E&Y Shaping Future Business Leaders
Ernst & Young has launched EYAcademy (EYA) to develop “socially responsible future business leaders”.
The structured program is open for first year students in the finance and business related disciplines in local universities who are willing to learn and to be developed, with dreams of becoming future leaders.
Participants will join the program as EY Cadets who will gain EY experience through mentoring, skills training, teaming, internship in different offices of E&Y in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas.
“EYAcademy is a holistic approach to students’ professional and personal development. In EYAcademy, we will show EY Cadets the strength of our global organization in practice by offering them opportunities of internship in Hong Kong and mainland China and working with an international team,” said Agnes Chan, Hong Kong and Macau Regional Managing Partner of Ernst & Young who officiates the launching ceremony.
Chan said Ernst & Young aspires to have leading people culture. EYAcademy enables the business consulting and accounting firm to include the students in this culture at an early stage.
“This is their opportunity to grow with us and to become future leaders of the world,” Chan added.
There will be a wide range of activities, structured to enable balanced development of EY Cadets. Corporate social responsibility will be one of the highlights. In the first year, EY Cadets will take up the “CSR Challenge – Together we make a better world” to work on CSR projects.
Loretta Shuen, EYAcademy Program Partner in Charge said they “chose corporate social responsibility as the theme of the challenge because we not only want our EY Cadets to be outstanding employees in future but also responsible citizens of the world. We believe that together we can build a better world. High performing students will be awarded attractive prizes.”
E&Y targets to invite around 120 students to join EYAcademy. All of them will have opportunities to receive leadership and technical training, coaching and mentoring during their 3 year curriculum.
More importantly, 50 percent of good performing EY Cadets will be offered 4-6 weeks of internship with Ernst & Young in Hong Kong, Shanghai or Beijing.
The outstanding EY Cadets will have the chance to attend the Ernst & Young Annual International Intern Leadership Conference at Orlando, US., and to fast-track onto E&Y Hong Kong Graduate Program for Staff Accountant upon graduation.
Students who are interested in the EYAcademy should enroll in the program before November 25, 2011.