Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014

The first phase of the competition takes place in Hong Kong. Learn more.

Joining EY

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Choosing where to start your career is one of the most important decisions you will make. This site gives you a brief insight into life at EY – how we’ll help you develop your career and why you will enjoy working here.

Use the tabs on this page to find out more about the application process and how you can make sure you have the best chance of success.

EY Ambassador Program

The EY Ambassador Program enables students to leverage their talent to experience our culture, our business and our people to capture a deeper insight into a professional organization.  Then via various creative promotion channels and activities, they could share and influence more students who have an interest in EY.

You will have

- Internship offer or priority to full-time recruitment process
- Monthly per diem allowance
- Guidance from a quarterly meeting with the EY HR team
- Chance to attend Regional EYA annual gathering. Top performers would have an opportunity to get selected to attend the Global International Intern Leadership Conference in the US
- Broader network with other EYAs

If you are

- Chinese student from China universities for all majors
- Strongly interested in a professional organization
- Creative and hold a marketing mindset
- Familiar with various social media channels will be a plus

Online application: Starts in May every year

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Winter Internship Program

Get a taste of the real world by working during your university breaks. Find out where your skills are valued, while gaining hands-on work experience and professional training. Most importantly, you’ll appreciate our culture and values – and start to see the career you’d like to shape up. The relationships you make, and the impression you leave, could help you secure a permanent position after you graduate.

If you are

- Chinese student from China or overseas universities who are expected to graduate in the upcoming year
- Willing to develop in the professional services field
- With outstanding academic background
- Excellent in Chinese and English communication
- Excellent in problem solving, teaming and organizing

You will go through

Online Application→Test Centre→Intern Workshop→Job Offer

Summer Leadership Program

Accelerate your understanding of professional services and develop your leadership skills with a one day course designed to introduce you to our culture, people and practices that drive our success. Through group activities, discussions and training, you will build your leadership, teamwork and communication skills. If you show the qualities and strengths we are looking for, we will be happy to grant you a full-time opportunity to work with us.

If you are

- Chinese student from China universities for all majors who are expected to graduate in the upcoming year
- Willing to develop in the professional services field
- With outstanding academic background, good communication skills and the will to overcome challenges

You will have

- Experience sharing and career guidance from Partners
- Real experience of EY’s diversified and inclusive culture as well as first tier working environment
- Face to face communication with EY Partners and professionals to grain first-hand information
- Opportunity to win a full-time job offer

Stay connected with us

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Exciting moments from previous session


Autumn Campus Recruitment

There is a whole range of opportunities open to you within EY once you join our Autumn Campus Recruitment. After completing a rigorous process of evaluation finally you get an offer. Whether you join the Assurance, Tax, Transactions or Advisory Services, you will enjoy early responsibility, rewarding challenges and exposure to a variety of businesses across a wide range of sectors, which will constitute the essential components of future success for you.

If you are

- Chinese graduate from China or  overseas universities for all majors
- Strongly interested in developing in the professional services field
- With outstanding academic background
- Excellent in Chinese and English communication
- Good at problem solving, teaming and organizing

You will go through

Online Application→Test Centre→Assessment Centre→Partner Interview→Job Offer

Stay connected with us

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Sina Weibo:安永高校活动
Renren public page: 安永中国

Go Beyond

EY Go Beyond encourages the young generation to utilize business acumen and skills to use their creativity and imagination to solve social problems for building a better business world.

2014 Go Beyond started its journey in October and contains four major challenges. Each of these challenges will produce Top 3 winners based on criteria such as creativity, execution and social influence. Rich awards will be granted to the winners of each challenge.


Students from China universities for all majors

Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY)

The Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) program is about searching for the tax leaders of tomorrow. Created to recognize and develop outstanding young talent, this competition gives participants an opportunity to share experiences with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.  We focus on development before you join us.  This commitment continues after you join our global organization.

The Top 10 finalists in Greater China will be granted a paid internship or conditional offer of employment with EY in Greater China, and the champion will also have the chance to win a HK$ 10,000 cash award and represent Greater China to attend the international competition. The global Top 3 finalists will win a 30-day round-the–world business trip, a 10-day international business trip or get invited to the EY Global Tax Client Summit.

If you are

- Undergraduate and above Chinese student from China universities for all majors
- Strongly interested in tax professional services
- With outstanding academic background
- Good at written and verbal communication in English

EY Open Day

EY holds Open Day sessions in most of our main offices in Greater China to welcome students who are willing to learn more about our professional organization.  You will have a chance to visit our office and communicate with EYers from various service lines. We hope that such experiences can meet your expectations, let you stay closer to EY, and help you make a final decision to join this globalized high performing team when you get the opportunity.

International Intern Leadership Conference (IILC)

Every year 2,000+ of our best interns from around the world are invited to the International Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) in Florida, U.S.A. If you’re selected, you could meet our Global CEO, take part in workshops that help you to explore career options, develop professionally and discover how you fit into our organization’s global vision and strategy. You’ll also make new friends at team building sessions and of course — go to Disney World!

