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Be yourself.
Create your future.

Whether you’re at school, an undergraduate or a post graduate, right here is where you get a head start. Fancy starting your career while everyone else is still studying? Want to jump to the front of the queue and find out what working here is like, before we start recruiting?

If you want a taste of working life while you’re still a student, we can offer you a number of different options, from a two-week Work Experience Program to a year-long Industrial Placement.

You’ll get a sense of our culture and values — and start to see the career you’d like to shape. The relationships you make, and the impression you leave, can help you secure a permanent position after you graduate.

And the experience will last a lifetime.

We accept applications from all degree disciplines. Find out more here.

Discover which student track is right for you. Click here to download an overview of all our student programs.

Want to avoid competing with thousands of other students in your final year and secure a graduate position early on? Become a vacationer and put yourself well ahead of your peers.

Our summer or winter* Vacationer Program provides client work, skills development, training and professional experiences. Not only do you learn about our organisation, you get to apply that knowledge to real client projects. Discover more about our business here.

This is a popular path, with many vacationers being offered full-time positions with us when they've finished their studies. You'll be able to put into practice what you've been studying at university and head back to your studies confident that your career's already begun. So show us what you're capable of and you could be invited to join us after graduation.

EY - Be yourself create your future - vacationerBe yourself.
Create your future.
Josh, Vacationer

Apply in the penultimate year of your degree.

*Only Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth office run winter programs.

International Intern Leadership Conference

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If you’re a high performing vacationer, you may be selected to attend the International Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) in Florida, USA and join over 2,000 students from across the world.

You'll have the opportunity to qualify for our annual three-day intern leadership event, which is held in Disney World, Orlando, Florida. We bring together the best vacationers and interns from around the world and provide them with an opportunity to learn about our strategy and vision, meet EY's global leadership and network with peers.

During the conference, you'll develop a clear understanding of the scope and range of possibilities that EY can open up for you.

To be considered for the conference, you need to demonstrate the qualities we’re looking for in our future leaders and who we believe best live by our values and demonstrate a strong desire to achieve their goals.

EY - Asia Pacific IILCInternational Intern Leadership Conference (IILC)


Preparation

You'll need some basic skills to be successful in your Vacationer Program, so you'll undertake induction. We'll equip you with the essentials and help you rapidly develop your capabilities through a series of exercises – including talks and team-building sessions. You'll then be ready for business, handling tasks similar to those we give to our first-year graduates.

Teaming

As part of a team, you'll benefit from the knowledge and experience of established professionals. You'll also gain exposure to a variety of clients and industry sectors. This will give you an insight into the business and a good understanding of life at EY.

Meeting leadership

As well as client work, you'll have the opportunity to meet and perhaps shadow one of our partners. This will give you an idea of where your ambitions can take you. We're looking to recruit future leaders through our Vacationer Program, so this is an opportunity to show us what you're made of.

Feedback

You want your Vacationer Program to be a valuable and challenging experience. So do we, which is why we appoint a counsellor to provide regular feedback and guidance. Your counsellor will be your main point of contact during your time with us and will be responsible for helping you develop professionally and personally.

Relationships

You'll make plenty of contacts and connections during your Vacationer Program. To help cement these relationships, we recommend you get involved in the many opportunities and events on offer. You might also choose to become an ambassador for EY upon your return to university.

Requirements

You can apply to join the Vacationer Program in the penultimate year of your degree.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident to be eligible for this program.

We recruit talented students from a range of degrees.

When to apply


Vacationer Program Application Dates

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City Application opening dates
Adelaide 14 July – 13 August 2014
Brisbane 14 July – 15 August 2014
Canberra 14 July – 13 August 2014
Melbourne 14 July – 13 August 2014
Perth 14 July – 18 August 2014
Sydney 14 July – 13 August 2014

Please note that only EY's Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth offices offer the Vacationer Program during the winter university holidays.

Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

 

You’ve chosen your degree and you’re committed to hitting the books, but do you get the feeling there’s more to studying than just understanding theory? What are the books not telling you? It’s never too early to start exploring which way to take your future.

As a member of our exclusive Game Changers Club you’ll be invited to attend various EY events throughout the year. You’ll network with business leaders and EY professionals who’ll share insights and stories that have influenced decisions they’ve made in their career.

Introduced to EY, you’ll have first-hand experience and insights into issues that are shaping the business world on the local and international level. Through the events and workshops included in this club, you’ll gain skills that will help you grow from a student to a business professional.

Membership is limited so if you’re ready to be inspired, change the game today.

The Game Changers Club is offered in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Apply if you are graduating in 2016 or 2017.

"The Game Changers Club helps you improve your interpersonal skills through professional development meetings. It’s also an opportunity to engage with a Professional Services organisation and experience its culture. You’ll be able to network with members of the business and learn how to succeed in a high performance environment. I really valued the exposure I got to senior personnel and the number of like-minded students I met on this program.”
Benjamin Hua, Game Changers Club, 2013

Discover more about our business here.

When to apply

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City Application opening dates
Brisbane 24 February 2014
Melbourne 24 February 2014
Perth 24 February 2014
Sydney 24 February 2014

Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Requirements

You can apply to join the Game Changers Club if you’re graduating in 2016 or 2017.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident to be eligible for this program.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

 

You're ambitious. You've studied hard and you want to put your knowledge and skills to the test. If you've recently graduated, or are about to, become a graduate and set yourself up for a world of opportunities.

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Be yourself.
Create your future.
Sandy, Grad

With early responsibility and the support and training to grow, you'll build the confidence to pursue your goals. Exposed to a wide range of clients, you can expect to develop your networks, collaborate with specialists, learn from mentors and even study for postgraduate qualifications, including the Chartered Accountant qualification or a Masters of Tax. You'll begin to build your technical, leadership and communication skills, and be responsible for parts of projects right away, working in a business area of your choice. As a graduate with EY you'll be able to add value to your clients and shape your career as a professional.

At our graduate induction you'll meet other new graduates from your office. Your buddy and your counsellor will help you learn your way around the firm, set your goals and plan your development. You'll be well paid and have the chance to enjoy some excellent benefits, including the opportunity to apply for three months leave after you've been with us for 18 months. You might also find yourself working interstate or overseas.

Our Assurance and Advisory Sydney practice also offers you the chance to join via the Graduate Challenge Program.

Discover more about our business here.

Requirements

You can apply to join the Graduate Program when you're in the final year of your degree or within 18 months from your graduation date at the time of application.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an international student who meets our criteria.

We recruit talented students from a range of degrees.

When to apply

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City Application opening dates
Adelaide 24 February 2014
Brisbane 24 February 2014
Canberra 24 February 2014
Melbourne 24 February 2014
Perth 24 February 2014
Sydney 24 February 2014

Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

 

Serious about your career and keen to get ahead? Ambitious and hungry for real work experience now? Become a cadet and combine your degree with real work experience to make a serious start to your career.

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Be yourself.
Create your future.
Megan, Cadet

As a cadet, you'll combine full-time work with part-time university studies. It takes drive and commitment, but we'll provide you with the support you need to succeed. You'll gain valuable experience working with clients and will be exposed to senior managers early so that you can learn from some of the best in the organisation. And don’t worry – we completely understand that this will be your first time working within a professional environment. That’s why we’ll provide you with extensive training, coaching, detailed guidance and skills development. And when you do graduate, the experience you'll have gained through the Cadet Program may place you head and shoulders above your peers.

The Cadet Program is currently offered in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. To make sure you can get the most out of being a cadet and your university life we offer a number of different program options for you to choose from.

What is the impact on the length of my degree?

By becoming a cadet you will be extending the length of your overall degree by at least one year to accommodate working full-time and studying part-time. However this will vary depending on single degree, double degree and when you start your Cadet Program.

