EY Assurance Business Apprenticeship Programme
Gain real work experience in the business world, take advantage of new tech and build the skills you need to propel your career. This is your chance to create real change by helping businesses publish reliable financial accounts, all while you study for a professional qualification and progress towards becoming a chartered accountant. 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?
You’ll be working closely with your team auditing a variety of clients across different sectors. The role will include:
- Getting to know our clients, their businesses and how they work
- Testing checks and balances to ensure they work how they’re supposed to
- Analysing the data that goes into a financial statement to make sure it is true and fair
- Helping our world-class audit teams use the latest technology and methodology to help their clients give regulators and markets a true picture of their finances
- Helping to communicate the impact of your results and recommendations for improvement directly with clients
- Developing skills and ideas to lead teams and projects in the future
- Working with cutting-edge technologies
- Sharing analyses and solutions with clients
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 study and undertake exams along the way, so you’ll progress even faster professionally than your university-going friends. At the end of the programme, you’ll have gained professional qualifications, a host of transferable skills, lots of practical experience and a network of mentors to help you keep developing. An apprenticeship in Assurance gives you a solid grounding, and sets you up, for a career in finance. Welcome to your tomorrow.
We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. You will, however, need a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths, and to have completed three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) by the time the programme starts.
“The best thing about the role is the variety and that I am not doing the same tasks on a daily basis. It has provided me with the opportunity to take a look at the running behind some of the largest insurance businesses, both in the UK and internationally, and has also involved quite a bit of travel.” Jade, Assurance Business Apprenticeship
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