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How will you progress through our organisation?

Whether you’re at school, an undergraduate or a post graduate, right here is where you get a head start. Fancy starting your career while everyone else is still studying? Want to jump to the front of the queue and find out what working here is like, before we start recruiting?

If you want a taste of working life while you’re still a student, we can offer you a number of different options, from a summer or winter Vacationer Program experience to a year-long Industrial Placement in our Co-Op Program.

You’ll get a sense of our culture and values — and start to see the career you’d like to shape. The relationships you make, and the impression you leave, can help you secure a permanent position after you graduate.

And the experience will last a lifetime.

We accept applications from all degree disciplines. Find out more here.

Serious about your career and keen to get ahead? Ambitious and hungry for real work experience now? Become a cadet and combine your degree with real work experience to make a serious start to your career.

Cadet Program

How it works

As a cadet, you'll combine full-time work with part-time university studies. It takes drive and commitment, but we'll provide you with the support you need to succeed. You'll gain valuable experience working with clients and will be exposed to senior managers early so that you can learn from some of the best in the organisation. And don’t worry – we completely understand that this will be your first time working within a professional environment. That’s why we’ll provide you with extensive training, coaching, detailed guidance and skills development. And when you do graduate, the experience you'll have gained through the Cadet Program may place you head and shoulders above your peers.

The Cadet Program is currently offered in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

What is the impact on the length of my degree?

By becoming a cadet you will be extending the length of your overall degree by at least one year to accommodate working full-time and studying part-time. However this will vary depending on single degree, double degree (Brisbane only) and when you start your Cadet Program.

Please contact our friendly Campus Recruitment team if you have any questions. They will be happy to talk you through the specific details of your preferred program structure.

As our Cadet Programs vary by city, please refer to the detailed information below for key criteria and program structure for your city.

Discover more about our business here.


Melbourne Cadet Program and Sydney Cadet Program

How it works

Year 12 students (three year, single degree)

Program 1:

You’ll join us immediately after finishing high school at the start of your first year of university. You’ll work full-time /study part-time for two years while completing part-time university studies. We may then offer you further support when you return to university to complete your degree.

First year university students (three year, single degree)

Program 2:

You’ll apply in your first year of university and join us at the start of your second year. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for two years while completing part-time university studies. We may offer you additional support when you return to university full-time in your final year of study.

Requirements

We only accept students who are enrolled, or will be enrolling, in a relevant three year, single degree at an Australian university. We’re interested in students in business, commerce, law, information technology, information systems and computer science degrees. If you are unsure if your degree is suitable, please check with our Campus Recruitment team. You’ll be required to show proof of enrolment into your degree prior to starting.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident. International students are not eligible for the Cadet Program.

Information Sessions

We will be running Information Sessions later in 2018. For more information, visit

www.facebook.com/eycareers/events

When to apply

Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.


Brisbane Cadet Program

How it works

First year university students (three year, single degree)

Program 1:

You’ll apply when you’re in your first year of university and start the program in your second year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for four years.

Second year university students (three year, single degree)

Program 2:

You’ll apply when you’re in your second year of university and start the program in your third year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for two years.

Third year university students (five year, double degree)

Program 3:

You’ll apply when you’re in your third year of university and start the program in your fourth year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for four years.

Fourth year university students (five year, double degree)

Program 4:

You’ll apply when you’re in your fourth year of university and start the program in your fifth year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for two years.

Program Structure

The following program structure is based on a three year single degree.

  Program 1 Program 2
When to apply 1st year of university 2nd year of university
When you will start 2nd year of university 3rd year of university
 
Year 1 Completed study Completed study
Year 2 Work full-time, study part-time Completed study
Year 3 Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 4 Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 5 Work full-time, study part-time Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position
Year 6 Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position  

The following program structure is based on a double degree.

  Program 3 Program 4
When to apply 3rd year of university 4th year of university
When you will start 4th year of university 5th year of university
 
Year 1 Completed study Completed study
Year 2 Completed study Completed study
Year 3 Completed study Completed study
Year 4 Work full-time, study part-time Completed study
Year 5 Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 6 Work full-time, study part-time Work full-time, study part-time
Year 7 Work full-time, study part-time Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position
Year 8 Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position  

Requirements

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident. International students are not eligible for the Cadet Program.

