What is Technology Consulting at EY?

Our job is to understand what technological challenges our clients are facing, and then find the best solutions to help them improve how they work. Our teams specialise in a range of skills from those with existing programming expertise to those from an unrelated background but the desire to learn.  It’s about being tech-savvy and great with people.

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What will you be doing?

  • Researching how data analytics, robotics, automation and more are affecting different industries
  • Using your tech knowledge and business experience to recommend better ways of working
  • Helping our clients to put in place organisation-wide changes

What type of work will I be doing?


You’ll be supporting our clients through large scale transformation and projects within the following areas; Insurance, Wealth & Asset Management (WAM), Banking, Capital Markets, Risk & Compliance, Technology Strategy & Innovation. We’re structured to bring together the right suite of skills to formulate solutions to our clients' challenges.

Data & Analytics

You’ll help our clients gain competitive advantage through the effective use of their data assets. Bring advanced analytical tools and techniques to optimise our clients data, systems and processes. Focus on developing ‘next-generation’ solutions and expertise (Machine Learning/AI) and Bring cross-sector and cross-solution data and analytical capabilities to our clients. We’re organised across: Next Generation Data Management, Advanced Analytics, Robotics and AI and Finance Risk & Compliance Analytics.

Finance Technology

You’ll help solve client challenges e.g. providing banks with the tools to deliver financial control and insight to help prevent items like the 2008 crash from happening again. Our teams specialise in design and delivery of Finance Transformation to our financial services clients, working on major, global projects in close collaboration with other Consulting teams and other areas (e.g. FAAS; Tax). Our people are global, financial services-focused combining industry and domain knowledge with data and technology expertise.

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.

We're looking for students that have a passion and interest in technology and/or those that have some experience of: SQL, Python, R, VBA, SPSS or Minitab and experience with databases, data analysis/manipulation and reporting.


Professional qualifications

with CIMA




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

What’s it like?

Day-to-day life in Technology Consulting is always changing because of the different projects you’re working on. And that’s what Emilie likes best.

How’s it structured?

After an EY induction, you’ll join your team in either Financial Services (FS) or UK & Ireland (UK&I) and jump straight into work on real client projects.

In FS, your work can range from advising clients to hands-on delivery of digitally enabled solutions – especially in the fields of data analytics, robotic process automation and digital risk management. You might also get to help clients with emerging technologies such as blockchain. And in UK&I, the sky’s the limit. From working as part of a bid team to redesigning processes and procedures or advising clients on the development and implementation of technology solutions, you’ll develop a huge mix of business and people skills.

You’ll have the opportunity to study for a CIMA foundation qualification in business accounting and a lot of informal training opportunities and support from colleagues within your team. Do a great job, and you could be promoted to Senior Consultant by the end of the programme.

Where could a tech consulting career take you?

From a mechanical engineering degree to Director within our Consulting service line. Find out how Juliet did it, and how a career can fit into your life at EY, not the other way around.

Meet some of our graduates

Working in Technology Consulting - Toby

Toby says the best thing about his role is the variety in his work, every day is different.

From graduate to technology expert - Alia

By the sounds of Alia’s experience, you won’t feel like a new recruit for long. She’s already using her knowledge to support and help others to grow.

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 Technology Consulting graduate programme several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now closed.


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