What is Corporate Finance at EY?

We provide independent mid-market corporate finance advice to a wide range of public and private sector clients, from central government, entrepreneurs, to mid market private equity and privately owned businesses – and lots in between. We help our clients execute smarter transactions. We have regional coverage and sector expertise to help achieve their growth ambitions.

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What will you be doing?

  • Developing specialist expertise including a combination of technical and commercial skills across the disciplines of debt advisory and M&A
  • Working with companies at different stages of maturity and growth across the full capital spectrum
  • Working in project teams across the full transaction life-cycle
  • Taking ownership of key deliverables including research, analysis, financial models and transaction documents
  • Communicating with colleagues, clients and other advisers across our global network

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

within our Financial Services business you will do CFAB. Once CFAB is completed, you may be offered the opportunity at your option to pursue the CFA qualification (Levels 1-3)




Dependent on location, salaries start from £21,800 per year

How’s it structured?

There are lots of choices for where your career can develop during our Corporate Finance programme, so we’ll give you all the help you need to decide which path is right for you. First things first, we’ll bring you up-to-speed through a company induction and then you’ll join your team. You will receive specific training in the two years by our training provider. As well as getting to work on real client projects, you may also get the chance to travel and take part in internal training sessions.

Through a combination of formal and on-the-job training you will learn professional skills & project management, core skills (including Powerpoint/Excel/Word as well as selected data handling/visualisation tools), and financial modelling & analytical skills.

As you progress through the programme, you will take on more responsibilities, broadening your transactions knowledge, sector understanding and professional skills. And, if you’ve done a good job you may find yourself promoted by the time the programme is finished.

Where could a transactions career take you?

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Meet some of our graduates

Working in Corporate Finance - Rachele

Rachele loves the variety of her role. Each day is different and she enjoys constantly feeling like she is working on something new. Having such a high level of client interaction during the very first months of the job is just one of the things that has exceed her expectations of the role since joining.

Working in UK&I Transactions – Jonathan

The client projects that Jonathan works on can turn up in the news because of their impressive scale. He finds it fascinating to know what’s going on behind the scenes.

Managing global teams with EY Transactions – Keyan

Some people say the key to career success is ‘who you know’ but Keyan thinks it’s got a lot to do with achieving your goals and networking, too.

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 currently offer the Corporate Finance graduate programme in several cities around the UK.

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