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Join one of our insight experiences. Take part in interactive workshops, case studies, panel discussions, meet our people and more. We run two programmes; Discover EY – Black Heritage in Business and Discover EY – Women in Leadership.
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Once you join, you’ll become part of an EY student community. You’ll have the full support of our team during your time here and will have the opportunity to network with extraordinary people who have carved out inspiring careers.
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Shape your future

Joining us on an event means you're taking the next step at shaping your career. We'll provide you with experiences, networking opportunities and insights into what it's like working EY, and you could even be fast-tracked onto a Summer Internship.

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    Discover EY events

    Learn lots about what we do – and about yourself. Explore our events below.
    • Discover EY - Black Heritage in Business


      Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April 2023 – Virtual

      • About the programme

        We live in a diverse world, and we believe our workplace should reflect this. That’s why we’ve created programmes like this, to make everyone aware of what we do and provide an equal opportunity to work with us. 

        We know we need to do more - we have a target of 40% female Partners and 20% ethnic minority Partners by 2025. We recognise the significance and importance of representation at senior levels in the firm and commit 15% of our ethnic minority target to be Black Heritage Partners. Our target for our 2023 university intakes is 8% Black Heritage hires in London, 4% in our remaining UK locations. 

        Watch the EY UK film committing us to Black diversity.

      • Overview

        Our Black Heritage in Business programme is aimed at raising awareness with students of Black Heritage. 

        Attendees can fast-track onto our 2024 Summer Internship in either Assurance, Tax, Strategy and Transactions, Consulting or Technology.

        You will have access to senior role models and gain an insight into the wide world of EY as you explore your options through unique business area workshops. And embark on a career journey you can own, shape and grow.

        What will you be doing?

        • Developing your professional skills and personal strengths – helping you propel your career into tomorrow.
        • Exploring your interests, networking with peers and asking questions.
        • Learning from extraordinary leaders who’ve carved inspirational careers.
        • Hearing from our EY Black Network about the structured support, training and opportunities available.
      • Structure

        Over two days, dive into a variety of activities, panel events, interactive workshops, and discussions designed to inspire and energise. Through learning about other people’s stories, you’ll pick up great advice to help sculpt your own career. And you’ll gain a true insight into your future as a real-world professional at EY.

        There’ll also be Q&As with our people, information on our Diversity and Inclusion strategy, a session delivered by our EY Black Network, assessment centre workshops and the opportunity for networking. 

      • Future opportunities

        Bring an eagerness to learn, adaptability, curiosity and a passion for people and you’ll discover just how far you can go with us. You could even be offered a place on one of our UK Summer Internships or Industrial Placements.

        If you choose to pursue a fast-tracked internship, you’ll attend a second programme in the December after your Discover EY programme. This will be a one-day virtual programme, where you can hear all about our internships while enjoying the support you need to prepare. What’s more, say hello to your very own EY mentor – who’ll be with you for a full six months.

        Take on an internship and you’ll be asked to choose a path – you can use the insights you’ve gained to help steer you. No matter which business area you join, the support we offer never wavers. Everyone is here to give you the best start to your future – so get ready to thrive.

        This is where your expedition begins and where you have every opportunity to build an exceptional experience. Embrace the challenge as you help us build a better working world for everyone.

      • Eligibility

        This event is aimed at raising awareness with students from Black Heritage, and you'll need to be in your first year at university, or second year of a four-year course.

        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 honour’s degree in any subject, have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths, and three A-levels/ Five Highers (or equivalent). 

        You must be currently studying at a UK university and in the UK at the time of the event.

        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're also proud to partner with RARE recruitment, so that your application can be processed in the context of your socio-economic background. 

    • Discover EY - Women in Leadership

      Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April 2023 – Virtual

      • About the programme

        At EY we are committed to creating a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive culture in which we all belong. We have a robust DE&I Strategy underpinned by commitments to accelerate diversity within our business, deliver careers without barriers for all communities and to be a strong, disruptive voice on DE&I by using our convening power to effect change. Our strategy has been a positive catalyst for change and we are proud of the progress we’ve made on our journey so far. Our efforts to increase the proportion of women in our student intakes are paying off, in 2022 44% of our intake across all student programmes were women and our internal work is focussed on creating a culture of equity and belonging, identifying and removing hidden barriers that may disproportionately impact under-represented groups.

