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 – so we can build a better working world.

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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 substantial periods of time travelling to other offices and client sites
  • You will be expected to work longer hours during peak times in client delivery work – this is especially the case during busy season when you may need to work over weekends too

Are you eligible to apply?

You’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths, and three A-levels, 5 Highers or equivalent. You'll also be studying for an honours degree (in any subject) that includes a one-year placement and you’re in your penultimate year of university.

 

Professional qualifications

with ICAEW in England, ICAS in Scotland

£ competitive pro rata salary

One-year

programme

What’s it like?

Danish says that his industrial placement has been fascinating, because every client is unique. And because he’s learned to judge each project critically.

How’s it structured?

Your year starts with an EY induction and then you’ll join teams, working on real client projects. You’ll also start working towards the first year of a professional qualification in chartered accountancy with Institute of Chartered Accountancy Scotland (ICAS) – and you’ll be part of the EY community, with a buddy to help guide you. They’ll be your first point of call for practical help and guidance. We also provide coaching so you always have access to impartial advice, opportunities and ongoing advice.

By the end of the placement, you’ll have a head start on those accountancy qualifications and big ideas about how you could be leading the client projects you’ve been part of. Plus, you’ll have learned a lot from your colleagues and growing network. Best of all, if you do a great job you may be offered a place on the Assurance graduate programme.

Starting out in assurance requires dedication, hard work and long hours, but the knowledge and experience you’ll gain will set you on a fulfilling career path. 

Where could an assurance career take you?

Working in Assurance at EY, you’ll get to work in different sectors, visit other countries and open doors for your future career. 

Meet some of our students

There’s no typical day for me – Lauren

Working with a wide variety of clients was the reason Lauren applied for an industrial placement with EY.

The best thing about EY is the culture – Simrath

Simrath’s industrial placement has given her the opportunity to learn and grow as a professional.

What about the extras?

From access to FlexEY’s benefits programme to generous pension plans – there are lots of perks to being on an industrial placement at EY.

Where do you want to be?

We offer Assurance industrial placements in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Bristol, Leeds

Applications to remaining locations will open later this year. Please register your interest here for further updates.

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