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How to apply

Here, you'll find details on the process, key dates and tips to help you prepare.

2024 Applications are open

Applications to our 2024 programmes are now open.

Virtual career experience - NEW!

Our exciting new experience has launched for students and parents. From career insights to activities supporting mental health and wellbeing, our interactive zones will help you to learn about EY and have fun in the process!

Helping you through the process

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We assess your strengths

Our core EY strengths framework plays a significant role during the recruitment process as it helps to level the playing field for all candidates. We all have individual strengths and by using this model, it allows us to understand what you do well, what energises you, and how your strengths can help you to learn, flourish and develop as leaders.
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Practice makes perfect

During the application process, you'll be presented with a series of online assessments that are specifically designed to help demonstrate your potential for the business area you have chosen. Get the insider view on how you will be evaluated via our virtual experience and engagement portal so you’re ready and prepared.
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Chat to us online

Speak to apprentices and graduates who are currently on our programmes or our recruiters. Hear their insights and experiences of the application process and working at EY. Whether it's learning about the work they do or how to best prepare yourself for an interview, our people are ready to take your questions and give you guidance.

    Application process

    Find out more about each stage of the application process for our programmes. We'll also send details via email as you progress. If you require any adjustments or do not have access to technology, or the right setting to complete the online/virtual parts of the process, you can call +44 (0) 800 289 208 between Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. UK time or email our Student Recruitment team and we'll be happy to help.

    UK & Ireland vs Financial Services

    Once you join EY, you'll work in either UK & Ireland (UK&I) or Financial Services (FS) - the main difference between the two are largely the clients we work with. 
    Watch the video below to find out more.
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    EY 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 our recruiters your questions. We also run virtual events and other in-person events across the UK. Join us and explore more about a career with EY.

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      Removing barriers

      We’re proud of our heritage on driving diversity and social mobility across the professional services industry, and in 2016, we removed the requirement to have minimum UCAS points or a degree classification to make an application to EY. We are passionate about giving candidates a fair and consistent recruitment process and are proud of our long-standing partnership with RARE who help us assess applications using contextual recruitment. And, whilst some academic qualifications will still be considered (check programme pages for more information), it’s no longer a barrier. We also firmly believe that every candidate should have the opportunity to demonstrate their potential in our selection process which is why we use our leading EY Strengths Framework that focuses on your individual strengths.



      All candidates should be given the opportunity to be their best selves throughout the process. We have adjustments in place to make all individual applications accessible.

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      Do you have questions about applying to and working at EY? From choosing a programme to visa requirements, technical help to joining, you're likely to find the answers here.

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      2024 Applications are open


      Applications to our 2024 programmes are now open.

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