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Choosing where to start your career is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. This site gives you a brief insight into life at EY — how we’ll accelerate the development of your career and why you’ll enjoy working at a fast-paced global company.

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.

Your Strengths


At EY we break the mould when it comes to our Student recruitment by assessing strengths in our applicants rather than looking at competencies. Learn more about the strengths process.

Application process

EY Careers

There are eight steps to complete before your first day at EY. Find out exactly how the process works.

What we look for

EY Careers

We recruit people from all kinds of backgrounds and with all sorts of skills. However, we do look for some common values.

Interview tips


An interview is your chance to tell us about yourself and what you’d bring to EY.



The details about our application and selection process. Includes information about creating and accessing your online profile.

Student events


A great way to learn about the opportunities at EY is to come and meet us on campus. Find out where and when.

Apply Now

EY Careers

Understand how and where to apply for one of our Student vacancies now.


What are strengths?

A recruitment process is meant to be challenging.

It is important to us that you get the opportunity to show us who you really are, what your strengths are and if you have the attributes and ambition we need in our people. This is why we took the bold step to implement strengths-based recruitment for all our graduate and schools opportunities.

So what is a strength? Professor Alex Linley, who helped design our selection methodology, describes a Strength as “a pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is authentic and energising to the user, and enables optimal functioning, development and performance”.

Understanding and utilising your strengths will help us define you as a person, and enable you to perform at your best in a role and have a fulfilling professional life.

We create all the assessment tools for our world-class training programmes by looking at the successful people in our business, and then design challenging and unbiased tests to assess your strengths. Every year we re-validate our all of our methods to ensure they work.

Recognise what you enjoy: these are your strengths and help you identify a role that's right for you. Watch our video to find out more.

What are we looking for?

In general, we're much more interested in the kind of person you are and the things you're naturally good at than what degree you studied at university. So we want you to be yourself and show us what you've got and how far you want to take your career. As you'd expect, we also ask you to have some minimum qualifications, so be sure to check the requirements when you apply.

The exact qualifications you'll need will depend on the programme you apply for. But here's what we usually look for:

  • Grade B or above for GCSE Mathematics and English Language
  • 300 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding General Studies and re-sits)
  • 2.1 degree in any discipline.

Assessing strengths, not just qualifications

Understanding and using your strengths will help us define you as a person, and enable you to perform to the best of your ability and have a fulfilling professional life.


Whether you are a school leaver looking to do something different, currently studying towards your undergraduate degree or you’re a post graduate looking to challenge yourself further, you’ll find a programme for you.

Log on to our Students Careers page, where you can search our Graduate, Undergraduate and Schools opportunities that we are accepting applications for.


Our application is made up of two parts:

  • Complete our online application form. This is your chance to tell us about yourself and achievements to date.
  • Complete an online strengths assessment. Once you've registered and submitted your application form, you will receive an email link to complete this assessment.

The strengths assessment will ask you to read a series of scenarios and then choose how you would respond in each scenario. The questions will require you to select one response, or rank your responses in order.

Try our sample strengths test to get an idea of what to expect before you complete the strengths test.

You will receive a decision on your application once only both parts have been submitted.

Psychometric Tests

Providing you are successful at application you will be required to complete an online psychometric test which tests your verbal, numeric and diagrammatic reasoning ability.


You will be invited to attend an interview that will ask you to demonstrate your strengths and your motivation for joining EY. We want to get to know you, so relax and be yourself.

Assessment Centre

You will take part in various activities such as a team meeting, a written report and an interview. This will give you a better feel for EY and helps us learn more about you.

Reasonable Adjustments & Disability

At EY we are committed to bringing together the right candidates to create the high performing teams that provide our clients with the exceptional service they expect. Our people advise some of the world’s most important organisations on the most complex business matters, which is why our people are vital to businesses, industries and economies everywhere. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences, creating a rich and diverse culture here at EY – one that can help you learn, develop and shape your career.

We encourage applicants to tell us about their disability and any reasonable adjustments they may require throughout the recruitment process and / or in the workplace. This will enable us to provide sufficient and appropriate support to candidates throughout the process.

If you have a disability or if there is any other reason which means you require a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process and / or in the workplace, we would encourage you to share this with us. This will enable us to provide sufficient and appropriate support to you throughout the recruitment process and if you join our organisation.

