Variety, opportunity and global reach
There is a whole range of opportunities open to you within EY. Whether you join Assurance, Tax, Transactions or Advisory Services, you’ll enjoy early responsibility, rewarding challenges and exposure to a variety of businesses across a range of sectors.
As well as technical training, you’ll be able to develop critical business relationship skills. Teaming,, for instance. Or collaboration across cultures. It’s these skills that allow you to become a valuable asset to our high-performing teams.
Use the information about the student programs below and the tabs to explore more in-depth information about what you could do at EY.
Get on the fast track
Going from campus to career can seem daunting. 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 benefit from experiences, learning and coaching that will help you achieve your potential and adapt successfully to professional life.
You'll also gain insights into what life at EY is really like and have the opportunity to build valuable relationships.
User Job search to find out which programs are available to you.
EY Direct Entry
If you are about to finish your studies and looking for a great place to start your career, we are looking forward to receiving your application for a permanent position. We are hiring throughout the year, so you can apply any time.
Find out more about the "EY difference", or directly apply online for our current job opportunities.
Discover what life as a professional is all about. Work on real projects and prepare yourself to perform at an outstanding level. Apply for an internship with EY and get a head start on your career.
You’ll need some basic skills to be successful in your Internship, so your first few days will be dedicated to training. We’ll equip you with the essentials and help you rapidly develop your capabilities through a series of exercises. You’ll then be ready for business, handling tasks similar to those we give to our first-year graduates.
Our Internships last four to six 6 months. You will need to have or to be close to finishing your Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, economics or Business Management, etc. For our Tax Services, you will need to have a completed Bachelor’s degree in either Business Administration or law. You will need excellent English and very good IT skills.
Please send us your complete application. For our Assurance Services, we are a preferred start date in autumn. Otherwise all year round.
Check out our current internship offers in our jobportal.
EY Summer Leadership Program
Accelerate your understanding of professional services and develop your leadership skills with a one- to three-day course designed to introduce you to our culture, people and practices that drive our success.
Through group activities, discussions and training, you’ll build your leadership, teamwork and communication skills. If you show the qualities and strengths we’re looking for, we’ll invite you to interview for an internship or full-time opportunity with us. To discover more about this program, contact your university careers center or speak to your EY campus recruiter.
EY International Intern Leadership Conference
If you join us as an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to qualify for this annual three-day event, held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It brings together all of our talented interns from around the world, giving them an opportunity to develop a clear understanding of the scope and range of possibilities that EY opens up.
To be considered for the conference, you need to demonstrate the qualities we’re looking for in our future leaders. We issue invitations to interns who we believe best live by our values and demonstrate a strong desire to achieve their potential.
Helping organizations improve performance and manage risks
Our Advisory service line focuses on helping clients to improve their performance and manage their risks more effectively. Particularly important in a challenging and uncertain business environment, with escalating competition.
We work with clients them to address their specific circumstances and help tourn strategy into reality. Whether it’s an improved finance function, enhanced supply chain or superior customer management, we’re able to offer added value. This is why Advisory is our fastest- growing service line and an energetic, fast-paced environment with nearly 20,000 professionals around the world.
Advisory is our fastest -growing service line, an energetic, fast-paced environment with nearly 20,000 professionals around the world.
Because Advisory is a diverse and fluid business area you’ll be involved in a huge variety of work. This will involve delivering wide-ranging and constantly changing ideas to our clients across a broad spectrum of industries and locations.
As a matter of course, your experiences will be wide and varied. You’ll quickly be given responsibility to deal with complex business problems – an excellent way to build the skills you’ll need for a long and fulfilling career.
Where you can focus
Within Advisory you can choose to work in several business areas:
In our management advisory practice, you will have the opportunity to support customers from various industries and optimize their business processes. In this context, you will tackle two main challenges: How should companies respond to the growing willingness on the part of consumers to switch providers? And how can they make better use of the increasing volume of customer information?
Based on detailed customer analyses, you will develop sustainable models with our customers to optimally coordinate marketing, sales and customer service throughout their business model and sales channels.
Supply Chain and Operations – become part of our highest performing teams of experienced EY consultants with wide-ranging industry expertise. Here you can put your know-how in the fields of purchasing/procurement/planning, design, production, final assembly and delivery/logistics to the test and share your valuable knowledge.
With its traditional accounting and controlling functions, Finance continues to provide a basis for managing businesses. How do we optimize our customers’ financial function?
