Accountancy firm EY has adjusted its student recruitment programmes for a virtual environment and has taken on six new trainees in Liverpool
Accountancy firm EY has welcomed six graduates and apprentices to its Liverpool office in 2020.
EY has adjusted its student recruitment programmes for a virtual environment to ensure graduates and apprentices are still able to undertake client work and work towards their professional qualifications, despite COVID-19.
The firm has introduced more one-to-one touchpoints for students with their line managers and coaches and will be arming students with tools and tips on working in a virtual world. There will also be virtual networking sessions and more peer support groups.
Jenn Hazlehurst, office managing partner for EY in Liverpool, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome our new graduates to the firm and I’m thrilled that our business apprenticeship and summer internship continues to be successful. I wish them all every success with their studies.
“Young talent is essential to our future business success and to shaping the skills we will need to remain competitive. I’m proud that we’ve maintained our commitment to student recruitment this year, despite COVID-19, and that we’ve honoured all the conditional offers we made prior to A-level results.
“At a time when many young people across Liverpool and the wider region are facing a challenging labour market, our apprenticeship, graduate and internship programmes provide students and school leavers with a great opportunity to gain real hands-on experience, while also enhancing their skills and gaining a qualification.”
The apprentices will be supported and mentored by senior EY professionals, gaining work experience through projects within EY’s service lines, as they complete a Level 7 Apprenticeship in Accounting and Taxation.