Please contact us on 0800 289 208 and we will work with you to ensure that your adjustments are implemented correctly.

In the application and selection process you need to stand out from the crowd. Watch our video to find out more.

Different backgrounds and skills – but similar values

EY can offer a superb working environment, thanks to our commitment to flexibility, inclusiveness and development. There are a number of criteria we look for in our employees. If these describe you, you can relax in the knowledge that you’ll feel comfortable within our working environment.

  • People who excel
    We aren't only looking for high academic achievers. We also want you to demonstrate leadership through extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
  • People who are good at working in teams
    We look for evidence that you are good at listening, learning, sharing, developing and working with others, including those who are different from you.
  • People with integrity
    We want you to have a clear sense of personal and professional accountability and to show you are committed to doing the right thing.
  • People who demonstrate respect
    We look for people who recognize the value of different backgrounds and points of view. By respecting these differences we enrich our perspectives, which helps us to build strong relationships and enhance the services we provide to our clients.
  • People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead
    We want you to be passionate and excited about the opportunities at EY and what your future holds.
  • Find out how our application process works, or come and meet us at an event near you.

Be at your best

What can you expect in the interview? How can you best prepare to make a good impression? We offer you a number of hints and tips to give you confidence on the big day, and take control of your own destiny.

  • Learn as much as you can about EY: who we are, our services, and strategic direction and our vision for the years ahead. Make sure you can articulate how your strengths and career goals are aligned with ours, and why you think you’ll succeed in our organization.
  • Prepare a list of questions for your interviewer(s): so you can assess whether EY is the right place to launch your career. Ask us about our organization, our clients, the opportunities we can offer you and what you can expect from us. Remember that for EY the recruitment process is two-way so this is your time to decide if we are the right employer for you.
  • Try to relax and remember that we're interested in the real you: Our interviewers are trained to get the best from you. We know interviews can be stressful, but we want you to enjoy it. Listen carefully to each question and take time to think about your best answer.
  • Talk to us: we're friendly and always happy to answer your questions. Come along to one of our events on campus and ask our current graduates what it's really like to work at EY.
  • Get expert advice: your careers service can provide advice and guidance to help you complete your application form and even run you through practice interviews.

Come and say hello

If you really want to find out what EY is like and meet some of the people who’ve been through the graduate recruitment process, come along to one of our events on campus.

You can chat to high-flyers who were graduate recruits, and question fellow students who’ve been on one of our programmes. Get a feel for who we are and what makes us tick. In fact, ask us anything you like.

Find out about upcoming events.

Welcome to the EY online recruitment system

Here you can search and apply for our graduate and undergraduate vacancies across the UK and Ireland.


2015 applications

We are now recruiting for our 2015 graduate, undergraduate and schools vacancies. Any programmes or service lines not listed are currently not open for applications. However please check back regularly for updates.

Apply online for graduate, undergraduate or schools vacancies.

How to apply

Our application process is straight forward and should take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to complete. The step-by-step guide below outlines the process and will help you navigate our global recruitment system.

  • To view a list of business areas and locations for our student opportunities, use the links above and choose the vacancy and location you would like to apply to.
  • Register your details – these will be your secure log-on details and you will need them every time you access your application.
  • Complete the application process:
    • The online application form is split into sections – personal details, education and experience. It is important these are completed in full to allow our team to make a decision on your application.
    • You will have the opportunity to upload any relevant documents at the end of the application – however, you do not need to attach your CV or a cover letter.
    • When adding your university of study please specify the name of the University only (not the specific college) i.e. University of Cambridge. This helps with tracking your application.
    • You can save and log out of your application as many times as you like.
    • The system will time-out after 45mins of inactivity. To ensure you do not lose any part of your application click 'save and continue' regularly.
    • Please note that this is EY’s global recruitment system and some of the terminology may not be UK specific.
    • We will only accept one active application per person.
    • The system is accessible for disabled candidates. If you have any problems or need assistance completing your application online please contact the graduate recruitment team.
    • Once you press the submit button you will receive an automatic email acknowledging the receipt of the first part of your application.
  • You will then receive an email asking you to complete our strengths assessment – the second part of your application.
  • The strengths assessment will ask you to read a series of scenarios and then choose how you would respond in each scenario. The questions will require you to select one response, or rank your responses in order.
  • The strengths assessment should take around 30 minutes for you to complete. Please complete this within 3 days of submitting your online application.
  • Your application will then be reviewed by our graduate recruitment team.
  • Check your emails regularly – you will be informed of the outcome of your application within 3 working days.
  • Update your contact details regularly to ensure you can be contacted by our graduate recruitment team.

