Charlie Taylor

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While studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of York, Charlie worked with the police and won an award for flying solo with the Royal Navy. He joined EY after graduating and became a senior consultant in its international trade team, advising some of the world’s largest companies on complex cross-border issues.

While at EY, Charlie joined the British Army, completed his basic training and joined a new intelligence unit. He also worked as a Tax Aid volunteer, advising vulnerable people on their personal tax affairs.

EY gave Charlie the connections and opportunities to kick-start his own business, and in February 2015 Charlie founded Debut, the world’s first careers app dedicated to students. Debut benefited from EY’s 18-month Accelerate programme for UK start-ups, and in April it won the support of Google Developers and became a Launchpad start-up. To find out more about Debut, please visit: