Helping you achieve your potential
Starting your career with Ernst & Young is the first step toward achieving your potential. Our development framework is called EYU – Ernst & Young and you – and it provides you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to take ownership of your career.
Your development is at the heart of our culture. It contributes to an engaging and positive workplace, provides opportunities to reward and recognize you, and helps deliver a differentiated service to our clients. In short, it is the foundation of success – yours and ours. Of course, the pace is fast and the work can be challenging, but there’s a lot of support too.
There are three key aspects to your development here: Learning, Experiences and Coaching. Use the tabs to explore what each of them means.
Learn the way that works for you
There are two parts to our global learning curriculum. The first is designed to build your general business skills and acumen. The second is designed to constantly refresh and enhance your technical skills across our service lines so you can provide an enhanced service and in turn form better client relationships. Aside from business skills you’ll learn much about building relationships and leading people.
We currently offer more than 16,000 courses on our learning management system. Much of the learning we offer is web-based, and much of it can be tailored to suit both your practical needs and the direction your career is headed.
Whichever direction your career at Ernst & Young takes, we have a number of milestone learning events to mark your progress, from Welcome to EY as a new joiner to the New Partner Program.
The events, encounters and opportunities that will shape your career
We know that the most enriching and career-enhancing experiences are gained on the job, and we recognize this as a formal part of our career development framework. We do all we can to help you get the experiences you need.
With that in mind, our service lines plan assignments in ways that not only give our clients high-quality service, but also provide all our people with the best environment for their career development.
Client secondments, cross-border and cross-service-line placements, both short- and long-term, domestic and international, are a real possibility. This enables you to work in different environments, which offer exciting and challenging experiences through a wide variety of assignments. This is mainly applicable on completion of articles and passing both parts of the board exam.
It will help you develop an inclusive mindset and thrive in an increasingly global market while matching our clients’ needs.
We also encourage you to use your professional skills to give back to the community. This will not only benefit others but will also add to your career and your life – enhancing your leadership, communication or project-management skills.
Helpful conversations and dedicated support
Coaching provides open, honest conversations between people at all levels throughout our organization. This ranges from daily informal on-the-job coaching to project feedback and periodic formal performance reviews.
You’ll get plenty of close attention in the early weeks and months – and you’ll have a counselor who’ll become an expert in you and your career development. They’ll work with you to consider all the feedback you receive and help you find the career path that will take you in the right direction, fastest.
We provide our people with the highest-quality feedback and coaching. We have increased our investment in formal coaching and we also appoint coaching champions to create programs and give feedback to leadership.
Our mentoring program offers a chance for a combination of formal, structured conversations and less formal, ad hoc contact.
On-the-job coaching conversations are hands-on interactions that occur in the context of daily work, that help you gain a broader perspective, increase clarity and address particular issues and challenges.
Coaching results in improved performance through practical learning and less rework. Working with a colleague who is capable of coaching you on a work-related issue can often help you gain deeper insight into your own work performance.
Counseling – performance reviews
In addition to performance reviews, career development conversations are also an important aspect of coaching at EY. These conversations should challenge you to explore your individual interests, aspirations, needs and options. They also create meaningful goals – both from an annual and a longer-term perspective.
Counseling – career development
Performance conversations allow the counselee and counselor to look back and evaluate performance by bringing together and considering multiple views. These reviews help leverage your strengths and address your development needs.
Mentoring provides support, insights and practical advice on a variety of professional development and career topics. Mentoring differs from on-the-job coaching, which provides daily support on work-related topics. At EY, we encourage our experienced professionals to provide mentoring to less experienced colleagues, through initiatives such as the Career Advisor program.