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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.

Apply in the penultimate year of your degree.

*Only Adelaide and Perth office run winter programs.

International Intern Leadership Conference

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 2,900 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.

The best way for you to get to know what IILC is really like is to hear from our past attendees. Click on the pictures or video to learn more.

Sabrina

Adelaide, 2014 attendee


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Michael

Perth, 2014 attendee


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Kim

Sydney, 2013 attendee


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Sam

Melbourne, 2013 attendee

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Sabrina
Adelaide, 2014 attendee

I applied to EY's Vacationer Program as I’d heard from my university friends about the distinctly wonderful culture within the firm. I wanted experience within a reputable Big 4 firm, which provided opportunities not only domestically but also internationally.

From the first recruitment day I noticed a difference about EY, setting it apart from others I had been involved with. It was not just the culture or the values of EY that I liked, it was how engaging I found everyone I spoke with.

The highlight of the Vacationer Program would have to be the immediate hands on experience I received at client sites in such a short period of time. In addition to the industry exposure I enjoyed the social aspects of EY. I gained valuable insight from everyone in my teams but in particular the current graduates.

The highlight of my IILC experience was sharing the amazing adventure with the other Australian interns.

It was also awesome to hear CEO Mark Weinberger speak at one of the dinners. Having him express his passions and the direction that EY is taking; as well as how we as interns can contribute to Vision 2020 and building a better working world was very inspiring. Although EY is a large global organisation, we are one team and we can work effectively together as a whole.



Michael
Perth, 2014 attendee

The highlight of my vacationer experience was getting broad client exposure. I could understand what my degree was actually contributing towards. University is great to learn theory, so when I visited clients, I could apply what I knew.

After watching last year’s IILC YouTube video on repeat, I thought I’d like to go, so I submitted an application. I want to develop my understanding of EY from an international perspective, and extend my way of thinking beyond the Perth office.

When I got the phone call that I’d been selected to attend, it was an adrenaline pumping feeling of accomplishment and excitement, like when you land from your first skydiving experience. How many people can say they get to be a kid again at Disneyworld for a business trip with their future employer?

It was amazing to see 3,000 people share the same values but who all think so differently!

The workshops that were really were useful for me, were the Advisory workshop which helped me to think more creatively and outside the box for alternate solutions. The leadership workshop taught me skills on how to work with teams to produce effect solutions given set constraints.



Kim
Sydney, 2013 attendee

The IILC has helped me to explore my capabilities, explore EY and explore the world.

I enjoyed the ‘Building a better working world’ session and hearing inspiring stories from people who are pushing themselves to overcome their own challenges to not only make a difference to their life, but also make a difference in society too.

The IILC has helped me to explore my capabilities, explore EY and even the world. It was a great insight into EY’s culture and the internal and global opportunities they offer. What a fantastic and memorable experience!



Sam
Melbourne, 2013 attendee

It was amazing that even though people came from different countries we all shared the same values of passion, energy and a willingness to learn.

The IILC experience gave me the chance to develop my interpersonal and communication skills. I now have the confidence to become a future leader.

With EY I can now do things I never thought I could.

I believe the IILC has changed me both professionally and personally. Through developing my interpersonal and communication skills I feel as though I now have the confidence to become a leader and be part of a high performing team.


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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. International students who met our criteria are welcome to apply.

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 dates
Adelaide Positions filled 
Brisbane 13 July – 17 August 2015
Canberra 13 July – 17 August 2015
Melbourne 13 July – 12 August 2015
Perth 13 July – 17 August 2015
Sydney 13 July – 17 August 2015

Please note that only EY's Adelaide 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 2017 or 2018.

"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 if you are graduating in 2017 or 2018.

City Application opening dates
Brisbane 23 February – 13 April 2015
Melbourne 23 February – 13 April 2015
Perth 23 February – 13 April 2015
Sydney 23 February – 17 April 2015

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.

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 dates
Adelaide Positions filled
Brisbane 13 July – 17 August 2015
Canberra 13 July – 17 August 2015
Melbourne 13 July – 12 August 2015
Perth 13 July – 17 August 2015
Sydney 13 July – 17 August 2015

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.

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. We’re interested in students in business, commerce, law, information technology, information systems and computer science degrees. If you are unsure if your degree is suitable, please check with our Campus 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. For more information, visit

www.facebook.com/eycareers/events

When to apply

City Application opening dates Application closing dates
Sydney 25 May 2015 22 June 2015
Melbourne 25 May 2015 22 June 2015

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 23 February – 30 March 2015

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 2017.

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 2017.

City Application opening dates Application closing dates
Adelaide 13 July 2015 4 September 2015
Brisbane 13 July 2015 4 September 2015
Canberra 13 July 2015 4 September 2015
Melbourne 13 July 2015 4 September 2015
Perth 13 July 2015 4 September 2015
Sydney 13 July 2015 4 September 2015

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 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 looking to gain work experience before you complete your degree – why not join our Co-Op Program

When it comes to finding out what an organisation's like, nothing compares to working there. During your co-op year, you'll work with our clients, access our learning resources and gain experience similar to that of a first-year graduate.  Our Co-Op Program allows you to work with us for between nine and twelve months before beginning your final year at university. You’ll graduate a step ahead of your peers, and we might offer you a full time job – potentially at a more senior level than other graduates.

You'll enjoy the support of a 'buddy' to help you settle in and a counsellor to help you plan your development. You'll have your own areas of responsibility and may even be offered a full-time position with us after you graduate.

If you’re passionate about a career in professional services, we encourage you to apply. We're interested in talented students from a range of disciplines including accounting, commerce, business, finance and law.

“The Co-Op Program is setting me up for a great career. I’m learning all the time. I’ve had a well-structured induction program. I’ve also had on the job assistance and training. I’ve worked on big and small clients.”
Elenore, Co-Op, Assurance

Our Melbourne Co-Op Program will commence in early 2016.   

When to apply

Go to Job Search to apply.

Requirements

To apply for our Melbourne Co-Op Program, you are required to be:

  • In your penultimate year of study and willing to defer your studies for 2016 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
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident. International students are not eligible to apply for the Melbourne Co-Op Program

 

Real Estate Advisory Practical Placement 2016

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?

At EY, our Real Estate Advisory Services practice has been providing strategic real estate advice and valuation services to our clients for over twenty years with a focus on:

• Acquisition and divestment of real estate assets and businesses
• Commercial due diligence and valuations
• Project feasibility and development strategies
• Asset optimisation and accommodation strategies

Due to continued growth we have an opportunity for an undergraduate student to join us in our Melbourne office for a practical placement role in our Real Estate Advisory Services practice.


Requirements

To apply for our Practical Placement, you are required to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident. You must be on track to complete studies in 2016 or 2017.

If you are currently completing a Property related discipline with a view to Associate Membership with the Australian Property Institute, are keen to develop a broad range of real estate advisory skills in a corporate finance environment, and have a commitment to ongoing personal development, then we would like to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Asha Moore on (03) 9288 8965.

When to apply

Applications open on 27 July 2015.

Apply online and complete the application form, attaching a copy of your academic transcript, cover letter and CV. Successful applicants who are invited for an interview will be required to provide proof of citizenship or current permanent residency status

Applications close 12:00 noon, 19 August 2015.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school. 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.