Joining EY

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Becoming part of EY

To make sure your next career move is taking you in the right direction, the following pages tell you about the application process, what we look for and the interview process.

Joining EY – the practicalities

As an experienced professional, you know how important culture and team fit are to success. Our selection process will help us both assess if we fit together and whether you’re likely to succeed at EY.

There are six steps to complete before we can welcome you on board.

1. Search for opportunities at EY

Visit Job search to look for opportunities in Advisory, Assurance, Tax, Transactions or Core Business Services. Jobs are listed by service line as well as geography, and you’ll find more detailed information about specific requirements in the job descriptions.

2. Apply online

The candidate profile and application form don't take long to complete. You can save your application at any point and return to it if necessary. To apply for more than one position, or to work in more than one location, you must complete an application form for each position. We’ll let you know when we receive your information and, if your application meets our requirements, we’ll invite you to an interview.

3. Prepare for the interview

Think about what you want to tell us about yourself, relevant work experience, and your point of view on current market trends and sector developments. We want to get to know you as an individual and discover your strengths and attributes. Interviews are for both of us to assess if you're likely to succeed at EY. Be prepared to interview us about the scope of the role, our expectations and our vision for how we could work together.

4. Complete the assessment process

We'll interview you over the phone or at one of our offices. We may also ask you to complete a written assessment, either online or at a testing centre. The exact structure and content will depend on the service line and role to which you apply, as different roles need different skills. We'll keep in touch and provide you with feedback and guidance on the next steps.

5. Review our offer

If you successfully complete the interview and selection process, we'll make you a formal offer in writing, often subject to background checks. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and, if you're happy with the offer, we'll look forward to receiving your confirmation and welcoming you on board.

6. Prepare to join

You'll find a large community of people at EY ready to welcome you. When you accept a role with us, we'll give you access to an online portal that will provide you with additional information about EY. You'll find useful hints and tips to help you navigate your way around the firm and explore how you can build a great career with us. After an initial induction on your first day, you'll have opportunities to network with your peers and to participate in ongoing orientation programs suited to your level of experience.

 

Different backgrounds – shared values

Do you meet our criteria and share our values?

People who excel

We look for high performers, who consistently deliver quality work while continually looking for ways to improve.

People with integrity

We want you to have a clear sense of personal and professional accountability, and know how to build relationships by doing the right thing.

People who are good at working with people from different backgrounds to their own

We seek individuals who are good at listening, learning, sharing, developing and collaborating – welcoming and helping people from different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to perform at their best.

People with the courage to lead

We want people who inspire and motivate others, and provide clear direction and encouragement in times of both prosperity and challenge.

People with energy and enthusiasm

We look for people who demonstrate drive, vision and determination and are passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals.

People with the right experience

We want people who understand the challenges of working in a professional services environment, and are focused on achieving and delivering the best for our clients.

EY interview tips: be at your best

Be prepared

At this stage in your career, you need to prepare for a challenging interview. Be able to articulate how your strengths, work experience and career goals will enable you to succeed in our organisation. Ensure you’re aware of EY’s strategic plans for the years ahead and our strategy for achieving our goals.

Be proactive

Prepare a list of questions to ask your interviewer(s) so you can assess whether EY is the right place for you. Research our organisation, who we are, what we do, what we stand for and our strategic direction.

Be yourself

At EY you’ll find an open and approachable culture. We want and expect to see the real you.

Frequently asked questions

Application, interview, selection and beyond

Make sure you know everything you can about our application, interview and selection process. You can also find out more about what it's like working here, your career development and life at EY.

 

Applying for jobs at EY

Where can I learn about open opportunities with EY?

Visit Job Search for opportunities in Advisory, Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Core Business Services. We list jobs by service line as well as by geography. You'll also find more detailed information about specific requirements within each job description. You can either apply online or "Add to my Job Cart" to apply after reviewing various job opportunities.

You can do basic searches, advanced searches or simply fill in a general profile application and, by activating the “Jobs Matching My Profile” functionality, we will inform you about new job opportunities according to your preferences. “Save This Search” allows you to save your searches according to your personal preferences so, when you come back, you can reuse those criteria.

How do I start the application process?

Go to Job Search and browse the list of job opportunities available in your country of choice. Once you've identified a suitable position(s), apply online and submit your CV/resume. We'll send you a confirmation email when we have received your information. If your application meets our requirements, we'll invite you for an interview. Visit Joining EY or Interview Tips for more information on the process.

How do I submit my CV/resume online?

To increase your opportunities for success, we encourage you to submit your profile directly to an open position. Identify your area(s) of interest, search for jobs, select "Apply now", fill out a personal profile and submit your CV/resume.

You can submit personal and professional information by uploading a CV/resume. The system will automatically extract the relevant information included in the CV/resume and fill out part of the online submission. You can review the extracted information and make the appropriate changes in the next steps. There is a character limit of 2,500 for the Work Experience section of the CV/resume. If the number of characters exceeds 2,500 the CV/resume will not load. You can upload the following file formats: .doc, .wpd, .xls, .txt, .rtf, .htm/.html, .pdf, .zip.

What if I can't find an opportunity that matches my skills?

You can set up a job alert so you are notified as soon as suitable opportunities are available. Make a note to come back and check the site for open opportunities on a regular basis as well. This will help increase your chance of success.

Should I submit my CV/resume for every position in which I am interested?

Yes. Every position is filled separately, so you should submit a CV/resume for every opportunity and geography for which you'd like to be considered.

How can I search for jobs in different languages?

We have 12 languages available: English, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Dutch. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to see which languages are available depending on the job opportunities in each country.

Can I apply for a job outside my home country?

You can apply for any open position(s) you see in any of the 140 countries in which we have offices. Your eligibility will depend on the hiring country's qualification requirements, employment laws, work permit and/or visa requirements.

