Student Careers at EY

At EY, we are all about building a better world, starting with yours. Whether you're thinking about an internship or your next step after university, we're here to help find the right role for you.

Student careers in EY

Hello, we're EY.

We’re team players with a genuine people culture and we want to support your life and career goals from the start.

At EY we want our teams and individuals to thrive from the beginning. With a focus on a collaborative people culture, we’re interested and open to your new ideas and lateral thinking. You’re invited to bring your fresh perspectives to the table and share your insights whether you’ve gleaned them on the sports field, have a passion for creative arts or are fascinated with detail, systems, problem-solving and emerging technologies.

We believe in lifelong learning with flexible working options, paid study leave, an enjoyable and positive work culture and continuous opportunities as your career progresses. 

Building a better working world. Starting with yours.

Applications are now open for Graduate programmes in Assurance, IT Controls, and Technology Risk, commencing September 2024

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    Find out more about our award-winning summer internship opportunities:

The EY Summer Internship Programme

The EY Summer Internship Programme is an 8-week, fully paid internship experience, offering real client work and insights into EY. As a summer intern with us, you’ll see our impact first-hand, gain new skills and explore your interests. This programme is perfect for those in their second or penultimate year of university however we do accept applications from all students who wish to apply including those who are currently completing their Masters degree. Applications for the EY Summer Internship are open from December to late January each year, with oppportunities avaiable across all areas of our business, commencing in June. Find out more about our Summer Internship opportunties here.

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   Find out more about our award-winning graduate programmes:


Our graduate programme in Assurance is all about providing solutions to help clients make informed decisions that increase stakeholder confidence. It includes understanding the key business and financial risks facing clients and the markets they operate in, reviewing processes, designing tests and verifying accounting treatments and numbers, all whilst complying with accounting and auditing standards. If you’re an organised person, with a eye for detail and the ability to see things others can’t, you’ll soar in a career in assurance.

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Our graduate programme in Tax is all about being a trusted advisor who can work with clients as tax evolves and advise on how best to react to those changes. It offers one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding careers out there. Companies today face increasingly complex tax and regulatory changes, which means our role as trusted advisors is more important than ever. Our clients rely on our Tax team’s extraordinary understanding to best manage their assets and ensure they’re being taxed properly. If you’re a curious person with insatiable hunger for knowledge and a talent for spotting trends, you’ll thrive in a career in tax.

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Business Consulting

Our graduate programme in Business Consulting is all about providing expert knowledge to advise on a broad range of issues across a variety of industries for companies looking to grow, change or improve performance. Our clients rely on our Business Consulting team’s expert knowledge to advise on a broad range of issues across a variety of industries. We offer guidance to companies looking to grow or change, or improve performance. Business Consulting is a fast-moving, high-growth area that reflects the challenges and uncertainty of today’s world.

We look for people with commercial acumen who are inquisitive, analytical and ambitious. You’ll need to challenge us, act on your own initiative and demonstrate the potential to become a future business leader. If you’re an organised person, with a creative eye for detail and the ability to see things others can’t, you’ll ace a career in advisory.

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Technology Consulting

Through our NextWave strategy, our role is to understand what technological challenges our clients are facing to find and deliver the best solutions to help them improve how they work and be their chosen partner to take them on their digital transformation journeys. Our teams specialise in a range of skills from those with existing computer science and programming expertise to those from wider STEM backgrounds but the desire to learn. If you have an interest or passion for technology and great with people, then this is the role for you.

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Assurance - Data Analytics 

Our Data Analytics team sits within our Assurance department, and tackles the complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance, and dispute services. Working on projects ranging from corporate fraud investigation to big data analytics or simply designing and developing intelligent solutions to solve our clients’ complex data challenges.

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Strategy and Transactions

Our graduate programme in Strategy and Transactions (SaT) is all about advising clients on when and how to buy, sell or merge companies in order to improve growth, competitiveness and profitability. SaT offers a particularly exciting job of advising clients on when and how to buy, sell or merge companies in order to improve growth, competitiveness and profitability. Strategy and Transactions supplies the data, highlights the risk and guides the client through the potentially perilous forest of capital transactions. If you’ve got a focused mind, a team ethic, an insatiable curiosity and an ability to clearly communicate your thoughts, we think you’ll soar in a career in SaT.

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IT Controls Assurance

Our IT Controls Assurance Team combines digital know-how with advanced technology to help clients understand and respond to the changing IT risks within their environment. Our experience helps clients grow, manage, protect and, when necessary, transform their businesses. Together, we shape entire industries by applying the right technological solutions to real world problems. Your diversity of thought will only strengthen our work within this incredibly varied business area.

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   Read more about our University Work Placement opportunities:

The EY Work Placement Programme

The EY Work Placement programme is open to all students who require an industry placement as part of their University degree. Here at EY, we work with all University placement offices across Ireland to facilitate your placement of up to twelve months, depending on the length required by your degree course. By joining the EY Work Placement programme, you will recieve in-depth experience and immersive learning through real life client work and projects. As an EY Work Placement Intern, you will be full paid and supported throughout your placement, to give you the best start to your professional career. Applications are open year round, aligned with your University placement office timelines and guidelines. Find out more about our Work Placement opportunities here. 

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   Find out more about our Discover EY Insight Days:

Discover EY

Are you a final year or postgraduate student and curious about where could EY take you? Our Discover EY Insight Days are a fantastic way to find out about what EY has to offer. By attending one of our EY Insight Days, you will learn all about the EY culture and the wide range of Graudate careers we have available as you start to think about your graduate career journey. You’ll have the oppportunity to meet our experts and inspiring people from different parts of our business through workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions throughout the day. Find out more about our upcoming dates and how to apply here.

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