By providing comprehensive answers to their complex, operational and strategic questions with the support of our many years of experience and our global network of consultants. Together with your team, contribute to making our customers’ financial function perform even better!
In IT Advisory, the focus is on the effectiveness of our customers’ IT. Here you will develop the design of new technologies (mobile, social media, cloud computing) and draw up concepts for integrating them into existing application environments. Drawing on our extensive experience of business and technical aspects, you will support our customers in introducing industry-specific software across processes of the value chain.
Up-to-date, high-performance risk management – that is the focus of our management advisory. In this sub-service line, you can establish all risk functions for our customers from both an organizational and strategic point of view. In addition, if required, you will have the opportunity to optimize all other internal control systems, the internal audit function and compliance.
As part of the IT audit, you will support Assurance colleagues with the audit of the annual financial statements.
Do you like to look to the future, without losing sight of the big picture? In our strategy practice, you support our customers in implementing their end-to-end business strategy.
Whether with expansion and investment strategies, new business models or innovations – you develop management models based on a strategy that is tailored precisely to the employees’ skills.
With your team, you secure sustainable competitive advantages and tap new business fields for our customers. How?
By analyzing and evaluating activities and services with regard to market trends and with the aim of enabling our customers to act and respond quickly. In this context, you will use state-of-the-art analytical procedures, such as predictive analytics or in-memory computing.
More than half of all IT projects and IT programs fail due to inadequate management. You will assist our customers in the implementation of large-scale transformation projects.
You will support the management of programs and projects as well as with the strategic management of their overall IT project portfolio.
People and Organizational Change
The challenges are huge – especially with respect to demographic change and rapidly changing markets. What is required is a uniform corporate culture, talent management shaped by diversity as well as strategic leadership aspects.
You can optimize our customers’ HR function with your skills.
Careers in Assurance:
creating confidence for the business community worldwide
As the global financial crisis confirmed, there is clear connectivity between the world’s economies. Our Assurance services give the kind of confidence to investors that is essential for trust and informed decision-making. Timely and relevant financial information is, in fact, essential to the health of the world economy.
This means everyone has a vested interest in understanding factors such as risks, investments and values in relation to all economic matters – from individual retirement plans to the financial stability of regions like the Eurozone.
It also makes for a seriously stimulating working environment, where you’ll work across a wide variety of industries with equally varied clients at a high level.
This area is extremely broad, giving you the opportunity to develop a general grounding in business and opening the door to many career paths. You can become an assurance professional or move into other areas of the business.
It is your gateway to a wide range of opportunities, and enables you to gain a number of different qualifications.
Where you can focus
When you first start, you’ll develop broad assurance skills across many areas – covering both audit and non-audit work. You can then call on this experience when it becomes time to narrow your focus. You might work in the following areas of Assurance:
1. A career in Audit and Accounting
Today’s global financial markets demand international consistency in accounting and auditing standards and approaches. You'll have the challenge of meeting these using a range of resources, enabling you to help our clients navigate – and thrive – in this environment.
Within Audit and Accounting you can work in a variety of different areas, including:
External Audit at EYplays a huge role in preserving the integrity of the global business landscape. You can provide peace of mind to our clients by using your analytical skills to give companies, investors and regulators confidence in the validity of financial statements, business-critical information or processes.
Your main aim will be to provide independent verification of our clients’ compliance with accounting principles. By doing so, you play an important role in helping businesses accurately reflect their financial picture and, in turn, protecting financial markets.
Climate Change and Sustainability
Our Climate Change and Sustainability Services team is grounded in our core skills in Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory. Working in this area you’ll be able to help our clients understand business and regulatory threats and opportunities, explore and execute commercial transactions, monitor performance and assure public disclosures on progress.
Financial Accounting Advisory
As an assurance professional you’ll learn how to deliver relevant business and industry insights, and help non-audit clients focus on issues that matter to them. Through our Financial Accounting Advisory Services, you’ll help with many current critical issues, including IFRS conversion support, implementation of new accounting standards and assistance with public offerings.
2. Fraud Investigations & Disputes
Organizations need to respond effectively to the risk of fraud, comply with ever-increasing regulation, and take the right approach to business disputes. You’ll be helping our clients develop strategies to pre-empt, manage and resolve the risks of business conflict. You’ll also assist in investigating alleged misconduct, fraud and non-compliance with regulation.
