Programmes

EY - Career
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How will you progress through our organisation?

Whether you’re at school, an undergraduate or a post graduate, right here is where you get a head start. Fancy starting your career while everyone else is still studying? Want to jump to the front of the queue and find out what working here is like, before we start recruiting?

You'll get a sense of our culture and values - and start to see the career you'd like to shape. The relationships you make, and the impression you leave, can help you secure a permanent position after you graduate.

And the experience will last a lifetime

Want to avoid competing with thousands of other students in your final year and secure a graduate position early on? Become an intern and put yourself well ahead of your peers.

Our Programme provides client work, skills development, training and professional experiences. Not only do you learn about our organisation, you get to apply that knowledge to real client projects.

This is a popular path, with many interns being offered full-time positions with us when they've finished their studies. You'll be able to put into practice what you've been studying at university and head back to your studies confident that your career's already begun. So show us what you're capable of and you could be invited to join us after graduation.

Apply in the penultimate year of your degree.

Preparation

You'll need some basic skills to be successful in your Intern Programme, so you'll undertake induction. We'll equip you with the essentials and help you rapidly develop your capabilities through a series of exercises – including talks and team-building sessions. You'll then be ready for business, handling tasks similar to those we give to our first-year graduates.

Teaming

As part of a team, you'll benefit from the knowledge and experience of established professionals. You'll also gain exposure to a variety of clients and industry sectors. This will give you an insight into the business and a good understanding of life at EY.

Meeting leadership

As well as client work, you'll have the opportunity to meet and perhaps shadow one of our partners. This will give you an idea of where your ambitions can take you. We're looking to recruit future leaders through our Intern Programme, so this is an opportunity to show us what you're made of.

Feedback

You want your Intern Programme to be a valuable and challenging experience. So do we, which is why we appoint a counsellor to provide regular feedback and guidance. Your counsellor will be your main point of contact during your time with us and will be responsible for helping you develop professionally and personally.

Relationships

You'll make plenty of contacts and connections during your Internship Programme. To help cement these relationships, we recommend you get involved in the many opportunities and events on offer. You might also choose to become an ambassador for EY upon your return to university.

Requirements

You can apply to join the Intern Programme in the penultimate year of your degree.

You need to be a New Zealand or Australian citizen, a New Zealand or Australian permanent resident, or an international student who meets our criteria.

We recruit talented students from a range of degrees. (pdf, 802.5kb) 

Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

When to apply

City Applications opening dates
Auckland Monday 17 February 2014
Wellington Monday 17 February 2014
Christchurch Monday 17 February 2014

You're ambitious. You've studied hard and you want to put your knowledge and skills to the test. If you've recently graduated, or are about to, become a graduate and set yourself up for a world of opportunities.

With early responsibility and the support and training to grow, you'll build the confidence to pursue your goals. Exposed to a wide range of clients, you can expect to develop your networks, collaborate with specialists, learn from mentors and even study for postgraduate qualifications, including the Chartered Accountant qualification or an EY diploma in Tax. You'll begin to build your technical, leadership and communication skills, and be responsible for parts of projects right away, working in a business area of your choice. As a graduate with EY you'll be able to add value to your clients and shape your career as a professional.

At our graduate induction you'll meet other new graduates from your office. Your buddy and your counsellor will help you learn your way around the firm, set your goals and plan your development. You'll be well paid and have the chance to enjoy some excellent benefits. You might also find yourself working overseas. Discover more about our business here.

Requirements

You can apply to join the Graduate Programme when you're in the final year of your degree or within 18 months from your graduation date at the time of application.

You need to be a New Zealand or Australian citizen, a New Zealand or Australian permanent resident, or an international student who meets our criteria.

We recruit talented students from a range of degrees. (pdf, 286.9kb)

When to apply

Apply early. The earlier we hear from you the earlier we can review your application and the sooner you'll know what we can offer you.

Location Opening date Closing date
Auckland 14 July 2014 Open until filled
Wellington 14 July 2014 Open until filled

Go to the Job Search page to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Are you looking for some advice on which direction to take your career? Then apply for our Career Compass Program and discover if a professional services firm is the right track for you to take.

You know that making smart decisions about your career is essential. Through the structured learning sessions and workshops included in this unique program you'll understand more about us and gain the skills that will help you grow from student to professional. You'll be equipped to make informed choices about electives and majors for the rest of your degree, regardless of whether you are undertaking an accounting degree or studying another field.

Introduced to the EY culture, you'll be invited to network with peers and experienced professionals and share your ideas and aspirations for the future. Demonstrate that you're a high achiever and you could be invited to interview for our Internship Programme.

Apply for our Career Compass Programme and explore your potential.

Programme Dates

City Programme Dates Location
Auckland 11th September 2014 EY Auckland office
Hamilton 8th September 2014 Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Wellington 12th September 2014 EY Wellington office
Christchurch 10th September 2014 EY Christchurch office
Dunedin 6th September 2014 Otago University

Information sessions

University Dates Time Location
University of Auckland 20th August 2014 5 – 6pm University of Auckland, Business School
Victoria University 19th August 2014 1 – 2pm Kelburn Campus, Hunter Building, Room HULT119
Canterbury University 21st August 2014 1 – 2pm Undercroft Seminar Room

Requirements

You can apply if you are in the first or second year of your degree. You need to be a New Zealand or Australian citizen, an New Zealand or Australian permanent resident, or an international student who meets our criteria.

When to apply

City Applications open Applications close
Auckland 4th August 2014 24th August 2014
Hamilton 4th August 2014 24th August 2014
Wellington 4th August 2014 24th August 2014
Christchurch 4th August 2014 24th August 2014
Dunedin 4th August 2014 24th August 2014

Go to the Job Search page to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.