EY's Recruitment Process: A Guide

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Headquartered in London, Ernst & Young (EY) is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. It is one of the largest professional service firms in the world with operations in more than 140 countries. EY employs people at many different job levels, from school leavers all the way up to experienced professionals. Below we lay out the application and hiring process for EY’s student and graduate careers. This includes their scholarship programs, year-long and summer internships and positions you can have with them while in school and once you graduate.

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EY Recruitment Process

The major stages of the firm’s recruitment process are listed below. Click to learn more:

EY Application Form

All applicants begin the process by submitting their basic details through EY’s careers website. This is the very first impression of you which the company receives so make sure to highlight anything and everything that can help you stand out on your CV. You must also supply your basic contact details, academic and work history to give EY a full picture of yourself and your potential.

EY Values

Ernst and Young has a set of values, a global code of conduct, that is visible throughout the recruitment process and into the workplace. Show the company you are a perfect fit for your chosen position by displaying these values in your application, aptitude tests, interviews and assessments. These are:

  • The ability to excel: This doesn't simply mean people who are academically gifted. It also includes people who are leaders and have done so before.
  • Good team member: You have to able to be listen, learn, share and develop through working with others.
  • Integrity: You have to show that you are committed to doing the right thing and have a clear sense of accountability.
  • Respect: You have to show that you respect people who come from different backgrounds than yourself and use this multicultural workplace to grow into something stronger.
  • Energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead: You have to show complete motivation for your job and the company.

In order to show that you have these skills and have used them in the past you need to showcase them at every available outlet. Developing a strategy for each one where you highlight your achievements and skills is recommended and we show you how to do this below.

The Next Steps

Below are the next stages of the EY application process outlined on our dedicated pages and how you can prepare with our tailored packs.

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