Wherever in the world you are based, you can apply for a trainee job in the UK with Ernst & Young, one of the ‘Big Four’ firms. All you need is a degree qualification - regardless of study discipline and the correct preparation, which is where our services are invaluable.
If you are an international applicant seeking a work permit and wish to join Ernst & Young UK offices in September 2017, then please note that your application submission deadline is Friday 28th April 2017 set by Ernst & Young. This restriction applies to all the international students who wish to apply in EY UK offices for September 2017 start date. Any international application received from the overseas student post deadline will be an automatic rejection.
Ernst & Young is a global professional services firm headquartered in London, England, providing assurance, advisory, and tax specialists services to its clients. Ernst & Young employs 152,000 people worldwide. In UK Ernst & Young operates from 20 offices and has over 11,000 staff. Ernst & Young recruits nearly 1,500 graduate trainees each year on internship programme.
Ernst & Young is focused on organic growth and employs specialist from various industries for business development purposes. The firm offers higher benefits to it’s employees as compared to any other Big Four firm. EY has recently announced its Vision 2020 strategy to double it's practice globally. This would mean an increase in the number of interns recruitment during 2016 and 2017.
Ernst & Young is an approved employer by the regulatory bodies such as Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) etc to train both graduates and undergraduate students.
Fact: Did you know that most of the Ernst & Young Partners, Directors, Senior Managers and Managers are the members of Green Turn LinkedIn Big Four Alumni Network. You can find further details by signing into LinkedIn account here.
Those who wish to become chartered accountants in the UK must successfully advance through the following two stages:
The benefits of training with a Big Four firm in UK are immense:
There is an eligibility criterion for the overseas candidates applying for the trainee position with Ernst & Young. This applies to both degree qualification and other academic requirements from your past years. Ernst & Young has written up a useful guidance document for the overseas applicant, you can access below:
If you wish to see whether you meet the academic requirement of EY internship programme then you can check on the following web page:
If you have received an international qualification in your home country and wish to see whether you meet the academic requirement of EY internship programme then you can check on the following web pages as guideline written by KPMG which is another Global Big Four firm.
We believe that EY follows the same guideline as developed by KPMG for the international applicant’s academic assessment therefore it would be useful for you to review at this point:
If you do not see your home country details above then we strongly suggest contacting EY directly at the following address:
Phone: +44 (0) 800 289 208
Fact: Overseas applicants can only apply to graduate positions at Ernst & Young. However if you hold UK nationality but had attained all your qualifications outside of UK then you are eligible to apply for the Ernst & Young School Leaver programme.
Ernst & Young has set four types of recruitment tests to assess each applicant before offering the trainee job. These tests are applicable to more or less all graduate and school leaver applicants.
Step 1: Applicant completes EY Registration Form
Step 2: Applicant completes EY Situational Strengths Test
Step 3: Takes online EY Psychometric Aptitude Tests
Step 4: Attend EY First Strength Based Interview
Step 5: Attend Ernst & Young Final Assessment Centre
Step 6: Successful Applicant will receive a job offer
You can read more about the Ernst & Young application process here.
You can take Step 1 to Step 4 job assessment tests from your home country. You will need to travel to UK to attend Step 5 job test assessment.
Ernst & Young will reimburse your travel arrangement and hotel costs whilst your stay in UK.
Please note that Ernst & Young will make all the necessary travel arrangements for you if you are travelling from overseas to attend the Ernst & Young assessment tests.
Ernst & Young recruit nearly 1,500 graduate trainees every year. The number of graduates seeking training contracts with Ernst & Young, both from the UK and overseas, currently stands at approximately 40,000. Thus, in order to stand a realistic chance of being accepted, an applicant must score exceptionally and pass all the four stage assessments mentioned above.
Green Turn services are invaluable for you at this point. We have designed the relevant practice material, eBooks, videos and computer based simulations. Practicing our material will help you prepare and pass all of the Ernst & Young four assessment stages’ tests and exercises at the first attempt.
These courses are delivered by former Big Four employees, whose insider knowledge provides a unique benefit that only Green Turn can offer.
Fact: Please note that there is an application restriction for the trainee position, if failed during the recruitment tests then you cannot apply for the next 3 to 6 months.
If you apply to Ernst & Young without preparation then there is only 6% chance that you would land a job. However if you apply to Ernst & Young after preparation with us then you have more than 98% chance of securing a job at the first attempt.
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