Where you can work

EY UK offices

Our offices

Our proximity to our clients can be critical to the service we provide for them. That’s why we operate from over 20 offices across the UK. Use our map to see our UK locations, and watch videos to get a snapshot of what life is like at a selection of our UK offices.

Apply now

Apply online for graduate, undergraduate or schools vacancies.

If you have any queries regarding your application or any aspects of our recruitment process, contact us on 0800 289 208 or e-mail: eystudentrecruitment@uk.ey.com

Good luck!

EY job application, interview, selection and beyond

You can do more to determine your own future by making 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 to EY

How can I find out which graduate vacancies are available?

For a complete list of student vacancies, go to the relevant Graduate, Internship or Placement or Schools opportunities page. We recruit on a first come, first served basis. Once we have filled a vacancy or location, you will no longer be able to apply for that particular role. Therefore we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

How do I start the application process?

Search our website to identify your area of interest, then go to the relevant Graduate, Internship or Placement or Schools opportunities page and apply online. You'll find specific requirements in the job description. Find out more about our recruitment process.

I have a disability and / or long term health condition - should I declare it?

At the application stage, we ask candidates to tell us whether they have a disability or long term illness and whether any adjustments are required during the recruitment process. There is a dedicated area on our application form for this. All candidates who complete this section will be contacted by our student recruitment team. Any conversations we have with you about your disability will be treated with confidentiality.

If you have a disability and wish to discuss your application with us, please contact us on 0800 289 208 and we will work with you to ensure that your questions are addressed.

For further information we also recommend that you also visit - www.greatwithdisability.com

How has the current economy affected your graduate recruiting efforts?

People are our most valuable resource so we plan to maintain our current intake of graduates this year. We're focused on identifying and hiring the most qualified and suitable talent from outstanding universities around the world to support our growing global business now, and in the future.

Can I speak to someone about your recruiting process and available programmes?

There are several ways to find out more about our process and programs. If one is available to you, start by scheduling an appointment with your campus career services office. You can take charge of the process by being proactive. Talk to your professors or peers who have been on one of our internship programs – they can provide more information and insights to help you make an informed decision about pursuing a career with EY.

EY runs a number of events on campus and in schools which give you an idea of who we are and what we stand for. You will also have the chance to speak to individuals from the business as well as employees who are currently working on the Graduate programmes.

What happens once we receive your application?

As soon as we receive your application, we'll acknowledge it by email. A member of our recruitment team screens each form and strengths tests. If your application meets our requirements, we'll invite you to the next stage of the recruitment process, which will be completion of our online tests. At each stage we'll let you know the decision within 72 hours at most.

Can I apply for graduate positions in the UK if I need a work permit?

We welcome applications from candidates based outside of the UK. However there are some restrictions that you will need to be aware of when making an application to us.

In order to start employment on one of our graduate programmes, you must have the necessary permission to work in the UK.

Depending on the start date, applicants requiring permission to work in the UK will need to have submitted their application form to us by the following dates:

Start Date Application cut-off date
January 2015
April 2015
September 2015
30 September 2014
30 November 2014
30 April 2015

These deadlines are in place to allow us sufficient time for you to successfully complete the recruitment process and for us to subsequently apply for your visa.

Please note that we are unable to offer Tier 2 sponsorship for the following roles as the salary does not meet the current Home Office Code of Practice salary benchmark. If you do not have permission to live and work in the UK, we will not be able to progress any applications made for these positions.

  • Graduate roles in Northern Ireland
  • Graduate roles in Inverness (with the exception of Assurance)
  • Graduate roles in Tax (outside of Cambridge, London, Luton and Reading)

If you already have valid permanent permission to live and work in the UK, such as on spousal, ancestry or Tier 1 (General) visas, you will not require Tier 2 sponsorship from EY and would therefore be eligible to commence work for EY on any of our programmes including the ones above. However if you hold a temporary visa and you apply to any of the above roles, we will not be able to accept your application as we may not be able to extend your stay after your visa has expired.

