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 develop computer-based models and analytics tools that help them find ways to do this.

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What will you be doing?

  • Developing computer-based models and analytics tools for major companies
  • Taking ownership of complex, sometimes high-profile projects
  • Communicating with colleagues and clients across global locations

Are you eligible to apply?

If you have a an honours degree in Operational Research or MORSE (mathematics, operational research, science and economics)

by the time the programme starts, this is for you.



Professional training

courses in technical and personal skills




London only programme

How’s it structured?

After an EY induction, you’ll jump straight into learning how we use valuations and business modelling practices and methodologies. You’ll soon start working on client projects as part of a team and will take in a lot of new professional tech knowledge too. And, while you’ll mostly be based in the UK, if you’re great at your job you may get the chance to travel and work abroad.

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 like have the experience and knowledge to warrant a promotion.

Where could a transactions career take you?

Having studied languages, Sam’s found his skills surprisingly useful at EY. See where in the world they’ve taken him.

Meet graduate Jack

Bring your whole self to work

Jack lived and breathed technology before he joined EY. Then he realised he could ‘work it’ too and has never looked back.

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 closed.

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