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Inclusion begins with you

EY - Inclusion begins with you

At EY, we believe only the highest performing teams - teams who maximise the power of different opinions, perspectives and cultural references - will succeed in the global marketplace. Subtitled version

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Life at EY

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Building a better working world. Together.

EY’s greatest asset is our high performing teams. The success of our business relies on the skills, attitude and knowledge of our people.

As you collaborate with colleagues you gain exposure to some of the most demanding and stimulating challenges in the business world.

Everyone’s opinion is valued. After all, diversity of thought and ideas enables us to provide better services to our clients. The network you build at EY will last a lifetime.

Shared goals. Shared success.

Drawing on everyone’s strengths

Diverse viewpoints lead to better answers. And the global workforce is becoming ever-more diverse.

A career at EY is not limited by location or opportunity. True opportunity means working with people in different industries and different cultures from around the world. We don’t put you in a box. Instead, we find the opportunities and challenges that best suit your talents and empower your career.

As an organisation with a presence worldwide, we encourage respect, integrity and teamwork. You’ll be encouraged to think in global terms, build strong relationships and embrace diversity in all its forms. By valuing the differences in those you work alongside you’ll find that you improve your perspective and, ultimately, provide better answers for your clients and communities.

Women. Fast forward.

EY - Women. Fast forward.

The World Economic Forum estimates it will be 117 years before women achieve gender parity. Learn what we’re doing to accelerate progress and catalyze change.

EY recognised for LGBTI inclusion

Creating a work environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) professionals can be their authentic selves at work is a core element of our diversity and inclusiveness commitment. It’s where everyone’s opinion is listened to and valued. And that means you can be yourself at EY.

AWEI employer

AWEI employer



Unity Network

Our EY national network group, called Unity, is for LGBTI people and their straight allies. This group aims to create a sustainable, inclusive culture where LGBTI individuals at EY can bring their whole selves to work. Support is provided by

  • Mentorship, with internal and external mentoring opportunities
  • Social activities
  • Participation in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade with Pride in Diversity
  • Sponsorship of the Bingham Rugby World Cup
  • Connection to Global EY LGBTI networks and communities

Marriage Equality Pledge

On 26 May 2015, Oceania CEO and Regional Managing Partner Tony Johnson signed the Marriage Equality Pledge on behalf of EY Australia. This pledge is run by the Australian Marriage Equality organisation – a national body working for equal marriage through lobbying, advocacy and education.

Tony says, “In signing this pledge, EY Australia proudly recognises the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people to experience the same freedoms as others, including with whom they choose to make a commitment of love and marriage.”

EY - 2016 in the Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards


People with disability

EY embraces diversity and encourages applications from people with disability. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment.

If you would like to talk to us about accessibility or reasonable adjustment at EY, please email our recruitment team. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

For deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired people, call through to the National Relay Service:

  • TTY/Voice: 133 677
  • Speak and Listen: 1300 555 727
  • SMS relay: 0423 677 767

Note: Your personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with the Privacy Act.

Helping you go further

At EY, you’ll be given the experiences, training and coaching you need to succeed. Many of the soft skills we teach are designed to create a global mindset and address the importance of diversity and inclusiveness.


We’ll work together to help ensure your career takes you in a direction where you’ll be able to reach your goals. Our Counselling@EY initiative will support your career discussions and development by focussing on three key counselling behaviours  

  • Counsellors will be generous with their time and experience
  • Counsellors will understand the motivations and aspirations of their counselees
  • Counsellors will regularly have honest and authentic conversations with their counselees

This drives genuine career guidance and authentic feedback, and is supported by recognition, training and support networks. You’ll be inspired to achieve your aims, both professionally and personally, while making a difference to our clients and in our communities.

Counselling@EY – Bill Farrell and Natalie Nunn’s experiences

Counselling@EY – Bill Farrell and Natalie Nunn’s experiences

Bill Farrell, Regional Managing Partner Advisory  and Natalie Nunn, Oceania Learning and Development Leader share their counselling experiences.


Counselling@EY – Developing our people’s potential

Counselling@EY – Developing our people’s potential

Tony Johnson, Regional Managing Partner and CEO discusses with Sarah Lowe, Financial Services Partner Australia, how building strong counselling relationships can empower and develop your career.

We’ll involve you in our business – and in the wider community

At EY we have a strong commitment to involvement and teamwork. It’s important you feel part of our wider organisation and feel at first hand the powerful impact we’re able to have on businesses and communities.

This sense of involvement stretches a long way beyond the formal work you’ll add to your CV/resumé. It’s about the bonds that you form with your colleagues, the support you give to our corporate responsibility activities and the way you contribute to our ongoing discussions within the organisation.

Here’s some of the activities our EY people are involved with

EY - Awareness on issues affecting men's health

Raise awareness on issues affecting men's health, highlighting risk areas and early prevention measures – as well as raising $163,000.

EY - Bake sales, auctions and dress down days

Across Australia we held bake sales, auctions and dress down days to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) in May. BCNA works to ensure that Australian’s affected by breast cancer receive the best support, information and treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.

EY - Corporate Games

Corporate Games. Over 150 EY people played in a range of sports as part of The Australian Corporate Games. Our ladies 6's soccer team came first!

EY - Care Day

EY Care Day. Teams of EY people volunteered their time to support our community for EY Care Day. It was an opportunity for us to do some gardening and tidying up.


Building better

The role of business is changing. It is now widely accepted that business has to do more than make a profit. It also must drive social and environmental change.

As we work towards building a better working world you can use your personal interests and professional skills to make a difference.  EY has shown on-going commitment to sharing the responsibility of caring for the community.