When to apply

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City

Application opening dates

Application closing dates

Melbourne

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Sydney

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Go to Job Search to apply.


Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

 

Serious about your career and keen to get ahead? Ambitious and hungry for real work experience now? Become a cadet and combine your degree with real work experience to make a serious start to your career.

Cadet Program

How it works

As a cadet, you'll combine full-time work with part-time university studies. It takes drive and commitment, but we'll provide you with the support you need to succeed. You'll gain valuable experience working with clients and will be exposed to senior managers early so that you can learn from some of the best in the organisation. And don’t worry – we completely understand that this will be your first time working within a professional environment. That’s why we’ll provide you with extensive training, coaching, detailed guidance and skills development. And when you do graduate, the experience you'll have gained through the Cadet Program may place you head and shoulders above your peers.

The Cadet Program is currently offered in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

What is the impact on the length of my degree?

By becoming a cadet you will be extending the length of your overall degree by at least one year to accommodate working full-time and studying part-time. However this will vary depending on the course you are studying.

Please contact our friendly Campus Recruitment team if you have any questions. They will be happy to talk you through the specific details of your preferred program structure

As our Cadet Programs vary by city, please refer to the detailed information below for key criteria and program structure for your city.

Discover more about our business here.


Melbourne Cadet Program and Sydney Cadet Program

How it works

Year 12 students (three year, single degree)

Program 1:

You’ll join us immediately after finishing high school at the start of your first year of university. You’ll work full-time /study part-time for two years while completing part-time university studies. We may then offer you further support when you return to university to complete your degree.This program is offered in select locations and service lines only.

First year university students

You’ll apply when you have a maximum of two years left of your degree from your commencement date at EY. You’ll work full-time and study part-time for two years while completing part-time university studies.

Requirements

We only accept students who are enrolled in a relevant degree at an Australian university. We’ will consider students from all degrees including accounting, commerce, law, information technology, engineering, information systems and computer science degrees. If you are unsure if your degree is suitable, please check with our Campus Recruitment team. You’ll be required to show proof of enrolment into your degree prior to starting.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident. International students are not eligible for the Cadet Program.

When to apply

Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.


Brisbane Cadet Program

How it works

First year university students (three year, single degree)

Program 1:

You’ll apply when you’re in your first year of university and start the program in your second year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for four years.

Second year university students (three year, single degree)

Program 2:

You’ll apply when you’re in your second year of university and start the program in your third year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for two years.

Third year university students (five year, double degree)

Program 3:

You’ll apply when you’re in your third year of university and start the program in your fourth year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for four years.

Fourth year university students (five year, double degree)

Program 4:

You’ll apply when you’re in your fourth year of university and start the program in your fifth year of university. You’ll work full-time/study part-time for two years.

Program Structure

The following program structure is based on a three year single degree.

  Program 1 Program 2

When to apply

1st year of university

2nd year of university

When you will start

2nd year of university

3rd year of university

 

Year 1

Completed study

Completed study

Year 2

Work full-time, study part-time

Completed study

Year 3

Work full-time, study part-time

Work full-time, study part-time

Year 4

Work full-time, study part-time

Work full-time, study part-time

Year 5

Work full-time, study part-time

Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position

Year 6

Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position

 

The following program structure is based on a double degree.

 

Program 3

Program 4

When to apply

3rd year of university

4th year of university

When you will start

4th year of university

5th year of university

 

Year 1

Completed study

Completed study

Year 2

Completed study

Completed study

Year 3

Completed study

Completed study

Year 4

Work full-time, study part-time

Completed study

Year 5

Work full-time, study part-time

Work full-time, study part-time

Year 6

Work full-time, study part-time

Work full-time, study part-time

Year 7

Work full-time, study part-time

Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position

Year 8

Join at a higher entry level position or graduate position

 

Requirements

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident. International students are not eligible for the Cadet Program.

When to apply

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City

Application opening dates

Application closing dates

Melbourne

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Sydney

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Go to Job Search to apply.


Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.
 

You’ve chosen your degree and you’re committed to hitting the books, but do you get the feeling there’s more to studying than just understanding theory? What are the books not telling you? It’s never too early to start exploring which way to take your future.

