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.

Alistair Dune

ASSURANCE ASSOCIATE – EY

Age: 23

Uni attended? Edinburgh Napier.

Course undertaken? Accounting with Corporate Finance.

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

Favourite way to relax? I like to go for a drive when the weather is nice. 

Favourite place to eat in Jersey? Anyone who knows me will know this is an impossible question for me. Banjos is the first which comes to mind.

What’s your favourite possession? A watch I bought for myself as a present to celebrate moving to Jersey, joining EY, and generally starting a new point in my life.

What is your next step?

The main reason I got into audit is because it allows me to gain a broad exposure in various different areas of business and the types of clients EY has. My short term vision is to finish my ICAS exams and become a qualified CA. My goal after that would be to reach an Assistant Manager level, and then assess where I want to take my career.

What advice would you give yourself as a graduate considering the experience you have now?

I think it is really important to jump into an accounting qualification with both feet first. It isn’t a walk in the park, but it is definitely incredibly rewarding. Whether it be the qualification itself, or the opportunity to meet people of varying experience levels along the way.

 

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.

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ahorgan@uk.ey.com

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