If you are unsure about your eligibility to work in the UK, please visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk for more information.

Can I apply for Undergraduate position in the UK if I need a Visa?

We cannot obtain Certificates of Sponsorship for internships and fixed-term placements. However, if you're in full-time education in the UK, under the Tier 4 (General) category, current regulations may permit temporary employment during holiday periods or as part of your studies.

Assuming we have positions open, and you already have the necessary right to work in the UK for one of our internships, then there is no deadline for applications.

If you are unsure of your right to work in the UK, please review the UK Border Agency website for more information: www.ukvisas.gov.uk.

Do I need a business, finance or accountancy degree to apply for a graduate position at EY?

Only a small number of our positions require a specific degree, and for the majority of our programmes we welcome applicants from all degree backgrounds. It's your intellectual ability and natural strengths that matter to us. Some of our highest achievers have studied subjects totally unrelated to the work they do.

Can I apply for deferred entry?

We understand that not everyone is ready to start their career the day after graduation. If we offer you a job, we'll be happy to talk to you about your circumstances and each request will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

What are your minimum academic requirements? If I don't meet them, can I still apply?

Most of our graduate and undergraduate vacancies require at 300 (24) UCAS points or equivalent (Obtained in the same year, excluding General Studies and re-sits), Grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics and English Language and a 2:1 honours degree (predicted or obtained). Some business units require more, or ask for specific degree subjects. For example, our Advisory and Corporate Finance roles require 320 (26) UCAS points.

In very exceptional circumstances, we'll accept applications from people who don't meet our academic requirements. If this is your case, you'll need to provide strong justification for why we should consider your application.

If I'm not successful this time, can I apply again?

Yes, if your application is unsuccessful at any of our stages you are able to reapply for the following intake year. However you will need to wait a minimum of 6 months from the date of your last application before doing so. If you have previously applied for an Undergraduate position and been rejected you don’t have to wait a specified time before you can apply for a Graduate position.

If you have chosen to withdraw your application or the area you applied to is full, then there is no time constraint before you can apply again.

I wasn't invited to the next stage of the recruitment process – can I get feedback on my application?

We receive around 19,000 applications a year for around 1,000 positions. Unfortunately, the sheer number of applications we receive means we can't give individual feedback at the early stages of our recruitment process. If you're unsuccessful after your assessment centre or final interview, one of our graduate recruiters would be happy to give you personal feedback over the phone.

I graduated a few years ago. Can I still apply for a graduate position?

Yes. We are very happy to accept applications from students who have already graduated.

Do you accept CVs?

No – to ensure we treat all applicants equally and fairly, you must use our online application form. If you're unable to complete your form online and have any special requirements, please contact our recruitment team at 0800 289 208 or eystudentrecruitment@uk.ey.com.

What if my personal details change?

You can change your personal details online at any time; just log on to your account and make your amendments.

What documentation will I need to produce before joining the firm?

You'll need to provide original certificates for your GCSE Mathematics and English, A level and degree qualifications (or equivalents) before your first day with us. We'll also need to see confirmation of your right to work in the UK, for example your passport or equivalent.

I've looked everywhere on this site, but I can't find the answer to an important query. Can I contact you directly?

Yes. If you've looked carefully and can't find an important piece of information, you can contact us at eystudentrecruitment@uk.ey.com or on 0800 289 208.

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.

If you have any problems with accessing or your account being locked you can contact us at eystudentrecruitment@uk.ey.com or on 0800 289 208


Working at EY

How is EY structured?

EY is a global organization 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 association with our Global Executive, headed up by our CEO, Mark Weinberger.

To support our efforts as a global organization, 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 in more than 150 countries. Take a look at our location map.

How do I choose which service line to join?

The right choice will reflect your area of interest, skill or specialisation. 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, and 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. For a complete list of student vacancies, go to the relevant Graduate, Internship or Placement or Schools opportunities page, where you'll find more detailed information about specific qualification requirements in the job descriptions.

Can I apply for a job outside my home country?

