Summer Intern in Taxation Department at EY

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Glasgow Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Accountancy

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7.4/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

I was given a wide range of tasks to do including drafting letters/e-mails, taking minutes at client meetings, helping with tax provision workbooks and computations, and dealing with companies that were going into administration.

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

The people that I worked with were all very friendly and helpful and they tried to ensure that the tasks I was given to do were wide and varied.

8/10

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

My colleagues were all very helpful and appreciative of the work that I carried out for them. The people within the company are definitely what makes it such a good company to work for.

9/10

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

Each intern was assigned a "buddy" and a "counsellor" who were readily available to provide support and guidance on an ongoing basis.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were times on the placement when I had a lot of work to carry out and others when it was quite hard to find work but overall I was kept fairly busy.

6/10

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

Given the type of work I was doing it wasn't possible to give me too much responsibility but I was often left to complete a task on my own which would then be checked by someone else within the office.

5/10

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

As I am doing an Accounting degree and it was an Accounting placement, I think the skills I developed will greatly help me in the future. I not only learned more about the Accounting profession but also developed skills such as the ability to work in a team and presentation skills.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office atmosphere was a good balance between fun and hard work.

8/10

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

The induction week was very well structured and in general so was the placement. There sometimes wasn't a lot of work prepared for interns to do but that's because of the type of work it is and the fact that it is hard to know when/what a client will need help with until the situation actually arises.

7/10

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

The company was definitely interested in developing each interns personal skills, and whilst I wasn't given in-depth training in any one area, I did increase my knowledge of the industry.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

5/10

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

This is definitely a company that I would be interested in working for in the future, particularly due to the staff and the friendly atmosphere in the office, but also due to its reputation and the work that it does.

9/10

Social

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

In total there were 13 interns within the company in Scotland and we all got along brilliantly. We made sure that we kept in touch during the placement to see how we were each getting on and on occassion met up after work or at the weekend.

9/10

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

Glasgow is like most other cities - it can be expensive or cheap depending on where you go and what you do.

7/10

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

Glasgow is quite a big city with lots of places to go at night. It caters for various tastes and there's usually something on every night of the week.

8/10

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

The people in the office would go for lunch/drinks and there were also some sports clubs that you could get involved in.

6/10

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