Audit Intern at EY

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Inverness Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£10,000 - £11,999
Roles
Accountancy

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5.0/10

The Role
4.5
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

4.2

The Role

Role Description

After being given training for 3 days, daily tasks involved working in a team of about 3 people and going into companies to audit them. This involved speaking to the clients and interacting with them. For my job I had to find various statements and check through them. Much of my work involved typing numbers and information into Excel.

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

Some of the work given was boring.

4/10

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

The team that I worked with were really nice and helped me with my work. I had no problem asking them any questions I had. The people in the office were quite quiet so I didn't really get to know them.

5/10

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

The partners and management were in the office most of the time and I had their e-mail address if I needed it but they weren't hugely personable. I didn't really get a chance to speak much to them throughout my internship apart from towards the end.

4/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

When out at the client I had a reasonable amount of work to do but in the office there was nothing to do even when I asked for work. I didn't enjoy this as I like to be kept busy.

4/10

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

I felt that hardly any responsibility was given to me but it is understandable as it is such a short period of time and I don't have a degree yet.

2/10

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

Overall the experience gave me huge insight into one of the Big 4 and there was a lot which I learnt from seeing different companies in different industries. I enjoyed travelling around and I definitely got to see how accountancy works practically which I know will be really useful for my final year at university.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office was very quiet most of the time.

3/10

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

Lots of time and effort was put in to make the internship interesting. There were social events at the beginning and end. Lots of feedback was given and there was always the graduate advisor who you could talk to at any point of the internship.

8/10

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

They definitely encouraged you to achieve your potential and I felt like they really did want you to get the most from working for them and work for them in the future.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

I would like to work for them in the future.

8/10

Social

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

The Inverness office was quite small so I did feel like I missed out on some social events compared to my other intern colleagues in the bigger cities so perhaps working in a different location would improve this. All the other interns were really nice and we all got on brilliantly.

3/10

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

Very cheap as I was living at home in the Highlands!

8/10

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

There's not too much happening in Inverness but there are some nice new places so it's becoming more sociable!

3/10

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

There wasn't too many activities on during the summer but I know that there were some planned for later on in the year such as charity events. Ernst and Young does do lots of charity events.

3/10

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