What is PAS - Workforce Advisory at EY?

As part of People Advisory Services (PAS) in our Consulting business area, this team helps global and local businesses with their People agenda needs in the digital age. Our goal is to work with them to create a better working world for everyone.

Applications to this programme are now closed.

What will you be doing?

  • Working in project teams to help clients solve people related problems and implement people related solutions
  • Working face-to-face with clients alongside your project team so you can listen to and meet their needs
  • Travelling around and outside of the UK if the project calls for it
  • The Workforce Advisory team works across a number of specialisms from change management, communications, HR transformation, talent management, diversity & inclusion, learning and workforce analytics

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

with CIPD Level 5




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

What’s it like?

One year in and Joe’s already been involved with projects for major supermarkets and government departments. See what else he’s done on his Workforce Advisory graduate programme.

How’s it structured?

After an EY induction, you’ll get lots of core consulting training to bring you up to speed with how we work. You will then begin to work on projects with other consultants. Working with our clients will involve lots of different things - from attending workshops, learning how to manage project work flows, writing elements of deliverables, understanding how they are delivered, and lots more.

During the programme you might decide to do more specialised training courses while still working on projects. And, as a final assignment you’ll present a business case to the senior leadership team, showing why you’re ready for a promotion and what business area you’d like to work in. Don’t worry if this sounds daunting – you’ll have plenty of time to prepare! And, if you do a good job, you could be promoted to Senior Consultant at the end of the programme.

Where could a consulting career take you?

How did Juliet go from a graduate programme to managing all of our service lines to deliver for one of our major clients? It took a couple of good career moves.

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 Workforce Advisory graduate programme in several cities around the UK.

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


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