Don’t just fit in. Belong.

Humans have an innate need to belong. When we feel free to be our truest selves at work, it’s good for everyone. At EY, we’re building a workplace where everyone can feel like they belong.

We’re always looking for new ways to help cultivate happier, more innovative and productive teams, and we know that a sense of belonging is key to helping people contribute fully at work.

Justine Campbell

Managing Partner for Talent, UK & Ireland


Welcome to a workplace for all

We promote a culture of respect in the workplace so everyone can feel free to be themselves. Diverse viewpoints combined with teaming and leading inclusively are the catalysts that lead to better questions and better answers. That’s when creative ideas flow, igniting innovation and inspiring more effective solutions. 

We also believe candidates should be given the opportunity to be their best selves throughout the application, and at work. And, we have adjustments in place to make all individual applications accessible. Find out more here

A sense of belonging is key to helping people contribute fully at work and enjoy what they do. That’s why we want to enable everyone at EY to feel recognised, valued and part of the EY family. 

EY Networks and Communities

These groups are run by passionate EY people who volunteer their time outside of their day job. They support our people, embrace our culture and ensure everyone at EY feels like they belong. And, you don't have to identify as a member of that community to join. Many of our people join for the opportunity to learn, show allyship and grow their network.

  • Ability EY Network

    Our Ability Network celebrates the strengths of our colleagues with visible and unseen differences whilst helping to increase disability confidence across the business. It gives our employees a voice and encourages them to influence our collective success – and it also acts as a space to socialise, bond and thrive.

    Our communities include:

    • Hearing
    • Long-term Health
    • Mental Health
    • Mobility
    • Neurodiversity
    • Stammering
    • Visually Impaired


  • Embrace – EY’s Faith and Belief Network

    Everyone deserves to feel like they belong at EY. Through our Faith and Belief Network, you can find support and community from like-minded individuals and feel empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

    Our communities include:

    • Christian
    • Hindu
    • Jewish
    • Muslim
    • Sikh


  • EY and EY Foundation Social Mobility Network

    Our social mobility network was established in partnership with our independent charity, the EY Foundation, to support a sense of belonging and create a safe space for discussion for individuals from low-income backgrounds and supportive allies.  The collaboration also presents an opportunity to leverage our complementary expertise to drive social mobility within EY and beyond.

  • EY Race and Ethnicity Network

    Join our Race and Ethnicity Network and feel belonging among people who share your culture and heritage, or learn something new about others experiences. This network is where we work together to promote cultural awareness, education and allyship  creating an inclusive culture for all.

    Our communities include:

    • ANZAC
    • Black
    • Far East
    • Latin
    • Mixed Heritage
    • South Asian
    • Turkic
    • UK and Africa


  • EY Women’s Network

    Talent has no gender, and our Women’s Network acts to champion women and create a safe space for sharing and discussion. People of any gender are welcome, it’s an open space where our employees can come together and feel supported.

    Our communities include:

    • Women in Technology


  • Life Network

    The Life Network is for those who want to connect and discuss the things that happen outside work. Whether you’re a carer, a parent, a veteran, or simply need extra support, this is the group for you, sharing with people who have had similar situations will help support you through all life’s experiences.

    Our communities include:

    • Carers
    • Family
    • Menopause
    • Military
    • Mindfulness


  • Unity – EY’s LGBT+ Network

    Our Unity Network provides a place where everyone can be their full self. We celebrate people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we know that when you’re free to be your truest self, you won’t just fit in – you’ll belong, grow, and be a true champion of our inclusive culture.

    Our communities include:

    • A+
    • Bi+
    • Gay and Lesbian Women
    • Gay Men
    • Transgender and Non-binary


Feel part of something special

When people feel valued for their many differences, they feel a part of something greater; they feel like they belong. This can have a powerful effect on performance. When we feel we belong, we feel more confident, competent and secure, able to be ourselves and offer differing viewpoints safe in the knowledge that they will be heard and that they matter. We feel less stressed and more motivated and engaged, more likely to come up with inspired contributions. We feel like trusted insiders.

We want all EY people to experience that feeling of belonging, yet the increasing diversity of EY teams can also make it harder to feel like you belong. By building truly inclusive teams, we can create an environment to foster a sense of belonging for all team members and create a virtuous cycle: the more you feel you belong, the more likely you are to behave inclusively.

We each have multiple aspects of our identity, many of which may not be visible to others. How much we share differs from person to person depending on factors such as personality and culture, but also on how safe we feel. By being open and showing we care we help to build trust, allowing you to reveal more of who you are to inspire fuller and better contributions.

We foster better collaboration and business outcomes by engaging each member of our teams in discussions and decisions, supporting each other professionally and personally, and investing in each other's success.

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    14 Nov 2023

    What are we doing to help create a greater sense of belonging at EY?

    It goes without saying that we expect our leaders and managers to set positive examples by leading inclusively, and we provide learning and development to educate and inspire people to do this. But we also encourage everyone across the business to help create an environment where others feel they belong. We can all play our part.

    How? It starts by accepting people for who they are, and all the things that make them unique. Their experience, their personality, their ideas, their ethnicity, their sexuality – everything that makes up the person they have become. The feeling of belonging is vital to strengthen our teams and get the very best from everyone. We can celebrate our differences and still find common ground.

    It’s up to everyone to behave in a way that makes people feel part of the team, and to call out behaviours that can make people feel excluded. Doing so means that everyone’s voice is heard and they feel that their contribution matters.

    But it’s about more than acceptance. It’s about empowering those you work with to maximise their skills, be recognised for their achievements and encouraged to reach their potential. Everyone at EY is here for a reason – because they have the experience, skills and mind set to help shape our business. We can all recognise each other’s strengths and support each other every day in the work we do.

    Even the smallest actions can go a long way to help others feel like their personal and professional aspirations are accepted and supported. And that’s when we all benefit.

    Our commitment to anti-racism

    Actions we will be taking to create long-lasting positive progress on racial equality.

    Read our commitments Watch our EY UK film

    What training are we investing in to help put this into action?

    Naturally, we all have different strengths, and varying degrees of experience in leading, or being part of, a team. Training can help our leaders, managers and employees to sharpen social antennas in order to recognise environments and situations that encourage others – as well as those that are not conducive to belonging.

    At EY, we have inclusive leadership training that helps people develop certain skills to strengthen belonging – which includes things like recognising insider/outsider group dynamics and taking positive steps to remove unconscious bias. We are rolling out a digital tool for our leaders to help them understand how they can foster a greater sense of belonging in their teams. EY also has a performance management system where leaders are rewarded for putting their skills and learning into action.

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    EY values diversity in the workplace and is committed to building a better working world for transgender individuals. To advance our efforts, EY's Unity network have launched the Trans and Non-binary Community. Gabbie Santos (he/him), the newly appointed Community Lead, joins shares his journey as we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV).

    31 Mar 2023

    A place where you belong

    There are little things we can do every day to create a more inclusive, welcoming, collaborative and high-performing environment, for ourselves and our colleagues.

    18 Jul 2022

    The people behind our EY UK film committing us to Black diversity

    Geoff and Thobeka both work at EY, and earlier this year took time out of their day jobs to shoot our film showing our Black colleagues’ lived experiences at EY. It’s been a few months since the film was launched, so we caught up with them to hear how they’ve been since filming the video, and to learn more about the people behind the footage.

    22 Oct 2021

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