Join us as a graduate
At Ernst & Young we look for ambitious, driven people who want a challenging and stimulating career and ultimately become our future business leaders.
Beginning your career in any one of our service lines – Advisory, Assurance, Corporate Finance and Tax – you'll work with many different clients spanning all industry sectors, or you can choose to focus exclusively on financial services.
It will be up to you where you take your career, but we'll make sure you get the exposure, training and development, and support to get you there.
If you've already graduated and know the career path you want, you can apply for a graduate job too – but you'll need to have a gap year or a year's further study already in place.
Help our clients navigate the complex, ever-changing world of tax – you'll think creatively and learn all about the taxation of organisations and their different stakeholder groups.
Show businesses how they can raise, optimise, preserve and invest capital and analyse companies' involvement in a variety of transactions.
Choose to focus exclusively on financial services clients and become a specialist within this industry.
Our selection process gives you the chance to explore your ambitions and learn about the role you can play here.
Careers in Advisory: helping organisations improve performance and manage risks
The current business climate combines challenge and uncertainty with escalating competition.
Clients are increasingly asking for our advice on how to succeed in these conditions. We work with them to address their specific circumstances and to achieve sustainable improvement in their business performance.
Advisory is our fastest growing service line, an energetic, fast-paced environment with nearly 20,000 professionals around the world.
Because Advisory is a diverse and fluid business area you'll be involved in a huge variety of work. This will involve delivering wide-ranging and constantly changing ideas to our clients across a broad spectrum of industries and locations.
As a matter of course, your experiences will be wide and varied. You'll quickly be given responsibility to deal with complex business problems — an excellent way to build the skills you'll need for a long and fulfilling career.
Where you can focus
Within Advisory you can choose to work in one of six areas:
Careers in Assurance: making sure vital business information is accurate and reliable
As the global financial crisis confirmed, there is clear connectivity between the world's economies.
This means everyone has a vested interest in understanding factors such as risks, investments and values in relation to all economic matters – from individual retirement plans to the financial stability of regions like the Eurozone.
It also makes for a seriously stimulating working environment, where you'll work across a wide variety of industries with equally varied clients at a high level.
This area is extremely broad, giving you the opportunity to develop a general grounding in business and opening the door to many career paths. You can become an assurance professional or move into other areas of the business.
It is your gateway to a wide range of opportunities, and enables you to gain a number of different qualifications.
Where you can focus
When you first start, you'll develop broad assurance skills across many areas – covering both audit and non-audit work. You can then call on this experience when it becomes time to narrow your focus.
You might work in the following areas of Assurance:
Careers in Tax: help your clients navigate the complexities of international tax
Businesses today are subject to ever-growing and increasingly complex tax and regulatory change. Helping businesses navigate these challenges requires advisors with a deep understanding of relevant legislation, outstanding communication skills and the ability to manage client relationships effectively.
As a tax professional at EY, you'll use your research and analytical skills, apply yourself to stay on top of the law and acquire an in-depth knowledge of clients' businesses.
We provide a full suite of tax services to clients ranging from the very largest multinationals to fast-growth entrepreneurial businesses. We have a proven track record in this area - our Tax team won Best VAT team in the prestigious LexisNexis Taxation awards 2012. So if you want a career in Tax and the opportunity to flourish in an award-winning team, we'll give you all you need to succeed.
Where you can focus
You might choose to start your tax career with us by acquiring a broad experience across a range of different service offerings or by focusing on one particular area. The links below will give a summary of the sub-areas available:
Career in Transactions: helping clients buy, sell and merge with other organisations
At a time when the global business environment holds increasingly complex strategic challenges, we know that how organisations manage their capital today affects how competitive they'll be in the future.
We work with the world's largest organisations, fastest growing companies, and private equity firms on some of the biggest and most complex cross-border engagements in the global market.
You'll help those clients make better and more informed decisions about how they manage capital and transactions in a changing world. That means advising businesses on how they preserve, optimize, raise and invest their capital to help them achieve their strategic objectives.
If you're interested in capital and how to make it work harder, then you'll feel at home in Transactions. Dealing directly with senior executives, lawyers, finance professionals, and other professionals, it's a challenging and exciting role in a dynamic, forward-looking environment.
Where you can focus
As you develop your career in Transactions, you'll be able to build technical depth and explore a breadth of business issues. To help you decide where to specialize, click below for further information on the available options:
Today’s financial services market is global, constantly changing and highly regulated. Our clients in Asset Management, Banking and Capital Markets and Insurance demand a dynamic approach to help them manage the uncertainties and the opportunities this brings. With 35,000 people in our global Financial Services network, we can quickly see the whole picture to meet our clients’ needs.
No borders – just opportunities
Our EMEIA Financial Services business is growing fast. The size and quality of our clients, combined with our unique specialism in financial services, sets us apart from the competition. We’re completely integrated across 12 countries in EMEIA.
That means you’ll learn more about financial services here than anywhere else – we’ve got 6,000 people and 400 partners in our EMEIA team. Join us and you’ll help shape the future of financial services, working with the best people on the most complex issues in the industry. We’re looking for graduates who are comfortable with travelling but also have language skills which can be used in a business environment. And with opportunities in different disciplines, countries and sectors, you can build one of the best foundations for a career in financial services.
If you’re interested in a career in financial services, there are a number of different paths you can take – you can specialise in Assurance, Advisory, Corporate Finance or Tax. Few organisations offer graduates such rich and diverse financial services careers.
Financial Services Advisory Consultant Programme
Depending on which area of Advisory you choose, you could be helping clients manage performance, assisting them in identifying and mitigating business risk, or giving advice on IT controls, financial reporting or due diligence. You’ll be based in London but you’ll have the opportunity to travel in the UK, and possibly abroad. As part of the programme you may choose to study for a professional qualification, depending on the area you wish to specialise in.
Financial Services Assurance
You’ll be ensuring our clients manage complex regulatory requirements and the demands of many different stakeholders. You will help to provide a timely and constructive challenge to management, a robust and clear perspective to audit committees and critical information for investors and other stakeholders. Learning the basics of assurance in financial services from the ground up, you’ll be likely to specialise in one of our financial services sectors – Asset Management, Banking and Capital Markets and Insurance. At each stage, you’ll have the learning, coaching and training needed to help you become a successful professional and reach the next level.
Financial Services Tax
You’ll be advising financial services clients on a wide range of issues, combining business and commercial knowledge with a tax technical specialism and an in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry.
You will develop technical knowledge and financial services expertise by working across a number of teams within tax and with colleagues in other service lines.
To support your development you will be given the opportunity to study for a professional qualification as well as specialist training - tax technical, financial services and core consultancy skills as well as other training to enable effective delivery and to build and manage client relationships.
This package of experiences and training will equip you with the skills to advise in a dynamic and ever changing financial services market place.
Where you can focus
Within Core Business Services you can choose to work in one of two areas:
Freedom to define your own career
The experience you gain with EY will last you a lifetime. In fact, whatever you go on to do in the future, you'll be able to take the knowledge and insights you've gained with you.
EY and you (EYU) is our career development framework, which is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to take ownership of your career.
Your development is at the heart of our culture, but it centers on giving you the tools to progress in the direction you desire. We believe you'll do the best work you can when you have the freedom to map your own career path. And ultimately that means our clients will benefit too.
There are three key aspects to your development here: learning, experiences and coaching. Use the tabs to explore what each of them means.