University Sponsorship

We are always willing to provide guidance to young people on their career planning to fulfill our social responsibility.  Thus, you will see our name as sponsor on various activities organized by universities, students’ unions or professional associations.

Team Activity

2012 EY Domino Activity

2013 EY DreamWorks

2014 EY Rush

Stay connected with us

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Frequently asked questions

If you have a question that needs an answer, find out more in the sections below: 


Applying to EY

How can I learn about open graduate/entry level positions?

For a complete list of open positions, go to Job search.

How do I start the application process?

Research our website to identify your area of interest, then go to Job search and apply online. You'll find information about specific qualification requirements in the job descriptions. For more detailed information on our recruiting process, see our application process section.

What does EY look for in potential employees?

It is not just based on academic performance. We are looking for well-rounded candidates with good communication, analytical and interpersonal skills. We also want someone who will work well in a team and who is enthusiastic and motivated to learn.

What majors besides accounting does EY hire?

As a global professional services organisation, we tackle diverse and challenging clients and projects. Developing excellent relationships and delivering effective business solutions requires specialists from many different subject areas – not just accounting or commerce.  If you have a bachelor degree in a discipline other than accounting and you're keen to pursue a career in our profession , we'll support you to apply for our position.

Can I update my profile and job submissions?

Yes, you can update your profile and job submissions whenever you want. Simply log in to your profile where you can edit all your information. If you wish to update or withdraw a job submission, please select ”My Job Page” within your profile where you can make changes.

How can I retrieve my username or password?

On the log in page, please click on "Forgot password" or "Forgot username". Follow the online instructions and you'll then receive an email containing your user name and password.

Are there any offices where it's easier to obtain an interview or offer?

All our offices require the same high standards of academic qualifications, competencies and personal qualities. However, some offices recruit higher numbers of graduates, giving you increased opportunities to apply and interview. Go to Job search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

What happens once we receive your application?

As soon as we receive your application, we'll send you a confirmation email. If your qualifications meet our requirements, we'll then invite you for assessments/ interviews. Make sure you read our helpful tips on how to prepare for an interview.


Working at EY

How is EY structured?

EY is a global organisation made up of member firms in more than 150 countries. Each member firm is owned by its partners and they have operational control of their business.

However, in order to maintain the same high standards of service quality and delivery in each of our locations, we have a global governance structure. This consists of four geographic Areas, each with an Area Executive that works in close partnership with our Global Executive, headed up by our CEO, Mark Weinberger.

To support our efforts as a global organisation, we also have a global entity, EY Global, which works strategically with each of our Areas to support consistency and excellence in all of our activities around the world.

Where does EY have offices around the world?

EY has 190,000 people working across the world in more than 150 countries. Take a look at our location map.

How do I choose which service line to join?

The right choice for you will reflect your area of interest and specialization. Have a good look around our website to get a feel for who we are and the services we offer. Then, speak with your professors, recruiters, campus careers advisors, friends and family to gather all the information you need to understand where you may be most successful.

EY is growing and expanding in new and exciting business areas, particularly Advisory Services, so there are lots of opportunities for you to consider. Invest time now to research the possibilities, so you can make an informed choice later on.

Do I need certification of any kind to join EY?

The requirement for qualifications depends on the opportunities you're most interested in and where you apply. You'll find more detailed information about specific qualification requirements in the job descriptions found in Job search.

Can I apply for a job outside my home country?

You can apply for any open positions in any one of the 140 countries that hires graduates. Your eligibility, however, depends on the hiring country’s qualification requirements, employment laws, and work permit and/or visa requirements.

What is the organisation’s policy on flexible working?

Flexibility is important to our employees, who are looking to manage their work commitments alongside other aspects of their lives. Sometimes reducing the number of hours you work or having access to the very best IT and communications technology can make a real difference in helping our people succeed professionally and personally. We have a pragmatic approach to supporting individuals in meeting commitments in and out of the office. Through discussion and negotiation, we work together to agree on a framework that meets the needs of our business, our teams, our clients and those of our people. It's an approach that allows you to manage family commitments, or pursue personal passions outside of work. We’re proud that some of our people have participated in the Olympics, written novels and recorded albums alongside pursuing a career at EY.


Student programs at EY

Do you offer Internships?

Yes. If you're looking to jump-start your career, participating in one of our internship programs will give you valuable experience and insights. If your internship goes well, at the end of the program you may be offered a full-time position with us when you’ve completed your studies. Take a look at the different programs available to you.

What responsibilities do interns have?

As an intern you’ll work in a team just like every other new graduate staff. This means you'll collect data, complete analyses, prepare presentations, and participate in meetings. Rest assured you will also receive intensive training to help get you started, and extensive coaching from the advisors on your team along the way.

What is the International Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) and how can I apply to go?

The IILC is an annual event held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It's the largest event of its kind and attended by over 2,000 participants from all over the world.

IILC gives interns the opportunity to meet and greet our global leadership and learn about our vision and strategy. The conference is by invitation only and is a reward for the best performing interns.

You'll learn from our top leaders, participate in seminars on current global issues and get involved in team activities. It’s a great way to build your global network and your vision of what your future at EY might be.


