What is Operational Research at EY?

Our clients are always looking for ways to improve their businesses, from network and supply chain operations to people planning and more. We use a range of OR and analytical techniques to provide actionable insights and innovative solutions to the client.

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What will you be doing?

  • Developing algorithms, models and analytics tools to help a diverse range of companies solve their problems
  • Understanding how to turn client issues into technical solutions
  • Building relationships with clients and colleagues across multiple teams and locations

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 Operational Research, Management Science or Applied Mathematics) by the time the programme starts.


Professional training

courses in technical skills such as R & Python and soft skill courses, with the opportunity to do professional qualifications




London only programme

How’s it structured?

After your EY induction, you'll be part of the Analytics and OR team in TAS where you’ll jump straight into learning business modelling and analytics practices and methodologies. Not long after, you’ll start working on solving client's problems as part of a team whilst learning a lot of new business and technical knowledge too. As EY's client base is international, you may have the chance to travel in the UK or further afield as their trusted business advisor.

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 and external training courses. As you progress through the programme, you'll take on more responsibilities, broading your skills and professional experiences so that by the time you finish, you may find yourself promoted and mentoring the new graduates.

Where could a transactions career take you?

Upon graduating, Sam carved out a great career here at EY. See his journey.

Meet graduate Tiff


Be confident in your abilities

Tiff is constantly learning and developing her technical and consulting skills, using tools like R and Python and creating innovative solutions for clients. She's two years into her interesting role in the Operational Research and Data Analytics team and is progressing well.

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?

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