Student and entry-level programs

Your curiosity, open-mindedness and enthusiasm will help build the world we all imagine. Discover how at EY we can build a better working world together.

Ask questions, exercise your creativity, expect the most from yourself and your employer and most importantly, have fun! You have the power to change the future for the better — for all of us.

Dan Black

EY Global Recruiting Leader

Why start at EY?

Here, you’ll have the tools, learning, flexibility and diverse and inclusive culture to have a truly exceptional experience. At EY, it’s yours to build. From undergraduate opportunities to graduate programs, we want you to have an opportunity to make a real contribution. Whether you’re interested in a vacationer role working with EY clients or seeking international experience, we have a culture where you can develop your skills alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry.

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Which business area interests you?

Assurance

Inspire the confidence and trust that help a complex world to work.

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Consulting

Transform businesses through the power of people, technology and innovation.

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Core Business Services

Build a better working world by keeping EY effective, efficient and fit for the future.

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People Advisory Services

Harness the people agenda putting the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things.

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Strategy and Transactions

Play a pivotal role in helping clients reimagine their eco-systems, reshape their portfolios and reinvent themselves for a better future.

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Tax

Provide fresh perspectives that help drive strategy and support clients in making better-informed business decisions.                     

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2021 Better Working World Data Challenge

Don’t just predict the future. Join the Better Working World Data Challenge and use your tech skills to build a better one.

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What can I apply for?

Whether you’re 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. 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.

Which year are you graduating in?

Graduate Program

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.

Where do you start if you want to change the world? You start right here. Join us full-time as a graduate and we’ll help you achieve your career goals with continuous support, learning and experiences. We’ll propel you forward so you can start to build the future you want immediately. You’ll enjoy early responsibility, expand your network and build your skills. Just imagine the confidence you’ll gain through new experiences with leading clients in different industries. You’ll get to work with experienced professionals who’ll guide you to be your best. After all, we want to help you be the best you can be, because when you shine, we do too.

  • How it works

    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 looked after with ongoing learning and 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.

  • 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 or an Australian permanent resident to be eligible for this program.

  • When to apply

    Visit how to join us to see the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

CBS Graduate Program

Join Core Business Services on an 18-month graduate program where you’ll bring your knowledge and make an impact across one of the following functions: Finance, Legal, Talent, Business Development and Marketing.

You'll be working in a highly integrated team and will gain insights into a professional services enablement function. Everything you do will be helping the EY organisation to succeed. Whichever team you join, you’ll be a key part of helping to power a global organisation. That’s why you’ll be immersed in innovative teams and guided by experienced professionals. You’ll have opportunities to develop skills of the future, develop long-lasting networks, engage with inspiring leaders and receive support, coaching and feedback from your colleagues and peers.

Vacationer Program

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.

You want an internship that’s more than a line on a resume. You want an experience, a challenge and a launchpad for lifelong relationships and career growth. You can find that here.
Throughout the program, you’ll hit the ground running with dedicated on-the-job training, coaching and technology onboarding. You’ll work alongside EY professionals on real clients – right now. You’ll get the opportunity to be immersed in EY culture, network with EY people, and experience the transformative work done for EY clients. Plus, the best bit is, if you impress us we’ll offer you a permanent position after you graduate.

*Winter Vacationer Programs are only offered in select locations and select service lines.

  • How it works

    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 senior team members. 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.

  • When to apply

    Visit how to join us to see the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

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.

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 2022.

  • How it works

    You’ll join us for 9 – 12 months working on real clients and receiving continuous learning. 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.

  • 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 2022 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
  • When to apply

    You can apply to join the Melbourne Co-Op Program in the penultimate year of your degree.

    Visit how to join us to see the opening and closing dates.

Cadet Program

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.

As a cadet, you’ll accelerate your development as you combine work with study to get the best of both worlds. Always learning and reaching higher, you’ll be the centre of a supportive team, working on client projects and gaining experiences to help accelerate your studies. Transform your energy into opportunity and by the time you graduate, you’ll be streaks ahead of your peers.

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

Melbourne and Sydney Cadet Program

  • How it works

    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.

    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.

    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 to be eligible for this program.

  • When to apply

    Visit how to join us to see 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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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.

    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.

  • 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 to be eligible for this program.

