EY launches fraud investigations and disputes graduate scheme

23 May 2014

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  • EY to take on 20 graduates and 5 school-leavers in London
  • Recruits will work on fraud prevention, resolving commercial disputes and corporate deal-making

EY has begun the search for the next generation of fraud investigations and disputes professionals with the launch of a new specialised trainee scheme.

The professional services firm has announced that 20 new positions will be available for graduates in its London offices for a start in September 2014.

There are also five positions available for school-leavers who are looking for an alternative to university and to kick-start a career in forensic accountancy after their A-levels. As an extension of EY’s existing school-leaver programme, recruits will earn a competitive salary, receive on-the-job training, while also studying for a professional qualification over five years.

Supporting corporate deal-making and tackling corporate fraud

Trainees will join a team that investigates fraud and other financial activities, including tracing and recovering stolen assets, preparing evidence for court cases, and developing anti-corruption programmes. In addition, they will also be involved in helping businesses in fulfilling their risk, compliance, and regulatory needs. 

The team also supports major merger and acquisition activity across The City and the UK, working across a variety of sectors including life sciences, energy and financial services. They play a pivotal role in ensuring that a company’s assets and liabilities are valued accurately before and after a deal takes place.

‘CSi of the corporate world’

Kevin Hills, Partner, Fraud Investigations and Disputes Services, comments: “This is a great opportunity for graduates and school-leavers with a real interest in forensic accountancy.

“Our Fraud Investigations team is seen as the CSi of the corporate world – effectively ‘dusting for prints’ using modern technology to gather and preserve evidence as well as conducting interviews with potential suspects.

“We’re looking for diligent and switched-on individuals who have a passion for technology and an inquisitive mind to be able to help us in our investigations.”

International opportunities

Kevin continues: “Individuals with a global mind-set and who are willing to travel are encouraged to apply. Our team work on cases across the UK and internationally, from developing anti-bribery training in emerging markets, to collecting evidence in cross-border commercial disputes.”

EY, one of the UK’s largest graduate recruiters, is currently recruiting for over 750 graduate trainee positions, 100 school-leavers, and 730 places on its undergraduate programmes for 2014.