EY named world’s #1 professional services employer in Universum’s World’s Most Attractive Employers annual ranking

London, 28 June 2017

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  • For second consecutive year, EY is the #1 professional services employer
  • EY ranks fourth as world’s most attractive employer overall
  • Demonstrates EY’s commitment to developing and engaging its people

EY has been named the world’s most attractive professional services employer for the second consecutive year – and the fourth most attractive employer overall – in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employers ranking. Universum’s 2017 ranking is based on a survey of more than 290,000 business and engineering/IT students from the top academic institutions across 12 of the world’s largest economies.

EY was ranked the number one professional services employer in five countries in this year’s survey: US, Canada, France, China and Australia. Additionally, EY was also ranked for the first time in Universum’s top 50 list of global employers for engineering and IT students.

Mark Weinberger, EY Global Chairman and CEO, says:

“We are honored to be named the world’s most attractive professional services employer for the second consecutive year, and the fourth most attractive employer overall. At EY, our people are at the center of our business, they deliver the best results for our clients and help us realize our purpose of building a better working world every day.”

In 2016, EY invested more than US$500m in training and nearly 12 million hours in classroom instruction for its people worldwide. By replacing traditional classroom training with exercises that simulate real business challenges, EY’s people were able to put their new skills into practice and see how the skills they’ve acquired will apply to the work they’re doing every day.

Nancy Altobello, EY Global Vice Chair – Talent, says:

“We are committed to delivering an exceptional experience for our 250,000 people around the world. This includes developing our people into purpose-driven leaders and growing their career value by equipping them with the necessary skills to solve the most complex problems, as well as anticipating the skills they’ll need in the future. It’s about investing in each person’s unique career journey, and we’re thrilled the business and engineering/IT students who participated in Universum’s survey continue to see and appreciate the value in the EY experience.”

EY has more than 250,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world, with combined global revenues of US$29.6b in FY16.

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Notes to Editors

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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About Universum Global

Universum is the global leader in employer branding, during our 25+ years we have established ourselves in 60 markets throughout the globe and our diverse workforce is physically present in 20 countries. Our services include actionable research, strategic advisory, data driven communication and social media solutions for talent branding, sourcing and analytics. A trusted partner to over 1,700 clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, as well as global media partners that publish our annual rankings and trend reports. We work with over 2000 universities, alumni groups, and professional organizations to gather insights from students and professionals in order to advise employers on how to attract and retain talent that fits their culture and purpose. On an annual basis Universum surveys over 1,500,000 students and professionals worldwide. Find out more at www.universumglobal.com.

About World’s Most Attractive Employers Ranking

The WMAE rankings are compiled from the Universum Talent Surveys, conducted in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK and US. These markets represent 70 percent of the world’s economy. The field period for the data collection was from October 2016 to May 2017. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/WMAE2017.