Advising a fast-changing world
Today’s financial services market is global, constantly changing and highly regulated. It’s an industry that demands a dynamic approach to manage its uncertainties and opportunities.
Join our Financial Services team and you’ll work within experienced international teams – on the most complex financial services issues – helping to shape the future of financial services.
Visit our Experienced-section to find out more about this service line.
Careers in Legal
EY Law is nationally and internationally active and a leading player in all the relevant fields of business law. This includes a particular (but not exclusive) focus on fields such as corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, contract law, turnarounds and bankruptcy, information technology, financial market regulations, labour and social insurance law.
We are committed to providing the high quality of service to meet the clients’ business objectives. As professional at EY Law you will enjoy many national and international development opportunities both within and outside your specialist field, and will be able to develop your skills and legal career through special programs and trainings.
Our offices are located in Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich. Moreover, we belong to an international network of more than 800 law professionals in more than 20 countries all over the world. Our Swiss and international clients enjoy the benefits of local and cross-border support as well as top-class efficiency wherever they may be active.
Our IP/IT team advises on many complex local and cross-borderl IP/IT matters. We act for commercial and industrial clients in communications, IT, media, consumer products, healthcare and financial services sectors.
Our practice covers:
- Drafting and negotiating contracts in all range of IP/IT matters
- Service Level Agreements - national and international Data Outsourcing; hardware, software and other license agreements
- External Data Protection Compliance Audits and Training to ensure data privacy and data retention
- Advising in the field of Cloud Computing, Social Media, intangible rights, in particular trademarks, copyright
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyers offer professional and efficient advice on all issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.
Our clients include numerous multinational groups and national companies of all sizes from various sectors.
Being part of the EY Group, it goes without saying that we adopt an interdisciplinary approach. We work closely with specialists from the Corporate Finance, Tax Advisory, Transaction Services and Audit departments. This allows clients to obtain financial, fiscal and legal due diligence reports from under one roof, for instance.
Our main advisory services in the field of mergers and acquisitions are:
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Helping vendors prepare due diligence procedures/carrying out due diligence checks for purchasers or vendor due diligence.
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Negotiating and preparing all contracts, such as confidentiality declarations, letters of intent, memoranda of understanding, share and asset purchase contracts, shareholder agreements.
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Carrying out merger control procedures in Switzerland and abroad (in co-operation with correspondence lawyers).
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Providing legal opinions, especially on transactions with listed companies.
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Preparing prospectus for IPO’s, public take-over, negotiation and preparing transaction and other agreements.
In our corporate and commercial law team, we advise our mainly international and global clients with respect to all corporate legal questions.
Our service offering includes all corporate legal instruments over the whole lifecycle of a company in Switzerland, starting with its set-up all over Switzerland by way of an incorporation or a migration to Switzerland and ending with its liquidation or migration out Switzerland. Apart from the provision of all types of corporate services, these offerings include the advising on corporate governance related questions as well as the preparation and the review of all types of commercial agreements.
Based on our close cooperation with our EY audit and tax specialists, we assist our clients in kinds of group restructurings and reorganizations. Often, these services do not only consist of a variety of corporate legal measures, but also include the possibility to coordinate the whole project on behalf of the client.
Banking/Insurance & Finance - FSO
EY has a dedicated practice for serving the Financial Services industry, including Banking & Capital Markets, Insurance and Asset Management.
Our team of about 40 specialists in Zurich and Geneva offers our clients high-quality professional advice on legal, regulatory and compliance issues, nationally as well as across borders.
As part of the EY financial services organization, we are well aware of the regulatory and private law issues and implementation problems which the financial services organizations are facing. We are familiar with interdisciplinary issues. We team up with specialists from other disciplines and develop holistic solutions.
Our main services include:
- Set-up / Relocation / Reorganization / Restructuring and Liquidation of a financial services organizations
- Corporate Governance aspects
- Compliance organization, concept and topics, such as directive review, client files review, training, risk assessment, expert opinion on specific issues
- Special investigations in legal and regulatory matters
- Regulatory audits
- Issues related to proper conduct of business operations, banking secrecy, administrative assistance
- Contracts and transactions
Our lawyers - experienced in processing large and complex estate and bankruptcy proceedings - offer wide-ranging services in all stages of the proceedings. We offer advice to both companies in crisis and creditors whose claims are at stake as a result of an insolvency of their debtor.
Thanks to our network we can rely on professionals in more than 130 countries in international cases.
