Press release

18 Oct 2022 London, GB

EY Liverpool welcomes new recruits from local universities and colleges

EY’s Liverpool team has doubled in size over the last 5 years, with new recruits from local colleges & universities growing the firm’s office in the city.

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  • EY continues to invest in the city, expanding its workforce further after moving to new premises on the Albert Dock.

  • Students joining the local practice are largely from local universities and colleges, helping to retain strong talent in the region.

  • New joiners add to EY’s expanding workforce in Liverpool, which has doubled in size in the last five years.

Liverpool, 18 October 2022: EY in Liverpool has welcomed ten new recruits onto its graduate and apprenticeship programmes, with students joining from local universities and colleges. 

The new joiners continue the expansion of EY’s workforce in the city, which has doubled in size to over 80 professionals in the last five years, since Office Managing Partner Jenn Hazlehurst took over leadership of the practice.

Jenn has also overseen the firm’s move to new offices at Edward Pavillion on the Albert Dock, which provide a modern environment with collaborative spaces and hot desks to support the firm’s transition to hybrid working, affording employees the flexibility to work from the office, client site, or home.

Situated in a Grade I listed building, EY’s offices in Liverpool recently hosted senior politicians and business leaders during the Labour Party Conference in the city last month, debating some of the defining issues and challenges of our time, including sustainability, energy security, inward investment, and skills. 

Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds MP, South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard, and EY’s Managing Partner for Markets, Rohan Malik, joined a New Statesman panel event at the Albert Dock - part of the official fringe conference schedule – which discussed how the green transition can create jobs and growth in the regional economies.  

Jenn Hazlehurst, Office Managing Partner at EY in Liverpool, said: “The fact we have doubled the size of our Liverpool practice, continue to recruit local young talent and have moved to new offices, which are hosting significant events, reaffirms EY’s commitment to the city.

“Liverpool continues to be a vibrant marketplace that presents rich opportunities for career development, especially for young talent in the city and surrounding areas. Locally, we have businesses of all different sizes from large corporates to entrepreneurial fast-growth companies that we help daily to achieve their ambitions.

“I am very proud of the practice we continue to build in Liverpool, providing local talent with access to the profession and opportunities to work with exciting businesses across all sectors. I hope next year we take on even more students to boost our presence even further, which is equally great for the local economy.”

EY in Liverpool works with other organisations – including the Northern Powerhouse Partnership - to help unlock the potential in the region, drive economic prosperity, and support the levelling-up agenda. 

Henri Murison, Chief Executive of The Northern Powerhouse Partnership, said: “This is fantastic news for Liverpool as a city region and the Northern Powerhouse as a whole. Alongside the strong public sector leadership provided by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and his colleagues, we’re seeing market-leading, responsible businesses like EY strengthening their presence there, creating high-quality, skilled jobs for people across the region.

“EY is a long-standing supporter of the North and one of our strongest advocates on critical issues such as skills, transport and net zero. We look forward to seeing their Northern presence continue to go from strength to strength as their investment and resulting capabilities help to secure wider economic growth.”