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

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Want to find out where you can fit?

Your degree could fit in one of our teams so choose which direction excites you the most. 

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Student Programmes

When applications are open, click on the student program 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.

Applications can close before the advertised close date if roles within the team have been filled – so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

  • Graduate Programme

    The EY Graduate Programme will propel your career forward, helping you to build the future you want. We’ll challenge you to be curious and innovative, providing you with ongoing training and support to help you shape your career.

    You can apply to join the Graduate Programme when you're in the final year of your degree or within 24 months from your graduation date at the time of application.

  • Internship Programme

    The EY Internship Programme is a great way to experience the working world and gain valuable experience, skills and networks to start building your career. Show us what you’re capable of and you may be invited to join us after graduation in a full-time position.

    You can apply to join the Internship Programme in the penultimate year of your degree.

  • Career Compass Programme

    The EY Career Compass Programme allows you to explore the endless career opportunities within EY and will help you make smart decisions about your professional career.

    You can apply to join the Career Compass Programme if you’re graduating in 2024.

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    Auckland 2 September Apply
    Christchurch 2 September Apply
    Wellington  2 September Apply

     

  • 2023 EY Māori Graduate Programme

    The Māori Graduate Programme will propel your career forward, working alongside EY professionals and connected with other Māori professionals. You’ll be provided with ongoing training and support to help you build your career. You can apply to join the Māori Graduate Programme when you're in the final year of your degree or within 24 months from your graduation date at the time of application.

  • 2022/23 EY Māori Intern Programme

    The Māori Intern Programme is a great way to experience EY where you’ll work alongside other EY professionals including other Māori professionals while gaining valuable experience, skills and networks to start building your career.

    You can apply to join the Internship Programme in the penultimate year of your degree.

  • 2023 EY Pasifika Graduate Programme

    The Pasifika Graduate Programme will propel your career forward, working alongside EY professionals and connected with other Pasifika professionals. You’ll be provided with ongoing training and support to help you build your career. You can apply to join the Pasifika Graduate Programme when you're in the final year of your degree or within 24 months from your graduation date at the time of application.

  • 2022/23 EY Pasifika Intern Programme

    The Pasifika Intern Programme is a great way to experience EY where you’ll work alongside other EY professionals including other Pasifika professionals while gaining valuable experience, skills and networks to start building your career.

    You can apply to join the Internship Programme in the penultimate year of your degree.

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Application process

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

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.

     

Recruitment Process Adjustments

EY is committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability.  We encourage you to share with us any adjustments you may require to equitably participate in the recruitment process. You will be provided with the opportunity to advise us of any adjustments at each stage of the process or for further discussion please contact us via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or + 64 9 300 7044 (option 4). Any information you provide will be treated confidentially.