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Our supportive and inclusive culture enables students to make an impact before they even join us. We’ll help you develop the things you’re naturally good at and learn new skills for your career, too. Learn more about our student programs here or scroll down to find out where you fit and apply now.

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Where do I fit?

  • Adelaide

    Consulting

    Our Consulting Service Line is interested in students from all degree backgrounds including business, commerce, engineering, technology, science, human resources, organisational psychology and law. 

    Assurance

    Within our Assurance practice, we look for students with an accounting major so that you can commence the Chartered Accounting Program shortly after joining EY.

    Tax

    In Tax, we recruit students from a wide range of backgrounds. Many students who join Tax come from a commerce/business or law and accounting background. If you’re studying economics, you could consider career opportunities in Transfer Pricing.

    Strategy and Transactions

    Within Strategy and Transactions we will consider students from different degree backgrounds including accounting, commerce, economics, engineering, architecture or finance.

  • Brisbane

    Assurance

    In Assurance, the majority of students who join our service line have an accounting major. However, we also consider students studying commerce, economics and finance (including dual degrees in IT, Engineering, and Mathematics). You are required to complete your Chartered Accounting qualification to work in Assurance so if you do not have an accounting major, we will support you to complete the Graduate Certificate of Chartered Accounting Foundations prior to commencing the Chartered Accounting Program.

    Within Assurance, you can also apply for a position within our Climate Change & Sustainability Services team if you have a strong interest in climate change and energy, sustainability, outcomes measurement (i.e. social impact), or environment, health and safety. We consider students studying a wide range of disciplines, including commerce/economics/business, climate change, sustainability, health, safety, engineering, and science.

    Our Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services team looks for students who may have a forensic accounting/investigations background or those studying a combined legal/criminology and accounting degrees.

    Tax

    In Tax, we encourage students from all disciplines to apply. We recruit students from a wide range of backgrounds including commerce/business, law, engineering, business information systems and accounting. If you’re studying economics, you could consider career opportunities in Transfer Pricing.

    We also look for students studying business information systems, computer science and software engineering for the Research and Development team.

    Our Tax - People Advisory Services team will be looking for students studying business, organisational psychology, human resources and mathematics for Reward and students studying business and accounting for Global Mobility. Our Global Mobility teams will also be seeking those students who have a background in immigration.

    Our Quantitative Services team will look for students studying a degree in engineering, data analytics, mathematics or actuarial studies.

    Consulting

    Our Consulting Service Line is interested in students from all degree backgrounds including business, commerce, engineering, technology, science, human resources, organisational psychology and law. 

    Strategy and Transactions

    Within Strategy and Transactions we consider students from all degree backgrounds including accounting, commerce, finance, economics, engineering, law, data analytics, and mathematics. If you have an accounting major, we encourage you to apply for Corporate Restructuring or Transaction Diligence.

  • Canberra

    Consulting

    Our Consulting Service Line is interested in students from all degree backgrounds including but not limited to business, commerce, engineering, technology, science, human resources, organisational psychology and law. 

    Assurance

    In Assurance, within the Financial Statement Audit and Forensic Integrity Services we look for students with an accounting major so that you can commence the Chartered Accounting Program shortly after joining EY. However, we may also consider students studying commerce, economics and finance and we will support you to complete the Graduate Certificate of Chartered Accounting Foundations prior to commencing the Chartered Accounting Program.

    Tax

    In Tax, we recruit students from a wide range of backgrounds. Many students who join Tax come from a commerce/law or accounting background.

    Strategy and Transactions

    Within Strategy and Transactions we are interested in students from all degree backgrounds including commerce, economics, business, maths, finance, law, engineering, science, econometrics, data analytics, information systems, computer science, information technology and social and public policy.

    Students with a focus on commerce, finance, economics, law, engineering and science, maths and social and public policy may consider opportunities in our Infrastructure Advisory team.

    Students with a background in economics, econometrics, finance, data analytics, mathematics, information systems and commerce maybe interested in joining our Valuation & Business Modelling team.

    Students studying law, accounting, commerce and finance should consider Corporate Restructuring.
     

  • Melbourne

    Assurance

    Within Assurance, we look for students with an accounting or finance major. There is an expectation that you will commence the Chartered Accounting Program shortly after joining EY.

    Within Assurance, you can also apply for positions within our Climate Change & Sustainability Services teams if you are studying commerce, climate change/sustainability, engineering or science – or if you have a strong interest in climate change and sustainability or environment health and safety.

