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EY Careers Guide

EY Careers Guide

Visit the EY Careers Guide to help you make the right career choice: it's an introduction to the world of careers, your options and the skills you need to succeed.

Undergraduates

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Kick start your career

We’re committed to preparing the graduates of today for the business world of the future, and that commitment starts before you join. You can benefit from the experience you gain at EY long before you finish university, because it’s never too early to start planning your career. The sooner you gain real business experience and build valuable skills, the more you’ll stand out when it comes to applying for a graduate role.

We offer programmes and tools that challenge you from day one. In preparing you for the business world of tomorrow, we'll help build your employability and develop your awareness of business whilst you're still at university so you have the edge. The skills, contacts, experiences and perspective you gain will help you make the right career decision for you, and equip you for an exceptional career.

First year

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Gain first-hand insight into our business by getting involved early on during your first years. (If you are a Scottish university student, or you are doing a four year course, these programmes will be available to you in your second year).

Penultimate year

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Explore the right career path with in-depth experience of working in one of the world's leading professional services firms.

Final year

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Choose the right role and service line for you, and develop the knowledge, experience and credentials you need to start an exceptional career.

Beyond

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If you've finished your university course and you've already decided on the right career path, apply for one of our graduate roles.

Your development

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At EY we show you how to identify and play to your natural strengths, and provide diverse and in-depth experiences to develop them for a stimulating and challenging career.

Applying

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Our selection process gives you the chance to explore your ambitions and learn about the role you can play here.

*if you’re doing a Scottish degree or four year course

During your first or second* year

It probably still seems like ages until you start a career – and of course, the next few years are about getting as much as you can from university. But it’s never too early to think about work – so when it is finally time for you to make those important decisions, you’ll be well-equipped to do so.

It doesn’t matter what you’re studying at university. These programmes are open to people who’ve chosen all sorts of subjects.

EY Leadership Academy

Our three-day Leadership Academy offers those with real talent the chance to shine. We’ll team you up with some of our sharpest business minds to learn from their experiences. Find out more about the EY Leadership Academy.

Discover EY

Our two-day Discover EY programme will give you a real insight into how businesses like EY operate, and what it is like to work in our Audit and Tax practices. Find out more about Discover EY.

EY Insight Days

Attend one of our open days or evenings run at one of our offices around the country and get a real insight into EY and the career opportunities available to you. Find out more about EY Insight Days.

*if you’re doing a Scottish degree or four year course you can apply for these programme when you enter your 2nd year.

Counting down to your final year

Spending time at a firm like ours will help you make the right career decisions as you move through your last couple of years at university. Our world-class training aims to prepare you for the future, with a powerful sense of what your strengths are and how you can use them to drive your studies forward and look beyond the Finals horizon.

Apply to one of these programmes in your penultimate year and you'll get unrivalled access to one of the world's leading professional services firms and an understanding of how we are a growing global business.

It doesn't matter what you're studying at university. These programmes are open to people who've chosen all sorts of subjects.

EY Summer Internship

An exciting six-week programme that starts with fundamental business skills and ends with you doing the same work as our graduates. You'll be part of a team doing work for real clients. Find out more about the EY Summer Internship.

EY Global Student Experience

An 11-week internship that includes four weeks in one of our international offices witnessing and taking part in our global business, and our week-long International Intern Leadership Conference in Florida (which is a great opportunity to meet over 3,000 interns and business leaders from all over the world).

EY Placement

Spend a year working in our business, on real projects and with real clients. Our placements are ideal if you're on a degree that requires you to do a year in industry but are also open to students who can take a break in study before final year. Find out more about the EY Placement.

EY Leadership Academy

Our three-day Leadership Academy offers those with real talent the chance to shine. We'll team you up with some of our sharpest business minds to learn from their experiences. Find out more about the EY Leadership Academy.

EY Insight Days

Attend one of our open days or evenings run at our offices around the country and get a real insight into EY and the career opportunities available to you. Find out more about EY Insight Days.

 

 

Work with us in your final year

If you haven’t done so already, now’s the time to start thinking about what you’re going to do after university and what your ambitions are. Those big decisions are just around the corner, but it’s not too late to grab the knowledge, experience and credentials that’ll put you ahead in the graduate job race.

What’s more, most undergraduates involved in our programmes leave with a job offer from us. And everyone gets to see what a rapidly-growing global business like ours is like from the inside.

It doesn’t matter what you’re studying at university. These programmes are open to people who’ve chosen all sorts of subjects.

EY Summer Internship

If you are completing a 1-year Masters degree or taking a gap year after graduation you can apply for our exciting six-week programme that starts with fundamental business skills and ends with you doing the same work as our graduates. You’ll be part of a team doing work for real clients. Find out more about the EY Summer Internship.

