Consulting Graduate Programmes
Support us in realising business transformation through the power of people, technology and innovation.
Why Consulting at EY?
Deliver on your ambitions
We help solve our clients’ most critical and exciting challenges. Our teams work to transform clients’ businesses and models by creating growth, managing cost and efficiency, responding to market pressures and regulations, and resolving operational challenges. In a highly complex and changing world, clients are turning to technology at speed to create competitive advantage.
A career with real impact
You’ll bring technology into the future whilst using your strong head for business to think up key strategies. Everything you do will drive you towards building a better working world. From aiding clients in reducing their carbon footprint and enabling major technology brands, to reinvesting in AI that provides access to critical healthcare – we help organisations succeed.
A purposeful future
We help clients reimagine their future and guide them to make the best possible decisions to fuel business growth. From technology innovation to business transformation, we provide clients with a variety of services. Your EY career could see you growing the knowledge and skills to offer advice on how businesses can grow, avoid risk and deal with the unpredictable.
What could you do in Consulting?
Explore our programmes below in our three key areas; business, people and technology.
Make financial sense of the future. Often working within complex financial systems, we combine business, analytical and statistical techniques to focus on the measurement and management of risk and uncertainty. Our team works with clients across financial services to transform data into value-adding insights.
Explore programmes: Actuarial Life | Actuarial Non-Life | Actuarial Pensions
Business Consulting is where you will help our clients solve their most complex challenges and transform with the digital age. Reimagine how our clients see growth, whilst supporting them navigate market evolution, business transformation, cost optimisation, regulatory change, operational challenges and more.
We work with our clients to help them solve their most complex and pressing problems. We provide businesses with confidence by helping them to optimise how they manage risk, automate controls, or operate their SOX, Internal Audit and other Risk and Compliance functions.
Enterprise Risk - Risk Innovation
We work with wider EY teams to help businesses improve their systems and processes using a digital-first mindset. We ask questions like 'how could technology make this better?' and ‘how can we look at this differently?’, then create solutions and put them in place.
Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS)
FAAS is a specialist area, where we help finance leaders tackle complex challenges facing their businesses and finance functions. You’ll have a client-facing role, supporting them in understanding the effects of change and managing transformation. It’s an exciting area to enter if you have a growth-hacker mindset.
Prepare for a future in problem solving. From gathering insights to thinking innovatively to tackle in-depth client challenges, you’ll reduce risk and offer advice. Work with a huge variety of organisations and Executives. Pick up key analytical skills and push the boundaries of business.
Quantitative Advisory Services (QAS)
Interested in putting predictive modelling at the heart of financial services? Then this is the ideal place to start your career. The team works with clients in financial services with regulatory and risk modelling challenges in areas such as market risk and credit risk. We work closely with other areas of EY to bring together the range of quantitative modelling and technical skillsets needed to support our clients’ highly specific and complex requirements.
Finance is rapidly changing and will continue to evolve in response to complex reporting and accounting challenge. You'll help our clients to design, develop and deploy financial models using multi-dimensional software systems as part of a Finance Consulting team and delivering solutions to our clients.
As technology transforms the working world, organisations are exposed to a variety of risks. Working closely alongside our Assurance colleagues, we help clients protect their reputation by identifying and mitigating these business and IT risks.
Sustainable Finance Transformation
When the financial services industry works well, it creates growth and prosperity for hundreds of millions of people. We are proud to be advocates of change to make businesses across the world more sustainable because we believe in long-term value. Delivering sustainable long-term value in Financial Services means new strategies, a new approach to managing risk, new products and services and new ways of engaging stakeholders.
Help our clients keep ahead of the evolving digital industry and use our global capabilities to help them undergo major transformation. You’ll put agility and speed first, using our industry leading insights to help clients embrace new technology and unlock sources of value.
Technology Risk - Data Analytics
We support organisations on their digital transformation journey. Providing confidence and leveraging the latest technology innovations, we enable our clients to keep pace with market disruptors, respond to risk and regulatory challenges, and make sound business decisions.
People and Workforce Advisory Services
People and Workforce Advisory gives you the resources you need to tackle global and local challenges. Our teams help businesses both large and small with their people needs in the digital age. Our goal is to work with them to build a better working world for everyone.
Why launch your career in Consulting?
We celebrate both individual and team wins. Our teams create a culture where everyone wants to do their very best and help each other to succeed. We encourage strong relationships with a great emphasis on creating purpose-led work in your role. As a member of this team, you’ll help clients reach new markets, navigate organisational disruption or develop a sustainable corporate strategies. Here, Consulting is about making positive change happen to business and society - are you ready?
Work hard and your potential is unlimited. To get you ready for tomorrow’s ever-changing landscape, our programmes will equip you with a range of skills.
Find out more below about the skills you'll build.
We do so much more advise. We take insights and turn them into leading solutions that help clients in a multitude of ways. We’ll teach you how to make the most of these insights, how to dig deeper to find the best results, and how to work with clients to put your analysis into action.
Consulting at EY is all about helping businesses transform for the better. Gain skills in project and programme management, transformation architecture, experience design, business design and transformation execution. And learn to deliver large scale, multi-year, multi-stakeholder projects.
Collaboration and connections
Expand your network and hone your relationship-building skills by collaborating with colleagues across borders and service lines. Along the way, develop partnerships with professionals who may one day be entrepreneurs, or even government or business leaders.
You don’t have to be a maths genius to be in Consulting at EY. But it does help to know some simple finance acumen. We’ll help you get there. Through training and mentoring, you’ll develop your skills in predicting outcomes, solving problems and building trusted solutions.
Technical development and certification
Here, you’ll develop a deep understanding of how risk impacts business, technology and data is used to inform business decisions, quality is found through analysis, financial service comes into the Consulting profession and how you can make a huge difference at EY.
Joining as a graduate
On the graduate programme in Consulting, you’ll be learning and adding value from day one. Gain skills in management consulting. Get to know our clients and their business. And work in a dynamic team with vast exposure to global projects. This is where you can make a huge difference across multiple industries.
You’ll make proposals that change our clients’ businesses, analyse and translate data, write reports, and keep ahead of the latest industry news. Flexibility is key, as you’ll need to adapt to different priorities across our broad projects.
The best workplace is a place where you can be you. That’s why our teams place a big focus on inclusivity. We’re always open to challenge and change – and we know we can always be better. You’ll play a big part in building a better working world for us and our clients – pushing us into a future we can be proud of.
A training path to support you
Work towards a professional qualification or certification if you choose to. This could include CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification, ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) as well as Technology focused certificates such as CompTIA Security+. Whether you become a qualified Consultant or build your career solely through experience, you’ll embrace a culture of continual learning.
We’ve developed an accessible blended approach of work and study that includes classroom lessons, online learning, and structured self-study. Studying and exams can be hard to balance alongside client commitments and social activities outside of work. But you’ll never be on your own. You’ll study with the rest of your cohort, building relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime. Plus, we’re here to support you at every step.
Meet our people
Ranveer shares more on what it's like to work at EY in Consulting.
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.