EY sees 84% of its summer interns take on graduate jobs

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London, 29 June 2012: EY has today announced that 84% of students who joined last year’s summer internship scheme have taken on graduate jobs with the firm.

The figures were revealed as EY kicks off its 2012 Summer Internship Programme.  Over the next 5 weeks, 320 university students will take on work experience placements in 17 EY offices across the UK.

The professional services firm says that internships are a great opportunity for students to help set themselves apart from their peers in a competitive jobs market and is aiming to increase the percentage of interns who are offered graduate jobs to 90% this year.

The interns will gain hands-on experience across EY’s audit, tax, financial services and consultancy practices taking on real projects and interacting with the firm’s clients.

Stephen Isherwood, head of graduate recruitment at EY said, “Summer internships are a great way for students to gain valuable experience for their CV and to get ahead of the competition.

“Our interns will have the opportunity to develop new skills, boost their networks and improve their commercial awareness, in addition to potentially securing a job offer. They won’t be making the tea; they will be put into real life business situations.

“It’s a win-win situation for all as it enables us to seek out high-quality individuals to potentially join and students gain valuable experience of working at a professional services firm.”