    Our Forensic Integrity Services team looks for students who may have a forensic accounting/investigations background or those studying a combined legal/criminology and accounting degrees.

    Our Financial Accounting & Advisory Services team looks for students who are studying commerce with a major of accounting or finance and have a desire to pursue completing their CA.

    Tax

    In Tax, we encourage students from all disciplines to apply, as we recruit students from a wide range of backgrounds. Most commonly, students studying degrees related to accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance or law consider career opportunities in Corporate Tax, Indirect Tax, Private Client Services, Tax Controversy or International Tax & Transaction Services. If you are interested in working with Financial clients, consider applying for Financial Services Office (FSO).

    If you are studying a STEM related degree and are interested in technology, analytics, or science, we encourage you to consider roles in Tax, Technology & Transformation, or Government Incentives (R&D).

    If you enjoy working on the humanistic elements of tax, you may consider the Tax - People Advisory Services team. Most commonly, students studying degrees related to commerce, law, human resources or international business consider roles in Global Mobility, Employment Taxes, Immigration and Assignment Services.

    Consulting

    Our Consulting Service Line is interested in students from all degree backgrounds including business, commerce, engineering, technology, science, human resources, organisational psychology and law. 

    Strategy and Transactions

    In Strategy and Transactions we consider students from all degree backgrounds. Many students who join Strategy and Transactions come from an accounting, commerce, economics, engineering, data analytics, mathematics, law or finance background.

    If you have an accounting major, we encourage you to apply for Corporate Restructuring or Transaction Diligence.

  • Perth

    Assurance

    Our Assurance practice sits under assurance and has the largest intake of vacationers. We generally require all applicants to be studying accounting however, we may also consider students studying commerce, economics and finance. You are still required to complete your Chartered Accounting qualification to work in Assurance so if you do not have an accounting major, we will support you to complete the Graduate Certificate of Chartered Accounting Foundations prior to commencing the Chartered Accounting Program.

    Within Assurance, you can also apply for positions within our Climate Change & Sustainability Services area if you are studying commerce, climate change/sustainability, chemical/electrical/civil/environmental engineering, geology, geography environmental science and health and safety.
    Within Forensic & Integrity Services, we look for students from a variety of degrees including accounting, business, commerce, forensics and law.

    Tax

    Within our Tax division we are looking for talented individuals studying commerce, law, science, technology, engineering and mathematics either individually or a combination of the above. While we consider a broad range of study areas across all of our tax disciplines, below are some specific areas to provide additional guidance in selecting a preferred position:

    Students with an accounting or a double degree with finance, law, or business law may consider joining Private Client Services. Our Indirect Tax team look for students from a commerce background preferably with an IT double major (or interest in this field). If you are studying physical sciences, mathematics and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees, individually or combined with law and commerce/accounting you could consider opportunities in our Research and Development team.

    Students with a focus on commerce and/or law either individually or combined with other areas of study may consider joining Corporate Tax. Our People Advisory Services team look for students with a commerce and/or law, IT double major (or interest in this field). Students with a background in commerce preferably combined with IT, data analysis or mathematics based disciplines may be interested in joining Quantitative Services team.

    We also have a Transfer Pricing team who look for students completing their degree in economics, finance and accounting, mathematical sciences, international business, actuarial studies, or business/law combined with commerce.

    Consulting

    Our Consulting Service Line is interested in students from all degree backgrounds including business, commerce, engineering, technology, science, human resources, organisational psychology and law. 

    Strategy and Transactions

    Within Strategy and Transactions we look for students studying accounting, commerce, economics, maths, finance, or double degrees with engineering or data analytics. If you have an accounting major, we encourage you to apply for Restructuring. Within Transaction Diligence we look for students studying accounting and/or finance, or a combined degree with data analytics. For students studying commerce, economics, finance or double degrees with maths or engineering, you may choose to apply for Infrastructure Advisory.

    Students studying finance, economics, mathematics/statistics may wish to consider a position with the Valuation, Modelling and Economics team.

  • Sydney

    Assurance

    Our Assurance team encourage students from all degree types to apply as we value the diversity and skills that varied backgrounds bring to our team. You are required to complete your Chartered Accounting qualification to work in Assurance.

