FOURTEEN university students from across the Channel Islands are taking part in a four week internship programme designed by EY in the Channel Islands to provide an invaluable insight into the world of professional services.
The students, six from Guernsey and eight from Jersey,are taking part in a varied and broad programme of activities, which combines on the job learning throughwork experience and work shadowing with informative workshops and presentations.During their time with EY, the interns will learn about the work the firm’sassurance andtaxteams provide, while also developing the soft skills required to build a successful career including networking, project management andpresentationskills.
To support them during their time with the firm every intern has been allocatedan experienced professional at EY as their mentor. The mentor’s role is to help the interns create development plans, provide feedback on progression and discuss the possible career paths available at EY locally and globally.
“The new programme has been tailored to provide our interns with a really challenging andwide-ranging experience. This is the first four weekinternship we have offered and we are sure that the students will gain a fantastic insight into what it takes to work in the professional services industry from their time with the firm,” said Julie Bisson, EY’s Channel Islands Executive Director and People Leader.
“The month provides enough time for the interns to begin to assess which practice area and career path might suit them best, while also allowing them to become fully embedded in EY’s culture. At the end of the programme the students will each write a blog to reflect upon and share their experiences.”
EY’s programme involves the interns working in both the Jersey and Guernsey offices, training on social media in a business context, volunteering at Durrell Wildlife Park as part of the firm’s Sustainability Day and visits to client premises.
“At EY we believe nurturing high-performance teams is critical to our long-term success and that of our clients. We invest significant time and resources intothe training and development of our people. Our CI Summer Internshipsupports this further and provides the internswith exposure to the diverse career opportunities that exist in the islands, which is essential for the sustainability of the Channel Islands’ workforce,” said Mrs Bisson.
EY Channel Islands’ Summer Internship Programme continues until 25 July. Updates on the students’ progress and activities can be found on the EY Channel Islands Careers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EYChannelIslandsCareers?fref=ts
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