Within the scope of debt collection and bankruptcy law our practice covers:
- Bankruptcy proceedings (auxiliary of the bankruptcy office and private bankruptcy administration):
- Debt moratorium procedure (administrator and liquidator)
- Debt enforcement procedure (auxiliary of the debt enforcement office)
- Liquidations and procedures under special law
- Other services, such as representing creditors and enforcing their claims in ongoing debt enforcement, bankruptcy and debt moratorium procedures; applying for an order freezing debtor's assets, where necessary; representing creditors or groups of creditors on creditors' committees
- Providing advice on restructuring (comprehensive expertise)
- Preventative review (uncovering risks)
Service in the field of labor law
- Drawing up/adjusting employment contracts for employees, managerial staff and executive board members
- Advisory contracts
- Expatriate contracts, secondment agreements
- Obtaining work and residence permits
- Providing advice on terminating employment contracts, including drawing up leaving agreements and references
- Employee share option models, bonus and incentive plans
- Providing advice on business transfers/restructurings; employee consultations
- Support in organizing mass redundancies/preparing the consultation process/social plan
- Due diligence under employment law in the event of a merger or acquisition
- Functioning as an external ombudsman in the event of sexual harassment and mobbing
- Drafting employee handbooks (manuals and policies)
Advise on special issues
- Early retirement
- Pregnancy and birth
- Severance pay
- Restraint of competition
- Bonus models
- Employee inventions
- Social security and pension plan
Taking care of our business
Core Business Services are the support functions that help our business to run efficiently and effectively. They include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Administrative Support, Marketing, Knowledge and Business Development.
You'll come into contact with or work alongside our highly diverse and talented group of individuals as you help to build EY's success. Find out the exact nature of the student opportunities available in your country by using this site’s search facility.
Helping clients buy, sell and merge
At a time when the global business environment holds increasingly complex strategic challenges, it’s vitally important for our clients to raise, preserve, invest and optimize capital. This process is a vital component of their competitiveness for the long term.
We work with the world’s largest organizations, fastest -growing companies, and private equity firms on some of the biggest and most complex cross-border engagements in the global market.
You'll help those clients make better and more informed decisions about how they manage capital and transactions in a changing world. That means advising businesses on how they preserve, optimize, raise and invest their capital to help them achieve their strategic objectives.
In short, you’ll be confirming your clients’ long-term health and enabling them to create social and economic value from their corporate transactions.
If you’re interested in capital and how to make it work harder, then you’ll feel at home in Transactions. Dealing directly with senior executives, lawyers, finance professionals, and other professionals, it’s a challenging and exciting role in a dynamic, forward-looking environment.
Where you can focus
As you develop your career in Transactions, you’ll be able to build technical depth and explore a breadth of business issues. To help you decide where to specialize, your first few years will be spent in at least three different areas of the business. Your options will include:
Capital & Dept Advisory
The conditions on the financial markets have changed. Companies’ financing options have become far more diverse and complex. We help our clients assemble a financing package that is in tune with their current phase of development. We offer:
- Development and implementation of (group) financing strategies (capital and debt market, project finance, equity)
- Optimizing and restructuring of existing financing
- Rating advisory services
Commercial Advisory Services
In terms of transactions, the aim is to answer a series of strategic questions. Does the target entity have a long-term competitive advantage? Which market forces have a positive or negative effect on the business model? Is growth planning plausible?
Commercial Advisory Services supports buyers and sellers in evaluating business models and market opportunities and risks. We also offer our clients strategic advice, for example, about entry into new markets.
- Due diligence
- Portfolio analysis
- Market entry studies
- Business planning support
Today, more than ever, organizations must plan carefully for growth and analyze their capital agenda and related transactions in the context of their overall business strategy. As part of our M&A team you’ll help identify the right transaction and capital strategy for clients.
Operational Transaction Services
In this business area you’ll help clients drive operational value from their capital strategy. You’ll learn how to develop the right plan for complex integrations, divestments and carve-outs – and how to implement it properly. You’ll play a key role in an integrated approach that focuses on our clients’ financial, tax and operational needs.
Join our market-leading Restructuring practice and you'll help local and global clients change their organizations throughout the whole economic cycle. You’ll add to your technical knowledge with in-depth industry experience, building your understanding of the specific competitive challenges our clients face.
Transaction Real Estate
In this dynamic and complex market you’ll help clients develop and execute real estate transactions by providing objective and responsive advice. You’ll offer a dedicated and committed service to assist clients in achieving the potential of their real estate assets, portfolios or companies.
