This pack has been prepared to help you succeed in the EY application process for experienced hires. Our PrepPack provides preparation materials for the interview, case study, and written exercise you will experience as an experienced hire. Continue reading to learn more about the exercises you will face and to stand out as a competitive applicant.

EY Interview

The EY Telephone Interview is about 25 minutes long and is designed to understand your individual strengths. To this end, the questions are pointed towards reasons why you have chosen EY, the position, and the area of the country you are applying to. They also want to know about your motivation for joining EY. In order to demonstrate this you have to come across as relaxed, even if you are not on the inside.

This is a strengths based interview so you have to really show why you are good at something. You must take a strength of yours and think about how this applies to the possible work situation that you could encounter. As EY themselves state: a strength is what you’re naturally good at. By using your strengths to find the role that’s right for you, perform at your best in it and, most importantly, enjoy it, you can make your impact in the way that’s most natural and comfortable for you within EY’s entrepreneurial, inclusive and flexible culture.

EY Interview Sample Questions

We have prepared a separate PDF that you can use to get a better understanding of the EY interview. It contains numerous questions that you can prepare answers for so you will really be able to answer any question that comes up.

Preparing for Your EY Interview

There are a number of different options available to you here that you can use to give yourself full preparation for your upcoming EY interview. One popular option is our recording service where you are asked the questions through an automated service. You record your answers through a webcam and microphone. You can then replay your answers and mark them using the same indicators that assessors use.

A further option is our live service where you will be put in contact with one of our expert assessors who will conduct a mock interview via skype. You will get personalised feedback on the spot with the assessor pointing out where you need to improve, whether that be in your answers or in your demeanour. Both of these options are available through our interview preparation page. 

Live Interview Preparation

For live interview preparation, JobTestPrep is proud to introduce a full simulation of an interview with an experienced coach. In these one- or two-hour sessions, you will be able to simulate the interview more than once, receive helpful tips and advice, and make sure to follow some thumb rules for a successful interview.

EY Assessment Centre

There are a number of different assessments and tests that you have to take at the EY assessment centre. Each of these is detailed below. As a general point however, you must bear in mind that throughout the day you be assessed on your strengths. These are the general strengths that apply throughout the process. The main stages of the EY assessment centre are:

EY Written Exercise

The written exercise, or case study, is one of the most demanding EY assessment centre tasks. You are given the details of a fictitious company facing some tough business decisions, and a set of relevant materials. In the allotted time frame, you must go through the materials, analyse the case in hand, devise a recommended plan of action, and prepare a written report or short presentation of your findings and recommendations. The key to success in this exercise is working quickly through the documents, prioritising and identifying the key issues.

The EY written exercise lasts for 40 minutes and is divided into two parts. In the first part of the exercise you have to work your way through a case study on a new topic. You need to analyse different facts and figures similar to that of what you will face if you are given the job. For example, you may need to summarise profit trends and percentage increases or decreases. You then present them in a report in the correct manner with tables and succinct points along with different recommendations.

EY Case Study

The second section of the Ernst & Young case study asks you to plan a way to deal with a team that you are going to be leading. You have to devise timetables, progress reports, deadlines, contingency plans and everything else that you need to run a team of individuals working towards a common aim.

In general, you will need more time to do the first part of the exercise than the second. Your reports are written in Microsoft Word so you can utilise the spelling and grammar check when you come to proofread your work. It is very important that your work contains no spelling mistakes as this will count against you. 

Tailored Practice for You

Get tailored practice materials that follow the content of EY's interview, written exercise, and case study. Our practice packs provide a holistic preparation journey in order for you to increase your chances of landing the job you want. 


EY Experienced Hires Hiring Process

EY's experienced hires recruitment process does not typically include the online tests one would encounter in EY's hiring processes for other positions. Rather, you will most likely encounter an initial interview, a written exercise, and a case study. Preparation for these components of the application process are included in our EY Experienced Hires PrepPack.

EY Experienced Hires

Prepare with JobTestPrep

EY's recruitment process is rigorous, but with extensive practise, you can improve your chances of being selected to work at EY through the company's school leaver programme. Start preparing yourself now for the company's aptitude tests and interviews with JobTestPrep.

JobTestPrep is not a part of Ernst & Young and is not related to them in any way. JobTestPrep offers preparation services for psychometric tests.


What's Included

  • An interview preparation application & three study guides
  • Two case study exercises & a three-part study guide