Ernst & Young Employment Workshop

One of the largest professional services firms in the world, Ernst & Young (EY) visited Newham College’s East Ham campus on Monday 4th December.

Representatives from the firm delivered an exciting and interactive employment workshop for students studying a range of courses including Health and Social Care and Early Years, Fashion and Tailoring, Travel and Tourism and Business.

Staff from 15 billion-ebp (Newham Education Business Partnership), an organisation that offers work related learning, work experience and independent careers advice, joined EY for the event and helped to engage students in various tasks during the workshop. 

The students spent time learning about assessment centres. They did a number of tasks and it was great practice for them because they are similar to tasks that EY applicants go through during their assessment interviews. Workshops such as this open up their eyes to more opportunities, especially since EY doesn’t focus on academic achievements. For us it’s more about people’s strengths as individuals rather than exam results. When young people join us they are usually trained from scratch and can end up with a level 7 (a masters equivalent) accounting qualification
Clare Tomkins EY’s Student Recruitment Advisor


Fifty students participated in the workshop, completing team building exercises, learning about EY and gaining an insight into recruitment practices. Some even received prizes for demonstrating useful skills as they undertook tasks.


These workshops are about meeting the needs of modern day employers. There is so much competition when it comes to job interviews, with employers using aptitude testing, communication assessments and team work presentations. We’re here to bridge the gap between employers and students
Rez Hussain 15 billion-ebp’s Business Partnerships Manager


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