What is Assurance at EY?

We make sure that businesses are protected from risks that can affect their reputation and performance. As external auditors, we help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts others can rely on. 

Applications to Belfast are open for the September 2019 intake, apply now

All other applications are now closed. Register your interest for our 2020 opportunities now.


What will you be doing?

  • 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
  • You’ll also spend time away from your home office travelling to our client sites for audit work
  • You'll sometimes need to work long hours during busy season

Are you eligible to apply?

You’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English & Maths; if you don’t have this, don’t worry, we’ll arrange the required learning to complete as part of your programme. If you’ve completed three A-Levels, five Scottish Highers or equivalent
by the time the programme starts, this apprenticeship is for you.





Level 7 Apprenticeship*

in Accountancy and Taxation (equivalent to a master’s degree) *Please note this applies to English office locations only.

Professional qualifications

with ICAEW in England, ICAS in Scotland

Up to £21,750

Dependent on location, salaries up to £21,750 per year

What’s it like?

Lucas is excited that he’s bypassed university and is almost finished training. Find out how his Assurance apprenticeship has helped him prepare for the next stage.

How’s it structured?

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.

Where could an assurance career take you?

Working in assurance at EY, you’ll get to work across different sectors, gain opportunities to work abroad and open doors for your future.

Meet some of our apprentices

Working in Assurance – Jade

Jade joined EY two and a half years ago and has quickly gained confidence and added responsibility. Find out how the Assurance business apprenticeship has helped her grow.

Balancing work and study – Joshua

Joshua joined EY a year ago, he's continually building his knowledge and gaining greater responsibility as he progresses. 

What about the extras?

From access to FlexEY’s benefits programme to generous pension plans and discounted gym memberships – there are lots of perks to being an apprentice at EY.

Where do you want to be?

We offer the Assurance apprenticeship in several cities around the UK.

Applications to Belfast are open for the September 2019 intake. 

All other locations are now closed.


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