How to apply

The support, advice and tips you need to apply for one of our programmes

At EY we recruit based on your strengths and how you can apply these to the world of work. You can prepare yourself by considering why you'd like to join EY, researching our programmes and familiarising yourself with the application process. We want to learn about you and we're on hand to support you through the process.

Jane

Student Recruitment Advisor - North and Scotland

 

Please note: We’re currently experiencing an issue with our application emailing system. This may result in you not receiving application updates. We are looking into this as a priority. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We advise you to check your candidate account area for the most recent update(s) to your application stage and status.

Applying to an EY programme? Here's what you need to know.

Below are details of our online application process for each programme. We’ve made it clear and helpful, so you know what to expect at every stage. And in return for the effort you put in, we’ll share personalised feedback throughout on your strengths and potential. We don’t want you to miss out on the programme you're interested in so we recommend you complete the stages as soon as you can as applications will close when filled.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or do not have access to technology, or the right setting to complete the online/virtual parts of the process, you can call us on +44(0)800 289 208 between Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm UK time or email our Student Recruitment team and we'll be happy to help.
  • EY Business Academy

    • Stage 1: Application Form

      First, you’ll need to create your account (remember these details so you can log back in easily).

      You’ll then need to choose your programme and your preferred location to work.

      We want to make sure that your application process is as straightforward as possible. So, before you get started with Stage 1, please make sure:

      • You know which programme you want to apply for (remember, you can only apply for one)
      • Your computer or laptop has a working webcam, a microphone (internal or external), you have access to broadband or high-speed internet and you’re able to install software (you’ll be prompted to install the latest version of Adobe Flash during Stage 2). While our application process works best on Chrome, it’s also supported by Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE10 and later)

      After registering, we'll be looking to learn all about you. It’s where you enter your personal details and experience.

      • When filling out your details, please read the instructions carefully and provide all the details of your qualifications. Finally – it sounds obvious – but don’t forget to proofread your answers before submitting them.

      Ready? Great, let’s get started.

      We’ll let you know immediately if you’re through to the next stage.

    • Stage 2: Online Assessments

      During this stage, you’ll gain the opportunity to hear from some of our current apprentices and what it’s like to work at EY.

      You’ll also be asked to complete some short online assessments, across four key areas. This immersive assessment will involve a mixture of multiple choice and ranking questions. On average, this stage will take 20 minutes to complete although this stage is not timed so you can spend longer if needed. Whilst this can be done at your own pace, we’d recommend you complete as soon as possible.

      Next, you’ll move on to the numerical reasoning test (NRT) which must be completed in one sitting and is a timed activity. Practice as many numerical tests as you can prior to this stage. There’s lots of guidance, tips and examples online. These tests measure speed and accuracy so we’d strongly encourage you to practice.

      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 pass this, we’ll let you know if you’ve progressed to Stage 3 – Telephone interview.

    • Stage 3: Telephone Interview

      In this stage, you’ll speak with a member of our team, over the phone in a telephone interview.

      • This call will last approximately 20-30 minutes and we’ll ask you a couple of questions around your motivations to join EY including your chosen business area, which will be assessed.
      • We recommend you receive the call somewhere quiet and comfortable, with enough signal and battery. We will call you using the telephone number provided on your application so log back into your candidate portal to update if required.

      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, we’ll let you know if you’ve secured a place!

  • Apprenticeship Programmes

    • Stage 1: Application Form

      First, you’ll need to create your account (remember these details so you can log back in easily).

      You’ll then need to choose your programme and your preferred location to work.

      We want to make sure that your application process is as straightforward as possible. So, before you get started with Stage 1, please make sure:

      • You know which programme you want to apply for (remember, you can only apply for one)
      • Your computer or laptop has a working webcam, a microphone (internal or external), you have access to broadband or high-speed internet and you’re able to install software (you’ll be prompted to install the latest version of Adobe Flash during Stage 2). While our application process works best on Chrome, it’s also supported by Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE10 and later)

      After registering, we'll be looking to learn all about you. It’s where you enter your personal details and experience.

      • When filling out your details, please read the instructions carefully and provide all the details of your qualifications. Finally – it sounds obvious – but don’t forget to proofread your answers before submitting them.

      Ready? Great, let’s get started.

      We’ll let you know immediately if you’re through to the next stage.