Game Changer

As a member of our exclusive Game Changers Club you’ll be invited to attend various EY events throughout the year. You’ll network with business leaders and EY professionals who’ll share insights and stories that have influenced decisions they’ve made in their career.

Introduced to EY, you’ll have first-hand experience and insights into issues that are shaping the business world on the local and international level. Through the events and workshops included in this club, you’ll gain skills that will help you grow from a student to a business professional.

Membership is limited so if you’re ready to be inspired, change the game today.

The Game Changers Club is offered in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Apply if you are graduating in 2020 or 2021.

"The Game Changers Club helps you improve your interpersonal skills through professional development meetings. It’s also an opportunity to engage with a Professional Services organisation and experience its culture. You’ll be able to network with members of the business and learn how to succeed in a high performance environment. I really valued the exposure I got to senior personnel and the number of like-minded students I met on this program.”
Benjamin Hua, Game Changers Club

Discover more about our business here.

When to apply

Apply if you are graduating in 2020 or 2021.

City

Application opening dates

Adelaide

Opening in 2019

Brisbane

Opening in 2019

Canberra

Opening in 2019

Melbourne

Opening in 2019

Perth

Opening in 2019

Sydney

Opening in 2019


Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Requirements

You can apply to join the Game Changers Club if you’re graduating in 2020 or 2021.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident to be eligible for this program.

Work experience

 

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

Are you looking for some advice on which direction to take your career? Then apply for our Career Compass Program and discover if a professional services firm is the right track for you to take.

Career Compass Program

You know that making smart decisions about your career is essential. Through the structured learning sessions and workshops included in this unique program you'll understand more about us and gain the skills that will help you grow from student to professional. You'll be equipped to make informed choices about electives and majors for the rest of your degree, regardless of whether you are undertaking an accounting degree or studying another field.

Introduced to the EY culture, you'll be invited to network with peers and experienced professionals and share your ideas and aspirations for the future. Discover more about our business here.

Demonstrate that you're a high achiever and you could be invited to interview for our Vacationer Program.

Apply for our Career Compass Program and explore your potential.

When to apply

Apply to the Career Compass Program in your first, second or third year of your degree if you are on track to graduate in mid or late 2020.

Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

 

Want to avoid competing with thousands of other students in your final year and secure a graduate position early on? Become a vacationer and put yourself well ahead of your peers.

Vacationer Program

Our summer or winter* Vacationer Program provides client work, skills development, training and professional experiences. Not only do you learn about our organisation, you get to apply that knowledge to real client projects. Discover more about our business here.

This is a popular path, with many vacationers being offered full-time positions with us when they've finished their studies. You'll be able to put into practice what you've been studying at university and head back to your studies confident that your career's already begun. So show us what you're capable of and you could be invited to join us after graduation.

Apply in the penultimate year of your degree.

*Only Adelaide and Perth office run winter programs.

If you’re a high performing vacationer, you may be selected to attend the International Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) in Florida, USA and join over 2,900 students from across the world.

International Intern Leadership Conference

You'll have the opportunity to qualify for our annual three-day intern leadership event, which is held in Disney World, Orlando, Florida. We bring together the best vacationers and interns from around the world and provide them with an opportunity to learn about our strategy and vision, meet EY's global leadership and network with peers.

During the conference, you'll develop a clear understanding of the scope and range of possibilities that EY can open up for you.

To be considered for the conference, you need to demonstrate the qualities we’re looking for in our future leaders and who we believe best live by our values and demonstrate a strong desire to achieve their goals.

The best way for you to get to know what IILC is really like is to hear from our past attendees. Click on the pictures or video to learn more.

EY - Alexandra

Alexandra,

Sydney, 2017 attendee, Macquarie University

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EY - Courtney

Courtney

Perth, 2017 attendee, Curtin University

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EY - Jacky

Jacky

Melbourne, 2017 attendee, Monash University

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EY - Matthew

Matthew
Brisbane, 2017 attendee, The University of Queensland
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EY - Jacky

Jonathon

Adelaide, 2017 attendee,
The University of Adelaide
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EY - JackyJacky
Melbourne, 2017 attendee, Monash University

The highlight of IILC was the opportunity to meet people from across the world. You get to meet as many interns from different countries as possible at every opportunity. Whether it was during meals, activities, or even our dorms, every moment was an opportunity to meet someone new from a different city!

