Tonoa ngā hōtaka tauira | Apply for our student programmes

Ka whakatūwherahia ngā kuaha ki hea, ki hea e ngā pukenga ka ākona ai e koe i konei? Kia kitea me pēhea e hanga ai i tō umanga i EY.

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 programmes here or scroll down to find out where you fit and apply now.

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Apply for a Student Programme


We recommend applying early as we will be recruiting on an ongoing basis, and positions will close once filled.  View the current opportunities below. There are a small number of programs which have closing dates. Once we open for those programs, their closing dates will be listed underneath the program.

Student Programmes

When applications are open, click on the student programme 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.

Please note not all teams have current vacancies. Only teams listed in the dropdowns below are currently accepting applications. Teams not accepting applications may still appear in the application form so please review the below carefully.

Whilst we will take your preferences into consideration, if we feel you are more suited to a different team at EY, a recruiter will contact you to discuss further.

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Attend one of our events

We're here to help you through the application process and frequently run events to give you more insight into what to expect, top tips and the opportunity to ask your questions. We also run virtual events and other in-person events across New Zealand.

Join us and explore more about a career with EY


He aha te rerekētanga o ngā Ratonga Ahumoni i ngā Ratonga Matua? | What’s the difference between Financial Services and Core Consulting?

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 Consulting.

In our Core Consulting business, you’ll have access to clients across multiple industries, so you’ll get broad experience as you work across different business sectors. We mainly work with government and public sector, and consumer clients. 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.

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.

Tauira o tāwāhi | International Students

If you're an international student keen to join EY as an intern, a graduate or attend the Career Compass Programme, we require that you meet the following eligibility criteria.

  • You must currently reside in New Zealand.
  • You must be enrolled in a level 7-degree qualification or higher. These studies must be completed on site at a New Zealand university.
  • You must have at least 18 months on your Post Study Work visa at the time of joining EY
  • In order to obtain a post graduate visa, you must have completed at least 30 weeks of fulltime study at a level 7 degree qualification at a New Zealand university.

EY will not be able to provide an offer of employment if you studied a non-degree level 4, 5, 6 qualification or a non-degree level 7 [certificate or diploma].

Ngā Pātai auau | Frequently Asked Questions

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

Te tukanga tono | Application process

Ngā mea ka tirohia e mātou | 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

Te aromatawai | Taking the assessment

  • Assessment 1: 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.


Ngā whakaritenga mō te tukanga taritari | Recruitment Process Adjustments

EY is committed to removing systemic barriers to inclusion and improving the employment prospects of people with disability.

We want you to thrive in the recruitment process and to have an inclusive and equitable experience with us. For this reason, we therefore encourage you to share with us any adjustments you may require or information that may help us to ensure you are able to equitably participate in the recruitment process.

EY recognises that a person’s disability is as unique as their fingerprints and therefore recruitment process adjustments are unique to your needs. Here are just some of the adjustments we have made for our candidates:

  • Sending interview questions ahead of time
  • Audio files in place of written documents
  • Additional time for online assessments
  • Recruiter calls instead of video interviews
  • Accessible technology in virtual interviews
  • Having a support person present

You will be provided with the opportunity to advise us of any adjustments you need at each stage of the process or for further discussion please contact us via or +64 9 300 7044 (option 2). Any information you provide will be treated confidentially.

If you are successful in obtaining an offer to join EY, we welcome another discussion about how we can best support you to thrive in your new role.

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Apply for a Student Programme


We recommend applying early as we will be recruiting on an ongoing basis, and positions will close once filled.  View the current opportunities below. There are a small number of programs which have closing dates. Once we open for those programs, their closing dates will be listed underneath the program.