    • Stage 2: Online Assessments

      During this stage, you’ll gain the opportunity to hear from some of our current apprentices and what it’s like to work at EY.

      You’ll also be asked to complete some short online assessments, across four key areas. This immersive assessment will involve a mixture of multiple choice and ranking questions. On average, this stage will take 20 minutes to complete although this stage is not timed so you can spend longer if needed. Whilst this can be done at your own pace, we’d recommend you complete as soon as possible.

      Next, you’ll move on to the numerical reasoning test (NRT) which must be completed in one sitting and is a timed activity. Practice as many numerical tests as you can prior to this stage. There’s lots of guidance, tips and examples online. These tests measure speed and accuracy so we’d strongly encourage you to practice.

      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 pass this, we’ll let you know if you’ve progressed to Stage 3 – Telephone interview.

    • Stage 3: Telephone interview

      In this stage you’ll speak with a member of our team, over the phone in a telephone interview.

      • This call will last approximately 20-30 minutes and we’ll ask you a couple of questions around your motivations to join EY including your chosen business area, which will be assessed.
      • We recommend you receive the call somewhere quiet and comfortable, with enough signal and battery. We will call you using the telephone number provided on your application so log back into your candidate portal to update if required.

      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, we’ll let you know if you’ve progressed to Stage 4 – EY Experience Day

    • Stage 4: EY Experience Day

      If you’ve made it to this stage – congratulations! The next step is to join an EY Experience Day.

      In light of recent developments regarding Covid-19, and to protect the health and well-being of our people and candidates, we’re adapting your upcoming EY Experience Day to take place virtually.

      There are a few things to note before the day:

      • When we contact you to confirm that you’re through to this final stage, you’ll have 48 hours to respond to the invitation and confirm your attendance. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll assume that you won’t be joining us for the EY Experience Day
      • And we won’t be able to move the date of the EY Experience Day – this is fixed based on the programme and location you applied to

      On the day of your virtual EY Experience you'll take part in a number of activities. During the exercises, you'll be required to use a webcam facility in order to interact with your assessor.

      The day is designed to see if you have the strengths needed for your role at EY but it’s also a chance to see if EY is right for you.

      You’ll receive all the details of the day closer to the time, but here are some top tips and a checklist for you in the meantime to be sure you have everything you need before the day.

      Top tips

      • To avoid major technical issues on the day, ensure you have downloaded Google Chrome for Windows and MacOS software
      • Ensure you're at home
      • Ensure you're using a computer with a strong internet connection
      • Do NOT use a mobile phone for the call
      • Make sure you have found somewhere quiet and private to complete your EY Experience Day, with no distractions
      • During the exercises, you'll be required to use a webcam to allow you to interact accordingly with your assessor – so remember to dress appropriately
      • Ensure you have access to a calculator and a notepad/pen

      After the event, we'll let you know if you've been successful. You’ll then receive information about Stage 5: Final interview.

    • Stage 5: Final Interview

      The final stage of the process is a final interview with a senior representative from the business. In light of recent developments regarding Covid-19, all final interviews will now take place virtually using video call technology.

      You’ll take part in a short discussion and talk about your motivations for the role you’ve applied for.

      We’ll be in contact with you soon after to let you know if you’ve secured a role with us.

  • Discover EY

    • Stage 1: Application Form

      First, you’ll need to create your account (remember these details so you can log back in easily).

      You’ll then need to choose your programme and your preferred location to work.

      We want to make sure that your application process is as straightforward as possible. So, before you get started with Stage 1, please make sure:

      You know which programme you want to apply for (remember, you can only apply for one)

      • Your computer or laptop has a working webcam, a microphone (internal or external), you have access to broadband or high-speed internet and you’re able to install software (you’ll be prompted to install the latest version of Adobe Flash during Stage 2). While our application process works best on Chrome, it’s also supported by Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE10 and later)

      After registering, we'll be looking to learn all about you. It’s where you enter your personal details and experience.

      • When filling out your details, please read the instructions carefully and provide all the details of your qualifications. Finally – it sounds obvious – but don’t forget to proofread your answers before submitting them.

      Ready? Great, let’s get started.

      We’ll let you know immediately if you’re through to the next stage.

    • Stage 2: Online Assessments

      Technology is changing our world – but how is it affecting the way people work?