After returning home from IILC, I am extremely humbled by my experience. I feel immensely proud that I was chosen and believe I am now equipped with even greater confidence to pursue my career aspirations.




EY - JonathonJonathon


Adelaide, 2017 attendee, The University of Adelaide

We attended general sessions, workshops and a team challenge. After hearing inspirational talks from people who overcame great adversity I came to realise that I am a part of a place which will support me through difficult times should they eventuate as well as supporting the wider community.

There were plenty of highlights throughout the conference, but for me personally it’s hard to beat the chance I had to make friends with interns from countries I’ve never visited before. The interns from Australia and New Zealand formed a very close-knit group and I am looking forward to staying in touch and meeting up with them all in the near future.



EY - Mathew DevinMatthew, Brisbane
2017 attendee, The University of Queensland

All the speakers at the conference spoke incredibly well. I was able to take something away from every session, and it made me motivated to implement the knowledge that I gained from the sessions into my everyday work. My key learnings were around persistence, passion and enjoying the ride. There will be ups and down with every job, but at the end of the day, you have to make the most of every experience and learn from them.

It was amazing to network with interns and senior leaders from all around the world. Meeting people from such diverse backgrounds was the highlight of my IILC experience and I am still regularly in contact with some of my fellow interns from England, America, Australia and New Zealand.



EY - AlexandraAlexandra
Sydney, 2017 attendee, Macquarie University

Through the senior leader panels, I learnt about the sheer size of EY and the breadth of experiences you can have within the organisation. The commitment to diversity as shared by senior leaders and the excitement they have for our generation moving forward enabled me to envision an enriching and exciting career with EY. Meeting the Global Chairman and CEO, Mark Weinberger was particularly inspirational and demonstrated how much he cares about the people of EY.

While we waited over two hours to take a photo, he was still happy to answer any questions and was enthused to meet the team from ‘down under’ before he left for the White House. From my perspective he is a tremendous role model for interns seeking leadership positions in the future by demonstrating the leadership expected at EY – inclusive, thoughtful and being genuine.

Overall the impact that the 2017 IILC had on my perception of EY was profound. I found this to be a fantastic way to envision the possibilities I can have with an organisation that truly cares about its people and is at the forefront of educating the workforce. My goals for the organisation now include being involved in the coordination and ‘spirit’ teams and working closely with the Talent team to enable more people to understand their value and unleash their potential.



EY - CourtneyCourtney,
Perth, 2017 attendee, Curtin University

Finding out I had been selected to attend the International Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) in Florida was a very surreal moment for me. I just couldn’t believe it!

It was such an honour to meet and hear from senior leaders including the EY Global CEO and Chairman, Mark Weinberger. I am truly in awe of his experiences and blown away by how down to earth he is. The key message I took away was that there are no limitations to what we can achieve in our lives. It was so inspiring to hear Mark and the other senior leaders encourage us to create the lives we want and to follow our passions.

Coming together with over 3000 interns from 29 countries was very powerful. It made me realise the huge scale and influence of EY across the globe.


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Preparation

You'll need some basic skills to be successful in your Vacationer Program, so you'll undertake induction. We'll equip you with the essentials and help you rapidly develop your capabilities through a series of exercises – including talks and team-building sessions. You'll then be ready for business, handling tasks similar to those we give to our first-year graduates.

Teaming

As part of a team, you'll benefit from the knowledge and experience of established professionals. You'll also gain exposure to a variety of clients and industry sectors. This will give you an insight into the business and a good understanding of life at EY.

Meeting leadership

As well as client work, you'll have the opportunity to meet and perhaps shadow one of our partners. This will give you an idea of where your ambitions can take you. We're looking to recruit future leaders through our Vacationer Program, so this is an opportunity to show us what you're made of.

Feedback

You want your Vacationer Program to be a valuable and challenging experience. So do we, which is why we appoint a counsellor to provide regular feedback and guidance. Your counsellor will be your main point of contact during your time with us and will be responsible for helping you develop professionally and personally.

Relationships

You'll make plenty of contacts and connections during your Vacationer Program. To help cement these relationships, we recommend you get involved in the many opportunities and events on offer. You might also choose to become an ambassador for EY upon your return to university.

