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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.

When the application period is open, click on the city links that are underlined to apply, and attach your CV, transcript and photo ID to your application.

2021 Graduate Programme

You are eligible to apply for the 2021 Graduate Programme if you are in the final year of your degree, or if you have completed your university studies within 18 months at the time of your application.

Application Opening Dates Application Closing Dates
Now closed
Wellington Now closed  
Christchurch Now closed  

2020/21 Internship Programme

Apply to join the 2020/21 Internship Programme in the penultimate year of your degree.

Application Opening Dates Application Closing Dates
Now closed
Wellington Now closed  
Christchurch Now closed  

2020 Career Compass Programme

You can apply if you are on track to graduate in mid or late 2022.

Application Opening Dates Application Closing Dates
July August
July August
July August
Otago University
July August

*If you have applied using a mobile device, you will need to login via a laptop or desktop computer and complete a few questions on the application form for your application to be progressed.

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.

We encourage international students to also consider opportunities with one of our offices in Asia Pacific or around the globe.

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 assessments

  • Assessment 1: Learning for a changing world [Portal Assessment Stage]

    All eligible candidates will be invited to complete the Portal Assessment (“Learning for a changing world”).

    We recommend for the assessments that you:

    • Use a computer or laptop, rather than a mobile or smartphone
    • Set aside some quiet time to complete the task
    • You may benefit from having a calculator, pen and paper to hand

    You’ll also be asked to take a numerical reasoning test. This needs to be completed in one sitting and we recommend using Internet Chrome (avoid using a Mac as this can cause issues). We encourage you to practice as many numerical tests as you can prior to this stage. There are plenty available online.

    Once you’ve completed this assessment, you’ll receive personalised feedback on the strengths you displayed in the test – and the ones you can improve on. If you’re successful with the Portal Assessment, you’ll receive an invite to take part in the Job Simulation (‘Learning on the job’)

  • Assessment 2: 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.


Reasonable Adjustments

EY values diversity and encourages applications from people with disability. This includes those who have long term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory requirements. Our on-line assessments are untimed and may include video questions. If you require any additional adjustments based on the above in order to equitably participate in the recruitment process, please contact us. Any information you provide will be treated confidentially.

Meet the Campus Recruitment team

Get to know our friendly campus recruiters who you’ll meet at various events throughout the year and read their top tips. The team welcome the chance to answer your questions about how to apply, where you fit, how we develop you, life at EY and what makes us different.

  • Hannah

    I’m Hannah and I studied a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Queensland. Prior to starting at EY, I worked in hospitality before moving into HR support and recruitment, where I was responsible for graduate, summer clerk and scholarship programmes. What makes me passionate about campus recruitment is the scope you have to build lasting relationships with students – from reading their application and meeting them at an assessment centre, through to seeing them start on their first day – it’s really rewarding being part of that process. My top tip to students is to be yourself!

  • Evalata

    Hi, I’m Evalata and I studied a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Management and HR in Auckland. I have only just recently joined EY in Auckland as a Campus Recruiter. Prior to EY, I worked for a small organisation leading the recruitment process for onboarding our high school students into their Scholarship Programmes for university. What attracts and excites me about Campus Recruitment is the real time interactions and relationship building, which are both valuable aspects. Outside of work, my passion for fitness contributes majorly to my hobbies and interests. I also really enjoy writing and do part-time modelling which allows me to represent my culture through such an art. My top tip for students is to ensure that you understand exactly what it is you are applying for – take advantage of the programme and its benefits. Be yourself and have fun! Just learn, learn, learn!

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