    If you do not have an accounting major and wish to commence the Chartered Accountant Program, you may receive some support to complete the Graduate Certificate of Chartered Accounting Foundations. Please discuss this with your recruitment contact.

    Within Assurance, you can also apply for positions within our Climate Change & Sustainability Services area if you are studying climate change/sustainability, civil/environmental engineering or environmental science.

    Our Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services team looks for students who may have a forensic accounting/investigations background or those with a combined legal/criminology, accounting or information technology degree.

    Tax

    In Tax, we encourage students from all disciplines to apply, as we recruit students from a wide range of backgrounds. Most commonly, students studying degrees related to accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance or law consider career opportunities in Corporate Tax, Indirect Tax, Private Client Services, or International Tax & Transaction Services. If you are interested in working with Financial clients, consider applying for Financial Services Office (FSO). FSO opportunities are typically available in International Tax & Transaction Services, Tax Controversy, Indirect Tax, and Law. Our legal services practice will look at predominately law students.

    If you are studying a STEM related degree and are interested in technology, analytics, or science, we encourage you to consider roles in Tax, Technology & Transformation, Quantitative Services, or Government Incentives (R&D).

    If you enjoy working on the humanistic elements of tax, you may consider the Tax - People Advisory Services team. Most commonly, students studying degrees related to commerce, law, or international business consider roles in Mobility or Immigration, while students studying degrees such as psychology, human resources, or commerce consider roles in Assignment Services.

    People Advisory Services

    Our People Advisory team will be looking for students studying business, organisational psychology, human resources and mathematics for Reward and students studying business and accounting for Global Mobility. Our Global Mobility teams will also be seeking those students who have a background in immigration.

    Our Quantitative Services team will look for students studying a degree in engineering, data analytics, mathematics or actuarial studies.

    Consulting

    Our Consulting Service Line is interested in students from all degree backgrounds including business, commerce, engineering, technology, science, human resources, organisational psychology and law. Within Advisory, you may join the Advisory Consultant Group (ACG) where you will focus on either Risk or Performance Improvement. If you are interested in IT consulting and digital solutions, we encourage you to apply to our Performance Improvement – IT Advisory team.

    Students who have a background and interest in both accounting and information technology may be interested in joining our Technology Risk team or applying to our Graduate Challenge Program.

    Students studying computer science, information technology, cyber security, software engineering, network security and information systems may also be interested in opportunities within our Advanced EY Data & Analytics (EY DnA) team.
    We also have an Actuarial Services team who look for students completing their degree in actuarial studies or those students completing actuarial subjects within their economics, finance, mathematics or commerce degrees.

    Strategy and Transactions

    Within Strategy and Transactions we consider students from all degree backgrounds including accounting, commerce, finance, economics, engineering, law, data analytics, and mathematics. If you have an accounting major, we encourage you to apply for Corporate Restructuring or Transaction Diligence.

2021 Graduate Program

You are eligible to apply for the 2021 Graduate Program if you are in the final year of your degree, or if you have completed your university studies within 18 months at the time of your application.

Program
Application Opening Dates Application Closing Dates
Brisbane Applications are closed  
Canberra Applications are closed  
Sydney Applications are closed  
Melbourne Applications are closed  
Perth Applications are closed  

Applications will close 12 noon local time.
Positions may be filled prior to closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply early.

2020/21 Vacationer Program

Apply to join the 2020/21 Vacationer Program in the penultimate year of your degree.

Program
Application Opening Dates Application Closing Dates
Adelaide Applications are closed
 
Brisbane Applications are closed  
Canberra Applications are closed  
Sydney Applications are closed  
Melbourne Applications are closed  
Perth Applications are closed  

Applications will close 12 noon local time.
Positions may be filled prior to closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply early.

Indigenous Programs

EY has a number of opportunities throughout Australia’s major capital cities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Apply for the 2020 EY Indigenous Graduate Program if you are in the final year of your degree or if you have completed your university studies within 18 months at the time of your application.

Apply for the EY Indigenous Intern Program if you are graduating between 2021 to 2023.

2020 Career Compass Program

You can apply if you are on track to graduate in mid or late 2022.

Program
Application Opening Dates Application Closing Dates
Adelaide Applications are closed  
Brisbane Applications are closed  
Canberra Applications are closed  
Sydney Applications are closed  
Melbourne Applications are closed  
Perth Applications are closed  

Applications will close 12 noon local time.
Positions may be filled prior to closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply early.

