School leaver programmes
If you're thinking about your options after school, one of our work experience or apprenticeship opportunities could be for you.
2024 Applications are open
Applications to our 2024 programmes are now open.
Virtual career experience - NEW!
Our exciting new experience has launched for students and parents. From career insights to activities supporting mental health and wellbeing, our interactive zones will help you to learn about EY and have fun in the process!
Success without a degree
Gain on-the-job experience that will help you decide if you’d prefer your career to start with an apprenticeship – rather than at university. Contribute to real client projects, learn from our apprentices with the potential to secure a place on one of our apprenticeships once you leave school. This is your chance to give your career a real flying start.
Kick-start your career with our apprenticeship programmes. Earn a salary from your very first day, work towards a professional qualification, and use your insights and skills to solve complex business challenges. And, make an impact that not only aligns with our purpose, but helps entire economies to thrive and prosper.
Whichever programme you join, you'll receive dedicated, structured training, a network of mentors and coaches, and access to the latest tools and technology to set you on a path for success. Plus, your experience doesn't stop once you've completed the programme - we'll continue to give you opportunities to progress within EY.
School leaver opportunities
Support on real client work whilst building experiences for tomorrow’s world. Explore our work experience, business and degree apprenticeship programmes below.
If you’re considering an alternative to university, this programme will give you an insight into the world of EY, and help you decide if the EY Business Apprenticeship is right for you.
A ten month programme which starts with paid work experience, then gives you a variety of transferable skills and experiences to help decide on your next step.
Be an innovator and a problem solver, helping the world to work better by maintaining the confidence and trust. As auditors we help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts others can rely on. Explore programme below.
Strategy and Transactions
Economies are fuelled by competitive organisations who buy, sell, merge or restructure parts of their business with others. Help organisations do all that while making more informed decisions and building better strategies. Explore programme below.
Provide fresh perspectives that help drive strategy and support clients in making better-informed business decisions, and help businesses adapt to the evolving tax landscape using the latest technology. Explore programmes below.
Business Leadership and Management Practice
Help financial services companies across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) manage risks and regulations whilst studying towards a business management degree.
Meet our apprentices
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.