Gallery speaks to recent graduates about their move to the working world, what motivates them and what advice they’d give to those that are new to Jersey’s top companies. We also caught up with a recruitment consultant to hear about their advice for graduates.

Alex Tyler

ASSURANCE ASSOCIATE – EY

Age: 19

Uni attended? N/A

Course undertaken?

I chose to join EY as a school leaver after my A Levels 

What did you want to be when you were 8? A Nurse.

Favourite way to relax? Spending time with my friends, shopping and going to the beach.

Favourite place to eat in Jersey? Wildfire.

What’s your favourite possession? My iphone, as it holds all my photos of previous holidays and good times with my friends and family.

What made you choose EY?

I participated in the EY Skills Academy during my A Levels to give me experience and understanding of what working in financial services would be like. I enjoyed my experience due to the inspiring and friendly people I worked with and decided to pursue it as a career. I was attracted to EY because it is a global firm with an excellent reputation of offering travel and secondment opportunities, which I hope to embrace once I am qualified.

What do you do on an average day?

My role is to work as part of a team, assisting in providing assurance that our client’s financial statements give a true and fair view of company affairs and are free from material misstatements. I spend the majority of my time working at the client site and I am continuously being given opportunities to learn through coaching. Throughout my time at EY I have already worked on a range of engagement sectors such as Real Estate and Banking.

 

MORE ABOUT EY

We are passionate about supporting our people to thrive and make the most of life. We support them in achieving both professional and personal aspirations. Be it studying for a professional qualification, training for a sporting achievement, seeing more of the world, or giving back to the community. Our people benefit from flexible working, global secondment opportunities, multiple professional qualification pathways and time out of the office to volunteer in the community.

INTERESTED?

Contact Anoushka Horgan, Human Resources 

ahorgan@uk.ey.com

EY, Liberation House, Castle Street, St Helier, JE1 1EY

01534 288600