What is HR at EY?


The success of EY is built on our people – they are our most important asset. The firm’s objective is to achieve market-leading growth year-on-year and become the best brand, which requires us to maintain a leading people culture to attract the very best talent. Our award-winning Recruitment team plays a vital role in supporting the firm’s ambitions while overcoming challenges to recruit high volumes as efficiently as possible. Structured into four sub-teams – Experienced Hire, Student, Talent Search and Employer Brand - we recruit approx. 4,000 people across all levels each year, with a huge focus on recruitment innovation. 


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?

  • Interaction with both candidates and stakeholders within the business
  • Supporting with the logistics and the co-ordination of our work experience programmes and EY Experience days
  • Organisation of the CSR, social and networking opportunities on the internship programme
  • Programme follow up with candidates and internal teams to ensure conversion of candidates onto further programmes

Are you eligible to apply?

We're looking for students that have a passion and interest in HR, Recruitment and events. If you’re studying for an honours degree

(in any subject) that includes a one-year placement and you’re in your penultimate year of university, this placement is for you.

You will also have the opportunity to travel with the role, attend events and take advantage of the EY Networks available.



Business skills training

£ competitive pro rata salary



What's it like?

Paige's time on the HR industrial placement has given her a wealth of experience to take back to university with her for her final year including developing her self-confidence and professional skills

How’s it structured?

By joining the HR Industrial Placement programme, you’ll be working within the Student Recruitment team to support the execution of our Early Identification strategy. The aim of the Early Identification team (EID) is to engage school/college students and undergraduates to build long-term relationships to enable us to grow our graduate and apprenticeship talent pipelines. The EID is responsible for the design, development, selection and conversion for the firm’s EID programmes including: Summer Internships, Industrial Placements, Business Academy, Scholarships, Discover EY and Leading Women.

You will join us for a year before your final year of a university Honours degree. During your placement with us you will develop essential know-how through a range of activities. Over the year you may experience web-based learning, shadowing senior colleagues and team members, secondments and training courses with our in-house experts.

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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 currently offer the HR industrial placement in Manchester.

This programme is now closed for applications.

Ready to apply?

To be the first to find out about our 2020 opportunities, sign up now.

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