Strategy and Transactions student opportunities

Help drive both economic and social value by helping organisations to reimagine their eco-systems and make better capital decisions.


What is Strategy and Transactions at EY?

As a Strategy and Transactions professional, you will help clients work through what their organisation is today and what it could be tomorrow, reinventing themselves for a better future. You’ll use the latest technology while driving corporate strategy, capital allocation and transaction advisory through execution.

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EY Strategy and Transactions helps foster growth and prosperity, creating economic and social value, and is building the next generation of talent around the globe.

Julie Hood

EY EMEIA – Strategy and Transactions Leader

Transactions teams

Strategy teams

  • International Tax and Transaction Services

    Help inbound and outbound multinational groups and private equity firms to identify the critical cross-border strategic tax issues that require consideration, and advise on how to manage global tax risks and exposure.

  • Lead Advisory

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Help organisations plan carefully for growth or divestment, advising them by analysing their capital agenda in the context of their overall business strategy. Help identify deals, select the right transaction and capital strategy and help businesses execute on the deal. 

    Capital and Debt Advisory

    Provide strategic, objective and robust advice to clients seeking to raise debt or equity and improve their capital management and financing structures. 

    Infrastructure Advisory

    Work on the financial and economic analysis of projects, assist public and private sector organisations with infrastructure related transactions, or develop and evaluate policy and provide regulatory and investment-decision advice. 


  • Transaction Diligence

    Help organisations achieve the best possible outcome on a transaction by providing sell and buy side due diligence, capital market advice and government asset divestment recommendations. 

  • Valuation Modelling and Economics

    Assist organisations to make important decisions on the value of a business or whether to pursue a particular investment. Help to value businesses and assets to identify whether to fund a growth strategy or divest, and offer business model review and build services to facilitate the right support for key decisions.

  • Transaction Strategy and Execution

    Help guide organisations throughout the transaction lifecycle on their integration or separation strategy across all functions of a business including changes to people, processes and technology.

  • Turnaround Restructuring Strategy

    Support local and global organisations change their organisations throughout the whole economic cycle. Services include insolvency, turnaround and resilience, and legal entity rationalisation.

Careers in Financial Services and Core Services  

  • 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 Sector Organisation (FSO) or Core Services.

    In FSO, 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.  You will be part of our talented FSO team with a wide range of financial services experience both locally and globally in key growth areas including risk and regulation, technology, customer and growth, strategy and business transformation, financial performance, IFRS 17, open banking, sustainability, cybersecurity, actuarial, and data and analytics.  With our deep industry knowledge and experience, we are committed to providing professional services and support to our clients in the financial services sector to help them address some of their most complex challenges. 

    Our Core Services business is slightly different; roles here will give you access to clients across multiple industries, 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 New Zealand, you’ll also have opportunities to work across other geographies where possible.

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What could you be doing?

  • Working on a variety of EY clients from small business to multinational corporations
  • Using specialist modelling techniques to solve challenges for major organisations
  • Working in project teams to produce reports summarising key findings of our financial due diligence
  • Performing research and analysis on various sectors and industries
  • Reviewing an organisation’s business portfolio to help ensure they’re making the right investments and divestments
  • Working across some of the most complex deals in the global market
  • Conducting strategic financial and economic analysis to develop business models, and provide financing structures and recommendations

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  • What will you bring to the team?

    • Ability to be a team player in a diverse team and able to consider multiple perspectives
    • Resilience and the ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels with internal and external clients

    • A tech mindset, including ability to interpret patterns, risks and opportunities for EY clients

    • The ability to build relationships and make connections with people from many industries and various cultures

    • Research and analysis skills, including how to verify, challenge and interpret information

    • Excellent written and communication skills particularly for report and presentation creation

  • Qualifications

    Preferred degrees and majors are Accounting, Business/Commerce, Computer Science, Data and Analytics, Economics, Engineering, Finance, IT/ Information Systems/Business Information Systems, Mathematics and Science. To find out where your degree could take you visit our degree pathways page.

    This is a guide only and specific requirements will vary in each Strategy and Transactions team and location. For more information, you are encouraged to speak to an EY representative at an upcoming event.

  • Interview tips

    We want you to be the best you can be in your interview with EY. Use our interview tips to put your best possible self forward and show us what makes you, you.

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Learning alongside peers from different cities and markets and having a diverse insight into understanding how our learning could be applied in different market environments was invaluable.

Shona Tiong

Manager, Transaction Diligence

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What about the extras? 

When you thrive, we thrive. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing.