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Freedom to define your own career
The experience you gain with EY will last you a lifetime. In fact, whatever you go on to do in the future, you’ll be able to take the knowledge and insights you’ve gained with you.
EY and you (EYU) is our career development framework, which is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to take ownership of your career.
Your development is at the heart of our culture, but it centers on giving you the tools to progress in the direction you desire. We believe you’ll do the best work you can when you have the freedom to map your own career path. And ultimately that means our clients will benefit too.
There are three key aspects to your development here: learning, experiences and coaching. Use the tabs to explore what each of them means.
Learn the way that works for you
There are two parts to our global learning curriculum. The first is designed to build your general business skills and acumen. The second is about constantly refreshing and enhancing your technical skills across our service lines so you can provide an improved service and form even better client relationships.
Aside from business skills, you’ll learn much about building relationships and leading people too — and those abilities are every bit as important for your career.
We currently offer more than 16,000 courses on our learning management system. Much of the learning we offer is web-based and it can be tailored to suit both your practical needs and the direction your career is headed.
You’ll also have a chance to participate in a number of milestone learning events to mark your progress, from Welcome to EY as a new joiner to the New Partner Program.
The events, encounters and opportunities that will shape your career
We know that the most enriching and career-enhancing experiences are gained on the job, and we recognize this as a formal part of our career development framework. With that in mind, our service lines plan assignments in ways that not only give our clients high-quality service, but also to give you the best opportunities and environment for your career development.
We can offer client secondments, as well as cross-border and cross-service line placements, on both a short and long-term basis. Whether you are working domestically or internationally, you’ll be connecting with people from around the world and challenging yourself on stimulating assignments.
It will help you develop an inclusive mindset and thrive in an increasingly global market, while matching our clients’ needs.
We also encourage you to use your professional skills to give back to the community. This will not only benefit others but will also add to your career and your life — enhancing your leadership, communication or project-management skills.
Helpful conversations and dedicated support
Coaching provides open, honest conversations between people at all levels throughout our organization. This ranges from daily informal on-the-job discussions, through project feedback and periodic formal performance reviews.
We’ll work with you closely in the early weeks and months. You’ll have a counselor, who’ll put time and effort into becoming an expert in you and your career development. They’ll work with you to consider all the feedback you receive and help you find the career path that will take you in the right direction.
You’ll progress fast here because we provide our people with the highest quality feedback and support. We have increased our investment in formal coaching and we also appoint coaching champions to create programs and give feedback to leadership.
Our mentoring program offers a chance for a combination of formal, structured conversations and less formal, ad-hoc contact. And as your experience here grows, you’ll be able to pass your own knowledge on to new starters.
On-the-job coaching helps you gain a broader perspective, increase clarity and address particular issues and challenges.
This practical, ongoing learning will improve your performance and help you get things right, the first time. Working with a colleague who can coach you on a work-related issue will often help you gain deeper insight into your own performance. It’s one of the best ways to gain practical knowledge that you’ll use time and time again.
Counseling – performance reviews
Performance conversations allow you and your counselor to look back and evaluate your performance by bringing together and considering multiple views. They’re an excellent way to identify where to focus your development efforts — so your next assignment can help you improve performance further.
Counseling – career development
In addition to performance reviews, career development conversations are also an important aspect of coaching at EY. These conversations should challenge you to explore your individual interests, aspirations, needs and options. They also create meaningful goals — both from an annual and a longer-term perspective.
Mentoring provides support, insights and practical advice on a variety of professional development and career topics. At EY, we encourage our experienced professionals to provide mentoring to less experienced colleagues, through initiatives such as the Career Advisor program.