EY Foundation

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The EY Foundation, an independent charity born out of EY, works with disadvantaged young people, employers and social entrepreneurs. It helps young people, regardless of background, to realise their career ambitions and transition into work, higher education or self-employment.


Set up in 2014, the Foundation has so far helped more than 1,000 young people in major cities across the UK.


Joining us in the EY Foundation will provide you with an opportunity to work on initiatives that make a difference to the lives of young people and diverse communities, including:



Smart Futures: a 10-month programme giving 16-17 year-olds skills to make them more employable, as well as paid work experience and access to a mentor

Our Future: an employability skills and work experience programme, accredited by the CMI, designed to help 16-19 year old facing significant barriers to employment find a job.

School to work: a campaign to embed an accredited framework into the school curriculum to ensure young people are better prepared for the world of work

Accelerate: helping social enterprises thrive by providing skills capital such as business coaches, workshops, networking and project support. 

“The EY Foundation is a passion for me personally. I was state-school educated and from a working-class background. I was lucky to get into the line of work I ended up in and I wanted to take the ‘lucky’ out of it for as many people as I could. Through the Foundation, I think we can do that.”

Liz Bingham OBE, EY Foundation Trustee, formally EY Managing Partner for Talent

If you are as passionate as we are about helping young people and entrepreneurs in the UK, then we want to hear from you.

You can apply to one of our current opportunities by clicking on the button below, or to find out about other ways you can get involved with the EY Foundation, click here to be taken to our dedicated website.

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