2021 Melbourne Co-Op Placement

Apply to the 2021 Melbourne Co-Op placement program if you are in your penultimate year of study and willing to defer your studies for 2021 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.

Program
Application Opening Dates Application Closing Dates
Melbourne
Applications are closed  

Applications will close 12 noon local time.
Positions may be filled prior to closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply early.

Cadet Program

You can apply to Cadet Program in various years of your degree. Check out our Programs page to find out more.

Program
Application Opening Dates Application Closing Dates
Brisbane
Applications are closed  
Sydney Applications are closed  

Applications will close 12 noon local time.
Positions may be filled prior to closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply early.

Melbourne REAS Intern Program

Apply to the Real Estate Advisory Services Intern Program if you are on track to complete your studies in 2021 or 2022.

Program
Application Opening Dates Application Closing Dates
Melbourne 10 August 2020 11 September 2020

Applications will close 12 noon local time.
Positions may be filled prior to closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply early.

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.

Application process

What we look for

Technology continues to change the way we live and work, and because of this constant evolution, the strengths and traits needed to succeed are shifting.

  • Strong communicator 
  • Team player 
  • Adaptable 
  • Analytical 
  • Numbers savvy 
  • Global Mindset

Taking the assessments
 

  • Assessment 1: Learning for a changing world [Portal Assessment Stage]

    All eligible candidates will be invited to complete the Portal Assessment (“Learning for a changing world”).

    We recommend for the assessments that you:

    • Use a computer or laptop, rather than a mobile or smartphone
    • Set aside some quiet time to complete the task
    • You may benefit from having a calculator, pen and paper to hand

    You’ll also be asked to take a numerical reasoning test. This needs to be completed in one sitting and we recommend using Internet Chrome (avoid using a Mac as this can cause issues). We encourage you to practice as many numerical tests as you can prior to this stage. There are plenty available online.

    Once you’ve completed this assessment, you’ll receive personalised feedback on the strengths you displayed in the test – and the ones you can improve on. If you’re successful with the Portal Assessment, you’ll receive an invite to take part in the Job Simulation (‘Learning on the job’)

  • Assessment 2: Learning on the job [Job Simulation Assessment]

    Using real work-based scenarios, we explore different aspects of your potential role and how your individual strengths will fit here.
    There are 15 questions in total for this assessment. They’re a mix of multiple-choice, written and video answers – there’s no time limit, but it must be completed in one sitting. On average, this stage will take around 45 minutes.

    This assessment involves videoing three of your answers, so we recommend before starting that you:

    • Have the latest version of Chrome on your computer or laptop, or the latest version of Adobe Flash
    • Check that your computer’s webcam and microphone (internal or external) are working – you’ll also have the opportunity to do this in the assessment itself
    • Use broadband or high-speed internet to ensure the video quality is good
    •  Check the lighting in the room and try to keep the background in your video as plain as possible

    Once you’ve completed this stage, we’ll share personalised feedback that identifies your key strengths for the world of work, how you can develop them further, and tips and ideas for the strengths you can improve on. We believe this will be helpful for you, no matter where you choose to work.

    If you’re successful here, you’ll progress to our Recruitment Day, where we get to meet each other.

     

Reasonable Adjustments

EY is committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability. This includes those who have long term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory requirements. If you require any adjustments to equitably participate in the recruitment process, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application or for further discussion please contact us via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 1). Any information you provide will be treated confidentially.

Meet the Campus Recruitment team

Get to know our friendly campus recruiters who you’ll meet at various events throughout the year and read their top tips. The team welcome the chance to answer your questions about how to apply, where you fit, how we develop you, life at EY and what makes us different.

  • Adelaide and Darwin

    Amanda

    I’m Amanda and I studied a Bachelor of Arts in Melbourne. I started working at EY in late 2017, previously working in the mining and engineering sector for some large energy companies. I really enjoy working in campus recruitment as I love the energy and innovation mindsets that students bring. My top tips for students is to research the organisation, be clear about why you want to join and what you can offer, and most importantly, be yourself!

  • Brisbane

    Becks

    I’m Becks and I studied an Educational Sciences degree in Germany. I’ve been with EY since the beginning of 2015 and I’m based in the Brisbane office. Prior to joining EY I worked in recruitment agencies and management consulting firms. Outside of work, you’ll find me enjoying the outdoor lifestyle especially the beach or behind my camera lens. Passion is everything in recruiting as you can be part of changing someone’s life. My top tip for students is to know yourself and the organisation that you’re applying for.

