Ernst & Young Graduate Schemes

Ernst & Young Graduate Schemes

Ernst & Young Graduate Schemes

Updated 23 December 2020

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Ernst & Young offers a number of graduate roles, ranging from three to four years in duration, across all industry sectors.

Graduate schemes are available in the following service lines:

There are several different programme areas within each line of service that graduate students may apply to.


  • Audit
  • Japanese Business Programme
  • Pensions
  • Fraud Investigations and Dispute
  • Forensic Technology and Discovery


  • Direct Tax
  • Human Capital
  • Human Capital – Japanese Expatriate Tax services
  • Indirect Tax
  • Transfer Pricing


  • Actuarial
  • Financial Services Advisory Consultant Programmme
  • Advisory Consultant Programme
  • IT Advisory Consultant Programme
  • Financial Services Risk
  • IT Risk Assurance – Financial Services


  • Corporate Finance
  • Decision Support/Operational Research
  • Economic Advisory

Academic Requirements

Most positions at Ernst & Young require the following:

  • A grade A or B for GCSE Mathematics and English Language
  • 300 (24) UCAS points (excluding general studies)
  • Predicted 2.1 honours degree (any discipline)

Some positions may require higher qualifications, such as actuarial or advisory roles.

Equivalent foreign qualifications (e.g. Scottish Highers) are accepted.


In addition to a competitive starting salary, graduates enjoy the following standard benefits:

  • Graduate loan: up to £7,000 interest-free, repayable through your salary over 48 months
  • Holidays: starting at 25 days a year
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Illness pay and prolonged disability insurance


The majority of graduates train for the CA qualification through ICAS, or alternatively complete the Advisory Consultant Programme, a CIMA foundation qualification. However some schemes do require other formal training.