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EY #1 professional services employer – and #2 overall – in World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking

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LONDON, MOSCOW, 18 September 2013 – EY is the world’s most attractive professional services employer – and the second most attractive employer overall – in Universum’s annual rating of The World’s Most Attractive Employers. This rating is based on the preferences of almost 94,000 business students from the world’s top academic institutions in the largest twelve economies by GDP. 

As well as ranking as the leading professional services organization in six out of the twelve markets, EY also featured as one of the top fifteen employers overall in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States.

“We are proud that EY is the world’s most attractive professional services employer and the second most attractive employer overall in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking. This is a result of our tremendous effort to enhance career opportunities at EY,” said Alexander Ivlev, Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY. “It is extremely important for us that students from leading universities think so highly of EY because it is they who will soon join the professional community, united by shared values and a commitment to building a better working world.”

“We believe that people who share a desire to grow professionally and excel can achieve even such a challenging and ambitious goal as this. Currently, we offer over 16,000 training programs to our people. We have also developed a variety of initiatives aimed to support our people in building their careers and unlocking their potential. They include professional certifications, international mobility, promotion of a healthy lifestyle, social responsibility and many others,” said Sophia Azizian, EY Partner, CIS Talent Leader. “We are focusing on helping our people achieve their potential. This is how we can make a difference for the business world and society overall.” 

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. 

EY expands its services and resources in accordance with clients’ needs throughout the CIS. 4,500 professionals work at 19 offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Baku, Kyiv, Donetsk, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Minsk. 

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