People Advisory Services student opportunities

Help organisations transform to future proof their workforce and build agile people cultures as a strategic imperative linked to business performance, operating model, driving employee engagement while learning real-world skills for your career.


What is People Advisory Services at EY?

As a People Advisory Services professional, you will have the opportunity to work with local and global clients, combining diverse thought, agility, power of technology and analytics to help organisations harness their people agenda – the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things.

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People Advisory Services teams

  • Reward

    Help organisations restructure and redesign their total reward package — encompassing both financial and non-financial incentives. 

  • Talent & Performance

    Help clients develop the talent and organisation transformation strategies needed to achieve future business objectives. 

  • Workforce Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions

    Help organisations define an optimal structure through workforce alignment to achieve operational synergies.

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 will you be doing?

  • Talking to clients and undertaking research to understand their operations and business
  • Using data and analytics to test business control effectiveness
  • Working with your project team to research and recommend leading services, and build all aspects of a business or process
  • Helping to produce deliverables for clients and assist the core team to present findings
  • Conducting culture transformation workshops to leaders at EY client sites
  • Preparing organisations for a new HR system implementation from needs analysis and vendor selection to change communications and staff training 
  • Developing financial analyses and models for reward and incentive plans
  • Developing insights to measure the impact of change
  • Helping clients outsource and set up their talent mobility frameworks including policies, strategies and processes
  • Providing assistance with cross border income tax advice, individual tax compliance, pre-departure and repatriation tax planning
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  • What will you bring to the team?

    • A growth mindset
    • Strong people skills
    • Ability to empathise with others and consider multiple perspectives
    • Strong analytical skills to assess high volumes of data, interpret patterns, risks and insights for EY clients
    • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing circumstances
    • Excellent written skills and communication skills
    • Ability to work in a diverse team and be a team player
    • Ability to be able to work in a hybrid working environment including combination of physical and remote
    • Resilience
  • Qualifications

    Preferred degrees and majors are Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Management, Finance, Business Law), Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Human Resources, Bachelor of Organisational Psychology. Data Science and Technology capabilities are also highly desirable. To find out where your degree could take you visit our degree pathways page.

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We work with organisations to help ensure their people are able to deliver to their full potential.

Tom Weeden

Senior Manager, EY People Advisory Services

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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.