Kelly-Ann Hudson began her EY journey as a summer intern – she is now an Assistant Manager in our Wealth & Asset Management Assurance team. Read her story here, or watch her short video at the end of this post.
My first taste of EY Financial Services was a three-month summer internship, where I worked in the Wealth & Asset Management sector. I really enjoyed it and was delighted to be offered a graduate position when my internship came to an end. After completing a Masters at Smurfit Business School, with EY contributing to the costs, I started in 2014 in a Wealth & Asset Management role in the Assurance practice.
EY’s Wealth & Asset Management area is growing, and the progression opportunities are fantastic. Working with the largest investment and asset managers in Europe offers plenty of variety. I am now an Assistant Manager and my current role involves dealing directly with clients. There’s a lot of change in the sector and it’s an exciting time to be part of the industry.
For me, the learning and development opportunities are a real highlight of working in EY Financial Services. There’s a big emphasis on making sure you’re getting what you want from your career. I really enjoy working with people so whenever we have new joiners on our team, I am involved in their training. I’m also the social lead for our team which involves planning activities and events outside work – we have a night out every few months and I find this creates even more opportunity to get to know the people you work with.
There’s a huge amount of diversity in EY which means you get a lot of interesting perspectives. The culture is really inclusive and everyone is so welcoming of different points of view. I feel comfortable discussing anything with the Partners I work with. You are given responsibility for your own work, time and deadlines, but support is also available at every step of the way.
Flexible working is something that’s championed by the firm. If I don’t have a deadline or a meeting I will work from home, and during the summer I try to work from 8 till 4. I do like coming into the office though – there’s a good atmosphere and there’s always something happening, whether it’s massages, yoga classes or treats handed out at your desk. All of the little things add up to the overall experience. I would definitely recommend EY Financial Services as a great place to work.