When it comes to making decisions about your future career, there’s no time like the present. Whether you’re going to university or straight to work, we recognise that today’s school leavers have more choice than ever before on the routes they can take after school or college – that’s why we’ve created a range of programmes and experiences to help give you the best possible start to a career in business. Whether it’s the award-winning EY School Leaver programme, or one of our University Scholarships, you’ll gain invaluable work experience in a number of industries with businesses that are household names, building a range of employability skills you can take anywhere in your future career.
What we do
EY is a global professional services company. We advise some of the world’s largest and most dynamic organisations. We are successful because our people, our knowledge and our experience are vital to businesses, economies and societies everywhere.
School Leaver Programme
A full time job with a competitive salary, independence and responsibility – without going to university first. The EY School Leaver programme is an alternative to university that can lead to the same professional qualification you’d get as a graduate. You could even qualify sooner than some graduates, all without any fees or debt. Our five-year training programme lets you join EY straight after school or college – just as some of our Directors and Partners did. From day one you’ll gain valuable experience, earn a salary and build lasting networks. Up to £21,500 starting salary (London). Find out more.
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Focused on studying Accounting and Finance? Why not combine your University offer with an EY Assurance Scholarship? You’ll benefit from paid work placements, work towards a professional qualification and enjoy £15,000 in scholarship payments during your degree. It’s a chance to experience university life while boosting your employability. And it’s the perfect way to get your career in business off to the best possible start. Find out more.
Choose the EY Advisory Scholarship if you want to go to university but also want paid work experience in our Advisory service line throughout your studies. This will give you valuable experience to help you stand out and propel your business career forward. No matter which university you’re at or what your degree subject is, our three-year Scholarship is open to anyone with the right personal strengths who meets our minimum requirements. With paid work experience before you start university and two placements in your first and second year it’s the best of both worlds. Find out more.
Held in our London office the Skills Academy is for Year 12/ 5th Year students from across the UK who are focused on a career in business, but also looking for an alternative to university route. During the two day Academy, you will learn more about yourself, how you work with others, and what an organisation like ours needs from you. We’ll cover the cost of your accommodation and travel, and arrange social events where you can meet ambitious and motivated students just like you.
You’ll improve your skills through a broad range of interactive exercises conducted by some of our best and most experienced people. You’ll learn about EY and how professional services work, and what working life is like with EY. You’ll learn about the EY School Leaver Programme, how the programme is structured, and how it can help you achieve your future career goals. You’ll build on what you’re learning at school or college. You’ll meet our business trainees, senior people from EY – and they’ll help you start building a business network of your own. Find out more.
Applying to EY:
At EY we’re much more interested in the kind of person you are and the things you’re naturally good at. That’s why we select school leavers on their strengths and future potential, not just past performance. We want you to be yourself, show us what you’ve got and how far you want to take your career. So, we recently decided to remove our minimum grade requirements, to apply to one of our programmes you need to be studying A-levels, Scottish Highers or equivalent.
Explore in more detail at ukcareerguide.ey.com/schools