What is Transactions at EY?

Economies are fuelled by competitive organisations who buy, sell, merge or restructure parts of their business with others. Our job is to help them do all that while making more informed decisions and building better strategies.

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

What will you be doing?

  • Solving urgent and important business problems as part of our Restructuring team
  • Working autonomously alongside senior executives, lawyers and finance professionals
  • Developing trustworthy relationships with UK clients

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 the 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

Up to £21,750

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

What’s it like?

In the first year of her transactions apprenticeship, Rozalie jumped straight in at the deep end and was working on important client projects. She tells us why no two days are ever the same in her job.

How’s it structured?

We want you to get as much as you can from this apprenticeship, so after an EY induction, you’ll get straight to work on client projects. You can expect to be contributing to challenging projects, identifying and understanding not only clients’ financial and operational issues, but how their business and industry works too. You’ll build great networks and relationships, learn to make quick, practical decisions and work through problems decisively. As you progress through the programme you’ll get to do all this with more autonomy and responsibility.

As well as having lots of support from your team and in-house training opportunities, you’ll complete the CFAB qualification and then a full qualification through ICAEW. By the end of the programme you’ll have a lot of experience, a professional qualification and great network to continue building a career from.

Where could a transactions career take you?

Meet some of our apprentices

Rozalie in Transactions

After attending our EY Business Academy, Rozalie became interested in Transactions and now works with a variety of clients. She was also invited to speak alongside the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills at the ‘Women for Work’ flagship event for National Apprenticeship week.

Eye-opening experiences – Sam

From business reviews of FTSE 250 companies to due diligence assignments in Malawi, Sam’s getting involved in huge projects and making plans for his career.

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 Transactions business apprenticeship in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now closed. 

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