Assurance Industrial Placement 2024

Don't forget to cite Bright Network on your application form, they're keen to hear from our members!


Provide the assurance and trust capital markets need, whilst you get a head start on your graduate career.


We make sure that businesses are protected from risks that can affect their reputation and performance. As external auditors, we provide confidence that businesses and governments publish true and fair financial information others can rely on - helping to build a better working world.

Technology in Assurance

From implementing digital approaches into our global audit methodology to processing millions of transactions into visual analytics solutions, we're embedding innovation and technology into the way we work.

These technologies include Robotic Process Automation and Process Mining which review our audit client’s population data and provide greater assurance, insights and efficiency.

What will you be doing?

  • Getting to know our clients, their businesses and how they work
  • Testing business controls 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
  • Using hybrid working to spend time on client sites, in the office and at home

Are you eligible to apply?

If you’re in your penultimate year at university and your course includes a placement year, this programme 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, and 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.

We welcome applications from all academic backgrounds and are looking for individuals who will succeed at EY in the desired role and future qualifications, therefore throughout our recruitment process your academic performance will be considered against your online assessment scores to determine your suitability for an EY role. We are also proud to partner with RARE recruitment, so that your application can be processed in the context of your socio-economic background. This allows us to give you the maximum credit for your achievements, assessing whether you have overachieved in light of your personal circumstances.

How’s it structured?

Your year starts with an EY induction and then you’ll join teams, working on real client projects. You’ll also start working towards the first year of a professional qualification – and you’ll be part of the EY community, with a buddy to help guide you. They’ll be your first point of call for practical help and guidance. We also provide coaching so you always have access to impartial advice, opportunities and ongoing advice.

By the end of the placement, you’ll have a head start on those accountancy qualifications and big ideas about how you could be leading the client projects you’ve been part of. Plus, you’ll have learned a lot from your colleagues and growing network. Best of all, if you do a great job you may be offered a place on the Assurance graduate programme.

Starting out in Assurance requires dedication, hard work and long hours, but the knowledge and experience you’ll gain will set you on a fulfilling career path. 


Don't forget to cite Bright Network on your application form, they're keen to hear from our members!


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