        However, we know there is more to do. Women currently make up 27% of our partnership; diversifying the very top level of our organisation remains a key area of focus, and we are committed to increasing the representation of female and ethnic minority Partners to 40% and 20% (of which 15% will be Black Partners) respectively by 2025. We are committed to hiring and inspiring the next generation of future leaders of our workforce.

        Our Women in Leadership programme is aimed at raising awareness with female students. You will have access to senior role models and gain an insight into the wide world of EY as you explore your options through unique business area workshops. And embark on a career journey you can own, shape and grow. All attendees will have the opportunity to fast-track a 2024 EY summer internship. 

      • Overview

        Our Women in Leadership events give you the opportunity to learn more about EY, network with our inspirational leading women, and gain an insight into Assurance, Strategy and Transactions, Tax or Technology.

        Assurance

        Go beyond studies and see how we work with clients from local start-ups to big multinational companies.

        Tax

        Hear how we’re transforming client businesses and how your degree can excel you into the world of Tax.

        Strategy and Transactions

        Applications for our Strategy and Transactions Women in Leadership event have now closed. We may reopen later in the season, so please register your interest to be kept up to date.

        Explore our teams and client projects to give you a deeper understanding of where your interests lie.

        Technology

        Explore an environment fuelled by our use of artificial intelligence, cyber security, data analytics and beyond. And develop an understanding of how your passion for technology can solve complex problems for some of the world’s biggest businesses.

        What will you be doing?

        • Developing your professional skills and personal strengths – helping you propel your career into tomorrow.
        • Exploring your interests, networking with senior female leaders and asking questions.
        • Learning from extraordinary women who’ve carved inspirational careers.
        • Hearing from our EY Women’s Network about the structured support, training and opportunities available for all our people.
      • Structure

        Over two days, dive into a variety of activities, panel events, interactive workshops, and discussions designed to inspire and energise. Through learning about other people’s stories, you’ll pick up great advice to help sculpt your own career. And you’ll gain a true insight into your future as a real-world professional at EY.

      • Future opportunities

        Bring an eagerness to learn, adaptability, curiosity and a passion for people and you’ll discover just how far you can go with us. You could even be offered a place on one of our UK Summer Internships or Industrial Placements.

        If you choose to pursue a fast-tracked internship, you’ll attend a second programme in the December after your Discover EY programme. This will be a one-day virtual programme, where you can hear all about our internships while enjoying the support you need to prepare. What’s more, say hello to your very own EY mentor – who’ll be with you for a full six months.

        Take on an internship and you’ll be asked to choose a path – you can use the insights you’ve gained to help steer you. No matter which business area you join, the support we offer never wavers. Everyone is here to give you the best start to your future – so get ready to thrive.

        This is where your expedition begins and where you have every opportunity to build an exceptional experience. Embrace the challenge as you help us build a better working world for everyone.

      • Eligibility

        We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. However, for Women in Leadership, you'll need to be in your first year of university, or second year of a four-year course, working towards an honour’s degree in any subject.

        And, for Women in Leadership – Technology, you'll need to be in your first year at university, or second year on a four-year course studying a STEM degree.

        You'll also 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.

        You must be currently studying at a UK university and in the UK at the time of the event.

        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're also proud to partner with RARE recruitment, so that your application can be processed in the context of your socio-economic background.

    I really enjoyed working on the case studies and coming together as a group to share ideas. It allowed me to network and improve my problem solving skills whilst meeting senior female leaders.

    Jiajie Lu

    Discover EY - Women in Business

     

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    The conversations we had with different black professionals was a highlight for me. It was nothing but honest and genuine, which showed me how important diversity and equal opportunity is to the firm. 

    Iyiola

    Discover EY - Black Heritage in Business

     

    Meet our people

    A graduate's insight in to belonging at EY

    Alicia shares her journey from attending the Discover EY - Women in Leadership event to joining on the Valuation Graduate programme.

    9 Sep 2022

    Saying yes to opportunities

    Alice gives insight on her journey at EY from taking part in Discover EY, to joining us on the Assurance Graduate Programme.

    9 Sep 2022

    From a two-day event to global clients

    Yanuvi shares her journey from participating in Discover EY to joining on the Business Consulting Graduate programme.

    9 Sep 2022

    Removing barriers

    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.

     

    Adjustments

    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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