Building your future
At EY, we invest in our future by investing in our people.
We provide leading class development opportunities, from formal training and qualifications through on-the-job learning. Our reputation is based on creating outstanding future leaders.
There are three key aspects to your development here: learning, experiences and coaching. Use the tabs to explore what each of them means.
Learn. Build. Grow.
Everyone at EY has access to high quality learning tools. There are two parts to our global learning curriculum. The first is designed to build your general business skills and acumen. The second is about constantly refreshing and enhancing your technical skills across our service lines so you can always deliver exceptional client service.
Our graduate programs provide you with the opportunity and support to study for a globally recognised accounting or business qualification.
Aside from business skills, you’ll learn much about building relationships and leading people too — and those abilities are every bit as important for your career. We have a reputation for creating outstanding leaders, who have the knowledge and ethical framework to deliver exceptional results.
You’ll also have a chance to participate in a number of leading class milestone learning events to mark your progress, from Welcome to EY as a new joiner, to the New Partner Program and all career milestones in between.
The events and opportunities that will shape your career
We know that the most enriching and career-enhancing experiences are gained on the job, and we recognise this as a formal part of our career development framework. With that in mind, our service lines plan assignments in ways that not only give our clients high-quality service, but also give you the best opportunities and environment for your career development.
We can offer client secondments, as well as cross-border and cross-service line placements, on both a short and long-term basis. Whether you are working domestically or internationally, you’ll be connecting with people from around the world and challenging yourself on stimulating assignments.
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.
Unlocking your potential
Coaching provides open, honest conversations between people at all levels throughout our organisation. This ranges from daily informal on-the-job discussions, through project feedback and periodic formal performance reviews.
You’ll progress fast here because we provide all our people with the highest quality feedback and support. You’ll have a counsellor, who’ll put time and effort to groom and guide you in your career development. Your counsellor will 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.
Preparing you to become one of tomorrow’s business leaders.
On-the-job coaching helps you gain a broader perspective, increase clarity and address challenges. This practical, ongoing learning will improve your performance and help you get things right, the first time. It’s one of the best ways to gain practical knowledge that you’ll use time and time again.
Performance conversations allow you to look back and evaluate your performance by bringing together and considering multiple views. They’re an excellent way to identify where to focus your development efforts and ensure the things you’re great at are leveraged.
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.
Mentoring provides support, insights and practical advice on a variety of professional development and career topics. At EY, we encourage our experienced professionals to provide mentoring to less experienced colleagues, through initiatives such as the Career Advisor program.