This flexibility has allowed me to build a bond with my son - which means at times, he loves me more than his mother! The culture at EY definitely has a family feel. I enjoy working in an organisation who want to make a positive difference in the world.
I come from an Engineering background and have Oil & Gas industry experience with a passion for innovation. A proud moment for me was seeing the transformation and digital tools we developed for an Oil & Gas giant come to life after three months and the client recognising the value on a global call.
Consulting changes daily and I enjoy being able to work with different people from diverse cultures, working across multiple industries in global locations. The current climate has no doubt had a strong impact on the Oil & Gas industry which is my predominant focus. EY has supported me by offering me the right learning to develop my skills into knowledge that I have been able to transfer and help clients from other industries.
Aside from my day-to-day client work in Supply Chain and Operations, I have an active role within the firm to think of how the industry innovation can be further enhanced and customised for clients, helping us to strengthen our relationships. I also work on Thought Leadership pieces by consolidating a perspective based on market trends and partnering with relevant teams to write white papers for our clients and the industry. Having different experiences and opportunities to learn has helped me to progress from Senior Consultant to Manager, and now a Senior Manager. I’m excited to see where my career goes with EY.
My advice for a work-life balance
Everyone has their own requirement for flexible working, and I have seen a variety of models work for different team members ranging from three days working, to working from 06:00 to 13:00 every day. There is no pre-defined flexible working arrangement, EY gives you flexibility to design your working schedule. The biggest thing is having a two-way communication and having flexibility from both sides. I’ve found I’ve been able to innovate with clients and progress in my career without missing out on any family time.