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About us: EY is one of the biggest and most exciting professional services firms in the world. But what does "professional services" actually mean, and what do we really do?
Our people use their business skills to advise our clients on how they can make better decisions on how their businesses are run. We work with small business owners, huge multinational organisations, exciting start-ups – even governments.
Our vision: The school leavers that join us have a bold vision for their future. We do too. Vision 2020 is our ambition to become the most distinctive professional services organization in the world. We have a purpose too, a big idea that we all believe in and work towards: everything we do is geared towards building a better working world.
Career opportunities and training:
We have a variety of different opportunities for students, depending on their year group, and what stage of the decision making progress you are at.
How do I find out a bit more about EY and my choices, without making a big commitment?
EY Choices evening You'll be amazed what you can learn in such a short space of time. The EY Choices open evenings show school leavers what life's like at a leading global business like ours, so you can decide whether EY is the right place for you to start your career. We'll help you to understand how you can use your strengths in your future career, explain the different options available at EY and you'll get to meet some of our current trainees and senior people. Wherever you go next, it's a great way to begin your journey.
What if I'm interested in apprenticeships but I'd like to get a feel for what they're like?
Discover EY Designed for students focused on a career in business and exploring alternatives to university such as the EY Business Apprenticeship, Discover EY is a one-day experience that will challenge you through an innovative series of interactive workshops. Learning how a business like ours operates, you'll delve deeper into Assurance and Tax – gaining an understanding of how these two service lines work and the impact they have at the highest level of global business.
Can I get real work experience, and get paid for it?
Business Academy If you're already considering an alternative to university then the EY Business Academy will help you build the skills needed for a head start on the EY Business Apprenticeship. The EY Business Academy balances on-the-job experience with business skills sessions. You'll be a valued of part of a team of world-class professionals, helping to make a difference to our clients and their businesses. The EY Business Academy is a great way to work out whether the EY Business Apprenticeship is right for you.
Smart Futures Smart Futures offers you an opportunity to have a great paid experience of work. It is a ten-month programme starting with paid work experience in the summer or Easter.
What If I know I want to start working at EY?
EY Business Apprenticeship
If you're ready to start your career in the workplace and keen to avoid student debt then apply to join the EY Business Apprenticeship. Our new training programme lets you join EY straight after school or college – just as some of our directors and partners did. You'll go straight into a full-time job with a starting salary of up to £21,500, giving you independence and responsibility – without going to university first. When you qualify, you'll have the same professional qualification you'd normally study for after university, and you'll earn this sooner than a graduate, with the same career options to look forward to. You'll be given challenging work on a diverse range of projects and clients, developing a host of transferable skills, and receive on-the job coaching to support you and ensure that you reach your potential. And with opportunities across the UK you'll receive the same world-class training and experience no matter which UK office you join.
Locations: We have over 20 offices across the UK, from Aberdeen to Southampton. To find out more about your local office as well as opportunities, please visit our website: ukcareers.ey.com/schools
Benefits: We offer competitive salaries starting at up to £21,500 alongside our EY benefits structure, including discounted gym memberships, private healthcare, season ticket travel card loans, to name a few. In addition to this, you will have a structured training and development programme to achieve the professional qualification in your service line. To find out more, please visit our website.