Business Consulting Apprenticeship Programme

Develop and deliver innovative risk management solutions for a variety of clients whilst studying towards a Level 4 apprenticeship.

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    Available locations are listed below. We encourage you to apply early as we recruit on a rolling basis therefore, applications will close when roles are filled.



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    Business Consulting


    Businesses are undergoing dramatic, fast-paced changes including rapid advances in technology, new client needs, macroeconomic and geopolitical shifts, and people’s new expectations of the future of work. These changes create exciting, new opportunities, but also bring new risks. Regulatory and compliance obligations on our clients also continues to increase. We focus on assessing, designing, leading and delivering end-to-end transformation for our clients. 


    This apprenticeship enables innovative students to help our clients transform the way in which risk is managed, using data, technology and latest thinking on current and emerging regulation across Financial Services. You'll be based in one of the three Financial Services Risk Management teams (Prudential & Financial risk, Conduct & Non-Financial Risk and Financial Crime), but you will have the opportunity to collaborate and work across teams during your apprenticeship.

    What will you be doing?

    • Working as a key part of the team delivering projects for a variety of clients from start-ups to recognisable Financial Services organisations
    • Developing and delivering risk management solutions for clients and providing important risk insights 
    • Helping clients and other EY teams use the latest thinking to deal with complex client problems and challenges
    • Assisting the team with development of proposals and business cases for EY or our clients
    • Analysing trends in industries such as banking, insurance, asset management or investment management
    • You'll be expected to be flexible and you may spend time away from your home office
    • Are you eligible to apply?

      We operate an open access to all policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. You will, however, need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths, and to have completed three A-levels/Five Scottish 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.

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    Programme length

    Two years, with the aim of promoting to graduate equivalent at the end of this programme


    Dependent on location, salaries up to £22,100

    Professional qualifications

    Level 4 Junior Management Consultant

    How’s it structured?

    This is an exciting new programme within our Consulting business area, which will enable you to help clients transform the way they manage risk.

    After an EY induction, you’ll join your team where you will be gaining different experiences and learning from colleagues, in a supportive and inclusive environment.

    You'll work with a variety of teams and have exposure to a wide range of risk management areas across Financial and Non-Financial Risk. You'll receive on-the-job coaching and learning to develop strategies and thought leadership pieces to help deliver innovative solutions for our clients.

    Since you’ll be studying for the Level 4 Junior Management Consultant qualification, approximately 20% of your time will be spent on learning activities and 80% will be on client projects. 

    You'll also receive a dedicated careers counsellor, line manager and buddy to support you whilst you’re on the programme, with a variety of online training to support your development.

    The work and your clients will be so varied that you’ll gain knowledge and skills that will lead to exciting opportunities. And, at the end of the programme, you may have the opportunity to progress onto our graduate programme.

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