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Making the right choices now

There are many different paths to a great career in business. This is why it’s important to explore the options – while holding on to your own individual interests and aspirations. We’re here to help you do that. We’ve created a range of School Leaver and University programmes that let you launch your career in business your way.

Our school and college leaver programmes open up a range of experiences and opportunities – each one packed with challenges and plenty of support. Whether you’re ready for the world of work now and choose our School Leaver programme, or are going to university first and want to gain business experience at the same time, we’ve got the right programme for you.

We’re a large, global firm with many clients who are household names, so whatever programme you choose, you’ll gain invaluable work experience and build a range of skills that will help get you prepared for your career – wherever it takes you.

Find out more about the ways in which our people work with our clients to build a better working world.

 

We are one of the world’s leading professional services firms and we know that successful economies rely on successful businesses.

Our clients include some of the world’s most successful, innovative and respected organisations, spanning all industry sectors. They depend on our people’s ingenuity and creativity to help them grow, pay the right tax and make vital business decisions.

There are four areas of our business, and each helps our clients in different ways. We call them service lines and each one benefits from a range of people with different skills and strengths.

EY - Advisory

Advisory: Advising organisations all over the world to help them solve their complex problems, manage risk, and transform and improve to gain an edge on the competition.


EY - Assurance

Assurance: Our Assurance team check that figures are correct and that a client’s accounting is done properly, which is crucial for maintaining confidence in international markets.


EY - Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Helping the world’s businesses to buy, sell and merge to get the best long-term return for their money.


EY - Tax

Tax: Guiding clients all over the world so that they pay the right tax in the right place and at the right time – balancing what’s good for the community and the company.

Experience before you commit

At EY we offer many varied journeys to future success and some will start simply with an initial taste of what working life at EY is like, to give you a better idea of what options are right for you. The experiences we offer are a chance for you to find out about us and us to find out about you. Completing one will boost your CV and help you take the first step towards a successful career.

EY Insight (open evening)

These open evenings for students in Year 11-13 (4th-6th year in Scotland) run in EY offices all over the UK. You’ll get an idea of what your strengths are and how to use them; meet our people, learn how to make a successful application, and get a taste of what life in a leading global business is like.

Entry requirements

Year 11/4th year

  • Predicted Grade B or higher in GCSE Mathematics and English Language (or Grade 2 or higher in Standard Mathematics and English Language)

Year 12 and 13/5th and 6th year

  • Grade B or higher in GCSE Mathematics and English Language (or Grade 2 or higher in Standard Mathematics and English Language)
  • Predicted 300 UCAS points (from 3 A2 Levels, or equivalent) not including General Studies or A2 re-sits – this can be from any combination of subjects

EY Skills Academy

Held in our London office, this is a short residential course for Year 12 students. Through a broad range of interactive exercises, you’ll learn more about yourself, how you work with others and what an organisation like ours needs from you. You’ll build your business skills by solving real client problems. And you’ll meet business trainees as well as some of our most senior people.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade B or higher in GCSE Mathematics and English Language (or Grade 2 or higher in Standard Mathematics and English Language)
  • Predicted 300 UCAS points (from 3 A2 Levels, or equivalent) not including General Studies or A2 re-sits – this can be from any combination of subjects

Register your interest here for Skills Academy

 

At EY, we will help you find the type of career you want – your way.

That’s why we have created a range of school and college leaver programmes – to help you gain the experiences, skills and networks you will need to make the right choices and build the career that’s right for you.

If you want to step straight into work, you could join our EY School Leaver programme. And if you’re set on going to university first then the EY Degree or the EY Scholarship could be just right for you. We’ll help you decide on the best path for you and after that, we will do everything we can to help you to get ahead.

We’re a large, global firm, so whichever programme you choose, you’ll gain invaluable work experience that will help you start a great career – wherever that takes you.

Work now?

University first?

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EY School Leaver

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EY Degree

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EY Scholarship

EY Insights

  • 12 November 2014 - EY Insight Birmingham. Register here
  • 12 November 2014 - EY Insight, Cambridge. Register here
  • 10 December 2014 - EY Insight, Southampton. Register here
  • EY Insight, Reading. Details coming soon.

National Recruitment Events

  • 12 & 13 March 2015 - UCAS Career Zone, Manchester
  • 16 & 18 March 2015 - UCAS Career Zone, London
  • 13 & 14 April 2015 - UCAS Career Zone, Bristol
  • 25 & 26 June 2015 - UCAS Career Zone, Birmingham

Twitter Takeover

@EY_SchoolsUK

Further dates to be published shortly

Open Days

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Schools Visits

Further dates to be published shortly

    Please contact us at eyschools@uk.ey.com with queries regarding visiting your school or college

      If you’re thinking about applying to one of our 2015 Schools programmes, here’s more detail on what you will need to do next.

      First, some tips

      A good application will make you stand out from the crowd. You can give people a sense of the real you – and demonstrate the value you can add to their programme. There are some useful techniques that can help you perfect this part of the process.

