What is Transactions Support at EY?

When corporations or private equity clients prepare to do big deals, they need to know there won’t be any surprises. Our team specialises in financial due diligence – assessing a target company’s risks and opportunities – and reporting on these to our clients, their banks, investors and others.

Applications to this programme are now closed.

What will you be doing?

  • Analysing financial information and identifying key trends
  • Communicating with client or target management, either face to face or remotely, to understand deal issues
  • Working in teams, to produce reports summarising the key findings of our financial due diligence

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

with 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 Transactions Support 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 will start studying for a professional qualification with ICAS, 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 will 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.


Finding the right path - Fiona

After hearing about EY at university, Fiona researched opportunities online and matched her strengths to Transactions using the EY Pathfinder tool. She now works as a Transactions Diligence Analyst on the graduate programme in Leeds.

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 Transactions Support graduate programme in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now closed.


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