What is Business Risk Services at EY?

Part of Risk Advisory, we work with both Assurance and Consulting teams to help businesses be confident that their systems are safe and work as they’re supposed to. We ask questions like ‘what could go wrong?’ and ‘how can we prevent this?’, then create solutions and put them in place.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester

What will you be doing?

  • Getting to know our clients’ businesses, their strengths and weaknesses
  • Taking ownership for testing and reviewing the effectiveness of key financial and operational controls and reviewing business processes
  • Responsible for helping communicate the impact of your results and recommendations for improvement directly with clients

Are you eligible to apply?

You’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths, three A-levels, 5 Highers or equivalent, and an honours degree (in any subject) by the time the programme starts.





Level 7 Apprenticeship*

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

Professional qualifications

the ACA from ICAEW in England, ICAS in Scotland


Dependent on location, salaries start from £27,600 per year

What’s it like?

Being recognised as an ‘expert’ by EY colleagues was a career highlight for Jo. See how her grad programme has put her on track to achieve her ambition of becoming a manager.

How’s it structured?

From day one you will play an integral role within Business Risk Services engagements, working directly with clients often at their offices, getting to know how they work. You may be part of a co-sourced internal audit team of a major global organisation working on a number of internal audits across various geographies or working on controls projects across various sectors, helping clients to gain confidence over their control environment.

Working on a variety of UK and multi-territory audit engagements, you'll begin to lead and coach others by your second year, while developing your client relationship skills – in some cases, already owning client relationships as well as building up your exceptional project management and teaming skills. You will also have exposure to working with EY personnel and clients around the world.

We’re looking ahead and we believe the work and training you do in your first few years lays the groundwork for a fast-moving, high-potential career with us. During this time we will help you develop your technical and personal competencies to achieve to the best of your ability. Our culture of coaching will guide you through lots of learning curves and makes being Senior Consultant by year three very achievable.

Meet our graduates

Working with both Assurance and Consulting teams, Business Risk Services is part of Risk Advisory.


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What about the extras?

Discounted gym memberships, interest-free loans, generous pension plans – there are lots of perks to being a grad at EY.

Where do you want to be?

We offer the Business Risk Services graduate programme in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester


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