EY Assurance Apprenticeship Programme

Expiring today

Recruiter
Ernst & Young Llp
Location
Grosvenor House, 2 Grosvenor Square, Southampton, SO15 2BE
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
20 Nov 2020
Closes
29 Nov 2020
Ref
VAC001667363
Specialism
Finance
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
Redefine the boundaries of tech. Focus your skills on data. Advance the process.

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 workand 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.

Project You. It's yours to build.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You'll work as part of small high-performing teams, so working well with others, as well as being able to think critically, is essential
  • Strong communicator
  • Team player


Personal qualities

  • Determination, ambition and energy are essential in this role
  • Agile
  • Analytical
  • Number savvy
  • Adaptable
  • In the know


Desired qualifications

We operate an open access policy, meaning we don't screen out applications on your academic performance alone.

You will, however, need to have:
  • A minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and maths
  • Completed three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) by the time the programme starts

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have to satisfy the following additional requirements which are specific to this programme:
  • Be 18or over when starting the apprenticeship
  • Not in full-time education when starting the apprenticeship
  • UK/EEA Nationality or Permanent Residency Status
  • Residing in the UK/EEA for at least 3 years prior to starting your apprenticeship

* Please note that these eligibility criteria are set down by the UK government and may be subject to change from time to time.

Future prospects

Working in assurance at EY, you'll get to work across different sectors, gain professional qualifications all whilst building your professional network and knowledge. This will open up opportunities to work abroad as well as open doors for your future career.

Things to consider

At EY, we are committed to bringing together the right candidates to create the high performing teams that provide our clients with the exceptional service they expect. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, abilities and experiences, creating a rich and diverse culture here at EY - one that can help you learn, develop and shape your career.

Roles are filled on a first come, first served basis, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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