To enhance the business capabilities and technical competence of its junior advisors, Ernst & Young’s TAS team has developed a 10-day, classroom-based programme that covers its six different service lines.
“We provide corporate finance advice and we help clients to evaluate, structure and complete important deals,” said Andreas Billand, Executive Director of the TAS team. “This programme will help us to create a new generation of more rounded professionals who can work across our different services lines.”
Delivered in stages over the first three years of their career with Ernst & Young, the new programme features case studies, expert presentations, simulations and role plays.
“We wanted to give the programme an edge that would appeal to today’s Generation Y graduates and make it different to other Ernst & Young training programmes,”
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“FISH! offers simple principles that are applicable to all staff, such as ‘choose your attitude’ and ‘make their day’,” said Andreas Billand. “It inspires you to feel excited by your work. Our facilitators put the film in context and explain how the FISH! philosophy can engender trust, accountability and innovation.”
The new TAS programme is being delivered for cohorts of 30 junior advisors at a time, through Ernst & Young’s regional training hubs in Europe (London, Frankfurt, Prague, Amsterdam), the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. The TAS team ran international ‘train the trainer’ sessions to prepare the 100 in-house facilitators who will deliver the programme.
According to Andreas Billand, initial feedback on the new programme has been very positive.
“We’re now rolling out the programme on a global basis,” he said. “We’re confident that it will help us to develop more flexible advisors who will be able to add value wherever the demand is within the business, whether that’s mergers & acquisitions in a growth economy or restructuring and divestments in more difficult times.”
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