This week EY Gibraltar has launched its Scholarship Programme announcing the first EY Scholar. Ryan Rowbottom, who will be reading Accounting and Finance at the University of Bath, has ambitions to develop professionally: ‘My enthusiasm comes from my intention to pursue a career that combines an interest in mathematics and detailed oriented and problem solving skills’, said Ryan. ‘Studying science based subjects for my A-Levels has nurtured these attributes, as well as allowing me to further improve my analytical abilities. The EY Scholarship programme will support my growth as a professional through this critical period of study whilst also exposing me to life in the office environment, working with clients’.
The Scholarship programme provides students with £1,000 per year to support their studies and two years of summer placement with EY. ‘We believe that we can play a significant role in encouraging and nurturing that future talent and our Scholarship Programme is one element to this’, said Dale Cruz, Executive Director at EY. The programme is open to all high performing Gibraltar undergraduates and EY is taking enquiries for the place. ‘Our intention is to work with government and our schools in supporting local students to reach their highest potential. We will be visiting schools and offering informal events for both teachers and students to learn more about the EY Scholarship Programme in the coming weeks. We have to ensure that all the good work undertaken by schools, to develop Gibraltar’s next generation of professionals, is connected with the Finance sector to translate that energy into the work arena’, said Dale.
Ryan is clear about how to succeed with the Scheme: ‘I worked to develop a specific insight into Accounting undertaking work experience; this provided me with a foundation of knowledge, preparing cash books, balance sheets and income statements as well as participating in multiple engagements. I regularly follow developments in financial markets, which has resulted in me gaining a better understanding of how the world of finance operates. Once I complete my undergraduate course, the next step will be to qualify as a Chartered Accountant’.
‘We intend to support one Scholar every year with the hope that this scheme will not only highlight the opportunities available in a career as an Accountant but assist these students in achieving their goals too’, said Angelique Linares, Partner at EY.
More information about the EY Scholarship Programme is available by contacting EY at firstname.lastname@example.org.