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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.

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Your degree could fit in one of our teams so choose which direction excites you the most. 

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Student Programs

When applications are open, click on the student program you’re applying for. Then click on the location and service line you want to apply to. Click on the teams that are underlined to apply and attach your CV and transcript to your application.

Applications can close before the advertised close date if roles within the team have been filled – so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

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. 

International Students

EY welcomes international students to apply for the EY Graduate Program, however they must also meet the following eligibility criteria

  • You will hold an Australian student visa in January 2023 or have held an Australian student visa since January 2022
  • You will have completed a Bachelor degree or higher with an Accounting or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) major by December 2022
  • 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 ‘Proficient’ 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
  • EY will not sponsor students for the purposes of residency. 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.


Recruitment Process 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 or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 4). Any information you provide will be treated confidentially.