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Career Starters

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.

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Roles will close when filled so we encourage you to apply early.

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An insight into business

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Be inspired

Our Career Starters programme will give you an insight into our business. You'll take part in learning sessions, network with our people, and learn more on how you can kick-start your EY career.
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Network with apprentices

You’ll have the full support of our team during your time us and will also have the opportunity to network with current apprentices and ask your questions on life at EY.
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Your next step

Joining us means you're taking the next step at shaping your career. We expect that most students on this programme will secure a place onto a business apprenticeship.

Career Starters

Build experiences for tomorrow's world. Explore our programme below.

Two-day programme – Year 12/S5

Monday 24 July - Tuesday 25 July 2023, Various UK locations

Working in supportive teams in either Assurance, Tax or Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy, our Career Starters programme balances on-the-job experience, with business skills sessions and meeting EY apprentices and leaders, giving you an insight into the work our Business Apprentices do here at EY.

  • How's it structured?

    Over the course of two days, you’ll gain an insight into EY and the work we do with clients, as well as develop your skills ready for the world of work. That means you’ll be a valued part of a team of leading global professionals, helping to make a difference to our clients and their businesses. You’ll also hear insights from our current apprentices and their experiences of working at EY. Working alongside school leavers completing the EY Business Apprenticeship will help you decide whether you’re ready to follow the same route.

  • Preparation for an apprenticeship

    Career Starters is a great way to understand whether our Business Apprenticeship is right for you. We expect that most of the students taking part in Career Starters will secure a place on the 2024 EY Business Apprenticeship. If you’re one of them, not only will you get your career off to a brilliant start, but you’ll have already met members of your future team here at EY.

  • Entry Requirements

    We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone.

    England and Northern Ireland: You must be in Year 12 completing three A levels (or equivalent) and have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths. 

    Scotland: You must however be in S5 completing 5 Highers or be working towards a SCQF Level 6/7 and have a minimum of grade C National 5 (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths. 

    You must also live within a one hour commuting distance of the office location you're applying to, and have strong motivations for exploring alternatives to university.

    We are proud to have partnered with RARE, so that your application can be assessed in the context of your socio-economic background. This allows us to better understand and give you the maximum possible credit for your achievements, assessing whether you have overachieved in light of your wider personal circumstances. Supplying this information is optional and confidential, and will not negatively impact your application. 

    Read more on our approach here.

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    Rewards and benefits

    You want a career that counts. An experience that challenges you. That rewards performance and ultimately defines your future. That's what's on offer at EY. After all, our success is founded on yours.

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    All candidates should be given the opportunity to be their best selves throughout the process. We have adjustments in place to make all individual applications accessible.

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    Applications are open

    Roles will close when filled so we encourage you to apply early.

    Apply now