Law Graduate Programme

Deliver business solutions to local and global clients whilst developing skills for an exciting career in Law.

    Applications are open


    Available locations are listed below. Please note, the deadline is Friday 29 October 2021 therefore we encourage you to apply early.


    London, Manchester

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    With over 3,500 legal professionals and a huge growth ambition in both the UK and globally, our Legal business works seamlessly with other EY professionals - including Strategy Consultants, Technologists, Tax Advisors and Corporate Financiers - to deliver complete business solutions to clients and to help build trust and confidence in worldwide economies and industries.


    In our Law team, you'll have the opportunity to work with leading professionals enabling change and helping to shape our legal business. You'll learn new skills to help you develop into a fully rounded and forward-thinking lawyer and your proactive, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial outlook will be nurtured in our people-focussed culture.







    What will you be doing?

    • Completing four, six-month seats within various business areas 
    • Assisting our lawyers with exciting high-profile work
    • Meeting clients and taking on responsibility for seeing matters through to completion
    • Working on business development, marketing and pitches
    • Supporting proposals and other business development initiatives
    • You may also have the opportunity to undertake an overseas secondment
    • 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 a Law degree or have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) when you apply. You will also need to 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're also looking for candidates with an understanding of EY Law, in particular our multi-disciplinary approach and the benefits that this brings to our clients.

      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.

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    Programme length

    Two years


    You'll receive funding for the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC) and/or Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) course fees and will be provided with a maintenance grant for the duration of these courses. If you join us after having started (but not yet completed) the GDL or LPC/SQE, your course fees will be refunded and we'll make a contribution to your maintenance costs - £7,000 (London only), £6,000 (regional).


    £46,000 - London only programme

    How’s it structured?

    After an EY induction, you'll join an inclusive and collaborative team who will support you in your career journey and guide you on client work. Throughout your time at EY, you'll have plenty of training and development opportunities. We'll provide you with the experiences, tools and technology to personalise your career including:

    • Formal learning for technical skills and knowledge as well as the softer skills that are essential to both an EY and a legal professional
    • A careers counsellor who will support you in your personal development and provide feedback and regular coaching
    • A buddy who will support you in your transition from university to a global professional services firm
    • The option to elect a mentor outside the Law team for broader career development
    • Access to a wider graduate community for shared learning experiences
    • Opportunities to expand your network and building lasting relationships for the future with internal colleagues and external clients

    During the programme you'll gain further knowledge and complete four six-month seats within the following areas: Transactions, Corporate Structuring, Commercial and Digital, Employment, Energy, Financial Services Regulatory, Data Privacy and Technology and Controversy/Disputes. Throughout each of your four seats, you'll learn through experiences and receive additional tailored technical training in the relevant practice area.

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    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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