What is Technology Risk?

Technology is at the heart of most modern organisations. As well as opening a world of opportunities, technology exposes organisations to a variety of risks. We help our clients to identify and manage these risks to protect their stakeholders.

Alongside our Assurance colleagues we help clients protect their reputation by mitigating these business and IT risks.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Reading

What will you be doing?

  • Learning about EY, our clients and their businesses.
  • Understand the IT landscape of some of our biggest clients, including their adoption of cloud, use of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation, and assure and advise on the associated risks.
  • Work on client projects and attend client meetings to identify risks, test controls and provide an opinion on the security of the clients IT environment.
  • Analysing data, liaising with clients and presenting your work.
  • Assist in the project management of client engagements.
  • Work closely with Assurance colleagues to identify and communicate risks affecting the financial audit.
  • Get involved with industry research and client thought leadership.
  • Support business development initiatives to help EY grow their client portfolio.

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.


Professional qualifications

Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB)

2 year



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

What's it like?

Hassan was amazed at the responsibility he was given in his first year on the Technology Risk graduate programme.

How's it structured?

During your first few weeks you will participate in our EY induction and be immersed in training alongside your peers from across the UK. You will learn about EY and Technology Risk. After this you will then join a project team and start working on client projects.

Throughout your time on the graduate programme you will build relationships with clients, support your team and work closely with your coach to agree and achieve career development goals. Your colleagues will provide on-the-job learning, so make sure you ask lots of questions! You’ll also start studying for professional qualifications with ICAEW - it’s a lot of learning but you will have plenty of support from your team, mentors and a career coach too. At the end of your first year, you'll have the option to complete the full ACA qualification too.

Where could an assurance career take you?

Working in Technology Risk means you'll be working alongside both our Assurance and Consulting teams. You’ll get to work across different sectors on a number of clients, gaining greater insight into professional services and meeting the right people to support you with your career development.

Meet our people


Joining Technology Risk - Rhian

Her degree in astrophysics didn’t seem so random after meeting her fellow EY graduates. Want to know how she’s got on in our Financial Services – Technology Risk team?


Understanding the IT landscape - Kirsten

Kirsten explains how you don't need a background in finance or technology to work in Technology Risk. You just need motivation and a passion for learning.


Coaching and mentoring - Adithya

On his first day, Adithya had no idea what to do but one year on, with the right coaching and experiences, he now works with clients from the FTSE100 using technology to enhance their businesses.

What about the extras?

Regular mentoring and coaching, on-the-job training, a competitive salary, a variable pay bonus scheme, flexible benefit options (such as purchasing extra holiday), opportunity for flexible working and a generous pension plan are just some of the perks that come with being a graduate at EY.

Where do you want to be?

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

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: BelfastBirmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Reading


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