    Heather

    Hi, I’m Heather and I studied a Master of Human Resources Management in Queensland. I have been with EY since December 2019 and based in the Brisbane office. Prior to EY, I worked for an engineering consultancy firm as a Campus Recruitment Specialist for four years. I have also worked in the Higher Education Industry in the Careers & Employment space. Recruiting young talent is exciting! It’s so rewarding to watch them grow and flourish on their professional journeys, and to see how their development fosters business success. Outside of work, you’ll find me painting and playing with my son. My top tip for students is to make yourself more employable by taking any opportunities to gain work experience including volunteering. It’s also important to stay motivated while job searching. Applying for graduate jobs can be daunting but don’t give up.

  • Canberra

    Audrey

    Hi, I’m Audrey and I studied a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts in Perth. I am currently completing my Masters of Business (only 1 more course to go!). I started working at EY in Canberra in September 2019 as a Campus Recruiter. Prior to EY, I was working at a university in Student Recruitment. Outside of work, I love bouldering, boardgames and I’m starting to learn the Ukulele! I am passionate about campus recruitment because I love sharing my knowledge, experience, time and energy with anyone who needs it - from what to study at university to helping students find their career path. Believing that I will make a difference in people’s lives and careers is something that really motivates me in my job. My top tips for students are to attend networking events, research organisations you are interested in and don’t forget to BE YOURSELF!

  • Melbourne

    Elise

    Hi, I’m Elise and I studied a Bachelor of Education and completed a Masters in Educational Science in Berlin. I started working at EY in June 2019 as a Campus Recruiter in Melbourne. Prior to EY, I worked as an internal recruiter for software/technology companies in three different countries (Germany, UK, Australia), as well as a university and job board company in London. Outside of work, I love going to concerts, going hiking on the beach or mountains and finishing my day with a great psychology book. I really enjoy being a campus recruiter because it gives me a bigger purpose to support and mentor students. My top tips for students are to be resilient and don’t give up, learn from the feedback you receive and keep on going - there are many chances and ways to get your dream job.

  • Perth

    Chezzelle

    I’m Chezzelle and I studied a Bachelor of Accounting in Perth. I started my career in HR support and recruitment roles, and after a two-year stint in London I came back to Perth recruiting multidisciplinary roles for a construction company, before moving to EY in 2018. I’m passionate about campus recruitment as I relish the face-to-face interaction you get with students and the opportunity to build relationships with each candidate on a personal level. My top tip: Don’t try to sell us ‘A’ dream to be the ideal candidate, sell us ‘YOUR’ dream and what makes ‘YOU’ unique!

    Catherine

    Hi, I’m Catherine and I studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Human Resource Management and French at a university in Perth, and I’m currently working towards Masters of HR. I started working at EY in Perth in 2016 as a Resource Coordinator in the Assurance practice and more recently have moved into the Campus Recruitment Team. I love that EY promotes a positive team environment and encourages such a diverse workforce. I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people and have developed some deep and long lasting friendships. My top tips for students are to be confident in your knowledge and abilities, be proud of your achievements and be yourself! You’re recruited for more than your academic record so let your other qualities shine too.

  • Sydney

    Harriet

    Hi, I’m Harriet and I studied a Masters of Sport and Exercise Psychology in the UK. Before joining EY in Sydney, I worked in both high volume and professional recruitment. I’m looking forward to meeting students on campus and seeing them through their journey of applying, attending information sessions, participating in recruitment days and, hopefully, receiving an offer to start at EY. My top tip for students would be to be honest in your application and attempt to demonstrate your individuality.

    Emily

    Hi, I’m Emily and I’m a Campus Recruiter in Sydney. I joined EY in March 2019 in the GigNow Recruitment team and now work with the Campus team. I have been working in recruitment for the past 6 years, primarily focussing on contract recruitment. I have previously worked for top tier recruitment agencies in the UK and Australia before joining EY. I really enjoy working in campus recruitment because of the fast-paced environment along with the interaction that I get to have with the students. I enjoy the variety of the role and the fact that no day is the same. Outside of work, I play hockey and netball, and I enjoy going to the gym. My top tips for students are to make sure you’re prepared, and that you have done your research.

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