That’s why as you embark on your journey with Ernst & Young, we want to help you achieve your potential by offering career experiences across our service lines, sectors and geographies.
Our 167,000 people are part of a global network that spans more than 140 countries. So, whether it’s the chance to work on one of our prestigious global accounts to obtain cross-cultural experiences, a short-term international assignment to help during busy season or participation in one of our more formal global placement programs, our international reach provides you with significant opportunities to develop learning experiences that span the globe.
Right from day one, you might serve global clients and work alongside a team of Ernst & Young people from all over the world, which provides you with exceptional cross-cultural experiences and learning.
Available from the start, short-term assignments can offer you a taste of international work. These situations arise when we have the need for additional resources in another country during busy season. Or we may need a hand with specific engagements or projects.
As you become one of our high-performing seniors or managers in any of our service lines, you can participate in overseas assignments lasting 18 to 24 months through our Global Exchange Program, our longest running international mobility program. There is no substitute for actually living in another country for a substantial period of time, going outside of your comfort zone and learning more both personally and professionally. You will broaden your technical skills and benefit from exposure to best practices, new cultures and people — all while developing a network of contacts that encompass the world.
You might travel to South America as a participant in our Corporate Responsibility (CR) Fellows Program. For our managers and above, this program focuses on improving the success of high-impact entrepreneurs in underserved communities. Our CR Fellows leverage their skills on five week assignments, making a difference by helping local entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and create opportunities in South America.
When you become a partner or other senior-level professional, you may be offered a strategic opportunity to relocate to another practice or country to provide leadership or engagement management, support business and practice development initiatives and to transfer your knowledge and share your experience.
On your own, you can always identify and apply for an international transfer. Our Global Careers Opportunities web site gives employees access to our worldwide job opportunities and enables you to submit an application.
Video: Working in the global marketplace
Having a global mindset is a requisite skill for developing inclusive leaders and a key enabler for global business success. Our "Working in the global marketplace" video highlights how we help our people obtain and develop a global mindset, regardless of their location.