Assurance Graduate Programme
Assurance plays a vital role in restoring and maintaining public confidence in the world's capital markets by providing an independent and reliable voice. At EY, it means working closely with some of the world’s most influential organisations and governments, understanding their strengths and vulnerabilities, and analysing the precision and safety of their performance.
Liz explains what her day to day life is like in FSO Assurance.
Henry explains what his day to day life is like in UKI Assurance.
Jack explains what his day to day life is like in UKI Assurance.
Ibukun explains what his day to day life is like in UKI - IT Risk & Assurance - Data Analytics.
Yash explains what his day to day life is like in UKI Forensic Technology & Discovery Services - Data Analytics.
Hassan explains what his day to day life is like in UKI IT Risk & Assurance.
Rhian explains what her day to day life is like in FSO IT Risk & Assurance.
Within Internal Audit and Controls (IAC), we primarily provide internal audit services and internal control solutions to our clients. We provide assurance to client management and/or the Board that controls are working (or let them know if they are not working). If the latter, we provide ideas to rectify the problems. As IAC is part of our wider Risk team, you will also be working on other Risk projects. This could include building risk management frameworks for our clients, performing client contract reviews to identify cost savings, or helping our clients implement appropriate technology to manage their control environment.
WHAT AREAS OF ASSURANCE CAN I WORK IN?
You have the opportunity to work within Assurance, IT Risk & Assurance, Internal Audit & Controls and IT Risk & Assurance - Data Analytics. Scroll through our videos above to see how our current UKI & FSO graduates describe their roles.
Working in the UK & I
In the UK and Ireland, Assurance has a profound impact on the capital markets, economies and communities we serve. We help organisations provide accurate and current information to stakeholders about the efficiency and effectiveness of their policies and operations, and the status of their compliance with the statutory obligations. For graduates, it’s a unique opportunity to work on high-quality projects in External Audit, Risk Assurance, and Forensic Services.
Working in Financial Services
Our Financial Services Assurance practice is one of the most trusted, respected and influential organisations in the financial services industry. Built around our core audit delivery, it also encompasses a wide range of services across Banking & Capital Markets, Wealth & Asset Management, Insurance and Pensions. Whether providing assurance to key stakeholders and creating confidence to facilitate trades, or identifying opportunities for businesses to grow through better risk management, our aim is to create a better working world.
Level 7 Apprenticeship in Accountancy and Taxation
All eligible Assurance graduates will now work towards their professional accountancy qualification and a government accredited, Level 7 Apprenticeship in Accountancy and Taxation, which is the equivalent of a masters degree. The Level 7 standard was designed by industry – the ‘trailblazer’ group, which was chaired by EY and included accountancy firms and bodies such as ICAEW and ICAS.
You can expect world-class training and support throughout your role, as well as study towards a Chartered Accountancy qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).
As well as your professional training, you'll also develop essential know-how through a range of activities. Over the years you may experience web-based learning, shadowing senior colleagues and team members, secondments (internal, with clients, or overseas) and training courses with our in-house experts. You'll be assigned a counsellor on day one who'll work closely with you to identify your strengths and help you grow in your career.
WHERE CAN AN ASSURANCE CAREER TAKE ME?
As well as supporting you while you try to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, starting in Assurance can take you in many directions. It's an excellent start for a career in all branches of professional services.
JAMES' CAREER PATH
Why did James choose Assurance, and what does he think of his experience at EY?VIEW
JAMES’ CAREER MILESTONES
Explore the milestones, achievements and successes in James’s career in Assurance so far.See James' Journey
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