Consulting student opportunities

Help transform businesses through the power of people, technology and innovation.


What is Consulting at EY?

As a Consulting professional, you will combine industry knowledge with your innovative mindset to help organisations to manage their business performance, people and systems better, all while learning real-world skills for your career.

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We help EY clients overcome their current challenges, achieve strategic objectives and enable growth.

Brad D'Costa

Manager, Digital & Emerging Technologies

Consulting teams

Business Consulting

Technology Consulting

  • Actuarial

    Major regulatory change, ongoing economic uncertainty, technology-driven turbulence and increasing consumer expectations are challenges that offer the key to success for insurers, wealth and asset managers, superannuation funds and governments who make the right strategic, investment and operational changes. Our actuaries help organisations make informed decisions in this transformative age.  

  • Business Transformation

    Design and help deliver large scale, multi-year, multi-stakeholder transformation programs for organisations, by bringing together our capabilities in transformation architecture, experience design, business design and transformation execution. 

  • Enterprise Risk

    Internal Audit - Help clients strategically assess, remediate and improve control issues, while also identifying and addressing complex emerging risk areas to enhance the performance of organisation’s internal audit functions. 

    Risk Transformation - Transform the way EY clients’ make decisions about their organisations by challenging the way they think about, identify, assess and respond to risk. Work with Executive and Board members to advise on how to use risk management to understand business objectives, improve coordination and alignment of risk activities, and more effectively leverage technology so that they can better respond to their different risks.

  • Finance

    Help assess and transform an organisation’s finance function to improve performance and effectiveness. Work with CFOs to align the finance strategy with the wider business and optimise costs to help achieve optimisation through shared services, off shoring, more effective planning, budgeting and forecasting.

  • Finance Intelligence Automation

    Collaborate with leading organisations across a variety of industry verticals to design and implement Intelligent Operations services that drive strategic business value for EY clients. Using smart technology, such as AI and Intelligent Automation, augment humans in the workplace to accelerate the future of work.

  • Health Transformation

    The Health Transformation team has a unique combination of qualitative (e.g. service design and evaluation) and quantitative (e.g. actuarial) capabilities to design and drive end-to-end evidence-based system change in Government, Health, and Human Services to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

    We consult on a range of client engagements, from evidence-based system design to costing and pricing to advanced analytical and predictive modelling and evaluation of program outcomes.

  • Supply Chain & Operations

    Help organisations effect fundamental change in their operations’ performance to support sales growth, become more cost competitive, minimise risk and ensure operational resilience. 

  • Technology Risk

    Help organisations build confidence with their customers and shareholders through identifying and responding to risks from advances in business technology. 

  • Financial Services Risk Management

    Help organisations better assess and improve their risk and regulatory frameworks, help integrate risk management into operations, grow revenue and manage risk to increase shareholder value. 

  • Advanced Security Centre

    Help organisations identify and exploit vulnerabilities within applications and networks, demonstrate technical threats to the business and provide guidance and coaching on how to remediate the vulnerabilities to development and administration teams.

  • Cybersecurity

    Assist organisations in addressing the challenge of managing clients’ information security within their company by detecting and defending against internal and external cyber threats, as well as responding to and recovering from cyber-triggered business disasters. 

  • Data & Analytics

    Transform the way EY clients use information to solve their biggest challenges. Re-imagine how businesses will run in the future by transforming them into intelligent information organisations.

  • Digital & Emerging Technologies

    Advise organisations on the adoption of emerging technologies including cloud computing, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence and blockchain, to help overcome their current challenges, achieve strategic objectives and enable growth. 

  • Technology Solutions Delivery

    Provide organisations with broad solution implementation services from strategy and architecture, to production deployment as they initiate or undergo major transformation.

  • Technology Transformation

    Transform businesses through technology enabled programs of work which align people, process and technology to define and deliver strategic initiatives. Help maximise business value from current and future technology investments. 

People Advisory Services teams

  • Workforce Advisory

    As the world continues to be impacted by globalisation, demographics, technology and regulation, organisations must adapt quickly and build agile people cultures. People Advisory Services brings together a broad set of people services offerings. To find out more visit People Advisory Services.

Careers in Financial Services and Core Services  

  • What’s the difference between Financial Services and Core Services?

    When you apply for a role, you may have the option to nominate a preference to work in either the Financial Services (FS) sector or Core Services.

    In FS, you’ll work with a diverse range of clients within the financial services industry across Insurance, Banking and Capital Markets, and Wealth and Asset Management. Our FS roles tend to have a more specialised focus; however, you’ll work on a truly global scale with multinational companies across Oceania and in some cases, Asia-Pacific. This means working in integrated teams and collaborating across different areas of our business.

    Our Core Services business is slightly different; roles here will give you access to clients across multiple industries (e.g. Construction and Infrastructure, Energy and Media and Telecoms), so you’ll get broad experience as you work across different business sectors. We’re a global business so while you’ll focus on clients within Australia, you’ll also have opportunities to work across other geographies where possible. 

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What could you be doing?

  • Getting to know EY clients’ businesses, their strengths and opportunities for improvement
  • Developing proposals and business cases for the EY organisation and EY clients
  • Working across a range of industries to address technology challenges for EY clients
  • Building your knowledge in a range of market leading digital and emerging technologies
  • Analysing trends in industries like banking, insurance, telecommunications, media and technology
  • Helping to communicate the impact of your results and recommendations for improvement directly with EY clients

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  • What will you bring to the team?

    • Curiosity and drive to be an active learner with the ability to apply new information quickly

    • Critical and innovative thinking, capable of complex and creative problem solving

    • Communication and interpersonal skills

    • Resilience and the ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and requirements in a fast-paced environment 

    • A tech mindset, including ability to interpret patterns, risks and opportunities for EY clients

    • Excellent written skills and the ability to change language to suit client audience and needs 

    • Ability to be a team player in a diverse team and able to consider multiple perspectives

    • Time management skills 

  • Qualifications

    Preferred degrees and majors are Accounting, Actuarial, Business/Commerce, Computer Science, Data and Analytics, IT/ Information Systems/Business Information Systems, Law and Mathematics. To find out where your degree could take you visit our degree pathways page.

    This is a guide only and specific requirements will vary in each Consulting team and location. For more information, you are encouraged to speak to an EY representative at an upcoming event.

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The best thing about working at EY is the atmosphere. Being in a place with people from all different backgrounds, but with shared interests and ideas makes for a work environment that is welcoming and fun, but also allows me to be challenged and grow whilst still feeling supported by everyone around me.

Matthew Kennedy

Manager, Technology Consulting, Advanced Security Centre

More than


professionals around the world

Work with


professionals in Asia-Pacific

Global revenue

$10.5b US

in FY20

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What about the extras? 

When you thrive, we thrive. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing.