EY Assurance Apprenticeship Programme
Ernst & Young Llp
National Apprenticeship Service
Gain real work experience in the business world, take advantage of new tech and build the skills you need to propel your career. You’ll create real change by helping businesses publish reliable financial accounts, all while you study for a professional qualification and progress towards becoming a chartered accountant.
What is Assurance at EY?
Our Assurance teams analyse the data behind our clients’ businesses. As external auditors, they help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts that their clients and industry regulators can rely on.
What will you be doing?
You’ll be working closely with your team auditing a variety of clients across different sectors. The role will include:
- 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’s true and fair
You may also be required to take on more work, and you should be amenable to longer hours and spending a greater amount of time working away from home, particularly during busy season. You can expect to spend a high proportion of your time on client site too.
You’ll also study and undertake exams along the way so you’ll progress even faster professionally than your university-going friends. At the end of the programme, you’ll have gained professional qualifications, a host of transferable skills, lots of practical experience and a network of mentors to help you keep developing. An apprenticeship in assurance gives you a solid grounding, and sets you up, for a career in finance.
Working in assurance at EY, you’ll get to work across different sectors, gain professional qualifications all whilst building your professional network and knowledge. This will open up opportunities to work abroad as well as open doors for your future career.
At EY, we are committed to bringing together the right candidates to create the high performing teams that provide our clients with the exceptional service they expect. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, abilities and experiences, creating a rich and diverse culture here at EY - one that can help you learn, develop and shape your career.
To be considered for this opportunity you will have to satisfy the following additional requirements which are specific to this programme:
- Be 18 or over when starting the apprenticeship (for legal reasons)
- Not in full-time education when starting the apprenticeship
- UK/EEA Nationality or Permanent Residency Status or Residing in the UK/EEA for at least 3 years prior to starting your apprenticeship
Please note that these eligibility criteria are set down by the UK government and may be subject to change from time to time.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
You'll work as part of small high-performing teams, so working well with others (team working), communication, organisation, attention to detail and as well as being able to think critically, is essential.
Determination, enthusiasm, ambition and energy are essential.
You’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & maths and to have completed three A-Levels, five Scottish Highers or equivalent by the time the programme starts.
Training Provider to be confirmed.
First up, an induction will verse you in all things EY and before you know it, you’ll be working in a team on audits for clients (with lots of help, of course!). Along the way, you'll be studying and doing exams so you’ll progress even faster professionally than your university-going friends. By the time you complete the Accountancy and Taxation apprenticeship programme you'll not only have qualifications but lots of practical experience and a network of mentors to help you keep on developing. The experience you gain will vary depending on your location as different offices offer different opportunities depending upon their clients.
Throughout you’ll be part of the EY community and you’ll have 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.
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.
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