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4 Oct 2019 London

EY again rated #1 most attractive professional services employer by Universum and climbs “World’s Best Workplaces” list

LONDON, 4 OCTOBER 2019. EY has been named the #1 professional services employer for the fourth consecutive year in Universum’s 2019 “World’s Most Attractive Employers” annual ranking – moving up one place on 2018 to become the second most attractive employer overall.

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  • Students name EY world’s #1 most attractive professional services employer for fourth consecutive year in Universum survey
  • Universum survey ranks EY second most attractive employer overall
  • EY also climbs “World’s Best Workplaces” 2019 list

EY has been named the #1 professional services employer for the fourth consecutive year in Universum’s 2019 “World’s Most Attractive Employers” annual ranking – moving up one place on 2018 to become the second most attractive employer overall. The 2019 ranking is based on a survey of 247,235 students of business, engineering and IT from top academic institutions across 12 of the world’s largest economies.

EY scored highest among other professional services employers for professional training and development, opportunities to take on challenging work and for being a good reference for future careers. EY was ranked #1 professional services employer in four countries: China, France, Russia and India.

Carmine Di Sibio, EY Global Chairman and CEO, says:

“The ability to unlock new value for businesses, build trust and deliver on the purpose of building a better working world is determined by the people who join the EY organization. EY professionals work hard to create a culture that values and recognizes diversity, inclusiveness and collaboration and this recognition in Universum’s annual ranking once again underscores that students around the world see EY as an organization that can provide an exceptional career experience.”

EY has also once again been named and moved up 12 places to 7th place in the 2019 Great Place to Work “World’s Best Workplaces” list, which is voted for by EY people. Organizations ranked on the list are judged as having excellent policies and practices that support a culture of trust, and this is the fifth consecutive year EY has been named on the list.

Trent Henry, EY Global Vice Chair – Talent, says:

“EY is committed to helping people reach their full potential, equipping them with the in-demand skills they need to grow their careers and help EY clients overcome their toughest challenges. Being viewed as a top employer across the globe by both students and EY people recognizes efforts to create an exceptional experience that lasts a lifetime.”

There have been approximately US$530m of EY investment in training, and more than 14 million formal hours in learning have been conducted with a continued focus on training in emerging technology throughout the organization.

New programs have been introduced to prepare for the future of work, including LEAD – a new global model for career development and performance – and an externally validated and industry-recognized digital credentials program known as EY Badges. The program helps EY people cultivate skills related to emerging technology, innovation and sectors. This year, more than 50,000 badges have been initiated and more than 10,000 earned, with data visualization and RPA (robotic process automation) among the most earned badges to date.

There are more than 284,000 EY people in more than 150 countries, which reported combined global revenues of US$36.4b in FY19.

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About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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About Universum

Universum, part of the StepStone Group, is a global thought leader in Employer Branding. With over 30 years of valuable experience in the field of employer branding, we have established ourselves in 60 markets globally, and our diverse workforce is physically present in 20 countries. We are uniquely positioned through our talent surveys to deliver key insights to recruiters about what future talent is looking for in an employer. Our data-led, human and meaningful output has attracted more than 1,700 clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, as well as global media partners that publish our annual rankings and trend reports. Find out more at www.universumglobal.com.

About the World’s Best Workplaces

Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces around the world with the publication of the annual World's Best Workplaces list. To be eligible for the World's Best Workplaces list, a company must be named to 5 or more national Best Workplace lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company's workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Companies also receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in their worldwide locations. Candidates for this year's list will have appeared on national workplace lists published in 2018 and 2019

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™.

To learn more, visit greatplacetowork.com, listen to the podcast Better by Great Place to Work, and read “A Great Place to Work for All.” Join the community on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

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