  • When to apply

    You can apply to join the Brisbane Cadet Program in various years of your degree. Check the ‘How it works’ section about to find out more.

    Visit how to join us tto see the opening and closing dates.

Game Changer

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.

You know there’s more to studying than just understanding theory. It’s never too early to look beyond the theory and start exploring how your skills could build into your future career. As a member of the EY Game Changers Club, you’ll be invited to attend events throughout the year and learn about the world today and beyond that you won’t get from a text book. You’ll network with business leaders and EY professionals who’ll share insights and stories about the decisions they’ve made in their careers.

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.

  • How it works

    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.

  • Requirements

    You can apply to join the Game Changers Club if you’re graduating in 2023 or 2024.

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

  • When to apply

    Visit how to join us to see the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Career Compass Program

Are you looking for some advice on which direction to take your career? 

Discover your direction with the EY Career Compass Program. This Program experience is designed to give you a first-hand experience of EY, so you can find out as much about us as possible about EY people, culture, how EY teams operate and provide services, and most importantly, how we can help you to build your future. Demonstrate that you’re a high achiever, and you may be invited to interview for the EY Vacationer Program.

  • How it works

    During structured learning sessions (run over 1 – 2 days, depending on location), you’ll learn how to evaluate your career options to make smarter decisions for your future. You’ll network with EY professionals and we’ll help you discover if a professional services organisation is the right track for you to take.

    Apply for our Career Compass Program and explore your potential.

  • Requirements

    You can apply to join the Career Compass Program if you’re graduating in 2023.

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

  • When to apply

    Visit how to join us to see the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Game Changer

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.

You know there’s more to studying than just understanding theory. It’s never too early to look beyond the theory and start exploring how your skills could build into your future career. As a member of the EY Game Changers Club, you’ll be invited to attend events throughout the year and learn about the world today and beyond that you won’t get from a text book. You’ll network with business leaders and EY professionals who’ll share insights and stories about the decisions they’ve made in their careers.

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.

  • How it works

    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.

  • Requirements

    You can apply to join the Game Changers Club if you’re graduating in 2023 or 2024.

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

  • When to apply

    Visit how to join us to see the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

Real Estate Advisory Services Practical Placement

Working as part of this strong and dynamic team will allow you to experience an entrepreneurial culture that will recognise, reward and develop your unique talents to support you to become the real estate professional you want to be.

Our Real Estate Advisory Services team has been providing strategic real estate advice and valuation services to our clients for over 20 years; working as an intern in this team will provide you with broad exposure to the following areas:

  • Real Estate Valuations — Valuation experience across a range of property asset classes including office, retail, residential, development projects, rural, healthcare and aged care.
  • Real Estate Transactions — Managing transaction processes for both sales and leasing relating to acquisition and divestment of real estate assets and businesses for both private and government clients.
  • Real Estate Advisory — Various advisory engagements for both private and government clients, including undertaking project feasibility, highest and best use analysis, due diligence, procuring development strategies and advising on emerging markets and sectors such as Built-to-Rent.
  • Real Estate Funding — Advising on capital funding options and overseeing and managing market based processes to secure alternate forms of funding for developers and investment into development projects.

 

  • How it works

    As part of the program, you’ll undertake a structured 12-18 month internship which invests in your professional and personal growth and development. Applicants to the program should be focused on the following areas:

    • Gaining exposure to a broad range of roles within the real estate industry
    • Exhibiting an ability to work across teams with a range of other professionals within EY
    • Working collaboratively and building strong team relationships
  • Requirements

    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.

    To apply for the Practical Placement Program, 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 2021 or 2022.

  • When to apply

    Visit how to join us to see the opportunities on offer in your preferred location(s) and apply.

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.

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 2022.

  • How it works

    You’ll join us for 9 – 12 months working on real clients and receiving continuous learning. 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.

  • 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 2022 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
  • When to apply

    You can apply to join the Melbourne Co-Op Program in the penultimate year of your degree.

    Visit how to join us to see the opening and closing dates.

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.

International Students

To be eligible for our student programs, you will need to be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident. Due to client requirements in Canberra, we can only accept applications from Australian Citizens. We encourage international students to consider opportunities with one of our offices in Asia Pacific or around the globe.

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