What is IT Risk Assurance - Technology Risk at EY?

Today’s organisations rely so heavily on IT and data that even the smallest mistake or security breach can impact their reputation or business performance. Working within the Assurance business area, we help clients spot and reduce the risks of this happening.

Applications to our 2020 programme are currently closed. Register your interest for our 2020 opportunities now.


What will you be doing?

  • Working directly with some of the world’s most prestigious organisations on key IT issues
  • Analysing data to find risks and improve processes
  • Taking ownership for testing and reviewing the effectiveness of key IT controls
  • Developing your team management and people skills

Are you eligible to apply?

We operate an open access to all policy and we don’t screen out any applications only on your academic performance at GCSE or A-Level. However, you’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths and to have completed three A-levels, five Scottish Highers or equivalent by the time the programme starts. It is therefore important that you provide us with your top three obtained or accurately predicted A-Levels (or equivalent) as these will be verified and considered as part of the offer process should you be successful. Any drop in grades could jeopardise your offer of employment.



Professional qualifications

with ICAEW in England



Up to £21,750

Dependent on location, salaries up to £21,750 per year

What’s it like?

Megan’s got her eye on the future. She sees her apprenticeship in IT Risk and Assurance as the key to achieving her long-term career goals of working abroad.

How’s it structured?

Following an EY induction, you can expect to jump straight into work on real client projects. You’ll be developing your core consulting skills, learning EY’s auditing methodology and helping clients feel confident about the quality of their data and IT security controls. Taking on genuine responsibilities is one of the best ways to learn and you’ll have enough support throughout so that by your second year, you’ll be able to start coaching others.

As well as in-house training and development opportunities, we’ll also give you time to study for your chartered accountancy qualification with the ICAEW. All this considered, you’ll progress in your career a lot faster than your university-going friends, gain relevant experience and professional qualifications, and a great network of peers to continue building your career.

Where could a career in ITRA take you?

Variety is the spice of life, or work, for Rhian. Since starting at EY, she’s not only developed key IT skills, but her presenting and coaching skills, too. “I’m bringing my whole self to work,” she says.    

Meet our apprentices

Working in ITRA

Megan is currently working in the Birmingham office and shares her experiences of transitioning from school to EY, and balancing her work and studies.

Staying ahead with tech

While balancing work and study, a large part of Hassan’s apprenticeship is keeping ahead of emerging tech so he can provide the right solutions for his clients.

What about the extras?

From access to FlexEY’s benefits programme to generous pension plans and discounted gym memberships – there are lots of perks to being an apprentice at EY.

Where do you want to be?

This programme is currently not open.

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