You may apply for any open positions you see in any one of the more than 150 countries in which we hire graduates. But your eligibility depends on the hiring country's qualification requirements, employment laws, work permit and/or visa requirements. Please visit the website of the country you wish to work in and view the current vacancies available.

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 who need to meet commitments in and out of the office. We’ll discuss it with you and together agree on a framework that meets your needs as well as those of the business, our teams and our clients.

This approach 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.

What support do you provide for disabled employees?

In your offer pack we will give you the opportunity to declare your disability or long term illness. If requested you will be contacted by our dedicated HR team to discuss the support you may need in the workplace. We want to ensure you have the support to achieve your potential at EY. Where necessary we may refer you to Occupational Health or the Health and Safety team who work closely with individuals to identify any adjustments required. If necessary, this may include a visit to the office ahead of your start date for a familiarisation visit.

Our long standing Disability Network which was named the outstanding employee network of the year in 2012 at the European Diversity Awards continues to run events on topics including stammering and mental health and encourages leaders in the business to share their personal experiences.


Student programs at EY

Do you offer work experience? What program would suit me best?

We strongly believe in providing work experience opportunities to help you make the transition from education to business. We offer work experience in many of our countries. See what opportunities are available to you. You can also check with your university career services for more information.

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 – but be aware that not every country offers every program.

What responsibilities do interns have?

As an intern you'll work in a team just like our new graduate employees. This means you'll collect data, complete analyses, prepare presentations, and participate in meetings. Rest assured, you'll also receive intensive training of world-class standard 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 our global leadership and learn about our vision and strategy for EY. The conference is by invitation only and is a reward for the interns who perform best.

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 a growing and dynamic global company might be.

How can I get involved in my local community?

We have a philosophy of volunteering and strongly encourage you to support your community in any way you can. Each EY employee is given two days of paid leave each year to dedicate to corporate responsibility.

Getting involved in these activities can benefit your career too with new ways to build your skills. The more you give, the more you gain.

What kind of training can I expect from EY?

Excellence in training is a core element of EYU. With our award-winning worldwide learning and development programmes, 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 EYU for more information.

Once I join, can I work in another country?

We're committed to offering our people international experience of our growing global business. Once you've been with us for a year, you can apply for a short or long-term secondment or to our international mobility programme. You'll need a strong performance record to qualify. Speak to your manager and they'll help you identify any suitable opportunities to enhance your career development with some international experience.


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 responsibilities with one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business.

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 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 fulfil 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 EYU for more information.

Once I join, can I work in another country?

We're committed to offering our people international experiences. Once you've been with us for a year, you can apply for a short or long-term secondment or to our international mobility program. You'll need a strong performance record to qualify. Speak to your manager and they’ll 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 telling us your aspirations, and your performance reviews will help us identify your developmental needs.

We provide a supportive, learning, team-oriented 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 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. 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 business casual. 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?

At EY you'll find individuals with a variety of backgrounds and opinions united by a shared set of values. There are many groups and networks built around shared issues and interests, ranging from hobbies, sports and creative or intellectual pursuits to volunteer and support groups, for example for working mothers. Regardless of your background or areas of interest, you'll find colleagues who share them.

What is EY's approach to diversity and inclusiveness?

At EY we are committed to bringing together the right candidates to create the high performing teams that provide our clients with the exceptional service they expect. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, abilities and experiences, creating a rich and diverse culture here at EY – one that can help you learn, develop and shape your career. See how we are making this happen at EY

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. Wherever possible, we break down barriers.

We were one of the first employers in the US, for instance, to offer health benefits to same-sex partners. Women currently make up 34% of our senior management and we’ve been prolific in publishing papers which deal with the issues women face in business and the workplace.

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 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 behaviors. You can benefit from soft-skills training which helps develop a global mindset.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness makes business sense: it helps us to engage with clients and teams in a global economy. And in a world of shifting demographics, it enables us to navigate efficiently across boundaries.

What is EY's approach towards environmental 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 measure our carbon footprint and find 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 organise 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 matter to me. How will this work at EY?

We understand that success is broader than what you achieve at the office. For many, family will always come first. 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, raised families and conducted a number of other personal activities while working with us. The key to balancing your professional and personal commitments is communicating often with your team and supervisor and remaining flexible.