A transaction can be one of the most complex and risky business propositions our clients can undertake. You'll help them achieve the best possible outcome, from initial strategic assessment to implementation and post-integration. Your aim will be to improve their negotiating position and accelerate a smooth transaction with minimal disruption.
Every transaction has tax implications. Working with a worldwide network of professional advisors you’ll combine diverse cross-border transaction experience with local tax knowledge across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. This way you’ll help clients make informed decisions and navigate the tax implications of every transaction.
Valuation & Business Modeling
As a transaction professional you'll help clients evaluate and confirm their capital and growth strategies. You'll work with clients in areas such as understanding the specific value proposition for complex business holdings and investments, and identifying non-core assets for divesting.
Careers in Tax:
help your clients navigate the complexities of international tax
By meeting their tax obligations, clients help the wider community. As we help them to navigate an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment and support them in making the right decisions, we’re contributing to the better working world that everyone wants to see.
Our advisors therefore need a deep understanding of relevant legislation, outstanding communication skills and the ability to manage client relationships effectively.
As a tax professional at EY, you'll use your research and analytical skills, apply yourself to stay on top of the law and acquire an in-depth knowledge of clients’ businesses.
We provide a full suite of tax services to clients ranging from the very largest multinationals to fast-growth entrepreneurial businesses. You might choose to start your tax career with us by acquiring a broad experience across a range of different service offerings or by focusing on one particular area. The sections below give an idea of what you can experience in our different tax service lines:
Business Tax Services
Our business tax professionals help businesses meet complex demands for tax reporting, compliance and planning, and tax policy and controversy.
Business Tax consists of different service offerings, including:
- Business Tax Advisory
- Business Tax Compliance
- Tax Accounting & Risk Advisory
You’ll have the chance to gain experience across multiple service offerings, with long-term opportunities for focusing in one or more area.
You’ll also work with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to long-established worldwide organizations, developing a breadth and depth of tax and business skills domestically and on a multinational basis to advance your career.
Our indirect tax professionals work with clients that trade goods or services nationally and internationally. Work with them and you’ll advise how indirect taxes such as value added tax (VAT) or goods & services tax (GST) impact your clients’ supply chain and financial and accounting systems.
You’ll identify and address areas of risk, advise clients on the taxation implications of international trade and assist them in complying with customs regulations. Working in Indirect Tax, you’ll gain wide-ranging experience across different industries and opportunities to work internationally, and receive the support you need to become an effective tax professional.
Our international tax professionals help multinational companies align their global tax position with their business strategy to maintain competitive advantage and provide shareholder value.
International tax teams support clients’ cross-border transactions, assess their international tax strategies and provide a range of services, including transfer pricing policies and tax-effective supply chain management.
As a member of our international tax team, you’ll gain experience on engagements with some of the world’s largest international organizations and have opportunities to work with different tax regimes through international assignments.
Our transaction tax professionals advise companies and private equity investors on all tax aspects of their transactions.
They assist clients with structuring transaction tax efficiently and undertake tax due-diligence reviews of potential targets.
Together with Restructuring colleagues, they also help companies in financial difficulties. This includes helping those in formal insolvency proceedings to restore their balance sheets by advising on sales of non-core businesses.
Transaction tax professionals look after clients of all sizes across all industries, working closely with colleagues in different service lines around the world. In this dynamic and fast-moving environment, you’ll work on a variety of transactions. These range from acquisitions of small family-owned businesses to significant, newsworthy deals, including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, de-mergers, joint ventures, refinancing or stock exchange transactions such as IPOs. Each will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to develop your career.
Our human capital professionals help many of the world’s largest companies to mobilize their employees around the world. We have developed a unique model in integrating our core services and advisory offerings to assist our clients to manage their global workforce and to deliver operational improvements.
Join our global team to become a trusted advisor in one or more of our eight Core Services:
- Assignment Services
- Global Immigration
- Expatriate Tax Services
- International Social Security
- Global Employment Tax Services
- HR & Payroll Performance Improvement
You can also focus on strategic approaches to human resource operations through our six Advisory Offerings:
- Accidental Expatriate
- Global Mobility Policy Advisory
- Global Equity
- HR Transaction Advisory
- HR Cost & Risk Advisory
- Compensation Accumulation
One of our key service goals is to team with each client and align our approach to our client’s needs. We believe in close communication and investing the time to develop a strong, long-term relationship.