Please contact our friendly Graduate Recruitment team if you have any questions. They will be happy to talk you through the specific details of your preferred program structure.

As our Cadet Programs vary by city, please refer to the detailed information below for key criteria and program structure for your city.

Discover more about our business here.

Melbourne Cadet Program and Sydney Cadet Program

How it works

Year 12 students (three year, single degree)

Program 1:

You’ll join us immediately after finishing high school at the start of your first year of university. You’ll work full-time /study part-time for two years and then return to university and study for two years full-time. You’ll complete your degree over four years.

Program 2:

You’ll apply when you’re in year 12, but defer your start date until after you’ve completed your first year of university. We’ll provide you with a study grant for your first year of university and then you’ll join us to work full-time in your second year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for two years and then return to university and study for one year full-time. You’ll complete your degree over four years.

First year university students (three year, single degree)

Program 3:

You’ll apply in your first year of university and join us at the start of your second year. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for two years and then return to university and study for one year full-time. You’ll complete your degree over four years.

Program Structure

This table will help you to understand what happens year-by-year during each program.

  Program 1 Program 2 Program 3
When to apply Year 12 Year 12 1st year of university
When you will start 1st year of university 2nd year in university 2nd year of university
 
Year 1 Work full-time, study part-time Completed study Completed study
Year 2 Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 3 Study full-time Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 4 Study full-time Study full-time Study full-time
Year 5 Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position

Requirements

We only accept students who are enrolled, or will be enrolling, in a relevant three year, single degree at an Australian university. Degrees include: Business, Commerce, Law, Information Technology, Information Systems and Computer Science. If you are unsure if your degree is suitable, please check with our Graduate Recruitment team. You’ll be required to show proof of enrolment into your degree prior to starting.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident. International students are not eligible for the Cadet Program.

Information Sessions

We will be running Information Sessions in Sydney in June.

When to apply

Note: Melbourne will not be recruiting cadets in 2014.

City Application opening dates Application closing dates
Sydney 19 May 2014 18 June 2014

Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Brisbane Cadet Program

How it works

First year university students (three year, single degree)

Program 1:

You’ll apply when you’re in your first year of university and start the program in your second year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for four years.

Second year university students (three year, single degree)

Program 2:

You’ll apply when you’re in your second year of university and start the program in your third year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for two years.

Third year university students (five year, double degree)

Program 3:

You’ll apply when you’re in your third year of university and start the program in your fourth year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for four years.

Fourth year university students (five year, double degree)

Program 4:

You’ll apply when you’re in your fourth year of university and start the program in your fifth year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for two years.

Program Structure

The following program structure is based on a three year single degree.

  Program 1 Program 2
When to apply 1st year of university 2nd year of university
When you will start 2nd year of university 3rd year of university
 
Year 1 Completed study Completed study
Year 2 Work full-time, study part-time Completed study
Year 3 Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 4 Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 5 Work full-time, study part-time Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position
Year 6 Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position  

The following program structure is based on a double degree.

  Program 3 Program 4
When to apply 3rd year of university 4th year of university
When you will start 4th year of university 5th year of university
 
Year 1 Completed study Completed study
Year 2 Completed study Completed study
Year 3 Completed study Completed study
Year 4 Work full-time, study part-time Completed study
Year 5 Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 6 Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 7 Work full-time, study part-time Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position
Year 8 Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position  

Requirements

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident. International students are not eligible for the Cadet Program.

When to apply

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City Application opening dates
Brisbane 24 February 2014

Go to Job Search to apply.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

 

Are you looking for some advice on which direction to take your career? Then apply for our Career Compass Program and discover if a professional services firm is the right track for you to take.

You know that making smart decisions about your career is essential. Through the structured learning sessions and workshops included in this unique program you'll understand more about us and gain the skills that will help you grow from student to professional. You'll be equipped to make informed choices about electives and majors for the rest of your degree, regardless of whether you are undertaking an accounting degree or studying another field.

