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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Applications open for our student programmes on 17th July 2023.

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.

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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.

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He aha te rerekētanga o ngā Ratonga Ahumoni i ngā Ratonga Matua? | 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. You currently reside in New Zealand.

Tauira o tāwāhi | International Students

If you're an international student keen to join us as an intern, a graduate or attend the Career Compass Programme, you'll need to meet the following criteria.

  • You currently reside in New Zealand.
  • You're currently enrolled in a degree at a New Zealand university. Prior to joining EY full time and at the time of submitting your permanent residency application, you must have completed two years of your full time degree at that campus.
  • At the time of joining us full time, you must have 18 months or more remaining on your Post Study Visa.

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.