What does working at Ernst & Young feel like?
Talk to anyone at Ernst & Young and they’ll tell you it is a rewarding place to work in many ways.
Read below and use the tabs to find out why.
Ernst & Young South Africa has a Level 2, AAA B-BBEE rating. We attract high performing individuals from different backgrounds and cultures who – like you – bring a unique point of view and unique business skills. This helps you develop as an individual to achieve your potential and make a difference.
Our inclusive work environment means that everyone’s opinion is valued. Diversity of thought and ideas enables us to provide better services to our clients. You’ll find that we live our values; that the way we all work is governed by some important principles.
Support and rewards
We’re committed to giving you the experiences you need to progress and develop as well as the learning and coaching to help you to excel and achieve your potential. Reward and recognition are important features of life here too.
Inclusiveness: our differences are an asset
Respect, integrity and teamwork define the way we work.
You’ll be encouraged to develop a truly global mindset, build strong relationships and embrace diversity in all its forms.
By valuing the differences in your colleagues, you enable your perspective to change and, ultimately, provide better advice and ideas to your clients.
Career development: we’ll help you get where you want to go
At EY, you’ll be provided with the experiences, training and coaching you need to achieve your potential.
You’ll be inspired to achieve your aims, both professionally and personally, while making a difference to our clients and in our communities.
And you’ll be empowered to take your career in the direction you want it to go.
Find out more about the learning, experiences and coaching that will frame your development here.
Engagement: we’ll involve you in our business – and in the wider community
By being a part of Ernst & Young you will have the satisfaction of feeling part of an organization with global influence and capabilities that can have a powerful impact on businesses and communities.
This will be coupled with the confidence that comes from having the support you need to achieve your professional and personal aspirations.
- From our Corporate Responsibility work to our Alumni network we give you more opportunities to get involved with local communities and your peers.
- We’ll listen to you and engage in open and authentic dialogue at every level of our organization.
- We believe that people perform best in organizations to which they feel truly connected and empowered to make their own choices. Ernst & Young has earned a reputation for having a culture that enables people to meet both their personal and professional goals. More than work/life balance, our efforts to create a supportive culture have grown to focus on workplace flexibility: helping our people navigate where, when, and how their work gets done.
- Your performance will be rewarded and recognized, to support you and motivate you to continue achieving your potential.
We make a difference
There is a wide range of opportunities for you to increase your sense of belonging at Ernst & Young.
If you join Ernst & Young, you’ll join an organization that takes community leadership seriously; our support for the United Nations Global Compact and Transparency International are just two examples.
Corporate responsibility at Ernst & Young
At Ernst & Young you’ll have many opportunities to make a difference. Our approach to Corporate Responsibility coordinates volunteering activities – in education, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability – in a way that connects your unique skills and capabilities. This ensures you are able to have a far greater personal impact.
Community engagement is also a key part of our global career development framework. You’ll have the opportunity to develop in new and different contexts. This may involve improving your public speaking or sharpening your ability to negotiate and collaborate with people from a variety of backgrounds.
Ernst & Young Alumni
No matter where your career takes you, you’ll find that your time at Ernst & Young has done more than develop your skills and broaden your experience.
You’ll have made connections and friendships that will prove invaluable here, and throughout your career. As an Ernst & Young Alumnus, you’ll be offered many opportunities to network with your fellow professionals. So however your career evolves, you’ll benefit from your time with us. And if you do leave to explore other opportunities, we hope you’ll become one of the many people who rejoin, bringing valuable experience and perspectives that enrich our organization.