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EY Interview Questions in Edinburgh, Scotland

Updated Jan 5, 2017
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    Assurance Apprenticeship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at EY (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    1) Online personality based tests
    2) Strengths based telephone interview
    3) Assessment centre (Written Exercise and Group Presentation)
    4) One on one interview with company partner and presentation with same partner.

    Generally quite a lengthy and challenging process. Brush up on your strengths based interview skills and really research the service line you're applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • Address a time you've had to change your approach to work to suit a tough situation, and address any challenges you faced with your approach.   Answer Question
    • When working under stressful circumstances - it can be diffucult to comply with all rules - would you agree? How do you ensure your work checks against the rules?   Answer Question
    • Can you think of a decision you have made where you have had to consider multiple viewpoints or information? How did weighing them up make you feel?   Answer Question
    • You're preparing recommendations to forward to your manager. Given your findings, some of the information is quite controversial. How do you approach this and how do you ensure recommendations are descended accordingly?   Answer Question
    • Partner Interview: Questions were tailored to my presentation and me as a person. Just approach with confidence.   Answer Question
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    Indirect Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    After application, an email was sent regarding a competency test. Passing the competency test comes with another email asking for a panel interview, where the competency test is essentially sat again in an exam centre. Then meet a panel as an interview where they ask a few more competency questions in person and why you think you fit in the firm, and what you can offer.

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    Transaction Advisory Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at EY (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)).

    Interview

    First round interview for a summer internship position. It's a strenght based interview, i.e. there are no technical questions and they ask you how you would behave in certain situations. It's very important NOT to lie and say what you would do and not want you think they expect you to do. The questions are somehow cyclical, so if you start cheating and lying, sooner or later you will become incoherent and that's the worst thing that you can do. Very nice way to conduct the first round. No dumb questions whatsoever (like: with all the talented candidates, why should we hire you?), best first round interview I have had so far. Passed the first round.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with free riders when studying/working in groups?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at EY (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    First round interview based on a pre-determined list of about 17 questions of the type 'tell me about a time when....' So many questions mean you need a lot of examples.
    Assessment centre featured relatively simple numerical and verbal reasoning tests but the written assessment was particularly time pressured with a lot of information to summarise. Best to plan a structure at the start and be rigid with the time you assign to each part.
    Final round interview with a partner- your motivations for joining EY and the particular business function, some discussion of trends in the service line I had applied to.

    Interview Questions

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    FS Audit Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Online application followed by online numerical and analytical tests, then had a face-to-face interview with sector manager in Edinburgh followed by an assessment centre and final partner interview, both of which were in Glasgow. Both face-to-face interviews were fine, the first one is primarily competency based, the final one more why EY, etc.

    Interview Questions

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