If I submit my CV/resume for a specific position, how long will it be before I find out if I'm being considered?

When you submit your application online, we'll immediately send you an e-mail confirmation that your information has been successfully received. If your qualifications and experience match our requirements, a recruiter will contact you to discuss your CV/resume in more detail. Because we receive so many applications, we can't make personal contact with everyone who applies for a position.

Where can I get online help if I have questions about filling my application?

Go to the top right side of your screen and click "Contact Us". Select your country in the "Select a Location Specific to your Query" field. Fill in all required fields, adding in your question(s) in the comments box. An email will be sent to the relevant country and a Recruitment team member will contact you regarding to your query.

What is the difference between a General Profile and Job Application?

Job Application is when you identify a specific job opportunity that is suitable for you and you decide to apply for that position. This way the recruiter will see you as a new candidate for this specific position. By going to the Candidate Profile section at the right of the screen you can fill in a General Application, which won't be attached to any specific role. This means that you'll be an active candidate within our database so that a recruiter can find you whenever they perform a search according to your preferences and qualifications.

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 select "My Job Page" within your profile where you can make adjustments.

Can I delete my profile and job submissions?

Yes, you can delete your profile and job submissions whenever you want. To delete your account log in to your profile and then click on "My Account Options" where you'll find a delete link. Click on this link and follow the online instructions to delete your account.

How can I receive Job Posting Notifications?

To receive Job Posting Notifications, access your profile, click on "My Account Options", scroll down to the correspondence section, click on the "Edit" link and select "Send me an email notification whenever a new position matching my profile is posted (Job Posting Notification)."

How can I retrieve my username or password?

Click on the link to access your profile and at the log in page click on "Forgot password" or "Forgot username". Follow the online instructions and you'll then receive an email with your request.

 

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, 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 association 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.

What do EY professionals in the different service lines really do?

Use the links below for in-depth information about each of our main service lines, their various sub-service lines and areas of focus.
Advisory helps organisations manage their risks and achieve sustained improvements in performance.
Assurance gives stakeholders peace of mind about the validity of financial statements or other vital business information.
Tax helps clients comply with and navigate through the complexities of international tax strategies and regimes.
Transactions helps clients buy, sell and merge with other organisations.
Core Business Services manages and operates our internal functions to support all aspects of our business.

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 sustaining their career at EY. We're equally proud that many people raise their families while working for us.

 

Developing your career at EY

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 relationships with one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our learning and development framework, called EYU (EY and you), will help you make the most of the learning, experiences and coaching we provide. Your development is a mutual commitment: we provide an infrastructure that supports your growth, while you take responsibility for articulating your needs and making the most of opportunities. Together, we'll help you reach your aspirations.

What kind of training can I expect from EY?

You’ll have access to award-winning formal learning, both classroom-based and virtual. No matter where you are, you'll have the global tools and resources to build the technical competencies as well as business and relationship skills you need for success. And you'll also benefit from informal training through on-the-job coaching, skills-based volunteering and mentoring. You can learn more by reading the Your development section of this site.

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, teaming and high-performance environment that will help you become a leader in your chosen service line. We offer plenty of career options and, wherever possible, we allow flexibility, so you can balance the demands of your professional and personal life. In return, you take responsibility for your professional and personal growth and for performing at your best every day.

Do I have to travel to develop my career?

The amount you travel depends on the service line you join, your area of focus and the clients you serve. While travel is not a requirement for career development, we strongly encourage diversity of experience. You can discuss likely travel requirements in more detail during your interview.

What if I join and then want to explore international opportunities?

If you are with us for over a year, have a proven track record of performance and the right skills and qualifications, we urge you to explore the global opportunities available through various short and long-term secondments. Go to Job Search to learn more about all available opportunities and to our website for more details on mobility programs we offer once you've joined.

How can I find out where I might use my previous skills and experience?

You'll find specific information about our service lines, sectors and areas of focus within our careers pages, as well as on the main ey.com pages. Once you've identified where you're most likely to fit within our organisation, go to Job Search to look for available opportunities. The job descriptions contain a wealth of information, including qualifications and experience required.

 

Life at EY

What are the typical hours in a working week?

There's no typical week at EY. Your hours will vary according to the work or engagement in which you're involved. Occasionally, there may be some weekend and evening 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 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 in which all people feel valued, are part of the community and are able to perform at their best.  Our collaborative environment and inclusive culture means we respect the individual differences you bring, and our open door approach encourages support and knowledge sharing among peers and leaders. By recognising and harnessing the experiences and views of our people, and through supporting an inclusive work environment, we foster innovation and develop better business solutions for our clients and our organisation.

What is EY's approach towards environmental sustainability?

We recognise 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 have a philosophy of encouraging our people to use their skills to help their communities by volunteering to support entrepreneurship, education and environmental sustainability. For example, EY people serve as tutors for promising secondary school students, mentor aspiring entrepreneurs and organise tree planting efforts. You'll have many opportunities to get involved in the community where you live or work.

How easy is it to be a working parent at EY?

We value the contribution working parents make to our organisation and support them professionally and personally. We recognise there is more to life than work.

Our encouragement of working parents in the workplace has been recognised in many countries as leading. We are committed to our people being great professionals and great parents (if they choose to be parents) and will work with you to achieve the flexibility needed to do this.

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

We offer a supportive environment that encourages our people to succeed professionally and personally. Whether that's to pursue a hobby or look after your family, we have an approach to flexible working that supports commitments outside of the office, which is why we offer excellent parental leave benefits as a matter of course.

Do you provide information about or for your alumni?

At EY, we are committed to building life-long relationships with our people. Many of our practices throughout the world run successful alumni programs to bring previous and existing EY people together.