Summer Intern at EY

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Leeds Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Accountancy

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8.1/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

Daily duties included helping my audit team. This included carrying out substantive audit procedures. I also had the opportunity to work on an administration. I carried out bank reconciliation testing to ensure these were carried out correctly.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It was a fantastic opportunity to get an insight as to what working for EY would be like should I be offered a graduate role.

9/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I was made extremely welcome by my business unit. They involved me in discussions, meetings and also invited me to evening drinks/lunches. They also took time out to help me with any assignment I was working on.

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was given a tremendous amount of support during my internship. Different colleagues helped me during my final assessment process which was an invaluable aid.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Work varied depending on work coming from clients.

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

After different processes were explained to me, I was expected to carry out these audit processes on my own. I was also asked to liaise directly with clients during an audit engagement.

8/10

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

I was able to develop a variety of skills and also discover skills I did not know I had. I was able to develop my presentation and public speaking skills. I was also able to develop my communicational and inter-personal skills.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere is lively and people do have a laugh although it still remains a workplace.

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

We received emails regularly informing us of timetables for the remainder of the internship.

8/10

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

We were required to complete web based learning exercises.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
9/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

It is brilliant opportunity to get the CA qualification.

9/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

We held several socials during the placement.

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I lived at home so I cannot comment. The organised socials were paid for by EY but our own nights out were at a reasonable rate.

6/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Leeds is a really good night out!

7/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

There are opportunities but I did not get a chance to take part as the internship was for 6 weeks.

7/10

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