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Life at EY

EY Students Careers - Life at EY
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Every experience shapes your future

Talk to anyone at EY and they’ll tell you what a rewarding place it is to work. As you collaborate with colleagues in our high-performing teams, you gain exposure to some of the most demanding and stimulating challenges in the business world.

Every experience and insight is something you can take with you as your career progresses. In fact, we believe that it genuinely lasts a lifetime.

We attract individuals from different backgrounds and cultures who — like you — bring a unique point of view and unique business skills. You’ll work with great people and will be exposed to a range of alternative perspectives.

Everyone’s opinion is valued. After all, diversity of thought and ideas enables us to provide better services to our clients. In return for your input and ideas, we’re committed to giving you the experiences you need to progress and develop as well as the learning and coaching to help you to excel.

For us, it’s vital you share our goals — so we can work together to achieve success.



We attract high-performing individuals from different backgrounds and cultures who – like you – bring a unique point of view, which in turn helps you develop as an individual, achieve your potential and make a difference.


Life at EY - Inclusiveness

Our inclusive work environment means that everyone's opinion is listened to and valued. You'll learn about our shared values, how to work in teams effectively, how to work with individuals who are different from you, and how to bring out the best in yourself and others.

Support and reward.

Life at EY - Support

We're committed to giving you the right experiences, learning and coaching to help you become an effective professional. You'll be encouraged to take ownership of your career goals and make the most of what's on offer. And of course you'll be rewarded and recognised for your performance.

Drawing on everyone’s strengths

Diverse viewpoints lead to better answers. And the global workforce is becoming ever-more diverse.

As an organisation with a presence worldwide, we encourage respect, integrity and teamwork in the way we work. You’ll be encouraged to think in global terms, build strong relationships and embrace diversity in all its forms. By valuing the differences in those you work alongside you’ll find that you improve your perspective and, ultimately, provide better answers for your clients and communities.

Helping you go further

At EY, you’ll be given the experiences, training and coaching you need to succeed. Many of the soft skills we teach are designed to create a global mindset and address the importance of diversity and inclusiveness.

You’ll be inspired to achieve your aims, both professionally and personally, while making a difference to our clients and in our communities.

We’ll work together to help ensure your career takes you in a direction where you’ll be able to reach your goals. It’s about making sure you do interesting work with exciting clients, while also providing access to appropriate training, coaching and support.

Find out more about the learning, experiences and coaching that will frame your development.

We’ll involve you in our business – and in the wider community

At EY we have a strong commitment to involvement and teamwork. It’s important you feel part of our wider organisation and feel at first hand the powerful impact we’re able to have on businesses and communities.

This sense of involvement stretches a long way beyond the formal work you’ll add to your CV/resumé. It’s about the bonds that you form with your colleagues, the support you give to our corporate responsibility activities and the way you contribute to our ongoing discussions within the organisation.

We make a difference

If you join EY, you’ll feel welcome throughout your time with us. There are many ways in which you can also enhance your sense of belonging here.

That’s because we take community leadership seriously; our support for the United Nations Global Compact and Transparency International are just two examples. And we rely on the enthusiasm and skills of our people to cement our place in each community we’re a part of.

Corporate responsibility

CareersYou’ve found the right place if you want to make a difference outside of your professional role. Our approach to corporate responsibility coordinates volunteering activities — in education, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability — in a way that makes real use of your unique skills and capabilities. That way, you can have a far greater personal impact.

As part of our commitment to sustainable growth and building a better working world, we place a strong focus on sponsoring educational programs, harnessing women’s economic potential and fostering entrepreneurship. Community engagement is also a key part of our global career development framework.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop in new and different contexts. You might be improving your public speaking, sharpening your negotiating skills or collaborating with people from a variety of backgrounds. But at the same time, you’ll be helping the community and building career-enhancing skills.

EY Alumni

CareersWhen you join EY, you do more than launch a career. We have hundreds of thousands of alumni globally, which demonstrates what a superb training ground EY is for the financial and business sectors. This network is something which stays with you whenever you go.

You may spend your entire career with us or you may seek new challenges elsewhere at some point. Regardless, we believe you'll want to stay connected with your EY colleagues, as these relationships will prove invaluable throughout your career.

