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.

Applications for this programme are open in the following locations: London


What will you be doing?

  • Working across a range of industries to address technology challenges for our clients
  • Building your knowledge of data analytics, robotics and emerging technologies like blockchain
  • Using your tech knowledge and business experience to recommend the best solutions for our clients
  • Helping our clients to put in place organisation-wide transformation programme changes
  • You’ll also be expected to be flexible and spend large proportions of your time away from your office.

What type of work will I be doing?

CFO Advisory Services - 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.

Data & Analtyics

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: Data Strategy, Data Science and Emerging Technology in UK&I and Data Engineering, Data Office, Demand, Intelligent Automation, Reporting & Analytics and AI Centre of Excellence within FS.

Solution Delivery

You’ll be supporting our clients through large scale transformation and projects within one of the following areas - Insurance, Wealth & Asset Management, Banking & Capital markets, Reg Tech, Technology Strategy & Innovation, Products & Services, Energy and Assets as well as Government and the Public Sector. We’re structured to bring together the right suite of skills and deep subject matter knowledge to formulate solutions to our clients' challenges.

Tech Transformation

Technology Transformation works with organisations across the public and private sector to help define and execute IT strategy aligned to business objectives.

You’ll be supporting our clients achieve their IT transformation objectives, establish effective and efficient IT capabilities and support the delivery of large transformation programmes ensuring technology and architecture are in place to help them achieve their future goals. Within this team, you will focus on helping CIOs realise their agendas through the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Transformation, Solution Architecture, Service Management and IT Strategy.

Are you eligible to apply?

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.

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



Business skills training

You'll have access to a broad suite of learning resources to develop your consulting and technical skills including our EY Badges programme which offers structured learning leading to accreditation in a range of of subject domains including programming, data visualisation and blockchain.

£ competitive pro rata salary



What’s it like?

From developing augmented reality prototypes to introducing clients to technology that can improve their business, Lauren’s work on an industrial placement is never dull.

How’s it structured?

Over the course of a year, you’ll have access to loads of different experiences and learning opportunities. We'll help you develop the skills to decipher how each client problem is different and to find innovative and sound ways of solving them.

If you join Financial Services (FS) you’ll work on a variety of projects for leading global financial services clients and will be encouraged and expected to take responsibility for your projects. During the programme you'll get exposure to a range of sectors across Financial Services including Wealth & Asset Management, Banking & Capital Markets and Insurance.

If you join UK & Ireland (UK&I), you’ll learn to combine your tech knowledge with business experience across entire organisations or specific areas like finance, operations or risk functions. There’s no limit to what you can get involved in and all along the way you’ll be supported by your team.

You'll attend training courses alongside our graduates and have access to learning and development resources as well as a supportive team to lend a hand. Since no two projects will be the same, we’ll coach and mentor you in a way that will prepare you for anything. You'll also be part of an large community with our graduates which is a great opportunity to build your network, participate in corporate sustainability events and develop your leadership skills.

At the end of the year, if you’re great at your job, you could be asked to join one of our graduate programmes once you’ve finished university.

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.

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 Technology Consulting industrial placement in several cities across the UK.

Applications to this programme are currently open in London.


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