      You’ll first explore this with assessments, multiple choice questions and a ranking exercise. Whilst this can be done at your own pace, we’d recommend you complete as soon as possible.

      Next, you’ll move on to the numerical reasoning test (NRT) which must be completed in one sitting and is a timed activity.

      This will allow us to identify your key strengths - the things that you’re naturally good at.

      To make the most of Stage 2, we recommend 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
      • Use Internet Explorer or Chrome. (Avoid using a Mac as this can cause issues).
      • Practice as many numerical tests as you can prior to this stage. There’s lots of guidance, tips and examples online. These tests measure speed and accuracy so we’d strongly encourage you to practice

      Once you’ve completed the assessment, you’ll receive personalised feedback on the strengths you displayed in the test – and the ones you can improve on. We’ll also let you know if you’re progressing to Stage 3: Job Simulation.

    • Stage 3: Job Simulation

      Want to know if you’re right for the programme you’ve applied to? That’s what Stage 3 is all about. Using real work-based scenarios, we explore different aspects of your potential role and how your individual strengths will fit at EY.

      There are 14 questions in total for this stage with a selection of rank order, written and video answers. The job simulation has a mix of timed and untimed questions so it’s important to prepare yourself, as this stage must be completed in one sitting. On average, this stage will take around 60 minutes.

      Stage 3 involves videoing two of your answers, so we recommend 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 to make sure your face can be seen clearly and try to keep the background in your video as plain as possible
      • While videoing your answers, think about the person who’ll be viewing it. Look into the camera and don’t be afraid to show your enthusiasm for the topic. We also recommend thinking of this as a quick first interview, dress accordingly, so it's probably best you don't wear your pyjamas!
      • Finally, don’t worry if the idea of videoing yourself makes you nervous – we’ll give you a practice round first, so if your first try doesn’t go well, you can re-record it. But please do remember, for your actual answers, you won’t get the opportunity to redo them.

      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.

      We’ll also be in touch to let you know if you’ve secured a place!

  • Summer Internship

    • Stage 1: Application Form

      First, you’ll need to create your account (remember these details so you can log back in easily).

      You’ll then need to choose your programme and your preferred location to work.

      We want to make sure that your application process is as straightforward as possible. So, before you get started with Stage 1, please make sure:

      • You know which programme you want to apply for (remember, you can only apply for one)
      • Your computer or laptop has a working webcam, a microphone (internal or external), you have access to broadband or high-speed internet and you’re able to install software (you’ll be prompted to install the latest version of Adobe Flash during Stage 2). While our application process works best on Chrome, it’s also supported by Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE10 and later)

      After registering, we'll be looking to learn all about you. It’s where you enter your personal details and experience.

      • When filling out your details, please read the instructions carefully and provide all the details of your qualifications. Finally – it sounds obvious – but don’t forget to proofread your answers before submitting them.

      Ready? Great, let’s get started.

      We’ll let you know immediately if you’re through to the next stage.

    • Stage 2: Online Assessments

      Technology is changing our world – but how is it affecting the way people work?

      You’ll first explore this with assessments, multiple choice questions and a ranking exercise. Whilst this can be done at your own pace, we’d recommend you complete as soon as possible.

      Next, you’ll move on to the numerical reasoning test (NRT) which must be completed in one sitting and is a timed activity.

      This will allow us to identify your key strengths - the things that you’re naturally good at.

      To make the most of Stage 2, we recommend 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
      • Use Internet Explorer or Chrome. (Avoid using a Mac as this can cause issues).
      • Practice as many numerical tests as you can prior to this stage. There’s lots of guidance, tips and examples online. These tests measure speed and accuracy so we’d strongly encourage you to practice

      Once you’ve completed the assessment, you’ll receive personalised feedback on the strengths you displayed in the test – and the ones you can improve on. We’ll also let you know if you’re progressing to Stage 3: Job Simulation

    • Stage 3: Job Simulation

      Want to know if you’re right for the programme you’ve applied to? That’s what Stage 3 is all about. Using real work-based scenarios, we explore different aspects of your potential role and how your individual strengths will fit at EY.

      There are 14 questions in total for this stage with a selection of rank order, written and video answers. The job simulation has a mix of timed and untimed questions so it’s important to prepare yourself, as this stage must be completed in one sitting. On average, this stage will take around 60 minutes.

      Stage 3 involves videoing two of your answers, so we recommend 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 to make sure your face can be seen clearly and try to keep the background in your video as plain as possible
      • While videoing your answers, think about the person who’ll be viewing it. Look into the camera and don’t be afraid to show your enthusiasm for the topic. We also recommend thinking of this as a quick first interview, dress accordingly, so it's probably best you don't wear your pyjamas!
      • Finally, don’t worry if the idea of videoing yourself makes you nervous – we’ll give you a practice round first, so if your first try doesn’t go well, you can re-record it. But please do remember, for your actual answers, you won’t get the opportunity to redo them.

      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 pass this, we’ll let you know if you’ve progressed to Stage 4: EY Experience Day where we get to meet each other.

    • Stage 4: EY Experience Day

      If you’ve made it to this stage – congratulations! The next step is to join an EY Experience Day.

      In light of recent developments regarding Covid-19, and to protect the health and well-being of our people and candidates, we’re adapting your upcoming EY Experience Day to take place virtually.

      There are a few things to note before the day:

      • When we contact you to confirm that you’re through to this final stage, you’ll have 48 hours to respond to the invitation and confirm your attendance. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll assume that you won’t be joining us for the EY Experience Day.
      • We won’t be able to move the date of the EY Experience Day – this is fixed based on the programme and location you applied to.

      On the day of your virtual EY Experience you'll take part in a number of activities. During the exercises, you'll be required to use a webcam facility in order to interact with your assessor.

      The day is designed to see if you have the strengths needed for your role at EY but it’s also a chance to see if EY is right for you.

      You’ll receive all the details of the day closer to the time, but here are some top tips and a checklist for you in the meantime to be sure you have everything you need before the day.

      Top tips

      • To avoid major technical issues on the day, ensure you have downloaded Google Chrome for Windows and MacOS software
      • Ensure you're at home
      • Ensure you're using a computer with a strong internet connection
      • Do NOT use a mobile phone for the call
      • Make sure you have found somewhere quiet and private to complete your EY Experience Day, with no distractions
      • During the exercises, you'll be required to use a webcam to allow you to interact accordingly with your assessor – so remember to dress appropriately
      • Ensure you have access to a calculator and a notepad/pen

      After the event, we'll let you know if you've been successful and have secured a place!

      Please note: For some business areas/locations, you may be asked to complete a final stage interview after the EY Experience Day. Our recruitment team will advise nearer the time and provide more guidance on what to expect.

  • Industrial Placements

    • Stage 1: Application Form

      First, you’ll need to create your account (remember these details so you can log back in easily).

      You’ll then need to choose your programme and your preferred location to work.

      We want to make sure that your application process is as straightforward as possible. So, before you get started with Stage 1, please make sure:

      • You know which programme you want to apply for (remember, you can only apply for one)
      • Your computer or laptop has a working webcam, a microphone (internal or external). You have access to broadband or high-speed internet and you’re able to install software (you’ll be prompted to install the latest version of Adobe Flash during Stage 2). While our application process works best on Chrome, it’s also supported by Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE10 and later)

      After registering, we'll be looking to learn all about you. It’s where you enter your personal details and experience.

      • When filling out your details, please read the instructions carefully and provide all the details of your qualifications. Finally – it sounds obvious – but don’t forget to proofread your answers before submitting them.

      Ready? Great, let’s get started.

      We’ll let you know immediately if you’re through to the next stage.

    • Stage 2: Online Assessments

      Technology is changing our world – but how is it affecting the way people work?

      You’ll first explore this with assessments, multiple choice questions and a ranking exercise. Whilst this can be done at your own pace, we’d recommend you complete as soon as possible.

      Next, you’ll move on to the numerical reasoning test (NRT) which must be completed in one sitting and is a timed activity.

      This will allow us to identify your key strengths - the things that you’re naturally good at.

      To make the most of Stage 2, we recommend 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
      • Use Internet Explorer or Chrome. (Avoid using a Mac as this can cause issues)
      • Practice as many numerical tests as you can prior to this stage. There’s lots of guidance, tips and examples online. These tests measure speed and accuracy so we’d strongly encourage you to practice

      Once you’ve completed the assessment, you’ll receive personalised feedback on the strengths you displayed in the test – and the ones you can improve on. We’ll also let you know if you’re progressing to Stage 3: Job Simulation.

