What is the EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology?

Technology is constantly disrupting the world of business but these changes are often for the best. This apprenticeship enables tech-savvy students to help EY and our clients find new ways of using artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies to improve their business.

Applications to our 2019 programme are now closed. Register your interest for our 2020 opportunities now.

What will you be doing?

  • Specialising in Software Engineering or Data Analytics
  • Analysing data sets, designing, prototyping and building new tech solutions for clients
  • Working in supportive teams across Assurance, Consulting, People Advisory, Transactions or Tax
  • Helping clients use the latest tech to deal with complex issues like fraud

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’re passionate about technology and are on track to receive three A-Levels, five Scottish Highers
or the equivalent by the time the programme starts, this apprenticeship is for you.

Find out more about our programme specialisms below.


Software Engineering

  • 3 year programme
  • Study towards a BSc degree in Digital Innovation accredited by the Open University 
  • Training is delivered by ADA National College for Digital Skills
  • You'll study towards your degree alongside working within our Consulting service line across a range of projects where you’ll solve problems using new technologies and techniques
  • You'll receive a dedicated career counsellor, line manager and buddy to support you while you’re on the programme
  • We have dedicated online training delivered by EY people to support your development
  • This programme is now closed for applications

Data Analytics

  • 4 year programme
  • Study towards a BSc degree in Digital & Technology solutions accredited by Roehampton University
  • Training is delivered by QA Apprenticeships
  •  You’ll gain on-the-job experience within Assurance, Tax, People Advisory Services or Transactions. You’ll be designing and building data solutions for clients and providing important data insights to EY and specialist teams
  • You'll receive a dedicated career counsellor, line manager and buddy to support you while you’re on the programme
  • We have dedicated online training delivered by EY people to support your development
  • This progamme is available in Bristol, London, Leeds, Reading, Newcastle, Manchester and Southampton

What’s it like?

Staying up to date with trends in applied robotics is all in a day’s work for Hassan. He tells us why developing technical skills matters to a digital degree apprentice.

How’s it structured?

Excitingly, you’ll be working in a new growth area for EY, so sometimes you’ll be doing things for the first time as we’re doing them for the first time, too.

After an EY company induction, you’ll join one of our business areas and specialise in either software engineering or data analytics. You’ll start work by helping to solve client problems using technologies like automation, or analysing huge data sets and building insights to present to clients and EY specialist teams. And, since you’ll be studying for a BSc, approximately 20% of your time will be spent at college and 80% will be in our offices. The work and your clients will be so varied that you’ll gain knowledge and skills that will lead to exciting opportunities, once the programme is finished.

Meet some of our apprentices

Learning at the cutting edge of software engineering – Cara

Cara gets a buzz from the excitement of the digital revolution – but it sounds like she isn’t the only apprentice with that feeling at EY.

Tax innovation - Zak

Although Zak initally wanted to join Assurance, after speaking to an EY Partner his strengths were more aligned to Tax. Zak now works in the Tax Technology team, specialising in innovation in the Tax sector which he really enjoys!

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 Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now closed.

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