EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Innovation

EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Innovation (Level 6) Technology Consulting - London September 2017 intake

Technology at EY

Advances in technology are fundamentally changing the way the world works. Today's businesses, government and individuals are responding to shifts that would have seemed unimaginable even a few years ago.

Technology is integral to the success of virtually all organisations and drives some of the biggest challenges and decisions businesses need to make.  At EY, technology is embedded in the solutions and services we provide to our clients and underpins everything that we do - we create value through developing transformational solutions across risk, strategy, financial, people and operations.

Technology Consulting at EY

The nature of the projects we undertake in our Technology business range from pure advisory to hands on delivery of digitally enabled solutions – especially in the fields of data analytics, robotic process automation and customer service design. Clients are also turning to us for help with emerging technologies such as Blockchain, where we can bring the full breadth of EY’s services in to help clients overcome the many and varied challenges that such a potential game-changer brings.

Consultants in our technology teams can expect to gain significant business expertise as part of their role. After all, all technology change ultimately has a business purpose, whether it is supporting the transformation of the Customer or User Experience (CX/UX), building analytics solutions to empower businesses, solving complex challenges in risk management or compliance or streamlining operations and finance.

 Become an apprentice in Digital Innovation

You will be part of Consulting Technology – offering the opportunity to start your career straight from school in a fast-paced rewarding job that develops practical and technical skills, preparing you for a career working on leading projects within the digital space. You will:

  • Help to solve problems using a host of technologies and techniques that will impact on major companies and the rest of society – supporting technology for transport systems, methods of healthcare delivery, improving the supply chain for consumer goods, the future of banking
  • Gain experience in opportunities such as designing and prototyping emerging technology solutions (eg developing web and mobile apps)
  • Work collaboratively, directly with joint EY/client teams to solve their biggest business Technology problems – building opportunities for your future in Technology Consulting

What support and professional qualifications will I receive?

EY will fund your tuition fees and you’ll receive a competitive salary from day one. You can also expect first class training and support throughout your role.

You will spend 20% of your time over 3 years studying towards a BSc Apprenticeship Degree in Digital Innovation.  You will study with other Apprentices from leading Tech businesses at ADA college, the National College of Digital Skills. You will build on these skills in our teams with our clients in between your block release sessions. 

 As well as your technical training, you'll also develop essential know-how through a range of activities. Over the 3 years you can expect to experience web-based learning, shadowing senior colleagues and team members, and training courses with our in-house experts. You'll be assigned a career counsellor on day one who'll work closely with you to identify your strengths and help you grow in your career.

 Having gained a grounding in technology solution, design and implementation, along with exposure to our large client base, you’ll have a wealth of practical experience to combine with your college studies. This will open opportunities both inside and outside EY.  

What do we look for?

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 being able to think critically, is essential. Determination, ambition and energy are essential in this role.

Eligibility

If you are currently at school/college, you must be completing 3 A levels, 5 Highers or equivalent qualifications, in advance of the programme start date in September 2017.

If you are now working, you must have attained 3 A levels, 5 Highers or equivalent qualifications. 

To be considered for this opportunity you will have to satisfy the following additional requirements which are specific to this programme:

  • Be 16 or over when starting the apprenticeship
  • Not in full-time education when starting the apprenticeship
  • UK/EEA Nationality or Permanent Residency Status
  • 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.

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