EY Summer Internship and would highly recommend it to anyone considering partaking. I chose EY because of its culture and the evident passion shown by those who worked at the firm and I certainly experienced this firsthand during my time and hope to be given the opportunity to be part of the great community in the near future.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at EY
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend EY to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to EY
  • I would advise you take the entrance process very seriously, its a difficult start to the programme but if you manage to proceed past the testing stage it is certainly worth the hard work with such a great internship, needless to say a fast-track opportunity to a graduate position. Overall, going into the application process, be confident and be prepared.

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Internship (1-4 Months)



July 2021

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