Application, interview, selection
There are seven steps to complete before we can welcome you on board. This process will help you make sure you are applying for the right role and give you the opportunity to get to know us before you begin work here.
Identify your interests
Take a moment to visit Your role here to learn about our service lines and identify your area of interest. You can then apply for the relevant opportunity in Assurance, Advisory, Transactions or Tax.
Search for opportunities
Click on Job search and look for openings in your chosen area of interest. You’ll find more information about specific requirements in the job descriptions.
This is your opportunity to give us as much information as possible about yourself so that we can make sure that you will be successful at Ernst & Young. We ask all applicants to complete the online application form to ensure everyone is assessed fairly and objectively, and a member of our recruitment team reads each application. If you need to you can save your application and complete it at a later time.
If you have any difficulty applying online, please contact Phetsile Matsebola on 011 772 300 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare for the interview
Wherever possible your first-round interview will take place in the office you’re applying to and will take approximately one hour. We are particularly keen to find out about you as a person – your strengths and attributes, and what you’re interested in.
We recommend you think about your hobbies, leadership positions and extra-curricular activities, as well as any work or other experience you’ve had that you think may be relevant to Ernst & Young. It’s also useful to think about what questions you’d like to ask your interviewer.
Complete the assessment process
Depending on the role you apply to, you may be asked to participate in an Assessment Center day. This will include exercises such as a team meeting, a case study and possibly an interview with a Partner or Director. Your interview gives you the chance to get to know us better, while we gain a greater understanding of you and your strengths.
The exact structure and content of the assessment and final interview will depend on the program you apply to, as different roles require different skills. We’ll give you more information when we invite you to the assessment center.
Review our offer
We always aim to let you know the outcome of your final assessment within 48 hours. To help you get the most from your experience with us, we’ll also offer feedback on your interview. If you’re successful at this stage, we’ll make you a formal offer.
Prepare to join
You’ll find a large community of people at Ernst & Young ready to welcome you. In the months before you take up your position, you'll have a chance to take part in campus networking events and possibly to meet your peers and new colleagues. We encourage you to take advantage of these occasions to help prepare for your first day at Ernst & Young.
Different backgrounds and skills – but similar values
There are a number of criteria we look for in our employees. If these describe you, you can relax in the knowledge that you will feel comfortable within our working environment.
People who excel
We aren't only looking for high academic achievers, we want you to demonstrate leadership through extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
People with integrity
We want you to have a clear sense of personal and professional accountability and to show you are committed to doing the right thing.
People who demonstrate respect
We look for people who recognize the value of different backgrounds and points of view. By respecting these differences we enrich our perspectives, which helps us build strong relationships and enhance the services we provide to our clients.
People who are good at working in teams
We look for evidence that you are good at listening, learning, sharing, developing and working with others, including those that are different from you.
People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead
We want you to be passionate and excited about the opportunities at Ernst & Young, your future and achieving your potential.