Our trainees

Find out about our experiences and programmes from the trainees and students that experience them first hand.

EY School Leaver

Gabby's career formula
A Day in the Life of Josh


Josh is a second year Business Trainee at EY, based in London and working in the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) service line.

"Like most 18 year olds after A-levels I presumed that in order to work for a firm such as EY I would have to go to university, achieve a 1st / 2:1 in my degree and then join as a graduate…how wrong could I have been."

Read more about Josh here.




A Day in the Life of Drew


Drew knew he wanted to work in the financial sector since his work experience at an Investment Bank. He chose not to go to university, instead he worked towards a professional qualification while gaining on-the-job experience.

"I have now started my second year on the EY School Leaver Programme, working in Banking and Capital Markets which is a specialist business unit within the Financial Services (FS) Assurance Department. To be successful on the School Leaver Programme, I think it is important to show enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and take on new challenges."

Read more about Drew here.




Five minutes with Scott


As a newly promoted Senior Executive, Scott gives his advice to those considering an alternative route to university...

"I was never sure that university was the right option for me. I was interested in finding a job that would allow me to start a career, as it was very important to me that I found something that allowed me to see how I could progress and where I could be in the future."

Read more about Scott here.




Life at EY: Charlotte, EY School Leaver


Charlotte works for EY in their VAT departments as part of their Reading office. As well as dealing with UK companies, Charlotte also deals with overseas connections, including the US, France, Germany and Italy.

"I joined the EY School Leaver programme as University didn’t interest me - I would prefer to gain ‘on-the-job’ experience"

Read more from Charlotte here.




EY Scholarship

Life at EY Shahil
EY Skills Academy, Marsha


As a year 12 student, Marsha recently attended EY School's first Skills Academy at EY's head office in More London Place. Here she writes about her experience, and the skills she has taken away from the experience to help build her future career.

Read more from Marsha here.




EY Skills Academy, Naheem


Naheem used his opportunity, whilst still at school, to learn more about the professional services industry and EY. This insight helped him become a more confident, well rounded individual with various skills allowing him to pursue his career.

Read more from Charlotte here.