Requirements

You can apply to join the Vacationer Program in the penultimate year of your degree.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident to be eligible for this program. International students who met our criteria are welcome to apply.

We recruit talented students from a range of degrees.

When to apply

Apply if you are graduating in 2019

City

Application opening dates

Application closing dates

Brisbane

Early 2019

Early 2019

Canberra

Early 2019

Early 2019

Melbourne

Early 2019

Early 2019

Perth

Early 2019

Early 2019

Sydney

Early 2019

Early 2019

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

You’re looking to gain work experience before you complete your degree – why not join our Co-Op Program

Melbourne Co-op Program

When it comes to finding out what an organisation's like, nothing compares to working there. During your co-op year, you'll work with our clients, access our learning resources and gain experience similar to that of a first-year graduate. Our Co-Op Program allows you to work with us for between nine and twelve months before beginning your final year at university. You’ll graduate a step ahead of your peers, and we might offer you a full time job – potentially at a more senior level than other graduates.

You'll enjoy the support of a 'buddy' to help you settle in and a counsellor to help you plan your development. You'll have your own areas of responsibility and may even be offered a full-time position with us after you graduate.

If you’re passionate about a career in professional services, we encourage you to apply. We're interested in talented students from a range of disciplines including accounting, commerce, business, finance and law.

Our Melbourne Co-Op Program will commence in early 2019.   

When to apply

Go to Job Search to apply.

Requirements

To apply for our Melbourne Co-Op Program, you are required to be:

  • In your penultimate year of study and willing to defer your studies for 2019 to undertake the full-time placement OR
  • Required to complete a one year placement with an employer prior to your final year of university studies
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident. International students are not eligible to apply for the Melbourne Co-Op Program

Location

Application opening dates

Application closing dates

Melbourne

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

 

You're ambitious. You've studied hard and you want to put your knowledge and skills to the test. If you've recently graduated, or are about to, become a graduate and set yourself up for a world of opportunities.

Graduate Program

With early responsibility and the support and training to grow, you'll build the confidence to pursue your goals. Exposed to a wide range of clients, you can expect to develop your networks, collaborate with specialists, learn from mentors and even study for postgraduate qualifications. You'll begin to build your technical, leadership and communication skills, and be responsible for parts of projects right away, working in a business area of your choice. As a graduate with EY you'll be able to add value to your clients and shape your career as a professional.

At our graduate induction you'll meet other new graduates from your office. Your buddy and your counsellor will help you learn your way around the firm, set your goals and plan your development. You'll be well paid and have the chance to enjoy some excellent benefits, including the opportunity to apply for three months leave after you've been with us for 18 months. You might also find yourself working interstate or overseas.

Discover more about our business here.

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Lizke

Assurance


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EY - Willo

Willo

Tax


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EY - Luke

Luke

Advisory


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EY - Madison

Madison




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EY - LukeLuke
Advisory

“Within my first few weeks of work I was presenting to the CFO and COO of a $1.2 billion global entertainment company involved with some of my favourite movies. There I was, advising the leaders of one of Australia’s largest and most respected entertainment companies as part of EY’s digital practice. My job was to research how their social media presence compared to global peers – and come up with creative ideas to keep this iconic Australian company relevant to its youthful social media audience.

The client gave us total creative freedom. To help us select options for our recommendations, I set up a project room and created a collage of the coolest ideas from around the globe. We looked at what the organisation was doing across social media across the entire business and how it could be improved. Along the way, I interviewed senior people in the company.

It made me realise that a career at EY involves gaining a deep understanding of a diverse and interesting range of clients and business problems. It also showed me that – right now – I can make a difference. My presentation changed the way this client operates in the digital world. What an amazing opportunity – and such great exposure to global leaders – so early in my career!”



EY - LizkeLizke
Assurance

“Before I started in Assurance I must admit that I had the perception that I would just be sitting at a desk all day looking at numbers. I was so mistaken! Since I started, I’ve worked everywhere from Geelong to Sydney, in sectors from manufacturing to entertainment.

My favourite job so far was working on an initial public offering (IPO) for a music promoter, who is listing in the UK. This client promotes everyone from worldwide – there were ARIA awards all over the walls! As the accountant on the project, one of my jobs was helping the client figure out if their ticket sale forecasts were accurate. I got a sneak peak of which bands will be touring, the venues they’ll be playing and the expected ticket sales. I’m a massive music fan, so it was very cool!

