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.
ASSURANCE ASSOCIATE – EY
Uni attended? Edinburgh Napier University
Course undertaken? BA Accounting with Entrepreneurship.
What did you want to be when you were 8? A surgeon; however I realised I hated the sight of blood.
Favourite way to relax? Taking myself to a quiet or new place where I can sit for hours on end doing absolutely nothing except reading a book or taking in the atmosphere.
Favourite place to eat in Jersey? I haven’t been in Jersey too long so haven’t experienced too many restaurants. So i’ll have to find a good seafood one soon.
What’s your favourite possession? My memory box which holds my travel memories, photographs, sentimental gifts and cards I have received.
What sort of professional training do you take?
I opted to study towards attaining membership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). At EY we are always under taking professional training to ensure our knowledge is up kept, this varies from online courses to training courses.
What advice would you give yourself as a graduate considering the experience you have now?
Take up the opportunity of the internships prior to graduation. It is easy to get stuck into University work and not think about post-graduation but take the time to research the summer internships available. I would also recommend the school leaver programme; if I had more information around the EY opportunities when I was at school I would have 100% applied earlier.
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.
Contact Anoushka Horgan, Human Resources
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