EY Business Apprenticeship

If you’re ready to start your career in the workplace and keen to avoid student debt then apply to join the EY Business Apprenticeship.

Our new training programme lets you join EY straight after school or college — just as some of our directors and partners did. Once you’ve completed your A levels, you’ll go straight into a full-time job with a starting salary of up to £21,500, giving you independence and responsibility – without going to university first.

On joining the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to study for an industry-recognised certification – a professional qualification to further hone your skills and expertise as you develop throughout the programme. Depending on what business area you join as a Business Apprentice, your professional qualification will differ, but once you qualify, you’ll have the same professional qualification you’d normally study for after university, and you’ll earn this sooner than a graduate, with the same career options to look forward to.

You’ll also be given challenging work on a diverse range of projects and clients, developing a host of transferable skills, and receive on-the job coaching and support to ensure that you reach your potential. And with opportunities across the UK, you’ll receive the same world-class training and experience no matter which UK office you join.


The training for the qualification will develop the skills and experience needed to complete the work and study towards a chartered qualification in the service line that you have applied to. In your first two years you will study towards the ICAEW Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business (CFAB)*.

*those completing the EY Business Apprenticeship in Scotland will complete their studies with ICAS.


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 2018.

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

Which area of the business is right for you?

We currently offer opportunities on the EY Business Apprenticeship in 5 areas of the businss. Whichever you join, you'll have the opportunity to drive lasting change and help build a better working world from day one. Find out which one is best for you:

-      EY Business Apprenticeship - Assurance

-      EY Business Apprenticeship - Tax

-      EY Business Apprenticeship - Transactions

-      EY Business Apprenticeship - Consulting

If you’re unsure where to start try our new interactive scenario-based quiz ‘EY and You’ to find your fit.

To start the application process, click the 'Apply now' button in the top menu.