These relationships will prove invaluable throughout your career. Beyond that, you’ll build valuable friendships too.

As an EY Alumnus, you'll be offered many opportunities to network with your peers. So whatever direction you choose to take your career, you'll benefit from your time with us.

And if you do leave to explore other opportunities, we hope you'll become one of the many people who rejoin, bringing valuable experience and perspectives that enrich our organisation.

Rewards and benefits

In exchange for meeting challenges and consistently high performance, you deserve to be rewarded for your contribution to EY's success.

You'll have access to a great range of benefits including:

Leave arrangements

CareersCareer break* You can apply for a three-month career break to take time away from work to go travel or explore other personal interests.**

FLEXleave* You'll have the opportunity to purchase up to six weeks extra leave. This provides you with more time for study, family or other personal pursuits.

Paid parental leave* You're entitled to 14 weeks paid parental leave if you have been with the firm for less than 5 years and 18 weeks paid parental leave if you have been with the firm for 5 years or more. This is on top of the Government's paid parental leave provisions. In addition, there is an investment that the firm has made for people returning from parental leave which includes professional coaching, career development programs, financial advice or domestic assistance. We also provide each of our returning parents with the option of having a parental leave mentor – a person who has already experienced the challenges of returning to the workplace following the birth of their child, to assist new parents in navigating this time in their lives and careers.

Flexible work arrangements. We aim to promote a flexible work culture by assisting our people to balance their work and personal responsibilities through the availability of flexible working arrangements.


CareersTechnology. You're eligible for discounts on some terrific leading technology brands on items such as laptops, mobile phones and accessories.

Banking. You'll be entitled to banking discounts when you combine a loan, credit card and transaction account.

Travel. You can take advantage of flight and accommodation discounts, and enjoy cheap car rental. And you can explore the world with discounted tours as well.

Insurance. You'll also be eligible for a discount on private health insurance* and general insurance.

Health. You'll also have access to our Corporate Employee Eye Health Benefit Program too.

Health and well-being

CareersWe support initiatives such as social and competitive sporting events, and offer employees complimentary flu shots, nutritious snacks and fruit in the office and the ability to pay for the cost of your membership to one of our in-house gyms* (some of our offices have them) or an 'approved' gym near your office from your pre-tax salary.

Employee Assistance Program. You and members of your immediate family can access independent, confidential counselling, free of charge, from professionally qualified counsellors should you need advice on personal, family or work-related concerns.

Work|Life Links. Work|Life Links is an independent national telephone information and resource service which will assist you in making care arrangements for your dependents, including children, teenagers, adult dependents and older relatives; or health and lifestyle services such as fitness programs, pet care and more. 

Social Club. The EY Social Club organises a range of activities, from sporting events to informal and formal social functions, including – in most offices – an annual ball.

Childcare. We have a range of support processes and material to assist you in managing the juggling act between work and life. This includes emergency childcare support, providing easy access to information on childcare facilities; childcare fees, including government assistance and rebates; and access to our purpose-built childcare centre (Sydney based employees). We also provide considerable support for our employees returning back from paternity leave as well.


Man taking money from walletSalary packaging* From your pre-tax salary, you can package an EY compatible PDA/Blackberry for business use. You can also package airline club memberships, novated car leases, car parking, study expenses, 'in-house' or 'approved' gym memberships and childcare fees in some locations, as well as make extra contributions to your superannuation.

Study Assistance. We'll help you meet the cost of approved external studies, which may include providing you with financial assistance to cover all or part of your course fees and the cost of your study materials. We may also offer you study and exam leave.

Professional memberships. We'll cover joining and annual membership fees for one professional body each year. This includes the Institute of Chartered Accountants or an equivalent body for qualified professionals.

Global Employee Referral Program. Recruiting the best people is critical to our success, and employees like you are often the best source of the best candidates. The Global Employee Referral Program provides you with a cash reward or shopping voucher if you successfully refer a candidate to the firm.

Working interstate, working overseas

CareerWe offer domestic and global mobility opportunities. That means you could find yourself working in other EY offices within Australia – or in one of our offices overseas. You can apply for an overseas secondment once you've had a few years experience with us.


*If you are a temporary visa holder these benefits may not apply.
** These benefits are subject to compliance with the EYA&NZ Policy and Procedure manual.