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EY Careers Guide

EY Careers Guide

Visit the EY Careers Guide to help you make the right career choice: it's an introduction to the world of careers, your options and the skills you need to succeed.

The EY difference

The EY Difference
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What you learn today will be there for you tomorrow

At EY, we’re committed to building a better working world. For you, for our clients and the wider community.

As part of the world’s highest performing teams, you’ll deliver real insight and value. In the process, you’ll have the chance to build relationships with people from all over the world and from a variety of industries, and those relationships will help you to learn, develop and shape your career.

Networks and knowledge that will, in fact, last you a lifetime. You’ll be encouraged to find a path that complements your strengths and interests while also improving the way we serve our clients.

Joining us is about so much more than just the EY name on your CV.

Use the tabs to explore what our difference means to you.


Global mindset

EY - Global mindset

Location doesn’t stop us assembling the best team we can for every project. That means your work could regularly cross borders.

Exceptional experiences

EY - Exceptional experiences

This is about you. It’s about doing what you’re good at, sharing experiences and having colleagues you can turn to for support.

Winning in the market

EY - Winning in the market

We help ambitious clients find new ways to do things. That means we have to think creatively and find new angles on old problems.


Working across borders

We look for graduates who can demonstrate a truly global mindset. After all, our services help build confidence and support the functioning of capital markets around the world.

The challenges our clients face are growing more complex, so our high-performing teams work seamlessly across geographical boundaries and industry sectors to help our clients meet those challenges . Our unique global structure makes that seamless teamwork possible, and it also provides you with extensive career options.

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We’ll be able to give you real challenge and responsibility from the moment you join the organization. Our teams are inclusive and we encourage you to express opinions.

It’s only by respecting the contributions of colleagues that we’re able to learn and grow as an organization.

You can also rest assured that we offer great development opportunities, from formal training and qualifications through on-the-job learning. Our reputation is based on creating outstanding leaders, who confirm we deliver on our promises. And as you play your part, we play ours.

Looking forward

Recruiting, managing and retaining top talent is at the heart of our vision. We want to create a workplace that encourages collaboration and flexibility – somewhere where the great people who form our borderless teams can truly excel.

To this end we focus on:

  • Attracting the most talented people – if you’re a high-performing individual, we’ll give you the tools and knowledge to help remove barriers and provide exceptional client service
  • Creating an inclusive environment– you’ll be welcomed, your point of view will be heard and your contributions will be valued
  • Offering great development opportunities from formal training and qualifications to on-the-job learning, we’ll provide the support you need to progress your career quickly.
  • Providing lifelong experiencehowever long you decide to stay with us, the exceptional experience you’ll gain here will last throughout your professional and personal life.

Your contribution, our commitment

Our teams are inclusive and we encourage you to express opinions. It’s only by bringing together different viewpoints that we can enhance our insights and succeed in building a better working world.

That means you’ll have the chance to contribute and take responsibility right from the beginning of your career.

Our framework of learning, experiences and coaching gives you great development opportunities. As you play your part, we play ours.

Building lifelong relationships

Whenever you join us and however long you stay, we want your EY experience to last a lifetime.

To that end, we focus on:

  • Attracting the most talented individuals – we want to be the employer of choice for future leaders.
  • Empowering our people– we’ll help you to build the kind of global mindset our clients need from us and we’ll reward you for excellence. We’ll also provide the tools and experiences you need to develop a successful, flexible and fulfilling career.
  • Connecting with peoplewhether it’s three years or thirty, your time at EY can prepare you for whatever you do next. It could be setting up your own business or going to work for one of our clients. Whatever you do, we want you to stay in touch. After all, lots of the people who leave EY come back, better than ever, later in their careers.
  • Leading inclusivelywe know that difference matters. Bringing together diverse perspectives to create high-performing teams gives us an edge. Working here will enable you to interact with people from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds and we’ll always value your opinion.

Working at the leading edge

Sustained – and sustainable – economic growth is only possible with a truly entrepreneurial culture. Over the past three decades, we have worked with entrepreneurs and placed a particular emphasis on supporting fast-growth companies.

As someone at the start of your career, you will therefore find yourself immersed in some of the most exciting businesses. You’ll have access to tomorrow’s leaders today.

Entrepreneurial businesses are those that take measured, strategic risks to advance. Their fresh thinking and hard work creates positive social change by creating jobs and wealth, and we have developed a strong reputation for working with world-class companies and enhancing their success.

Helping people’s entrepreneurial vision to flourish is full of challenges, but also very exciting and rewarding.

That’s why we look for people who are inspired by the chance to really push boundaries and make the absolute most of every opportunity.

We benchmark ourselves regularly against other organisations and are proud of our high standards. But don't just take our word for it. These are just some of the awards and accreditations we have won recently:

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EY ranked the world’s most attractive Professional Services employer in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking, matching its historic achievement last year. For the second year in a row EY has also been ranked #2 among all employers, second only to Google.

The Universum World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking is an annual global survey of business students from the world’s top academic institutions in the 12 largest economies by GDP.

EY - The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2014

Listed as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2014. This recognition reflects the great work that the firm is doing to promote gender diversity. It also recognises the contribution made by the EY Women’s Network, who provide development opportunities for their members and great engagement with our clients and the wider community.

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Listed in the top ten of Stonewall’s annual Workplace Equality Index that showcases the UK’s top 100 public and private sector employers, ranking 5th overall. We are very proud that the firm has now been listed in the top ten since 2010. EY has also been ranked higher than our Big Four competitors since 2009.

In addition, Unity (EY's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network) was again named a Stonewall 'Star Performer Network Group'.

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Listed as a 'Top 10 Private Sector Performer' in both the 2013 Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity benchmarks. We also again achieved a 'Gold' rating overall in both. This is the second year in a row we have been recognised with ‘Top 10’ status.

The Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity benchmarks look into how organisations are performing on gender and ethnicity equality in the workplace. They analyse organisations across 30 key areas including career progression, recruitment, supplier diversity, and senior management and board representation.

EY - 2013 Top 30 organisations for Working Families

Named one of the 2013 Top 10 organisations for Working Families in recognition of our focus on flexible working, family friendliness and the great work of the EY Parents' Network.

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The EY Disability Working Group won the 2012 European Diversity Award for ‘Outstanding Employee Network Group of the Year’.

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Awarded the Business Disability Forum's 2012 'Best Talent' award as part of their 2011/12 Disability Standard benchmark.

Our commitment and proactive approach to removing obstacles for disabled clients and employees were highlighted as key reasons for winning this award.

We ranked 'Bronze' overall in the benchmark.

EY - Race for Opportunity

Awarded a 2011 Race for Opportunity Award for "Widening the talent pool – Progression", in recognition of our groundbreaking Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Leadership Programme.

Awarded a 2008 Race for Opportunity Award for "Widening the talent pool", recognising how we work in partnership with our networks to develop our ethnic minority employees.

See more of our awards.

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