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.
How can I find out which graduate vacancies are available?
For a complete list of open positions, go to 'Job search'. We recruit on a first come, first served basis. Once we have filled a vacancy and / or location, you will not 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 'Job search' and apply online. You'll find specific requirements in the job description. Find out more about our recruiting process.
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 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 could also 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.
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. If your application meet 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?
Yes, if you need permission to work in the UK, you will be referred to our immigration team. But you will need to have received and accepted an offer from us by the published deadlines, because of the time it takes to complete this process. We can't begin the process until we have certified proof of your degree.
To join one of our graduate programmes, you must have the necessary permission to work in the UK. If you're unsure about your eligibility to work in the UK, please see www.ukvisas.gov.uk for more information.
Please note that we are unable to offer Tier 2 sponsorship for certain roles, as the salary on offer does not meet the UKBA Code of Practice salary benchmark. This is a mandatory requirement, and as a result, a Tier 2 visa application cannot be made.
If you already have valid permanent permission to live and work in the UK without restrictions, 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.
For roles where the salary does not meet the UKBA Code of Practise and if you do not have valid permanent permission to live and work in the UK without restrictions we will not be able to progress your application for that particular position.
Please be aware that the UK immigration policy is currently being reviewed by the UK government which may impact your Certificate of Sponsorship application.
The work permit deadline for September 2013 graduate programmes is Tuesday 30 April 2013. Please note, for March 2013 graduate programmes the work permit deadline is Friday 9 November 2012.
Due to the prevailing UK immigration rules, there will be a deadline for applications from Romanian and Bulgarian nationals that will be required to apply for authorisation to work in the UK. The deadline is Friday 1 March 2013.
Do I need a business, finance or accountancy degree to apply for a graduate position at EY?
No, we welcome applicants from all degree backgrounds: it's your intellectual ability and natural strengths that matter to us. Some of our most successful people 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 deferred entry.
What are you minimum academic requirements? If I don't meet them, can I still apply?
Most of our graduate and undergraduate vacancies require at least 300 (24) UCAS points at A level / Scottish Higher (excluding General Studies and re-sits), a minimum B grade 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 Business 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, but we accept only one application per person within a 12-month period. If you are not offered a graduate position following a summer internship or industrial placement, you can re-apply for a graduate position 12 months after the completion of your placement.
If you have applied for an undergraduate programme and are unsuccessful at interview or assessment stage, you can re-apply for a graduate position after a 12-month period.
I wasn't invited to the next stage of the recruitment process – can I get feedback on my application?
We receive around 17,000 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?
Absolutely. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 on 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 email@example.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.
How is EY structured?
EY is a global organization made up of member firms in 140 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, Jim Turley.
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 167,000 people working in 140 countries. Take a look at our location map.
How do I choose which service line to join?
The right choice for you'll 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 may apply for any open positions you see in any one of the 140 countries in which we hire graduates. Your eligibility though depends on the hiring country's qualification requirements, employment laws, work permit and/or visa requirements. Please visit the country website you wish to work in and view the current vacancies available.
What is the organisation's policy on flexible working?
We're committed to 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.
We also believe in the power of inclusiveness, and have created a work environment that provides the flexibility and support to accommodate our people's personal as well as professional needs. When you join us, you'll be joining an organization that respects you as a talented individual, without regard to your background, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical abilities.
Where can I find information about internships?
If you're looking to jump-start your career, participating in one of our internship programmes will give you valuable experience. If you're a strong performer, you'll be offered a position with us upon completing your studies. Take a look at the different programmes available and apply now.
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.
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 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.
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?
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, teaming 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.
How will I continue to grow as a professional?
We're committed to your ongoing learning and development. We take your individual strengths and learning requirements into account in order to provide you with the right blend of experience, training and coaching. This approach, which we call EYU (EY and You), reflects a mutual commitment to your development and will speed up your progress towards your career goals. You're responsible for articulating your needs and aspirations and we'll provide the tools and opportunities you need to fulfil them.
What training is on offer?
For most of our graduate programmes you will be required to take a professional qualification in addition to relevant technical training. Please visit each programme page for information on the professional qualification provided for that vacancy.
Training is a core element of EYU. On our award-winning 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.
What influence will I have over my career progression?
You're in charge of 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, high-performing, team learning environment to help you become a highly competent and successful professional. We offer many career options and we allow flexibility wherever possible, so you can balance the demands of work and your personal life. In return, you take responsibility for your professional and personal growth and for performing at your best every day.
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?
Here 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 focus, you'll find colleagues who share them.
What is EY's approach to diversity and inclusiveness?
We've created an environment where all people feel valued, are part of the community and are able to perform at their best and be successful.
Diversity is the mix of people we have and inclusiveness is 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 potential 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.
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 organization 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 which matter to me. How will that 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 and achieved a host of personal initiatives while working with us. More still have raised children. The key to balancing your professional and personal commitments is communicating often with your team and supervisor and remaining flexible.