EY Strategy and Transactions Apprenticeship Programme

Ernst & Young Llp
1 Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5QR
Competitive salary
21 Nov 2020
31 Dec 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Learn from the best. Enhance your strengths. Make decisions go further.

To stay competitive, companies often need to buy, sell, merge or restructure parts of their business. Join the EY Strategy and Transactions Business Apprenticeship Programme and you'll help organisations stay ahead of the competition while earning a great salary, gaining invaluable work experience and studying for a professional qualification. We're not only setting you up for personal achievement, we're setting you up for a long-term career in a place where progression is valued highly and belonging comes as second nature.

What is Strategy and Transactions at EY?

Economies are fuelled by competitive organisations who buy, sell, merge or restructure parts of their business with others. Within Strategy and Transactions, we help organisations do all that while making more informed decisions and building better strategies for our clients. By advising them on capital solutions, we give way to fast and authentic growth that will re-shape their operations.

Our apprenticeship programme sits within Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy and this is where we advise organisations - and other affected parties - when they are underperforming or in need of help. Through independent analysis, we help them either get back on track or go through insolvency procedures like administration or receivership.

As a member of this team, you'll work across complex deals while driving economic and social change. You'll use your diverse thinking to influence key projects and contribute to large-scale topics. And, you'll build a unique career you can be truly proud of.

What will you be doing?

You'll get straight to work on real client projects and over the course of the programme, you can expect to contribute to challenging assignments and learn how to make quick, practical decisions. And you'll never be alone in those decisions, with your line manager always there to support you.

You'll also be:
  • Solving urgent and important business problems by analysing data and proposing solutions for underperforming businesses
  • Undertaking an array of tasks required to manage a company that is going through an insolvency process
  • Assisting with solvent and insolvent processes

Throughout, you'll study to become a qualified chartered accountant through the ICAEW in England or ICAS in Scotland, and you'll have support from your team, too. At the end of the programme, you'll have gained professional qualifications, lots of practical experience and built a strong network of mentors and peers to help you keep developing. This is how you come closer to building a better career in our better working world.

Entry requirements:

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 mathsand to have completed three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) by the time the programme starts.

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 criticallyis essential
  • Strong communicator

Personal qualities

  • Determination, ambition and energy are essential in this role
  • Agile
  • Team player
  • Adaptable
  • In the know
  • Accountable
  • Curious
  • Resilience

Desired qualifications

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

You will, however, need:
  • Aminimum 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 Strategy and Transactions at EY, you'll get to work on a variety of client projects, 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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