Climate Change and Sustainability Services student opportunities

In Climate Change and Sustainability Services, you’ll help clients in defining, executing and measuring performance against their environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) strategies.


What is Climate Change and Sustainability Services?

The Climate Change and Sustainability Services team is the largest sustainability consulting team in Oceania. Our multidisciplinary teams help companies understand the risks and opportunities arising from climate change and sustainability issues, advising a large proportion of the ASX 200 to help them drive performance beyond their bottom line. The team also supports EY clients in defining and delivering their community investment programs and help protect the health and wellbeing of their employees.

Our team works across the full spectrum of sustainability, health and safety and climate change issues, including environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) strategy, outcomes measurement, health and safety, environmental management, climate risk and decarbonisation, human rights and modern slavery through advisory and assurance engagements.

As part of the team, you’ll support our clients in defining, executing and measuring performance against their ESG strategies. Our work is central to supporting our communities and clients create a healthier, safer and more sustainable future.


What could you be doing?

  • Work on a variety of EY clients from small business to multinational corporations
  • Assist EY clients with greenhouse gas emissions and energy monitoring, reporting and reduction opportunities
  • Contribute to providing independent assurance of a client’s sustainability report by checking the accuracy of reported data and statements in its sustainability report
  • Develop or assess client’s sustainability strategies, sustainability reports and data collection processes
  • Evaluate the environmental and social value of client’s investments in sustainability projects through completing social return on investments
  • Assess clients’ work health, safety and environmental risks and compliance through conducting site audits
  • Gain an understanding of the political, regulatory, market and community drivers related to sustainability and identify how they might impact on a client

What will you bring to the team?

  • A passion and desire to change the world for the better
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to change language to suit client audience and needs
  • The ability to learn and apply new information quickly
  • Strong business process and analytical skills
  • Dedication to collaboration, teamwork and inclusive leadership
  • The ability to solve complex problems and adapt to challenging situations
  • The ability to think creatively and generate ideas
  • Passion to contribute to a better working world by driving sustainable outcomes with our clients
  • Qualifications

    • Accounting
    • Arts
    • Commerce/Business
    • Clinical studies (e.g. Medicine, Physiotherapy)
    • Data Analytics
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • Environmental science/Sustainability
    • Health and Safety
    • Law
    • Psychology
    • Science
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  • Where could you be working?

    All locations.

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Your career journey in Climate Change and Sustainability Services

As a graduate, you’ll be part of our 12-month graduate development program that has been developed for graduates in all service lines, and is focused on connection, learning and celebration.

The program will provide you with the opportunity to network with your peers from other service lines and geographies. Running in parallel to your technical learning, you will develop leadership skills to become a successful graduate, and as you grow as a transformative leader.

As a Climate change and sustainability services graduate, you’ll take part in:

  • Technical training across our sustainability, climate change, outcomes measurement, community impact and environment, health and safety competencies
  • Soft skill and interpersonal training such as presentation training, project management, reporting writing and client engagement skills
  • Participation in our Annual Oceania CCaSS training event which incorporates technical training with high calibre external presentations and thought leaders

As a vacationer, after our company induction, you’ll start developing an understanding of how our Climate Change and Sustainability Services teams work and will be ready to work alongside teams on real client projects. You’ll meet other new vacationers from your office.

Your buddy and your counsellor will help you learn your way around the organisation, set your goals and plan your development while you’re here. You'll be well looked after with ongoing learning throughout the Vacationer Program with sessions facilitated by our Learning and Development team, Campus Recruitment team and service line specific training. The Vacationer Program is a great way to gain valuable audit experience, skills and networks to start building your career.

My Engineering Degree has been a great foundation for me to explore the world of decarbonisation and help EY clients manage and improve their environmental and social impacts.

Dave Richardson, Senior Consultant

Climate Change and Sustainability Services 

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