    • Stage 3: Job Simulation

      Want to know if you’re right for the programme you’ve applied to? That’s what Stage 3 is all about. Using real, work-based scenarios, we explore different aspects of your potential role and how your individual strengths will fit at EY.

      There are 14 questions in total for this stage with a selection of rank order, written and video answers. The job simulation has a mix of timed and untimed questions so it’s important to prepare yourself, as this stage must be completed in one sitting. On average, this stage will take around 60 minutes.

      Stage 3 involves videoing two of your answers, so we recommend 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 to make sure your face can be seen clearly and try to keep the background in your video as plain as possible
      • While videoing your answers, think about the person who’ll be viewing it. Look into the camera and don’t be afraid to show your enthusiasm for the topic. We also recommend thinking of this as a quick first interview, dress accordingly, so it's probably best you don't wear your pyjamas!
      • Finally, don’t worry if the idea of videoing yourself makes you nervous – we’ll give you a practice round first, so if your first try doesn’t go well, you can re-record it. But please do remember, for your actual answers, you won’t get the opportunity to re-do them.

      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 pass this, we’ll let you know if you’ve progressed to Stage 4: EY Experience Day where we get to meet each other.

    • Stage 4: EY Experience Day

      If you’ve made it to this stage – congratulations! The next step is to join an EY Experience Day.

      In light of recent developments regarding Covid-19, and to protect the health and well-being of our people and candidates, we’re adapting your upcoming EY Experience Day to take place virtually.

      There are a few things to note before the day:

      • When we contact you to confirm that you’re through to this stage, you’ll have 48 hours to respond to the invitation and confirm your attendance. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll assume that you won’t be joining us for the EY Experience Day.
      • We won’t be able to move the date of the EY Experience Day – this is fixed based on the programme and location you applied to.

      On the day of your virtual EY Experience you'll take part in a number of activities. During the exercises, you'll be required to use a webcam facility in order to interact with your assessor.

      The day is designed to see if you have the strengths needed for your role at EY but it’s also a chance to see if EY is right for you.

      You’ll receive all the details of the day closer to the time, but here are some top tips and a checklist for you in the meantime to be sure you have everything you need before the day.

      Top tips

      • To avoid major technical issues on the day, ensure you have downloaded Google Chrome for Windows and MacOS software
      • Ensure you're at home
      • Ensure you're using a computer with a strong internet connection
      • Do NOT use a mobile phone for the call
      • Make sure you have found somewhere quiet and private to complete your EY Experience Day, with no distractions
      • During the exercises, you'll be required to use a webcam to allow you to interact accordingly with your assessor – so remember to dress appropriately
      • Ensure you have access to a calculator and a notepad/pen

      After the event, we'll let you know if you've been successful. You’ll then receive information about Stage 5: Final Interview.

    • Stage 5: Final interview

      The final stage of the process is a final interview with a senior representative from the business. In light of recent developments regarding Covid-19, all final interviews will now take place virtually using video call technology.

      You’ll take part in a short discussion and talk about your motivations for the role you’ve applied for.

      We’ll be in contact with you soon after to let you know if you’ve secured a role with us.

  • Graduate Programmes

    • Stage 1: Application Form

      First, you’ll need to create your account (remember these details so you can log back in easily).

      You’ll then need to choose your programme and your preferred location to work.

      We want to make sure that your application process is as straightforward as possible. So, before you get started with Stage 1, please make sure:

      • You know which programme you want to apply for (remember, you can only apply for one)
      • Your computer or laptop has a working webcam, a microphone (internal or external). You have access to broadband or high-speed internet and you’re able to install software (you’ll be prompted to install the latest version of Adobe Flash during Stage 2). While our application process works best on Chrome, it’s also supported by Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE10 and later)

      After registering, we'll be looking to learn all about you. It’s where you enter your personal details and experience.

      • When filling out your details, please read the instructions carefully and provide all the details of your qualifications. Finally – it sounds obvious – but don’t forget to proofread your answers before submitting them.

      Ready? Great, let’s get started.

      We’ll let you know immediately if you’re through to the next stage.

    • Stage 2: Online Assessments

      Technology is changing our world – but how is it affecting the way people work?

