Degree Apprenticeship in Business Leadership and Management Practice

Help financial services companies across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) manage risks and regulations while studying towards a business management degree.

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What is the Degree Apprenticeship in Business Leadership and Management Practice?


As part of your Degree Apprenticeship, you will focus on two areas:

  • Study for a degree in Business Leadership and Management Practice at Northumbria University
  • Study towards a professional qualification from the Chartered Management Institute

Apprentices who join will be based in our Consuting Service Delivery (CSD) Centre in Newcastle. In a project-based environment, you will work alongside a range of EY staff members, to assist clients, such as retail banks with their processes.


We have closed this programme in Newcastle. Some roles may open again later in the season, so we'd recommend you keep checking our website for the most up to date recruitment information. You can also register your interest here to keep up to date.

What will you be doing?

  • Working on a range of projects for clients, helping them assess, transform and monitor their risks and controls, in relation to solution areas such as Anti-Money Laundering, Suitability of financial advice and Cyber Security
  • Studying one day a week towards your degree
  • Enjoying access to qualifications in areas like anti-money laundering, cyber security or mortgage advice
  • You can find out more about Consulting Service Delivery and our different solution areas here
  • 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 a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths, and to have completed three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) by the time the programme starts.

    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.

    It is therefore important that you provide us with your top three obtained or accurately predicted A-Levels (or equivalent) as these will be verified and considered as part of the offer process should you be successful. Any drop in grades could jeopardise your offer of employment. Read more on our approach here.

  • Further government requirements

    For this particular programme, the government has further additional requirements which you must meet at the time of commencing the apprenticeship.

    • You should not be in receipt of government funding for further education, higher education or learning support
    • You should have UK/EEA Nationality or Permanent Residency Status and have resided in the UK/EEA for at least 3 years prior to starting your apprenticeship.
    • If you already hold a qualification, or have completed an apprenticeship, at the level of this apprenticeship or higher, the skills you will obtain through this apprenticeship must be substantially different to the learning and skills you have already obtained.

    Please note that these eligibility criteria are defined by the UK government and may be subject to change from time to time.

Three-year programme

Bachelor’s degree

accredited by Northumbria University

Recognised accreditation

Chartered Management Status from the Chartered Management Institute


Newcastle only programme

How’s it structured?

After a full induction, you’ll spend the majority of your time working with your team and typically, one day of your working week at university. That makes for a combination of real-world experience and knowledge that supports your progression to Associate level and beyond. As well as your degree, you’ll also gain the opportunity to work towards tailored qualifications specific to Consulting Service Delivery, that will help you get ahead in your management career.

The module breakdown can be found here.

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What about the extras?

Discounted gym memberships, generous pension plans, arts and culture – there are lots of perks to being an apprentice at EY.

See rewards and benefits