Assurance Graduate Programme

Help businesses publish reliable financial accounts as you progress towards becoming a chartered accountant.

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Available locations are listed below. We encourage you to apply early as we recruit on a rolling basis therefore, applications will close when roles are filled.


Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Luton, Manchester, Reading, Southampton

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Working with high profile global clients from day one and building technical knowledge through exams has given me future skills.


Assurance Graduate 



We work to make sure that businesses are protected from risks that can affect their reputation and performance. As external auditors, we help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts others can rely on – so we can build a better working world.

Technology in Assurance

From implementing digital approaches into our global audit methodology to processing millions of transactions into visual analytics solutions, innovation and technology will be embedded into your audit clients from day one. 


We're using innovative technology such as Robotic Process Automation and Process Mining to review our client’s population data. You will receive structured training to upskill in digital technology such as data visualisation or design thinking and bring that into your audit work.

What will you be doing?

  • Getting to know our clients, their businesses and how they work
  • Testing checks and balances to ensure they work how they’re supposed to
  • Analysing the data that goes into a financial statement to make sure it is true and fair
  • You’ll spend substantial periods of time travelling to other offices and client sites
  • You will be expected to work longer hours during peak times in client delivery work – this is especially the case during busy season when you will need to work over weekends too
    • Are you eligible to apply?

      We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. You will, however, need to be working towards an honours degree in any subject, have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths, and three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) to be eligible to apply. 

      We welcome applications from all academic backgrounds and are looking for individuals who will succeed at EY in the desired role and future qualifications, therefore throughout our recruitment process your academic performance will be considered against your online assessment scores to determine your suitability for an EY role. We are also proud to partner with RARE recruitment, so that your application can be processed in the context of your socio-economic background. This allows us to give you the maximum credit for your achievements, assessing whether you have overachieved in light of your personal circumstances.

      Read more on our approach.

    Professional qualifications

    Chartered accountancy with ICAS or ICAEW

    Programme length

    Three years

    Level 7 Apprenticeship*

    In Accountancy and Taxation (equivalent to a master’s degree). Learn more here.
    *Please note: Level 7 apprenticeships do not apply to EY offices in Scotland.


    Dependent on location, salaries start from £21,945 per year

      How’s it structured?

      First up, an induction will verse you in all things EY. Before you know it you’ll be working on audits for clients (with lots of help of course!). This includes being your clients main contact and regularly working from their offices, getting a team together, spotting business opportunities and ensuring it’s all profitable.

      Along the way you’ll study and shadow senior colleagues, supported by your own personal counsellor who’ll help guide your growth. This kind of exposure to the finance industry, together with working towards your qualifications, will open up many more opportunities within EY and beyond. The experience you gain will vary depending on your location as different offices offer different opportunities depending upon their clients.

      Throughout the programme you’ll be part of the EY graduate community, and you’ll have a buddy to help guide you. They’ll be your first point of call for practical help and guidance. We also provide coaching so you always have access to impartial advice, opportunities and ongoing advice.

      Starting out in assurance requires dedication, hard work and long hours, but the knowledge and experience you’ll gain will set you on a fulfilling career path.

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        The blend of college and on-the-job learning has given me a fast-paced and rewarding experience, and there's a lot of  investment to make every one of us feel valued. I've thoroughly enjoyed my first year!


        Assurance Graduate


        The exceptional EY experience

        Make an impact in the world of work, ask better questions and find a career as unique as you are. It's yours to build.

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