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It really does pay to be able to put theory into practice. More than a head start, the EY Scholarship offers a rewarding path with paid work experience throughout your studies – giving you valuable business experience that can make you stand out and propel your career forward.  You’ll also receive a bursary for each of your three years at university.

Regardless of what degree course or UK university you choose, our three-year Scholarship is open to anyone – as long as you can show us you’ve the right personal strengths and meet our minimum requirements. Giving you the best of both worlds, you’ll get paid work experience at EY within the Advisory service line before you start university as well as two placements while studying in your first and second year.

Register your interest for our 2015 intake here.

Your development

The EY Scholarship is run over three years. It starts when you finish your A Levels and runs until the end of university. You will get £1,000 for each year at university and paid work experience. You’ll also spend time planning your possible future at EY to work out your career formula for success.

The programme could be an amazing opportunity to put your studies into context, and you will also learn and develop technical and personal skills along the way. Your work experience will be split into three parts. You’ll join us for 3 weeks before university starts, then for a 10-week internship during your first summer holiday, and another 10-week internship during your second summer holiday. As part of our Advisory team, you’ll help solve complicated business problems for real projects, with the chance to meet and work with clients. Suddenly you’ll be able to see what it is you’re working towards.

Your future

If you impress us, there’s a good chance that you’ll be offered a graduate place on our Advisory Graduate programme before you start your final year – taking the pressure off about what to do next and leaving you free to concentrate on your finals.

The graduate programme gives you the chance to play a key role in one of our teams: generating direction through analysis and research, conducting client interviews, and helping to develop proposals and recommendations.

Our Advisory programme offers opportunities in Performance Improvement, Risk, IT & Risk Assurance and Actuarial. In all of these you will have the chance to move around in order to gain experience in several areas.

Entry qualifications

As a minimum, you’ll need Grade B or higher in GSCE Mathematics and English Language and a predicted AAB at A Level, or equivalent (not including General Studies or A2 re-sits).

All offers for the Scholarship are conditional on you obtaining your predicted A Level results and gaining a place at university.


There are two parts to the application process. First, you must complete our online application form and strengths assessment. We will then test your numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning skills - also online. If those things go well, there’ll be a first round interview. Then you’ll be invited to spend a day at an assessment centre and be interviewed by a partner in the firm, before being offered a place on the EY Scholarship.

For penultimate year students already studying at university we also offer summer internships and one-year placements.

Have any questions?

Just send an e-mail to eyschools@ey.com or Tweet us @EY_SchoolsUK.

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