Discover EY — Social Mobility in Business (Assurance) 2024

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DEADLINE 4th April 2024
United Kingdom

At EY, we're committed to offering opportunities for all. We live in a diverse world and believe our workplace should reflect this. We’ve designed a programme for students in Year 13/S6 (Scotland) and all university undergraduate years, that will give you the tools and experience to support you in your career journey. Our Social Mobility in Business programme is aimed at raising awareness with students from lower socio-economic backgrounds enabling them to learn more about EY, network with inspiring leaders, and gain an insight into the working world at EY.

Over two days, you'll discover potential career paths at EY, meet senior leaders who can advise and guide you, chat with fellow students and start thinking about your future. As an added bonus, completing this programme will fast-track you onto one of our 2024 or 2025 Assurance programmes as you progress into your career journey, once you've discovered what you'd like to do!

What will you be doing?

Over two days (one virtual and one in-person), you'll participate in exciting activities that give you a taste of life at EY. You will:

  • Learn how our Assurance teams work with clients from local start-ups to big multinationals
  • Develop the professional skills and personal strengths you'll need to take your career forward
  • Explore your interests, network with peers and ask questions
  • Learn from extraordinary leaders who can offer advice and guidance
  • Hear from our EY Social Mobility network about the structured support, training and opportunities available when you join us

Programme length

Two days


This is a hybrid programme — you'll participate virtually on day one and join us in one of our offices on day two. *Please note you will be able to apply to any of our office locations but we advise you to apply to the location where you would want to be employed in the future. You will then be invited to the in-person office event at one of the selected locations nearest to you.

Are you eligible to apply?

Our Social Mobility in Business programme is aimed at raising awareness with students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. By low socio-economic background we mean:

  • Attending / attended a state school or college
  • Your immediate family did not attend university
  • You are (or have been eligible) for free school meals
  • The occupation of your main household earner when you were aged 14 is categorised as a lower socio-economic background - technical and craft occupations; routine, semi-routine manual and service occupations; long-term unemployed*

* Technical and craft occupations such as: motor mechanic, plumber, printer, electrician, gardener, train driver. Routine, semi-routine manual and service occupations such as: postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, sales assistant, HGV driver, cleaner, porter, packer, labourer, waiter/waitress, bar staff. Long-term unemployed (claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance or earlier unemployment benefit for more than a year).

The programme is for Year 13/S6 (in Scotland) as well as all students in all years of their undergraduate degree.

You must also have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths and three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent). 

We're looking for people who are determined and ready to embrace a new and exciting challenge. Your academic performance will be considered together with your online assessment scores throughout the application process. We’re proud to be partnered with recruiter RARE, who help us assess your application alongside the context of your socio-economic background. This helps us consider your personal circumstances in a positive light so that we can give you the maximum possible credit for your achievements. Supplying this information is optional, will be treated with confidentiality and will not negatively impact your application.

DEADLINE 4th April 2024