Opportunities

We offer many different paths to business, and we want to give you a better understanding of which is right for you. Through our experiences, you can find out about us and we can find out about you. Completing one will boost your CV and help you take the first step towards a successful career.

EY Insight

These open evenings for students in Year 11-13 (4th-6th year in Scotland) run in EY offices all over the UK. You’ll get an idea of what your strengths are and how to use them, meet our people, learn how to make a successful application, and get a taste of what life in a leading global business is like. Find out more.

EY Skills Academy

Held in our London office, this is a short residential course for Year 12 students. Through a broad range of interactive exercises, you’ll learn more about yourself, how you work with others and what an organisation like ours needs from you. You’ll build your business skills by solving real client problems. And you’ll meet business trainees as well as some of our most senior people. Find out more.

EY School Leaver

Independence. Responsibility. A full-time job with a salary up to £21,500 p.a. Plus the chance to gain a globally recognised professional qualification a year earlier than if you went to university. The EY School Leaver programme is an alternative to university that leads to the same professional qualification you’d get as a graduate. And all without a hint of student debt. Find out more.

EY Scholarship

Applications for the 2015 EY Scholarship have now closed.

The EY Assurance Scholarship

Work or study? Why not both.

Focused on studying Accounting and Finance? Why not combine your university offer with the EY Assurance Scholarship? You’ll benefit from paid work placements, work towards a professional qualification and enjoy £15,000 in scholarship payments during your degree. It’s a chance to experience university life while boosting your employability. And it’s the perfect way to get your career in business off to the best possible start.

How it works

Our Assurance Scholarship lasts four years. It includes a paid four week Summer Placement in our Assurance practice after your first year at university, and a paid, yearlong Industrial Placement at an EY office during year three. Do well on your course and in our firm, and we could offer you a full-time job when you graduate. You’d be joining one of the largest and most successful professional services companies in the world. With 190,000 people in 150 countries, we help businesses of all shapes and sizes become the best they can be. We’ll help you do the same. Find out more here.

What you can look forward to


• Two paid placements in Assurance a service line that’s involved in everything from auditing and improving financial reporting to tackling fraud and corporate crime.
• Three £5k scholarship payments — one for each year of study.
• A head start towards a chartered accountancy qualification.
• Opportunities to work directly with global clients, learn from our most senior people and build lasting professional networks.
• The chance to pick up invaluable business skills, employability skills like teamwork, self-discipline and time management, plus the life skills you gain at university.
• A potential permanent job when you graduate, giving you job security on top of your degree.

Extra financial support

EY will offer up to three additional awards of £1,000 per year at each University to eligible UK students who meet additional widening participation criteria. If you secure a place on our Assurance Scholarship, and you’re eligible, we’ll get in touch to tell you more.

How to apply

Visit ukcareerguide.ey.com/ for full details on the application process, opening dates and deadlines. When you apply we’ll ask you to complete an online application form. After that you’ll need to complete some psychometric tests designed to assess your numerical, verbal and logical reasoning skills. Do well, and we’ll invite you to an interview and, after that, to our assessment centre. Impress us with your ability and enthusiasm and we’ll make you an offer soon after.