EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital & Technology - Degree (Level 6)


Ernst & Young Llp

Training Provider:

National Apprenticeship Service

Wage Competitive salary
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday 9am to 5.30pm.
duration: 4 years
start: 7 September 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne
Degree (Level 6)
Digital and technology solutions professional (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
30 June 2020 (application closing date)
Start your tech career with the EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology. You’ll gain real work experience, develop your digital skills and work towards a BSc degree – without the student loan.


Start your tech career with the EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology. You’ll gain real work experience, develop your digital skills and work towards a BSc degree – without the student loan.

What is the Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology at EY?

Working in supportive teams in either Assurance, Consulting, People Advisory Services, Tax or Transactions, you’ll help EY and our clients find new ways of using artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies to improve their business. You can specialise in data analytics within one of our service lines.

What will you be doing?

On a day-to-day basis you could be helping teams to solve client problems using technologies like blockchain, or analysing huge data sets and building insights to present to clients and EY specialist teams. The work and clients will be varied, so you’ll gain knowledge and skills that will set you up for a rewarding career.

The work you’ll be doing could include:

  • Designing, prototyping and building new tech solutions for clients
  • Helping clients use the latest technology to solve complex issues like fraud
  • Building data solutions to provide analysis on large data sets so you can share insights with clients and EY specialist teams

You’ll be constantly learning as you balance on-the-job training alongside studying towards your BSc. You’ll also gain a host of transferable skills, on-the-job coaching and support from a careers counsellor to ensure that you reach your potential.

Future Prospects

A role on the EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital & Technology combined with achieving a degree, should not be underestimated in terms of the experiences it opens up. Having gained a grounding in the IT aspects of finance industry and exposure to our large client base, you’ll have a wealth of practical experience to compound your theoretical knowledge. And this will open opportunities both inside and outside EY.

Reality Check

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

Skills Required

You don't need to have any prior technical experience or qualifications - we are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a strong desire to learn. Our degree apprenticeship offers you the chance to combine a business and technology career in a fast-paced, rapidly expanding field.

You'll work as part of small high-performing teams, so working well with others, as well as be able to think critically, is essential.

Qualities Required

Determination, ambition and energy are essential in this role. Above all, you’ll be passionate about technology. 

Qualifications Required

If you’re passionate about technology, business and have a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & maths and have completed three A-Levels, five Scottish Highers or equivalent by the time the programme starts, this programme is for you. For our Data Analytics Consulting programme, you'll also need A Level or equivalents in maths.

Training Provided

Training Provider to be confirmed.

Excitingly, you’ll be working in a new growth area for EY, so sometimes you’ll be doing things for the first time as we’re doing them for the first time, too.

After an EY company induction, you’ll join one of our business areas and specialise in data analytics. You’ll be studying for a BSc and you’ll spend time studying towards your Digital and Technology Solutions Professional degree and for approximately 80% of your time you’ll be gaining on the job practical experiences. The work and your clients will vary so you’ll gain knowledge and skills that will lead to exciting opportunities once the programme is finished.

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About the employer

As a professional services firm, we help organisations make better decision about business, finance and technology. In a fast-changing world, it’s an exciting place to be.

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