EY Assurance Apprenticeship Programme

Ernst & Young Llp

Gain real work experience in the business world, take advantage of new tech and build the skills you need to propel your career. You’ll create real change by helping businesses publish reliable financial accounts, all while you study for a professional qualification and progress towards becoming a chartered accountant.

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Wage

Competitive salary

Total hours per week

37.5 hours

Expected duration

4 years

Possible start date

01 Sep 2021

Summary

Redefine the boundaries of tech. Focus your skills on data. Advance the process.

Gain real work experience in the business world, take advantage of new tech and build the skills you need to propel your career. This is your chance to create real change by helping businesses publish reliable financial accounts, all while you study for a professional qualification and progress towards becoming a chartered accountant. This is where long-term careers are built, developed and evolved. Where you can continuously learn, explore and bring better ideas to the table. Dive into a career you can truly own and define. Build a better working world.

What is Assurance at EY?

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.

The quality of our audits starts with our 90,000 assurance professionals, who have the breadth of experience and ongoing professional development that come from auditing many of the world’s leading companies.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be working closely with your team auditing a variety of clients across different sectors. The role will include:

  • Getting to know our clients, their businesses and how they work
  • Testing checks and balances to ensure they work how they’re supposed to
  • Analysing the data that goes into a financial statement to make sure it is true and fair
  • Helping our world-class audit teams use the latest technology and methodology to help their clients give regulators and markets a true picture of their finances
  • Helping to communicate the impact of your results and recommendations for improvement directly with clients
  • Developing skills and ideas to lead teams and projects in the future
  • Working with cutting-edge technologies
  • Sharing analyses and solutions with clients

You might also need to take on more work and you should be prepared to do longer hours and spend a greater amount of time working away from home, particularly during busy season. And although normally you’d spend a high proportion of your time on client sites, this might be impacted by new working practices and guidelines put in place to protect our people and their wellbeing in the current climate.

You’ll also study and undertake exams along the way, so you’ll progress even faster professionally than your university-going friends. At the end of the programme, you’ll have gained professional qualifications, a host of transferable skills, lots of practical experience and a network of mentors to help you keep developing. An apprenticeship in Assurance gives you a solid grounding, and sets you up, for a career in finance. Welcome to your tomorrow.

Project You. It’s yours to build.

Working week

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5.30pm. College hours: Monday- Friday 9am to 5.30pm.

37.5 hour per week

Date posted

20 Nov 2020

Apprenticeship Level

Degree Level Apprenticeship

Positions

2 available

Requirements and prospects

Skills

  • You'll work as part of small high-performing teams, so working well with others, as well as being able to think critically, is essential
  • Strong communicator
  • Team player

Qualifications

We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone.

You will, however, need to have:

  • A minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and maths 
  • Completed three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) by the time the programme starts

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have to satisfy the following additional requirements which are specific to this programme:

  • Be 18 or over when starting the apprenticeship
  • Not in full-time education when starting the apprenticeship
  • UK/EEA Nationality or Permanent Residency Status
  • Residing in the UK/EEA for at least 3 years prior to starting your apprenticeship

* Please note that these eligibility criteria are set down by the UK government and may be subject to change from time to time.

Personal Qualities

  • Determination, ambition and energy are essential in this role
  • Agile
  • Analytical
  • Number savvy
  • Adaptable
  • In the know

Future Prospects

Working in assurance at EY, you’ll get to work across different sectors, gain professional qualifications all whilst building your professional network and knowledge. This will open up opportunities to work abroad as well as open doors for your future career.

About the employer

We’re a professional services organisation that helps companies make better decisions about business, finance and technology. How? By asking better questions that help us all in building a better working world.

With 300,000 extraordinary people in more than 150 countries, working across four key business areas – Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax – we’re well-equipped to drive long-term value for our clients and for wider society. And, as a motivated and passionate member of our team, you’ll have a personal impact – no matter which business area you join. You’ll help business and communities to thrive, while you thrive in a place where you belong. You’ll have the opportunity to make your career your own, building opportunities for yourself. You’ll have a chance to define and activate our purpose, delivering on our promises to help clients drive long-lasting strategies.

We offer apprenticeships where you’ll explore your interests while creating your own exceptional experience. You’ll work with clients from day one. And, because we’re at the forefront of business, a career with us means you’ll continually be learning.

So, if you’re curious, adaptable, resilient and collaborative, and you want to make a real impact on the working world, one of our programmes could be right for you. Gain a whole range of strengths, hands-on experience and networking opportunities to last a lifetime.

Project You. It’s yours to build.

Address

Unity Building
20 Chapel Street
Liverpool
L3 9AG

Training provider

Training Provider to be confirmed. 

Level 7 Apprenticeship in Accountancy and Taxation (equivalent to a Masters degree).

First up, an induction will verse you in all things EY and before you know it, you’ll be working in a team on audits for clients (with lots of help, of course!). Along the way, you'll be studying and doing exams so you’ll progress even faster professionally than your university-going friends. By the time you complete the programme you'll not only have qualifications but lots of practical experience and a network of mentors to help you keep on developing. The experience you gain will vary depending on your location as different offices offer different opportunities depending upon their clients.

Throughout, you’ll be part of the EY community and you’ll have a buddy to help guide you. They’ll be your first point of call for practical help and guidance. We also provide coaching so you always have access to impartial advice, opportunities and ongoing advice.

Starting out in assurance requires dedication, hard work and long hours, but the knowledge and experience you’ll gain will set you on a fulfilling career path.

Training framework

Accountancy Taxation Professional

Training provider

National Apprenticeship Service

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by National Apprenticeship Service

Contact

eystudentrecruitment@uk.ey.com

0800289208

Application instructions

Candidates can find out more about the role using the URL supplied in employer description, but to apply, candidates can access the below link through the website.

Application closing date: 31 Dec 2020

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