EY Insight Days

Attend one of our open days or evenings run at one of our offices around the country and get a real insight into EY and the career opportunities available to you. Find out more about EY Insight Days.

 

 

Beyond university

If you’ve already graduated but haven’t made a concrete decision about your career (maybe you’ve been doing further study, travelling, or working), that’s no problem. We can show you what life is like inside our business. We’d like to start you on a journey to a job offer that can fulfil your ambitions quickly.

EY Insight Days

Attend one of our open days or evenings run at one of our offices around the country and get a real insight into EY and the career opportunities available to you. Find out more about EY Insight Days.

 

 

Explore your potential

In our world-class training programmes, EY will show you how to identify your natural strengths, and provide unique, diverse and in-depth experiences to develop those strengths in a stimulating and challenging career. When you play to your strengths you’ll perform at your best and really enjoy your work.

Our undergraduate programmes are designed to rapidly build the self-knowledge and business exposure you need for a successful career that will really take you places. For instance, our Leadership Academy gives young leaders a chance to shine and learn from some of our sharpest business minds. Our Summer Internship will teach you some fundamental business skills and give you a real taste of what it’s like to work here, while our Global Student Experience also shows you how we work for clients across borders. All of these world-class programmes and experiences will help make you more employable when the time comes to apply for a graduate role.

We also run a development framework called EY and You – usually called EYU. It will give you the skills, knowledge and support to grow in confidence, boost your strengths and do amazing things at work.  With regular feedback from counsellors and mentors you can take control of your career and achieve your potential.

Whichever programme you decide to join us on, we’ll support you in your development with, on-going training, experiences and coaching. With our Industrial Placement and depending on what part of the business you choose, we’ll also support you in your study towards a professional qualification.

How to apply

If you've decided you want to apply to one of our programmes, great. Here's what to do next.


EY Placement

Who can apply?

Placements are open to penultimate year students.

You'll need these qualifications:

  • A predicted 2:1 degree in any subject.
  • At least 300 (24) UCAS points (not counting General Studies or re-sits)
  • A minimum B grade in GCSE Mathematics and English Language

Remember that we don't just want to know about your academic background. We're interested in positions of responsibility you've held and any recent work experience you've had, as well as other skills – such as team working, communication and analytical ability.

How to apply

You can apply on our main jobs website. Just search for 'EY Placement'. You'll have to fill in our standard application form.

Find out more about our application process.


EY Summer Internship

Who can apply?

Our Summer Internship Programme is open to penultimate and final year students who are enrolled on a Masters course or who will be taking a gap year after graduation.

You'll need these qualifications:

  • A predicted 2:1 degree in any subject.
  • At least 300 (24) UCAS points for the Summer Internship and 340 (28) UCAS points for the Global Student Experience (not counting General Studies or re-sits)
  • A minimum B grade in GCSE Mathematics and English Language

How to apply

You can apply on our main jobs website. Just search for or 'EY Summer Internship'. You'll have to fill in our standard application form.

Find out more about our application process.


Global Student Experience

Who can apply?

The Global Student Experience is open to penultimate year students who are studying their undergraduate degree.

You'll need these qualifications:

  • A predicted 2:1 degree in a subject aligned to Accounting, Business, Management, Economics or Finance. Joint Honour degrees that include one of the above subjects are acceptable.
  • At least 340 (28) UCAS points (not counting General Studies or re-sits)
  • A minimum B grade in GCSE Mathematics and English Language

How to apply

You can apply on our main jobs website. Just search for ‘EY Global Student Experience’. You'll have to fill in our standard application form.

Find out more about our application process.


EY Leadership Academy

Who can apply?

You must be in either your first or penultimate year at university, with these qualifications:

  • A predicted 2:1 degree in any subject.
  • At least 340 (28) UCAS points (not counting General Studies or re-sits)
  • A minimum B grade in GCSE Mathematics and English Language

Please note that if you are a first year (or second year on a four year course) we are only able to accept one application per candidate for either the Leadership Academy OR Discover EY.

How to apply

Just fill in our online application form. After submitting your application form, you will need to complete a strengths assessment.


Discover EY

Who can apply?

You must be in your first year (or second year of a four year course) at university, with these qualifications:

  • A predicted 2:1 degree in any subject.
  • At least 320 (26) UCAS points (not counting General Studies or re-sits)
  • A minimum B grade in GCSE Mathematics and English Language

Please note that if you are a first year (or second year on a four year course) we are only able to accept one application per candidate for either the Leadership Academy OR Discover EY.

How to apply

Just fill in our online application form. After submitting your application form, you will need to complete a strengths assessment.