It was a great learning experience – not only for me, but for the client as they’d never been audited before. I had to collaborate with lots of EY colleagues from other service lines, as well as with contacts in the UK. I learnt a lot about what other different parts of our business do.

When a client goes through an IPO, it’s very stressful for the people involved. There’s so much risk and uncertainty. It was good to work alongside the client and give them confidence that they would achieve the best possible outcome.

What attracted me to EY was the focus on people and the importance placed on living our values, such as integrity and building relationships based on doing the right thing. Earlier this year, my division entered the 24 hour treadmill challenge where we raised money for a local children’s charity. It was so inspiring to see my team’s commitment to raising money and taking part in such a worthy cause. I was proud to make such a positive impact on the lives of others.

What I love most about this job is that I get to work with people all the time. I have so many opportunities to learn about a client’s business, identify areas that they can improve and work alongside them.”



EY - Willo Willo
Tax

“So far, my highest profile engagement has been the project where an ASX listed company was bought by a foreign investment company. This was a hugely exciting project and my main role was to assist these senior people by keeping up with everything going on across all the different facets of project – across many different service teams who were providing the due diligence and tax advice. A partner would be on the phone with the client and they’d ask me how a particular loan was structured – I had to find the right file and find the answer on the fly!

As well as coordinating and organising all my EY colleagues, I did research, drafted calculations and reports, and prepared documents for the client. I reviewed ASX documentation and talked to specialists in Singapore to discuss different ways to structure and finance the project in the most tax effective way. It was really great seeing how different people in different countries had different perspectives on various strategies.

When you’re a junior team member working on such a large engagement with very senior colleagues, you have to have everything organised and up to date so the engagement runs smoothly. It was very satisfying to be the person who had everything under control. I made sure we could answer any questions, no matter how detailed, and show the client that EY was on the ball.”



EY - Angus Angus

How did you hear about the Co-Op Program?
I first read about the EY Co-Op program online and I became more aware of EY by attending career fairs. So when I received an email informing me that the EY Co-Op applications were open, I applied.

Where I work
Assurance is a great place to launch your career due to the variety that the role offers. Working in this service line means exposure to a range of different clients giving you an insight into various industries. It also means working with a range of people providing a great opportunity to build relationships within the organisation.

My week in 100 words
One of the great things about EY is that there is no such thing as a typical day or week. Turning up to work you never know for sure what you will be doing or where you will end up. One of the first steps when starting out on client work involves the planning of work allocation as well as some back ground detail on the client operations. And throughout the course of the week we will seek to complete the allocated audit procedures and tasks assigned by working with the client.

Highlight of the Co-Op Program
The highlight of the Co-Op Program so far has been the fact that we have been integrated into the 2016 Graduate intake. EY has provided us with a network of people who are in a similar position in terms of just starting out their journey with the company. This group provides us a great sounding board for any issues that we encounter as well as a fantastic social circle for the various social events held throughout the year.

Balancing work and study
Balancing work with study and outside interests such as sport has been challenging at times but is very achievable. EY is very understanding of employee’s individual circumstances and actively promotes employees to continue with sporting endeavours.  As long as you communicate with your team effectively regarding your upcoming commitments you will be able to maintain a work life balance.

My top tips
Working for a Big 4 organisation I have no doubt pushes you outside your comfort zone on a daily basis, but from this I can see how it has developed me as a person and professionally since I started back in March. If you want to be challenged and exposed to a whole range experiences that will challenge you and build your skill set then there is no better place to apply than EY.

Last word
Apply. It is much better to have tried and failed than failed to try. This time last year there was no way I could have envisaged that I would be working with EY giving prospective Co-Op students an insight into EY but here I am.



EY - Madison Madison

Meet Madison, EY Co-Op Program

I heard about the Co-Op Program through my university, as I had selected the program when choosing which university degree to enrol in. I discovered the EY Co-Op Program on one of the career portals RMIT had set up. I also learnt more about the role by chatting with EY representatives at RMIT’s Career Fair.

My week in 100 words
Assurance is a great place to start out as we get the opportunity to work with so many different clients in different industries, which gives us exposure to all different elements of the job.

