On 22nd January 2015 Bjorn Conway, Partner UK&I Government and Public Sector, formally committed to honour the Armed Forces Covenant.
OUR MILITARY NETWORK
There are over 130 employees in our growing network including spouses of serving military, friends, family, reservists and military employees.
We assign each new joiner with an ex-military buddy to guide them through the transition into professional services, provide feedback on their performance and guidance on their career with EY.
FIRST 100 DAYS
To help with transition from the military you'll receive dedicated support from an ex-military buddy, opportunities to join ex-military networking events, advice on professional services terminology, transitional and on-going support by the network.
EY backs BuildForce
We're one of the founding partners of BuildForce - an employer-led initiative offering training and mentoring to military leavers and veterans to address skills shortages in the construction industry. Watch this video which features EY Global Construction & Infrastructure Leader Malcolm Bairstow.
Chris Steer, Captain of The Royal Logistic Corps turned EY Senior Manager, Government and Public Sector, shares his top career tips.
Know exactly what you can bring to a company when you apply. Be ambitious but have realistic expectations of your entry level. Consider relevant training courses before you apply. You might want to study for an MBA after leaving the Army to gain commercial and consulting experience.
We strongly value the qualities military personnel bring, such as work ethic, leadership, drive and the ability to work under pressure. However to differentiate yourself, you need to demonstrate more. For example, demonstrate that your military skills allow you to think quickly and clearly under pressure, using real life experiences.
Take the time to understand the business development aspects of working in consulting. It’s extremely important to be commercially aware and able to understand business and commerce. In interviews, articulate your experiences in a way that relates to the professional services industry, and how you’ll be able to make the transition to the commercial world.
A good consultant wins and delivers exceptional client service using a strong set of principles. Demonstrate how you can be trusted to win and lead projects.
Building and maintaining strong relationships is important in business. Your time within the military provided you with long-lasting connections and networks. This is equally important to us.
LIFE AND WORK AT EY
"EY has been a great place to work, with a wide variety of people who all bring something different to the firm; the military ones included."Find out more
"My advice is before you leave the military, seek advice from people who have trodden this path before you."Find out more
"My army experiences are fundamental to the successes I have made in my civilian career and are in use on a daily basis."Find out more