Quantitative Advisory Services Graduate Programme

If you’re interested in putting predictive modelling at the heart of Financial Services, then this is the ideal place to start your career.

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    Quantitative Advisory Services


    Our Quantitative Advisory Services (QAS) 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.


    We offer our clients comprehensive solutions to industry wide challenges, including IRB, IFRS 9, Stress Testing, FRTB, IBOR Transition and Climate Risk.


    Technology in QAS


    Data is at the heart of what we do, and technology is the driver for solutions we bring to our clients. We use cloud-based high processing power platforms to develop data extraction and warehousing solutions, which leverage machine learning and advanced analytics techniques. This includes using various programming languages (e.g. SAS, SQL, Python, R, Azure ML) and data visualisation tools or reporting tools like Power BI to bring non-technical users along the journey.


    What will you be doing?

    • Working together in a collaborative team environment, where curiosity and questions are encouraged
    • Analysing data to identify trends
    • Developing statistical models to predict things such as credit loss
    • Reviewing and validating models to ensure accuracy of outputs
    • Performing derivative valuations
    • Translating technical methodologies and findings into digestible information for non-technical audiences
    • Presenting work to stakeholders
    • 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 Maths, Statistics, Financial Risk, Physics, Economics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science or similar, 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. Knowledge in SAS, SQL, Python, R or VBA is an added bonus too.

      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 here.

    Professional qualifications

    Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. You'll also have access to a broad suite of learning resources to develop your consulting and technical skills including our EY Badges programme which offers structured learning leading to accreditation in a range of of subject domains including data visualisation, innovation and blockchain.

    Programme length

    Two years


    Dependent on location, salaries start from £27,600 per year

    How’s it structured?

    After an EY induction, you’ll get straight to work on projects with a range of clients. They’ll involve all kinds of business problems so you’ll get the chance to develop both technical analytical skills as well as core consultancy skills.

    Over the course of the programme, you can look forward to:

    • A career mentor
    • On the job upskilling in the world of credit and market risk
    • Exposure to senior management and clients
    • Working towards a professional qualification
    • Training through internal team sessions and working towards EY badges

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    I've received lots of coaching and feedback from my colleagues to help me learn. Everyone is invested in my development and it's great to be part of such a supportive and inclusive team.


    Quantitative Advisory Services Graduate


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