You could be booked on a major retailer job one week, completing stocktakes and walking through key controls with clients. Then I could be booked on an abattoir client job the following week trying to document the process of purchasing livestock. 

Highlight of the Co-Op Program
For me, the highlight of my time in the EY Co-Op Program has been all of the people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Whether it be building my professional network by working with seniors, or socialising with the group who started with us, the people at EY have been extremely welcoming and supportive of my learning.  

Balancing work and study
Balancing work and study is the age old issue that nobody has a simple fix for. I manage by prioritising. If I had a crazy busy week at work then I allow myself a break from studying at night, however if work was quiet, I used this opportunity to focus on my assignments when I got home.

My top tip
A tip to anyone considering applying for Co-Op Program is to get organised and get in early!

Requirements

You can apply to join the Graduate Program when you're in the final year of your degree or within 18 months from your graduation date at the time of application.

You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an international student who meets our criteria.

We recruit talented students from a range of degrees.

When to apply

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City

Application opening dates

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Brisbane

Early 2019

Early 2019

Canberra

Early 2019

Early 2019

Melbourne

Early 2019

Early 2019

Perth

Early 2019

Early 2019

Sydney

Early 2019

Early 2019


Go to Job Search to review the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.

 

EY is committed to increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. It is our vision to embed reconciliation across EY to drive improved social and economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and enhance relationships between Australia’s First Peoples and other Australians.

We will achieve this by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in developing business, education and employment opportunities for individuals and communities and advocating for a level playing field socially and economically.

Indigenous Intern Program

Our Indigenous Intern Program allows you to join us over your summer or winter university holiday. You will have the choice to join EY directly or through our collaboration with CareerTrackers, offering you up to twelve weeks paid work experience throughout your university degree.

Through the Indigenous Intern program, you will have an Indigenous mentor, assigned a buddy and counsellor, have the opportunity to connect with other Indigenous interns in your office and across the country and where interested, you can request exposure to the work of our Indigenous Sector Practice. Learn more about our services and Indigenous Sector Practice here.

This program offers you the opportunity to work with EY from your first to final year with a number of our Interns being offered full time graduate positions when they finish their studies. Apply to join our structured program including an induction program, skill development workshops, technical training and have experience working on client engagements.

Learn more about our business and Indigenous Sector Practice here.

Find out more about the EY Indigenous Intern Program here.

EY - Tahlya BorehamTahlya
Brisbane

Hi I’m Tahlya and I am based in the Internal Audit team in Advisory at the Brisbane Office. I am a third year student studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment and a Bachelor of International Business majoring in International Management at Griffith University.

As a consultant in a fast-paced environment, my role in the Internal Audit team requires adaptability. Not one client is the same, so adapting to the client’s needs and working with a team of highly skilled people allows me to complete my job to the best of my ability. My role for one specific project consisted of me attending important meetings to write notes and formulate structured processes that the client is currently using, and to understand EY’s recommendations. It’s empowering knowing that the work you are contributing, is going towards the end product or report. I was lucky enough on this specific project to see the whole project life cycle from the beginning to end. I have also worked on proposals and reports, which required research and data analysis and even gathering internal CVs.

There is never a dull moment!, I have been given the opportunity to explore my passions and interests within the Advisory service line and everyone from senior leaders through to consultants are more than willing to help me along my journey.

The opportunities I have been given from asking about projects I am interested in, not only in Internal Audit but within the Indigenous Sector Practice, are limitless and doing work that interests me wakes up the passion in me to come to work every day.

Described three skills that you have learnt in your role.

  • Taking the initiative, finding the right person to speak to and asking for the opportunities to work on projects that interest me.
  • Understanding my personal brand and value and how important it is, to ensure I get the most out of my internship and so that my skills are utilised in the most appropriate way.
  • There is no arbitrary line or massive door stopping you from talking with one of the senior leaders. Building your professional network across the service lines and building the confidence to talk with senior leaders was a valuable skill I learnt.

There were many but one in particular was working across the full phase of an Internal Audit project – from a proposal to field work and testing, to the report and the final delivery of our findings to the board members of the organisation. I have been able to see what the whole project lifecycle is and get real-life experience in every process of the engagement.

