What is EY Reconnect?

We are excited to launch a new September 2018 intake of our EY Reconnect programme for career returners, providing a bridge for professionals re-entering the workplace after an extended career break.

What is EY Reconnect?

The 12-week programme offers a supported route back into work with induction, coaching and mentoring for talented individuals  who have had a career break of between 2 and 10 years - you will also have an instant peer group for additional support. This is an opportunity for you to reconnect with your career, your previous experience and expertise within business.  You will join client teams in one of our business areas:

  • Advisory
  • Assurance
  • People Services
  • Tax
  • Transactions

What background and past experience is needed for EY Reconnect?

You will have worked as a manager or above, with a background in professional services, consultancy, financial services, technology or related industry.  

It’s not all about your technical experience. EY Reconnect offers the opportunity to join an inclusive and diverse workplace, where we encourage creativity and flexibility. It’s not just something we talk about; the  skills you’ve acquired from your career break will be celebrated and valued as much as those from your professional CV.

Where are the opportunities based?

Depending on the role you are applying to, EY Reconnect has opportunities in available in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Reading. Please refer to the base locations on each of the roles.

“Being able to share the experience with others on the Reconnect programme has been invaluable, knowing there is a group of like--minded people you can reach out to is very reassuring.”                                                                   

Sarah Brown, 2017 EY Reconnect participant, now Senior Manager in Financial Services Advisory

Why EY?

We’re building the workplace of the future – a place that’s smarter, more inclusive, more dynamic and more flexible – and driven by a sense of purpose. We’re continually investing in our people in order to be the employer of choice in professional services, offering you a range of experiences and assignments that will inspire your professional development and help you move closer to your long-term goals. 

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce is core to our ambitions. Brilliant women – and men – are already thriving in our business and we’re committed to attracting more women and other minority groups to work at EY – at all levels across the business.

We’re received many accolades including by Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies, Times Top 50 Employers for Women, Top 10 Employers for Working Families, and as a Stonewall Star Performer.

We also have a range of well established and thriving networks across the business including EY Parents' Network, EY Women’s Network and the Disability Network, and are recognised publicly as a leading Social Mobility Champion.   

What next?

Use our job search button below to view, and apply to one of, our Reconnect opportunities. For any queries please contact eyreconnect@uk.ey.com. 

Need more information?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to see a list of common queries we received about the programme. For further information, including insights from previous programme participants, return to our main EY Reconnect website



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