Assurance Graduate Programmes - EY

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Bring your innovative and analytical mindset to our Assurance teams and help local and global businesses navigate our complex world.

At EY, no question is too small, too ambitious or too imaginative. We use our curiosity to ask better questions, that inspire better answers.

The experience you gain from this programme will be yours to shape, imagine, build. You’ll have an impact on technology as well as the world of finance. With the chance to develop personally and professionally, you can explore your options, your way. This is your time to progress, to build trust and drive real and lasting change. Here, your career is truly yours to build. Experience our world. Your way.

Our Assurance teams analyse the data behind our clients’ businesses. As external auditors, they help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts that their clients and industry regulators can rely on. When it comes to the audit process, our job is to solve big accounting and reporting challenges, voice our opinions to audit committees and do it all on time, as a team and with future improvement in mind. Using diverse technologies, we innovate better solutions that tackle these challenges and give companies confidence.

What programmes can you join?


Help businesses publish reliable financial accounts as you progress towards becoming a chartered accountant.

Extended Assurance

Help our clients address business challenges and ensure they’re meeting their regulatory responsibilities by problem solving, reducing risk, enhancing controls, and providing independent advice.

Financial Accounting Advisory Services

Lead Chief Financial Officers are using technology to drive change towards digital finance, sustainable finance, and treasury transformation.

Technology Risk

Help clients protect their reputations by mitigating business and IT risks, whilst providing assurance and advice.

Technology in Assurance

We come up with creative solutions to problems we see day-to-day on our projects. We've developed Apps and platforms for clients using software such as R and Power BI. Technology plays a huge part in our team. Building your technical skills, you'll get the opportunity to develop ideas and assist with the development of solutions.

What will you be doing?

You’ll build a career that’s yours to own. With infinite opportunities to lead, learn and transform, we’ll empower you to build a world as unique as you. You’ll be:

  • Researching industry trends and insights, communicating with clients, writing reports and presenting your work
  • Working within a team to understand the challenges our clients face and helping them to address these challenges
  • Performing analytics to support client needs
  • Developing an understanding of the latest applications and technology innovations
  • Providing assurance and advice over many areas of our clients’ businesses
  • Collaborating across the business, building strong relationships

Programme Duration

2–3 years, depending on which programme you choose

Qualification/s you’ll gain

Professional qualifications in chartered accountancy with ICAS or ICAEW.

Are you eligible to apply?

We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. You will, however, need to be working towards an honour’s degree in any subject – some programmes will require a subject relevant to the business area, have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths, and three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent).

Learn more

Immerse yourself in our world and be at the forefront of business. Get to know the part you could play in our organisation. And discover what it means to experience EY, your way.

Find out more about our opportunities and how to apply.

Our world. Your way.



As a professional services firm, we help organisations make better decision about business, finance and technology. In a fast-changing world, it’s an exciting place to be.

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