While listening to the RTÉ Business News on Morning Ireland today, I heard an interview with EY Managing Partner Mike McKerr who was talking about EY Ireland reports market leading double-digit growth for the third consecutive year in their financial year to 30th June 2016. McKerr reported that EY Ireland's "data analytics business....was growing very strongly indeed". I liked a comment he made about data in that companies are "really aware that they have this latent asset....and how do they actually use that to try to gain competitive".
According to the EY press release, their Advisory Division "reported revenue growth of 11.6% to €147 million in FY16, reflecting the high level of demand from clients". Broader assurance services such as Data Analytics (plus Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services) grew "by more than 30%".
Since June 2016, 140 new hires have been taken on by EY - several of NCI's graduates now work for EY. All of the above is good news for graduates - especially those with data analytical skills. The outlook for our graduates has never been better and is a real incentive for students to work hard and get the good results needed to succeed in companies such as EY. So the message for any students reading this - CHOP CHOP!!!
|Image source: Irish Independent.