What is IT Risk and Assurance at EY?

Today’s organisations rely so heavily on IT and data that even the smallest mistake or security breach can have a huge impact on their reputation or business performance. We help our clients spot and reduce the risks of this happening.

Applications to our 2019 programme are now closed. Register your interest for our 2020 opportunities now.

What will you be doing?


  • Learning about EY, our clients and their businesses
  • Working on real client projects to spot risks, analyse data and make recommendations
  • Communicating your results directly with clients

Are you eligible to apply?

If you’re in your penultimate year at uni (doing any degree course) or, you’re already in your final year
but will be doing a one-year master’s degree or taking a gap year, this internship is for you.



Business skills training

Paid work experience



How’s it structured?

After kicking things off with an EY induction, you’ll join a team and start working on real client projects – just like our graduates. Don’t forget that your colleagues can help and teach you too, so ask lots of questions. If you do a great job, you could be offered a place on one of our graduate programmes to come back to, when you finish uni.

Where could an assurance career take you?

Working in assurance at EY, you’ll get to work across different sectors, gain opportunities to work abroad and open doors for your future career.

Meet some of our summer interns

Making the most of the opportunity – Harry

Different clients, different sectors – and he’s seeing the world. Here’s why Harry has found his internship to be a real milestone for him.

What about the extras?

A generous pension plan is just one of the perks that comes with being a summer intern at EY.

Where do you want to be?

We offer IT Risk and Assurance summer internships in several cities around the UK.

This programme is offered in: Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester

Is EY right for you?

People from all backgrounds are welcome at EY, but are we a good match for each other? Find out with our EY & You quiz.

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