The people at EY are encouraging, friendly and willing to lend you a hand or point you in the direction of where you want to take your career path.

Requirements

To apply for our Indigenous Intern Program, you are required to:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be studying a university degree, currently anywhere from your first year through to your final year of study

When to apply

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City

Application opening dates

Application closing dates

Adelaide

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Brisbane

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Canberra

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Melbourne

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Perth

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Sydney

19 February 2018

Ongoing

 

Indigenous Graduate Program

With early responsibility and the support and training to grow, you’ll build the confidence to pursue your goals. Exposed to a wide range of clients, you can expect to develop your networks, collaborate with professionals, learn from mentors and even study for postgraduate qualifications. You’ll begin to build your technical, leadership and communication skills, and be responsible for parts of projects right away, working in a business area of your choice. As a graduate with EY you will help add value to your clients and shape your career as a professional.

At our graduate induction you’ll meet other new graduates from your office. Your buddy and your counsellor will help you learn your way around the organisation, set your goals and plan your development. As an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you will have the opportunity to learn from an Indigenous mentor and join our Indigenous staff network.

You’ll be well paid and have the chance to enjoy some excellent benefits, including the opportunity to apply for three months leave after you've been with us for 18 months. You might also find yourself working interstate or overseas. As you progress in your career, you may also decide that you would like to join our national Indigenous Sector Practice which operates across all service lines. This is a purpose-led offering working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients to develop business, education and employment opportunities for individuals and communities and to advocate for a level playing field socially and economically.

Learn more about our business and Indigenous Sector Practice here.

Requirements

To apply for our Indigenous Graduate Program, you are required to:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be due to graduate in 2018 or if you have already completed your studies, your graduation date must be within the past 18 months at the time of application

When to apply

Apply early! Applications will close once positions are filled.

City

Application opening dates

Application closing dates

Adelaide

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Brisbane

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Canberra

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Melbourne

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Perth

19 February 2018

Ongoing

Sydney

19 February 2018

Ongoing

 

Real Estate Advisory Services Practical Placement

Are you a couple of years into your degree and itching to see what it’s like in the real world? Does your degree require you to do a professional placement?

At EY, our Real Estate Advisory Services practice has been providing strategic real estate advice and valuation services to our clients for over twenty years with a focus on:

• Acquisition and divestment of real estate assets and businesses
• Commercial due diligence and valuations
• Project feasibility and development strategies
• Asset optimisation and accommodation strategies
• Urban renewal and major projects

Requirements

To apply for our Practical Placement, you are required to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident. You must be on track to complete studies in 2019 or 2020.

If you are currently completing a Property related discipline with a view to Associate Membership with the Australian Property Institute, are keen to develop a broad range of real estate advisory skills in a corporate finance environment, and have a commitment to ongoing personal development, then we would like to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Monika Gugliotti on (03) 9288 8840.

When to apply

Apply online and complete the application form, attaching a copy of your academic transcript, cover letter and CV. Successful applicants who are invited for an interview will be required to provide proof of citizenship or current permanent residency status.

Location

Application opening dates

Application closing dates

Melbourne

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

2019 Melbourne Assurance Co-Op Placement

Apply to the 2019 Melbourne Assurance Co-Op placement if you are in your penultimate year of study and willing to defer your studies for 2019 to undertake the full-time placement OR required to complete a one year placement with an employer prior to your final year of university studies.

Opportunities within our Assurance External Audit practice with a focus various industries are available.

City

Application opening dates

Application closing dates

Melbourne

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

2019 Melbourne Advisory Co-Op Placement

Apply to the 2019 Melbourne Advisory Co-Op placement if you are in your penultimate year of study and willing to defer your studies for 2019 to undertake the full-time placement OR required to complete a one year placement with an employer prior to your final year of university studies.

If you are studying Accounting/ Information Systems or similar, opportunities within our Advisory Risk Assurance team are available.

City

Application opening dates

Application closing dates

Melbourne

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Dates to be confirmed for 2019

Work experience

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience placements to high school or university students. Instead, we encourage you to consider the wide range of available student programs we currently offer using the tabs above. Each program has been tailored to your needs based on your current year of study.

For example, if you are a high school student based in Sydney or Melbourne, we encourage you to apply to the Cadet Program to start your career with us.