Corporate responsibility

CareersYou’ve found the right place if you want to make a difference outside of your professional role. Through our peoples’ time and skills, we invest in the education of tomorrow’s workforce to ensure that the skills and characteristics required to enable businesses and societies to thrive are available.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop in new and different contexts. You might be improving your public speaking, sharpening your negotiating skills or collaborating with people from a variety of backgrounds. But at the same time, you’ll be helping the community and building career-enhancing skills.

CSR global

EY Matched Giving Program

CareersDid you know that EY people regularly donate through the EY Matched Giving Program – and EY Australia and EY New Zealand will match their contribution dollar for dollar?

The EY Foundation Matched Giving Program allows our people to donate to a registered charity of their choice directly from their pre-tax pay and EY will match the contribution dollar for dollar. This means a monthly contribution of just $20 from pre-tax earnings will provide their favourite charity with $480 each year!

Rewards and benefits

In exchange for meeting challenges and consistently high performance, you deserve to be rewarded for your contribution to EY's success.

You'll have access to a great range of benefits including:

Leave arrangements

CareersCareer break* You can apply for a three-month career break to take time away from work to go travel or explore other personal interests.**

FLEXleave* You'll have the opportunity to purchase up to six weeks extra leave. This provides you with more time for study, family or other personal pursuits.

Paid parental leave*  You’re entitled to 14 weeks paid parental leave if you have been with EY for less than five years and 18 weeks paid parental leave if you have been with the firm for five years or more. This is on top of the Government’s paid parental leave provisions. This paid leave benefit can be taken on a part-time/flexible basis. Parental Leave Mentoring is available to all EY staff taking parental leave, as is Grace Papers, a digital parental leave platform which provides guidance to EY parents and managers on navigating the transition back to work. 

Flexibility. We want to provide our people with greater freedom to choose the flexibility that works for them, their teams and their clients, creating an agile workplace culture that can meet the changing needs of the global workplace.  Many of our people model the new way of working, where formal or informal flexibility is adopted in order to balance work and personal responsibilities.


CareersTechnology. You're eligible for discounts on some terrific leading technology brands on items such as laptops, mobile phones and accessories.

Banking. You'll be entitled to banking discounts from a wide range of financial providers.

Travel. You can take advantage of travel discounts, and enjoy cheap car rental.

Insurance. You'll also be eligible for a discount on private health insurance and general insurance.

Health. You'll also have access to discounts on health providers for eyewear, and gyms.


CareersEY is focused on the health and wellbeing of our people and have a wellbeing program dedicated to factors that are known to maintain good wellbeing.  Our wellbeing initiatives cover financial health, physical and mental health, family and community and the quality and value of work.

We support complimentary flu shots, nutritious snacks and fruit in the office, gym corporate discounts and in some of our offices offer onsite gym or wellness centre.

Psychologist support services. You and members of your immediate family can access independent, confidential counselling, free of charge, from professionally qualified psychologists should you need advice on personal, family or work-related concerns.

Social Club. The EY Social Club organises a range of activities, from sporting events to informal and formal social functions, including – in most offices – an annual ball.

Childcare. We have a range of support processes and material to assist you in managing the juggling act between work and life. This includes emergency childcare support, providing easy access to information on childcare facilities; childcare fees, including government assistance and rebates; and access to our purpose-built childcare centre (Sydney based employees). We also provide considerable support for our employees returning back from paternity leave as well.


Man taking money from walletSalary packaging* From your pre-tax salary, you can package an EY compatible PDA/Blackberry for business use. You can also package airline club memberships, novated car leases, car parking, study expenses, 'approved' gym memberships, as well as make extra contributions to your superannuation.

Study Assistance. We'll help you meet the cost of approved external studies, which may include providing you with financial assistance to cover all or part of your course fees and the cost of your study materials. We may also offer you study and exam leave.

Professional memberships. We'll cover joining and annual membership fees for one professional body each year. This includes the Institute of Chartered Accountants or an equivalent body for qualified professionals.

Global Employee Referral Program. Recruiting the best people is critical to our success, and employees like you are often the best source of the best candidates. The Global Employee Referral Program provides you with a cash reward if you successfully refer a candidate.

Working interstate, working overseas

CareerWe offer domestic and global mobility opportunities. That means you could find yourself working in other EY offices within Australia – or in one of our offices overseas. You can apply for an overseas secondment once you've had a few years experience with us.


*If you are a temporary visa holder these benefits may not apply.
** These benefits are subject to compliance with the EYA&NZ Policy and Procedure manual.

Get more out of life

No two days are the same for our people. They have multiple responsibilities and interests, it’s about getting the most out of everything and not sacrificing personal aspirations or career goals in the process. We realise that some people want to balance their responsibilities, others want to work smarter and for most of us, we just more out of life. That’s why we strongly believe that it’s not about where you work, when you work or how long you work; it’s about the quality of what you deliver that matters most to us.

By feeling empowered to be the best parent, manager and teammate we see our people go from strength to strength. So by changing how we think about work and embracing different possibilities, we can give you the flexibility you need to work your way, to get the most out of life.

How would you like to get more out of life?

Let's imagine what your day could look like...

EY - Linda

This is Linda. She’s ambitious but like most of us also has interests out of the office too. Linda can find the right balance so she can get more out of life.

EY - Kara

Meet Kara. Kara is an international leader and dedicated Mother. She can excel at both because she’s able to integrate her responsibilities, Kara gets more out of life.

EY - David

Meet David. He has great ideas and is an integral part of the team. No two days are the same, he has things he needs to get done throughout the day. David can get more out of life by making each appointment count.

EY - Linda

This is Emily. She has big responsibilities in the office; she’s always reliable and a great team player. These skills are put into practice at home when she’s caring for her mother. Because you look at your time holistically so do we.