A Level Results
Results were as follows:
EY Smart Futures Programme
For the two weeks of the Easter holidays, Paul Allen and I were lucky enough to attend the Ernst and Young (EY) Smart Futures programme.
My time at EY was an enjoyable and phenomenal experience throughout the two weeks. I had originally shown an interest in tax but was placed in the Employment Law department where I was given a varied experience of what it was like to work in a professional services firm.
Throughout, I had opportunities to get involved in a number of activities and there were some which I didn’t enjoy as much in comparison to others. For example, I didn’t enjoy learning the new laws, reviewing contracts and three hour meetings as much as I enjoyed meeting clients and researching case studies.
There were also quite a few presentations which I had to present, one being the pros and cons of leaving the EU (in which I included a lot of Economics I’d learnt at school). All in all, it was a good experience and would strongly recommend it to be offered to the next year 12s who do Economics or Business. Thanks Ms Haron for telling me about this opportunity.
Umar Ahmed – Year 12
From the EY Website:
“Smart Futures is a great paid experience of work that can improve a young person’s chances of getting a job after school or going onto higher education.
The ten month programme, for Year 12 students in England and 5th Year students in Scotland, starts paid work experience during Easter and summer. The programme includes opportunities to learn more about professional services and work with other industries, which might include healthcare, the arts, or financial services. And every young person on the programme is allocated a mentor.”
If any current year 11s are interested in this opportunity for next year they should visit this website: