Assurance Industrial Placement - EY



Get a head start on your career whilst working with organisations and governments.

At EY, no question is too small, too ambitious or too imaginative. We use our curiosity to ask better questions, that inspire better answers.

As well as developing on-the-job experience in the business world, in Assurance, you’ll be part of an organisation that’s shaping the future of business. This is where long-term careers are built, developed and evolved. Where from day one, you’ll work on real client projects, learning about their businesses and processes and developing your people and relationship building skills. Where the opportunities are limitless. Here, your career is truly yours to build. Experience our world. Your way.

Our Assurance teams analyse the data behind our clients’ businesses. As external auditors, they help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts that their clients and industry regulators can rely on. When it comes to the audit process, our job is to solve big accounting and reporting challenges, voice our opinions to audit committees and do it all on time, as a team and with future improvement in mind.

Technology in Assurance

Innovation is our mindset and technology is our power. From implementing digital approaches into our global audit methodology to processing millions of transactions into visual analytics solutions, innovation and technology will be embedded into your audit clients from day one.

We’re using innovative technology such as Robotic Process Automation and Process Mining to review our client’s population data. You will receive structured training to upskill in digital technology such as data visualisation or design thinking and bring that into your audit work.

What will you be doing?

You’ll build a career that’s yours to own. With infinite opportunities to lead, learn and transform, we’ll empower you to build a world as unique as you. Here, you’ll be:

  • Getting to know our clients, their businesses and how they work
  • Analysing the data that goes into a financial statement to make sure it is true and fair
  • Travelling to other offices and client sites when it’s safe to do so
  • Work longer hours during peak times in client delivery work – this is especially the case during busy season when you’ll work over weekends too. We work hard, but it’s a worthwhile journey.

Programme Duration

11 months – 1 year, depending on which programme you choose

Are you eligible to apply?

If you’re in your penultimate year at university and your course includes a placement year, this programme is for you.

We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. You will however, need to be working towards an honours degree in any subject - some programmes will require a subject relevant to the business area, and have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths and three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) to be eligible to apply.

“I'm involved in client work from planning through to delivery, I've built invaluable skills, and started my professional qualification. But for me, what makes EY truly unique is the people. It's been an amazing experience.” - Yan Kang, Assurance Industrial Placement

Learn more

Immerse yourself in our world whilst exploring your options at the forefront of business. Get to know the part you could play in our organisation. And discover what it means to experience EY your way.

Find out more about our opportunities and how to apply.

Our world. Your way.

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