IT Risk Assurance – Data Analytics Graduate Programme

Help global organisations to improve their business by analysing data from different sources.

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    What is IT Risk Assurance – Data Analytics at EY?

    As part of the Technology Risk team, we analyse data from various sources to help clients identify areas of risk within their processes. If they need improving, we find the best solutions for their business.


    Locations available: Edinburgh and London.

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    What will you be doing?

    • Learning how to use analytical techniques to solve client problems
    • Developing data extraction, analysis and visualisation skills
    • Working with cutting-edge technologies and visualisation tools
    • Sharing results and solutions with clients
    • Working as part of a project team to deliver for clients
    • 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 a technology related discipline such as Computer Science, Maths, Statistics, Engineering, Data Science, 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. 

      Experience with a programming language (such as VBA, SQL, Python, R etc.) is also beneficial along with a passion for data.

      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

    Study for the ICAEW’s Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business (CFAB). Following your completion of CFAB, you’ll have the option to study for the full ICAEW ACA qualification.

    Two-year programme


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

    How’s it structured?

    From day one, you’ll work with clients across different industries and sectors including oil and gas, manufacturing, consumer business and public sector. Your learning and development are at the core of this programme, so as well as having the support of your team and a coach, you’ll take internal training courses so by the time you finish, you’ll have the experience and knowledge to warrant a promotion.

    YEAR 1
    You’ll start on-the-job training, learning about our clients diverse financial, strategic, and operational risks and the technology we use to analyse them. You’ll also study for a Certificate in Finance, Accounting, and Business with ICAEW.

    YEAR 2
    During year 2, you'll become more experienced with dealing with a multitude of different datasets, as well as designing and developing solutions that use more complex analytics such as predictive analytics or text mining. By the end of the programme, if you've chosen to pursue the ACA qualification, you'll be closer to becoming a chartered accountant. You'll likely also have developed the skills and knowledge to receive a promotion and continue building a great career.

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    What about the extras?

    Discounted gym memberships, interest-free loans, generous pension plans – there are lots of perks to being a graduate at EY.

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