Press release

EY ranked most attractive professional services employer by European graduates

London, 12 December 2012

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EY has been ranked Europe’s top professional services organization – and the third most attractive employer overall – in Universum’s first ever European talent attraction index, Europe’s Most Attractive Employers 2012

Based on the preferences of over 85,000 career-seekers with a business background, the index also reveals professional services to be the most attractive industry.

Karen Hochrein, EY’s People Leader, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) says: “We are delighted to be ranked as the most ideal employer in the professional services sector across Europe. This honor comes as a result of offering exceptional training programs and exciting opportunities to both new recruits and to those wishing to develop and grow within the organization. As a people-centric business, it’s important that we continue to build high-performing teams and help our people develop strong networks that will last throughout their professional careers.”

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Notes to Editors

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 167,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. 

EY refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit

This news release has been issued by EYGM Limited, a member of the global EY organization that also does not provide any services to clients. 

About Universum

Universum is an international company which specializes in the field of employer branding. Founded in 1988, its goal was to improve communication between students and the employers who want to recruit them. Today, Universum’s mission is to help employers excel in recruitment and retention by ensuring improvements to their employer brand. Universum delivers a full range of services in research, strategic consulting and communication solutions that enable employers to better understand, attract and retain current and future ideal employees. Universum is a trusted partner to 1 200 clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, and co-operates with 1 500 universities worldwide to conduct research on the career and employer preferences of top talent. Universum surveys on an annual basis 400,000 students and professionals worldwide.

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