What is IT Risk Assurance – Data Analytics at EY?

As part of the Technology Risk team, we analyse data from various sources to help clients identify areas of risk within their processes. If they need improving, we find the best solutions for their business.

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

What will you be doing?

  • Developing data extraction, analysis and visualisation skills
  • Working with cutting-edge technologies and visualisation tools
  • Sharing results and solutions 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 a technology related discipline such as Computer Science, Maths, Statistics, Engineering, Data Science) by the time the programme starts.

Experience with a programming language (such as VBA, SQL, Python, R etc.) is beneficial along with a passion for data.


Professional qualifications

Study for the ICAEW’s Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business (CFAB). Following your completion of CFAB, you’ll have the option to study for the full ICAEW ACA qualification.


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



What's it like?

From the get-go, you’re given a wide scope of responsibility, says Ibukun, and the variety in the role means he’s continually energised

How it's structured

From day one, you’ll work with clients across different industries and sectors including oil and gas, manufacturing, consumer business and public sector. Your learning and development are at the core of this programme, so as well as having the support of your team and a coach, you’ll take internal training courses so by the time you finish, you’ll have the experience and knowledge to warrant a promotion.


You’ll start on-the-job training, learning about our clients diverse financial, strategic, and operational risks and the technology we use to analyse them. You’ll also study for a Certificate in Finance, Accounting, and Business with ICAEW.


During year 2, you'll become more experienced with dealing with a multitude of different datasets, as well as designing and developing solutions that use more complex analytics such as predictive analytics or text mining. By the end of the programme, if you've chosen to pursue the ACA qualification, you'll be closer to becoming a chartered accountant. You'll likely also have developed the skills and knowledge to receive a promotion and continue building a great career.

Where could a technology career take you?

James’ career in technology all started one summer in Audit at EY. Your career path could be just as direct – or diverse.

Meet some of our graduates

New challenges every day – Rhian

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.    

Building a well-rounded career - Georgina

Technology is the driving force behind most change in organisations, says Georgina, an EY graduate. The skills she’s learning are very relevant for the future workplace.

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?

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


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