      You’ll first explore this with assessments, multiple choice questions and a ranking exercise. Whilst this can be done at your own pace, we’d recommend you complete as soon as possible.

      Next, you’ll move on to the numerical reasoning test (NRT) which must be completed in one sitting and is a timed activity.

      This will allow us to identify your key strengths - the things that you’re naturally good at.

      To make the most of Stage 2, we recommend 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
      • Use Internet Explorer or Chrome. (Avoid using a Mac as this can cause issues)
      • Practice as many numerical tests as you can prior to this stage. There’s lots of guidance, tips and examples online. These tests measure speed and accuracy so we’d strongly encourage you to practice

      Once you’ve completed the assessment, you’ll receive personalised feedback on the strengths you displayed in the test – and the ones you can improve on. We’ll also let you know if you’re progressing to Stage 3: Job Simulation.

    • Stage 3: Job Simulation

      Want to know if you’re right for the programme you’ve applied to? That’s what Stage 3 is all about. Using real, work-based scenarios, we explore different aspects of your potential role and how your individual strengths will fit at EY.

      There are 14 questions in total for this stage with a selection of rank order, written and video answers. The job simulation has a mix of timed and untimed questions so it’s important to prepare yourself, as this stage must be completed in one sitting. On average, this stage will take around 60 minutes.

      Stage 3 involves videoing two of your answers, so we recommend 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 to make sure your face can be seen clearly and try to keep the background in your video as plain as possible
      • While videoing your answers, think about the person who’ll be viewing it. Look into the camera and don’t be afraid to show your enthusiasm for the topic. We also recommend thinking of this as a quick first interview, dress accordingly, so it's probably best you don't wear your pyjamas!
      • Finally, don’t worry if the idea of videoing yourself makes you nervous – we’ll give you a practice round first, so if your first try doesn’t go well, you can re-record it. But please do remember, for your actual answers, you won’t get the opportunity to re-do them.

      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 pass this, we’ll let you know if you’ve progressed to Stage 4: EY Experience Day where we get to meet each other.

    • Stage 4: EY Experience Day

      If you’ve made it to this stage – congratulations! The next step is to join an EY Experience Day.

      In light of recent developments regarding Covid-19, and to protect the health and well-being of our people and candidates, we’re adapting your upcoming EY Experience Day to take place virtually.

      There are a few things to note before the day:

      • When we contact you to confirm that you’re through to this stage, you’ll have 48 hours to respond to the invitation and confirm your attendance. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll assume that you won’t be joining us for the EY Experience Day.
      • We won’t be able to move the date of the EY Experience Day – this is fixed based on the programme and location you applied to.

      On the day of your virtual EY Experience you'll take part in a number of activities. During the exercises, you'll be required to use a webcam facility in order to interact with your assessor.

      The day is designed to see if you have the strengths needed for your role at EY but it’s also a chance to see if EY is right for you.

      You’ll receive all the details of the day closer to the time, but here are some top tips and a checklist for you in the meantime to be sure you have everything you need before the day.

      Top tips

      • To avoid major technical issues on the day, ensure you have downloaded Google Chrome for Windows and MacOS software
      • Ensure you're at home
      • Ensure you're using a computer with a strong internet connection
      • Do NOT use a mobile phone for the call
      • Make sure you have found somewhere quiet and private to complete your EY Experience Day, with no distractions
      • During the exercises, you'll be required to use a webcam to allow you to interact accordingly with your assessor – so remember to dress appropriately
      • Ensure you have access to a calculator and a notepad/pen

      After the event, we'll let you know if you've been successful. You’ll then receive information about Stage 5: Final Interview.

    • Stage 5: Final interview

      The final stage of the process is a final interview with a senior representative from the business. In light of recent developments regarding Covid-19, all final interviews will now take place virtually using video call technology.

      You’ll take part in a short discussion and talk about your motivations for the role you’ve applied for.

      We’ll be in contact with you soon after to let you know if you’ve secured a role with us.

Our EY Experience Days will be running weekly from mid-September to mid-December. Further dates will follow.

Financial Services vs UK & Ireland

When joining EY, you will work in either Financial Services (FS) or UK & Ireland (UKI). The difference between the two are largely the clients we work with. Watch the video below to find out more.

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