What is Business Consulting at EY?

The world of business is constantly changing. For our clients, this can create better ways of doing things but it might also involve more risks. Our job is to help clients take action and build stronger businesses in the process.

Applications to this programme are now closed. To be the first to find out about our 2020 opportunities, sign up now. 

What will you be doing?

  • Analysing trends in industries like banking, insurance or telecommunications, media and technology
  • Listening to client problems and finding answers
  • Developing proposals and business cases for EY or our clients

Are you eligible to apply?

You’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths, three A-levels, 5 Highers or equivalent, and an honours degree (in any subject) by the time the programme starts.


Professional qualifications

in business accounting with CIMA




Dependent on location, salaries start from £27,600 per year

How’s it structured?

After an EY induction you’ll join your team in either Financial Services (FS) or UK & Ireland (UK&I). We’ll help you develop the skills to decipher how each client problem is different and to find creative and sound ways of solving them. You’ll work across a range of industries including banking, capital markets, insurance and wealth and asset management in FS, and government and public services, energy, retail and telecommunications, media and technology, in UK&I.

In the first year you’ll get the opportunity to study for a CIMA qualification in finance and business law and may later be invited to complete a six-month secondment in a different business area, too. Throughout the programme you’ll also have access to informal training and development resources and your team will also be on hand to support you. Since no two projects will be the same, we’ll coach and mentor you in a way that will prepare you for anything. By the time you finish, you can expect to be well on your way to becoming a Senior Consultant with the opportunity to build a specialism.

Where could a consulting career take you?

From degree to Director. Find out how Juliet did it, and how a career can fit into your life at EY, not the other way around.

Meet our graduate Ananya

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What about the extras?

Discounted gym memberships, interest-free loans, generous, pension, plans – there are lots of perks to being a grad at EY.

Where do you want to be?

We offer the Business Consulting graduate programme in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now closed. 


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