Developing your career

How will I continue to grow as a professional?

We aim to give you interesting and challenging work which allows you to develop your skills and knowledge on a continuous basis. And we back up your day-to-day responsibilties with one of the most comprehensive training programs in the businesss. We take your individual strengths and learning requirements into account to provide the right blend of experiences, learning and coaching for you. This approach will help accelerate your progress and support your career goals and aspirations.

We call this approach EYU (EY and You), and it reflects a commitment to your development. We’ll work with you to articulate your needs and aspirations and will provide the tools and opportunities you need to fulfill them.

What kind of training can I expect from EY?

Training is a core element of EYU. With our award-winning learning and development programs, you receive the formal training you need through a variety of approaches in the classroom and online.

You'll also receive valuable informal training through new experiences and on-the-job coaching and mentoring. See Your development for more information.

Once I join what opportunities do I have for working in another country?

We're committed to offering our people international experiences.You can apply for a short- or long-term secondment or international mobility program. You'll need a strong performance record to qualify. Speak to your counsellor and he or she will help you identify any suitable opportunities to enhance your career development with some international experience. 

What influence will I have over my career progression?

You own your career at EY but developing it is a mutual commitment. You're responsible for articulating your development needs and aspirations. We provide a supportive, learning, team-orienated and high-performance environment that will help you become a highly competent and successful professional. We offer plenty of career options and, wherever possible, we allow flexibility, so you can balance the demands of work and personal life. In return, you take responsibility for your professional and personal growth and for performing at your best every day.


Life at EY

What's expected of me in the first few days, weeks and months of my career?

Regardless whether you join us as an intern, vacationer, cadet or graduate, you're not expected to know your job inside-out on your first day with the firm. Your development will start on day one, where you'll partake in our firm-wide induction and training. Your development will continue progressively throughout your first year - and throughout your entire career with us.

What are the typical hours in a working week?

Your hours will vary according to the work or engagement in which you're involved. Occasionally, there may be some weekend work, particularly during busy periods. We encourage teams at all levels to work flexibly and discuss and negotiate how to meet the demands of each engagement. By communicating regularly with your team and supervisor, you'll be able to understand their expectations and plan your time effectively.

What do people wear at EY?

Our office dress policy is contemporary business wear. However, we're providing a professional service to our clients and they expect us to look the part, so formal business attire is appropriate for meetings with clients. The exception to this rule is when you're based at client sites, in which case you may adopt the client's dress code policy.

What is the social life like in the office?

Here, you'll find individuals representing a variety of backgrounds, opinions and perspectives but united by a shared set of values. This means that there are plenty of groups and networks built around shared issues and interests. These range from hobbies, sports and creative or intellectual pursuits through to support and volunteer opportunities. They also include groups such as working mothers. Regardless of your background or areas of focus, you'll find colleagues who share your interests.

What is EY's approach to diversity and inclusiveness?

The workforce around the world is becoming more diverse than ever. We've therefore created an environment where all people feel valued, are part of the community and are able to perform at their best. Whenever possible we break down barriers. Diversity and inclusiveness are about everyone. When we talk about diversity, we’re referring to the mix of people we have and when we speak of inclusiveness, it’s about how we make the most of that mix. It's about welcoming and harnessing diverse viewpoints, and about how this leads to making better decisions for us and for our clients. It's also about operating in a way that helps people to achieve their goals and make a difference, wherever they come from and whatever their characteristics. We believe in developing our people's cultural awareness and skills, including helping them to be aware of their own assumptions, frames of reference and behaviours. You can benefit from soft-skills training which helps develop a global mindset To us, diversity and inclusiveness make business sense: it helps us to engage with clients and teams in a global economy. And in a world of shifting demographics, it allows us to navigate efficiently across boundaries.

The environment is very important, what is EY's approach towards sustainability?

We recognize that we have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment, but we also see sustainability as an important business issue for EY and for our clients. 

On a global basis, we’re measuring our carbon footprint and finding ways to reduce it, such as:

  • locating our offices in buildings that meet the highest standards for sustainability
  • reducing the need for overseas travel through the use of video and teleconferencing
  • sourcing green energy suppliers wherever possible

As an individual, you can participate in one of the eco-teams in our offices that promote responsible practices, or you can contribute your time to a charity or organisation that benefits the environment.

How can I get involved with my local community?

We encourage our people to use their skills to help their communities achieve their goals by volunteering. We’ve divided our activities into three Es: entrepreneurship, education and environmental sustainability.

You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in the community where you live or work. For example, EY people serve as tutors for promising secondary school students, mentor aspiring entrepreneurs and organize tree-planting efforts.

Getting involved in these activities can benefit your career too, helping you build skills in different or unexpected areas.

I have personal commitments that are important to me. Can I still join EY?

We understand that success is broader than what you achieve at the office. That's why we support one another in attaining life balance, in reaching our personal goals and keeping our personal commitments. Some of our people have participated in professional sports, written novels, recorded albums and achieved a host of personal initiatives while working with us. The key to balancing your professional and personal commitments is communicating often with your team and supervisor and remaining flexible.