Before submitting your application:
Please note you may only apply to one 2024 EY graduate programme. All additional applications will not be considered.
When submitting your application form, you will be asked questions on which area of our business you wish to join. You will be allowed state a preference for the business unit and team (if you wish), which will be considered as part of your application.
EY is split into two areas, Financial Services and UKI. The difference between the two are largely the clients we work with. To help you decide, please read the below text before continuing.
- UKI (Non-Financial Services Clients) – Industrial, Commercial & Technology Clients including Automotive & Transportation, Government & Public Sector, Health & Life Sciences, Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction, Technology, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment.
- Financial Services (Financial Services Clients): Asset Management, Banking and Insurance, Investment Services, Financial Services Industry, Foreign Exchange.
Please note that all preferences cannot be guaranteed, however we will do our best to accommodate you. Wishing you the very best of luck!
Hello, we’re EY. We're building a better working world. Starting with yours.
We know that big ideas can come from anywhere and some of our highest flyers come from under the radar. Apply now for the EY Graduate Programme 2024, that’s designed for those who want to think outside the box.
Where will EY take you?
By joining one of our award-winning Graduate Programmes, you will have the opportunity to become an integral part of a team in EY. You’ll receive world-class hands-on training that has real-world application.
Your future is our future. Here’s to building a better working world.
The EY Assurance Graduate Programme
Assurance (audit) includes understanding the key business and financial risks facing our clients and the markets they operate in, reviewing processes, IT and Technology Controls, designing tests, and verifying accounting treatments and numbers, all whilst complying with accounting and auditing standards.
We welcome students from all disciplines and backgrounds to apply. If you’re a problem-solver, are information-hungry and data-driven, apply today for our Graduate Programme in Assurance.
What kind of work could you be doing?
Once you apply for the graduate programme in Assurance, our teams will review your application and if successful, you will be invited to interview with EY for one of the below areas.
Please remember if you have a preference for a certain area within Assurance, make sure to note this on your application form! All preferences cannot be guaranteed; however, we will do our best to facilitate you .
Auditing an EY client includes understanding the key business and financial risks facing our clients and the markets they operate in, reviewing processes, designing tests and verifying accounting treatments and numbers, all whilst complying with accounting and auditing standards. We audit clients across a number of sectors including tech, pharma, banking, wealth and asset management, aircraft leasing, government, media, telecoms and construction. We are very proud of the fact that we audit 68% of the tech companies in the Irish market.
Centre of Excellence
The Global Reporting Centre of Excellence (COE) engages with EY’s largest global audit clients, providing innovative solutions to global statutory reporting. Through ground-breaking technology tools, the COE drives disruption in the management of global statutory audits, provides business insights into our clients’ performance, and partners with our clients, as they move to world class statutory reporting structures.
Training & Development
Joining the EY Assurance Graduate Programme gives you the opportunity to become a fully qualified accountant, where you will refine your talents and enhance your knowledge within your chosen specialism. Naturally, you’ll build up a network of amazing people and be exposed to all sorts of industries through your everyday work.
Throughout the Assurance Graduate programme, you will complete the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification (ACA), which includes three sets of professional examinations: CAP1, CAP2, and the Final Admittance Exam (FAE).
At EY, we offer world-class learning and development support as you pursue your professional qualifications, including fully paid exam fees and study leave, exam bonus schemes, internal exam support sessions and more.
While there will be a certain focus on building your technical skillset, we also want you to gain the skills needed to manage your workload and create a healthy work/life balance. This programme is 3-3.5 years in total (depending on your exam exemptions), with many opportunities to stay at EY post-qualification. Upon the completion of the EY Graduate Programme in Assurance, you will, quite simply, be one of the most employable young people in Europe.
Skills and attributes for success
- A minimum 2.1 or higher in your chosen Bachelor’s degree
- A client-oriented, professional services mindset
- Exceptional execution and delivery mindset
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Great attention to detail
- Proficiency to manage several projects simultaneously
- Ability to prioritise tasks and work well under pressure
- Aptitude to present on subject matter areas to an audience
- You demonstrate integrity, respect, and teaming
- You have the energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead
We aim to create a diverse workplace, which contributes to our objective of building a better working world. We are looking for people from all academic backgrounds – including business, science, engineering, arts, humanities, health, law, and more.
Building a better working world. Starting with yours.
Applications close 18th October 2023.
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