What is Restructuring at EY?

Economies are fuelled by competitive organisations who buy, sell, merge or restructure parts of their business with others. Transactions help organisations do all that while making more informed decisions and building better strategies.

In Restructuring, we advise organisations and other affected parties when they are underperforming. From a bank in distress, to one looking to sell non-performing loans or non-core operations we advise on the best course of action. Through independent analysis, we help them either get back on track or go through insolvency procedures like administration or receivership.

Applications to this programme are closed.

What will you be doing?

  • Solving urgent and important economic and business challenges by analysing data and proposing solutions for underperforming businesses
  • Assisting with solvent and insolvent liquidation processes
  • Advising on loan sales and carve-outs
  • Taking ownership of complex, sometimes high-profile projects
  • Communicating with colleagues and clients across global 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 any subject) by the time the programme starts.



Professional qualifications

Financial Services - CFAB, UK & Ireland – ICAS




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

Level 7 Apprenticeship*

in Accountancy and Taxation (equivalent to a master’s degree) *Please note this applies to English office locations only.

How’s it structured?

There are lots of choices for where your career can develop during our Restructuring 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. As well as getting to work on real client projects, you may start studying for a professional qualification with ICAS or a similar institute and may also get the chance to travel for projects and take part in internal training sessions.

As you progress through the programme, you’ll 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’s finished.

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 some of our graduates


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 offer the Restructuring graduate programme in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are closed.


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