Explaining FIDS and FTDS

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We have just added exciting new roles to the September intake of the EY School Leaver programme in our FIDS and FTDS teams. In case you're confused as to what these actually stand for we've created a handy little summary!

FIDS - Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services 

Our fraud, investigation and dispute professionals help clients deal with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes which could otherwise detract from their efforts to achieve their company’s potential. 

We help our clients develop strategies to pre-empt, manage and resolve the risks of business conflict that can emerge across organisations. We also assist in investigating alleged misconduct, fraud and non-compliance with regulation. 

We are part of a global team of more than 2,500 dedicated professionals which offers solutions that help manage legal risk and protect company value. 

What will my day be like in Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services? 

On joining the team you’ll work on client assignments in four areas and may also be involved in IT forensic investigations. Other projects you may work on include: researching companies, industries or individuals using internet tools and publicly available information; marketing research; and business development projects. 

You’ll technically contribute to FIDS client engagements and internal projects. An important part of your role will be actively establishing, maintaining and strengthening internal and external relationships. 

You will progress to anticipating and identifying risks and informing senior members of the team about significant issues. You will determine that delivered work is of high quality and is reviewed by the next-level reviewer. As an influential member of the team, you’ll help to create a positive learning culture and will progress to coaching and counselling junior team members and helping them to develop. 

FTDS - Forensic Technology & Discovery Services

The Forensic Technology & Discovery Services (FTDS) team is part of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services business unit.
Our FTDS professionals provide clients with three core forensic services:
• Computer Forensic Investigations: conducting in-depth forensic investigations across acquired data to detect fraud and other abuses;
• Electronic Disclosure Services: identifying, preserving, collecting and processing data for the purpose of internal analysis and/or external review to support high profile dispute and investigation matters;
• Investigative Data-Mining: forensic analysis of large volumes of structured and unstructured data to detect and monitor fraud risks. 

What will my role be like in Forensic Technology and Discovery Services?

The role will give you a number of opportunities to get involved with various phases of forensic technology engagements; including, but not limited to identification, preservation, data collection, processing, analysis and report writing. Furthermore, you will learn how to manipulate and transform large structured and unstructured data sets and help develop bespoke solutions to various challenges our clients face.  

In addition, you will have the opportunity to liaise directly with clients and software vendors, help gather business intelligence, carry out market research, and support further business development. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate has studied ICT/Computing at A level or equivalent and is technology savvy; keen to gain extensive knowledge of computer hardware and software.

Find out more about the EY School Leaver programme and apply online.

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