Introduced to the EY culture, you'll be invited to network with peers and experienced professionals and share your ideas and aspirations for the future. Discover more about our business here.

Demonstrate that you're a high achiever and you could be invited to interview for our Vacationer Program.

Apply for our Career Compass Program and explore your potential.

Apply if you are graduating in 2016.

When to apply

Apply to the Career Compass Program in your first, second or third year of your degree if you are on track to graduate in mid or late 2016.

City Application opening dates Application closing dates
Adelaide 14 July 2014 1 September 2014
Brisbane 14 July 2014 1 September 2014
Canberra 14 July 2014 1 September 2014
Melbourne 14 July 2014 1 September 2014
Perth 14 July 2014 1 September 2014
Sydney 14 July 2014 1 September 2014

Applications will close 12 noon local time.

Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Requirements

You can apply in your first, second or third year of your degree if you are on track to graduate in mid or late 2016.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident to be eligible for this program.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

 

You have great qualifications, so why not work with a firm that lets you use them in the best of both worlds and really set yourself up for success? If you're a high achiever and motivated to succeed, the Graduate Challenge Program is for you.

Our Graduate Challenge Program is a five-year program for graduates interested in a career that develops their knowledge and experience in both our Advisory and Assurance areas. You'll take on responsibilities from day one and receive the support you need to gain valuable professional qualifications.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills in both information technology risk as well as financial auditing and accounting
  • Gain valuable coaching by a team of technical and industry experts in both information technology risk and financial auditing and accounting
  • Build your network and client relationships across the technological, accounting and finance industries
  • Benefit from our support while you pursue your Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditing qualifications

Once you've successfully completed the program and gained your qualifications, you'll be eligible to receive a bonus.

Discover more about our business here.

Requirements

We're looking for candidates who have a background in either;

  • A commerce or accounting degree with information systems or computer science electives
  • An information systems or computer science degree with commerce or accounting electives
  • A double degree in information systems/computer science and commerce/accounting

You can apply to join the Graduate Challenge Program when you're in the final year of your degree or within 18 months from your graduation date at time of application.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an international student who meets our criteria.

Along with a proven academic track record we are looking for candidates with strong communication, interpersonal and written skills along with extracurricular activities or community involvement. Relevant work experience will also be highly regarded.

When to apply

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City Application opening dates
Sydney early 2014

Go to Job Search to apply.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

 

Are you a couple of years into your degree and itching to see what it’s like in the real world? Does your degree require you to do a professional placement? Become an intern and whet your appetite for real work, real clients and real experience.

Our Internship Year Program enables students from Victorian universities to work with us for 9 to 12 months before beginning their final year at university.

As an intern, you'll graduate streaks ahead of your fellow students. Plus, after graduating you're likely to be hired by EY at a more senior level than your graduate peers.

You'll work with a wide variety of clients in either Assurance, Advisory or Tax, and be responsible for your own areas within projects from day one. You'll work with a counsellor to set your goals for your time at the firm, and a buddy will help you settle into the office.

You'll benefit from great development opportunities - learning, coaching and experiences - and have the chance to build strong relationships with colleagues and clients.

Discover more about our business here.

Requirements

If you’re passionate about a career in professional services, we encourage you to apply for our Internship Year Program. We're interested in talented students from a range of disciplines including accounting, commerce, finance, IT and law. If you’re studying IT/IS, we encourage you to apply to our IT Risk & Assurance area.

To apply for our Internship Year Program, you’ll need to be available to commence full-time work in 2014. In addition, you’ll be;

  • In your penultimate year of study and willing to defer your studies for 2014 to undertake the full-time placement OR
  • Required to complete a one year placement with an employer prior to your final year of university studies

Applications are open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents. International students must hold a relevant visa that permits full-time working during 2014 and meet our eligibility criteria. Please click here for more information on our international student criteria.

When to apply

We will not be recruiting any students for this Program at this time.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.