Assurance Industrial Placement
Think data first. Exceed client needs. Dive into the finer details.
Get a head start on your career while working with some of the world’s most influential organisations and governments, helping them keep and publish reliable financial accounts. As well as developing on-the-job experience in the business world, you’ll be part of an organisation that’s shaping the future of business, work with a team of experts on real client projects and take home a salary for it, too. This is where long-term careers are built, developed and evolved. Where you can continuously learn, explore and bring better ideas to the table. Dive into a career you can truly own and define. Build a better working world.
What is Assurance at EY?
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.
The quality of our audits starts with our 90,000 assurance professionals, who have the breadth of experience and ongoing professional development that come from auditing many of the world’s leading companies.
What will you be doing?
From day one, you’ll be working on real client projects, learning about their businesses and processes and developing your people and relationship building skills. Over the course of the year you’ll also pick up these tasks with greater confidence:
- Testing clients’ business controls to ensure they’re working as they should be
- Using our technology platforms to analyse data which forms the basis for clients’ financial statements
- Perform detailed testing to confirm these financial statements are true and fairly stated
- Working with clients on site
You might also need to take on more work, and you should be prepared to do longer hours and spend a greater amount of time working away from home, particularly during busy season. And although normally you’d spend a high proportion of your time on client sites, this might be impacted by new working practices and guidelines put in place to protect our people and their wellbeing in the current climate.
You’ll also begin studying for your chartered accountancy qualifications with ICAEW in England, or ICAS in Scotland, and will be offered even more training and development options from EY’s in-house experts. If everything works out well, you could even secure a job here after you graduate, where you’ll continue to develop and complete your professional qualifications. Welcome to your tomorrow.
If you’re in your penultimate year at university and your course includes a placement year, this internship is for you. 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 Honours 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) to be eligible to apply.
Project You. It’s yours to build.
Please note, we’re phasing our opening of Student opportunities for 2021, so some specific roles listed above may not open until September. We recommend you check our website regularly for updates.
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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