EY Smart Futures

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Kick start your career with EY. If you are a Year 12 or 5th year* student in receipt of free school meals and/or the first generation of your family to go to university, then EY Smart Futures could be the perfect stepping stone into business.

EY Smart Futures wants ambitious and motivated Year 12 and 5th year* students to join us and unlock their career potential. Hosted at EY, one of the world's leading professional services organisations, we will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and business knowledge. If you are chosen, you will be a part of a 3 week paid programme at one of our offices. During this time, you will have the chance to learn about different work areas in EY, interact and learn from entrepreneurs and senior businesspeople, meet our clients to find out more about the services we provide and gain hands on experience in our business.

Following this unique experience, you will be offered an EY Smart Futures mentor to support you during Year 13 or 6th year*. Your mentor will provide support and encouragement to you throughout your final school year, helping you make those all-important decisions about further education and careers. So, if you are an ambitious student who enjoys taking on new challenges, Smart Futures could open up some brilliant opportunities for you.  Those students interested in joining one of our School Leaver programmes will also have the opportunity to apply – in 2013, 5 EY Smart Futures students were accepted onto the EY School Leaver programme, and one student will join the EY Scholarship.

*In Scotland

Entry Qualifications

You need to be in receipt of free school meals and/or the first in your family to go to university. You will also have to have a grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics and English Language, or a 2 or above in Mathematics and English Language for your Standard Grades, and are predicted a minimum of 300 UCAS points (or equivalent).*

*Students studying any combination of A Level or Highers subjects may apply.

Applications for the 2014 Smart Futures programme are now open, click here to apply.

The 2014 Smart Futures programme commences on the following dates:

Edinburgh and Glasgow: Monday 23 June 2014

Download a copy of our teacher brochure here.

Manchester: Monday 7 July 2014

Hull, Leeds and London: Monday 14 July 2014

Download a copy of our teacher brochure here.

Have  any questions?

If you've got a question, just send an email to eyschools@uk.ey.com or Tweet us @EY_SchoolsUK

Find out more

Watch our film to learn more and see others talk about their EY Smart Futures journey

Find out what makes a great experience of work here

Read about Chris' Smart Futures experience in a recent article in The Times

Have a look at some successful career formulae from current students on the EY Smart Futures programme:

EY Careers - Chris


EY Careers - Samirah