      When it comes to online application forms, there are some key points to bear in mind. Give yourself plenty of time. Get familiar with the online application system so you know how it works. There’s always a risk of it crashing so don’t leave it till the last minute, and copy the text of your answers to a separate document. Also make sure you save your password(s) somewhere safe so you can log back in.

      Online application forms tend to be challenging – it’s so that employers can discover what is unique about you. Your answers should be carefully thought through and should be tailored to the role you’re applying for. Make sure you’ve answered every question fully within the allowed word count and take extra care over your grammar and spelling.

      And whatever happens, always tell the truth. It will become evident and embarrassing if you’re not honest.

      Before you start an application to any of the EY Schools programmes we would strongly recommend that you watch our series of Skills videos online.

      Watch our video to understand the application process to join the EY School and University programmes.

       


      EY School Leaver

      Choose the EY School Leaver Programme if you’re in your final year at school. We have opportunities available in our Assurance, Corporate Finance and Tax service lines, in a number of our UK offices.

      Entry requirements

      • Grade B or higher in GSCE Mathematics and English Language
      • Predicted BBB at A Level or equivalent (not including General Studies or A2 re-sits).

      How to apply

      1. Apply online
        Submit an online application that tells us what you’ve achieved in school or college, and outside it. Include any positions of responsibility and extra-curricular achievements as well as your predicted grades at A Level or equivalent.
      2. Show us your strengths
        We’ll send you an online strengths assessment to complete. This will show us what you’re naturally good at. There’s an example on our website for you to try before you apply.
      3. Complete our psychometric tests
        These are designed to test your numerical, verbal and logical reasoning ability. Make sure you practice these online first.
      4. Have an interview
        This is your chance to show us you really understand what you’re applying for and why you want to do it – and that you’re enthusiastic about the path you’ve chosen. The interview will also give you the chance to show us examples of what you’re good at.
      5. Attend our assessment centre
        You’ll complete a case study and a group exercise, and be interviewed by a partner in the firm. Do well and we’ll make you an offer soon after. Good luck!

      Apply here.


      EY Degree

      Choose the EY Degree if you plan to study a four-year accounting and finance degree with a year in industry, and are focused on a career in accountancy.

      Entry requirements

      • Grade B or higher in GCSE Mathematics and English Language
      • AAA/A*AB in your A or AS Levels (not including General Studies or re-sits).

      How to apply

      Details on the application process to come.

      Apply Now


      EY Scholarship

      Choose the three-year EY Scholarship if you’re keen to experience university life but also know you want paid work placements in Advisory, and a career in business. Designed to maximise the potential of talented and ambitious school leavers, the EY Scholarship will develop your business skills and prepare you for a career in Advisory, no matter what your degree subject or university.

      Entry requirements

      • Grade B or above in both GCSE Mathematics and English Language
      • Predicted ABB at A Level or equivalent (not including General Studies or re-sits).
      • NB All offers are conditional on your obtaining your predicted A Level results and getting a place at university.

      How to apply

      1. Apply online
        Submit an online application that tells us what you’ve achieved in school or college, and outside it. Include any positions of responsibility and extra-curricular achievements as well as your predicted grades at A Level or equivalent.
      2. Show us your strengths
        We’ll send you an online strengths assessment to complete. This will show us what you’re naturally good at. There’s an example on our website for you to try before you apply.
      3. Complete our psychometric tests
        These are designed to test your numerical, verbal and logical reasoning ability. Make sure you practice these online first.
      4. Have an interview
        This is your chance to show us you really understand what you’re applying for and why you want to do it – and that you’re enthusiastic about the path you’ve chosen. The interview will also give you the chance to show us examples of what you’re good at.
      5. Attend our assessment center
        You’ll complete a case study and a group exercise, and be interviewed by a partner in the firm. Do well and we’ll make you an offer soon after. Good luck!

      Apply here

       

      EY has made a commitment to help young people at a disadvantage in the labour market.

      EY Foundation

      The EY Foundation is a UK registered charity that works directly with disadvantaged young people, employers and social entrepreneurs to create or support pathways to employment, enterprise or education.

      Smart Futures

      EY Foundation Smart Futures offers you an opportunity to have a great paid experience of work. A ten month programme, which starts with three weeks paid work experience this summer, you will gain a variety of transferable skills that will give you a head start in your career.

      Smart Futures can make you more employable: helping you to get a job after school or go onto higher education. And you’ll make some friends for life too.

      Criteria:

      • Currently in Year 12 (England) or Fifth Year (Scotland) at school
      • Ambitious and motivated to join the world of work and have a career
      • Looking for a great paid work experience this summer that will help you secure a job after school, or a place at university
      • In receipt of free school meals, or the first in your immediate family to consider university
      • Predicted 300 UCAS points (or equivalent)
      • Have achieved a grade B or above in GCSE/a minimum of a Standard Grade 2 in Mathematics and English Language

      Then apply today. The programme is running in – Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, the North West (Manchester and Liverpool), Yorkshire (Leeds and Hull) and expanding to new locations in 2015.

      Learn more at eyfoundation.co.uk/smartfutures

      Download your copy of the Smart Futures brochure here.

      Follow the EY Foundation on EY_Foundation and #EYFSmartFutures