What is Transactions at EY?

Economies are fuelled by competitive organisations who buy, sell, merge or restructure parts of their business with others. Transactions help organisations do all that while making more informed decisions and building better strategies.

In Restructuring, we advise organisations – and other affected parties – when they are underperforming or in distress, on the best course of action. Through independent analysis, we help them either get back on track or go through insolvency procedures like administration or receivership.


Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Edinburgh and Leeds.

What will you be doing?

  • Solving urgent and important business problems by analysing data and proposing solutions for underperforming businesses
  • Undertaking an arrange of tasks required to manage a company that is going through an insolvency process
  • Assisting with solvent and insolvent liquidation processes

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.





Level 7 Apprenticeship*

in Accountancy and Taxation (equivalent to a master’s degree) *Please note this applies to English office locations only.

Professional qualifications

with ICAEW in England

Up to £22,000

Dependent on location, salaries up to £22,000 per year

What’s it like?

In the first year of her transactions apprenticeship, Rozalie jumped straight in at the deep end and was working on important client projects. She tells us why no two days are ever the same in her job.

How’s it structured?

We want you to get as much as you can from this apprenticeship, so after an EY induction, you’ll get straight to work on client projects. You can expect to be contributing to challenging projects, identifying and understanding not only clients’ financial and operational issues, but how their business and industry works too. You’ll build great networks and relationships, learn to make quick, practical decisions and work through problems decisively. As you progress through the programme you’ll get to do all this with more autonomy and responsibility.

As well as having lots of support from your team and in-house training opportunities, you’ll complete the CFAB qualification and then a full qualification through ICAEW. By the end of the programme you’ll have a lot of experience, a professional qualification and great network to continue building a career from.

Where could a transactions career take you?

Having studied languages, Sam’s found his skills surprisingly useful at EY. See where in the world they’ve taken him.

Meet some of our apprentices

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Rozalie in Transactions

After attending our EY Business Academy, Rozalie became interested in Transactions and now works with a variety of clients. She was also invited to speak alongside the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills at the ‘Women for Work’ flagship event for National Apprenticeship week.


Eye-opening experiences – Sam

From business reviews of FTSE 250 companies to due diligence assignments in Malawi, Sam’s getting involved in huge projects and making plans for his career.

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?

We offer the Transactions business apprenticeship in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Edinburgh and Leeds.


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