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Could the skills you learn here unlock doors anywhere? Discover how you can build your career at EY.

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.

When applications are open, click on the student program you’re applying for. Then click on the city links that are underlined to apply and attach your CV and transcript to your application.

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Student Programs

When applications are open, click on the student program you’re applying for. Then click on the city links that are underlined to apply and attach your CV and transcript to your application.

  • Graduate Program

    The EY Graduate Program will propel your career forward, helping you to build the future you want. We’ll challenge you to be curious and innovative, providing you with ongoing training and support to help you shape your career.

    You can apply to join the Graduate Program when you're in the final year of your degree, or if you have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and you are within the last 18 months from your graduation date at the time of application.

    Applications are now closed for the Graduate Program.

  • Career Compass Program

    The EY Career Compass Program allows you to explore the endless career opportunities within the EY organisation and will help you make smart decisions about your professional career.

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

    Applications are now closed for the Career Compass Program.

  • Cadet Program

    The Cadet Program offers you an experience that will help you accelerate your development as you combine work with study to get the best of both worlds.

    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.

    Applications are now closed for the Cadet Program.

  • Vacationer Program

    The EY Vacationer Program is a great way to experience the working world and gain valuable experience, skills and networks to start building your career. Show us what you’re capable of and you may be invited to join us after graduation in a full-time position.

    You can apply to join the Vacationer Program in the penultimate year of your degree.

    Applications are now closed for the Vacationer Program.

  • Indigenous Graduate Program

    The EY Indigenous Graduate Program will propel your career forward, partnered with an Indigenous mentor, building your networks with other Indigenous people locally and across the country. You’ll be provided with ongoing training and support to help you build your career.

    You can apply to join the Indigenous 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.

    When submitting your application for this program, please upload your CV and transcript (uploading to the ‘additional optional attachment’ field in a doc., docx. or pdf format). Please note, we’ll be back in touch with you once you submit your application to find out more about your preferred business area. Remember to check your spam and junk folder if you haven’t heard from us. Once you have completed these questions, we’ll continue progressing your application.

    We ask that you only submit one application for your preferred location and business area.

  • Indigenous Vacationer Program

    The EY Indigenous Vacationer Program is a great way to experience EY where you’ll partner with an Indigenous mentor, connect with other Indigenous people in your office and across the country while gaining valuable experience, skills and networks to start building your career.

    You can apply to join the Indigenous Vacationer Program if you are graduating between 2022 and 2024.

    When submitting your application for this program, please upload your CV and transcript (uploading to the ‘additional optional attachment’ field in a doc., docx. or pdf format). Please note, we’ll be back in touch with you once you submit your application to find out more about your preferred business area. Remember to check your spam and junk folder if you haven’t heard from us. Once you have completed these questions, we’ll continue progressing your application.

    We ask that you only submit one application for your preferred location and business area.

  • 2022/23 EY Real Estate Advisory Intern Program

    The EY Real Estate Advisory Intern Program is a great way to be part of a structured 12-18 month internship program where you’ll become the real estate professional you want to be. You’ll get exposure to Real Estate Valuations, Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Advisory and Real Estate Funding. This program is based in Melbourne.

    You can apply for the Program if you are on track to complete studies in 2022 or 2023.

    Applications are now closed for this program.

International Students

To be eligible for our student programs, you will need to be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or meet the international student criteria below.

EY welcomes international students majoring in Accounting and Information Technology to apply to our Graduate Program. If you’re an international student, you must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Graduate Program:

  • You will hold an Australian student visa in January 2022 or have held an Australian student visa since July 2021
  • You will have completed a Bachelor degree or higher with an Accounting or Information Technology major by December 2021
  • The degree was completed in Australia for at least the last two years
  • You are currently residing lawfully in Australia and have always complied with Australian immigration requirements
  • You have completed an English language test in the last 24 months and have obtained a ‘Superior’ level of English, as set by the Department of Home Affairs (unless exempt)
  • You agree to submit an application either immediately upon completing your degree or upon your commencement date with EY for either a Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa in the Post-Study Work Stream or the Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) visa
  • Successful candidates who are not permanent residents when made a graduate offer will be required to independently apply for and obtain permanent residency.

Due to client requirements in Canberra, we can only accept applications from Australian Citizens for student roles in Canberra.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have you got questions about applying to and working at EY? You’re likely to find answers and more information here.

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.  We encourage you to share with us any adjustments you may require to equitably participate in the recruitment process. You will be provided with the opportunity to advise us of any adjustments at each stage of the process or for further discussion please contact us via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 4). Any information you provide will be treated confidentially.

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