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Industrial Placements

A one-year paid placement for penultimate year university students that invests in your future.

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!

Be at the forefront of business

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Investing in your potential

Our placements give you acess to impactful client projects and life-long learning. This is your opportunity to use your strengths and explore what it's like to work in a global firm, whilst laying down a network for the future.
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Join a supportive team

Once you join, you’ll become part of the EY student community. You’ll have a buddy who’ll be your first point of call for practical help and guidance. We also provide coaching, so you always have access to impartial advice, opportunities and ongoing support.
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Build a unique career

Joining us on a placement means you're getting a head start on your future career. We'll provide you with experiences to lead, learn and transform whilst building key relationships. And you could even secure a role with us after university.

Industrial Placement opportunities

Lay down a network for the future. Explore our programmes below.


Make problem-solving your day job and build financial trust. Forget endless number crunching – you’ll be working with clients, reviewing strategy, assessing risk, forecasting growth and more. Innovation is the driving force behind our work in Assurance. Embark on one of our programmes and we’ll teach you to harness new skills fit for the modern digital world.

Explore programme


Realise business transformation through the power of people, technology and innovation. Deliver on your ambitions to progress through a wide-reaching career with real impact. From aiding clients in reducing their carbon footprint and enabling major technology brands, to reinvesting in AI that provides access to critical healthcare.

Explore programmes: Business Consulting | Technology Consulting

Core Business Services (Markets)

We’re a creative, curious and consultative community of specialists creating EY’s business success from the inside. Every day we challenge ourselves to seek smarter, more innovative and more collaborative ways of working, in a place where exciting projects, career development and hybrid working enable you to go further. 

Explore programme


Support millions of lives, the communities around you, and our entire society. Taxes collected by governments are used for essential societal investments. Like welfare and social services, schools and universities, transport systems, and initiatives to create a cleaner, greener planet. Tax underpins the country’s essential infrastructure.

Explore programme

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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

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

Asking better questions

Jack shares his journey, from applying for an internship to joining the Enterprise Risk Graduate programme. 

9 Sep 2022

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Speak to EY people who are currently on our student programmes, and our recruiters. Hear their insights, advice and experiences.

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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.



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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Do you have questions about applying to and working at EY? From choosing a programme to visa requirements, technical help to joining, you're likely to find the answers here.

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2024 Applications are open


Applications to our 2024 programmes are now open.

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