EY Work Experience 2024


About the EY Career Starters programme

Designed for school students in Year 11 (England and Wales)/S4 (Scotland) and Year 12 (England and Wales)/S5 (Scotland), you’ll discover more about an EY apprenticeship and the wealth of exciting career possibilities available to you.

Across one-day or two-days you’ll learn more about the work our apprentices do to make an impact to our people, clients, and communities.

There are two programmes available:

  • Career Starters – Financial Futures: you’ll learn more about a career in Assurance and Tax and get an insight into our Business Apprenticeship programmes.
  • Career starters – Female Tech Futures: our Female Tech Futures programme is aimed at raising awareness with female students who are keen to pursue a career in technology. You’ll learn more about our Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology, and you’ll have access to senior role models and gain an insight into the wide world of technology at EY.

What will you be doing?

  • Take part in on-the-job case studies, business skills sessions, and networking with current apprentices
  • Have access to senior role models within the business
  • Attend workshops with business leaders
  • And if you’re in Year 12/S6, you could even be fast-tracked onto one of our 2025 apprenticeship opportunities.

Programme duration

One-day or two-days

How is it structured? 

Get a taste of the real working world with our one-day or two-day insight programmes:

  • If you’re in Year 11/S4 you’ll attend a one-day virtual event and take part in online sessions
  • If you’re in Year 12/S5 you’ll attend a one-day virtual event as well as a one-day in-person event hosted in one of our EY office in Bristol, Edinburgh, London, and Manchester.

Please note you will be able to apply to any of our office locations but we advise you to apply to the location where you would want to be employed in the future. You will then be invited to the in-person office event at one of the selected locations nearest to you.
For the in-person event, EY will cover reasonable travel costs for you to get to the office. There are no overnight stays for these events and we advise for you to only apply to locations that are within a comfortable commutable distance.

Are you eligible to apply?

We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone.

England: You must be in Year 11 or 12 for England and Wales completing three A levels (or equivalent) and have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths.

Scotland: You must be in S5 or S6 completing 5 Highers or be working towards a SCQF Level 6/7 and have a minimum of grade C National 5 (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths.

We recommend that you live within a one hour commuting distance of the office location you’re applying to, and you must have strong motivations for exploring alternatives to university.

We welcome applications from all academic backgrounds and are looking for people who will succeed at EY today and tomorrow. That’s why, through our recruitment process, your academic performance will be considered against your online assessment scores to determine your suitability for an EY role. We’re also proud to partner with RARE recruitment, so that your application can be processed in the context of your socio-economic background.

EY recognises that it has clear obligations towards all its people and the community at large to ensure that partners, employees and job applicants are afforded equal opportunities to enter employment and progress within the firm. As an employer committed to establishing an inclusive environment free from unlawful discrimination, the firm promotes the fair treatment of staff members and job applicants regardless of their sex, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, age or pregnancy/maternity status.

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