Careers at EY
A leader in professional services, EY helps other organisations make better decisions about business, finance and technology.
As well as roles for experienced professionals, it offers a number of opportunities for those just starting out in their career. These include apprenticeships, industrial placements, summer internships and graduate programmes.
Jobs and placements are available in a range of business areas, such as consulting, tax, technology and assurance.
Students or recent graduates who are keen to apply to EY but are unsure which business area is right for them can complete the EY Pathfinder survey. This will give them a good indication of which role would be the best match for their strengths and interests.
EY Application Process
Experience Day (assessment centre)
The application process for EY depends to some extent on the role and level you are applying for, although most follow a fairly similar path. Here, we focus on the application process for graduates, which has five stages:
- 1 Application form
- 2 Online assessments
- 3 Job simulation
- 4 EY Experience Day (assessment centre)
- 5 Final interviews
The applications process can take around two months from submitting an online application to receiving an offer.
EY online application form
The first step is to create a profile and fill out an online application form. This will include stating the job or programme you are applying for, as well as your preferred location.
You will also need to give personal details, along with information about your academic achievements and relevant work experience.
After submitting your completed form, you will find out immediately if you have made it through to the next stage. If you have, you will be sent login details to complete the online assessments.
EY Aptitude Tests
EY situational strengths test
This aptitude test presents a series of challenging scenarios that one might encounter in the workplace, followed by a number of possible responses to the scenario.
You will watch 16 videos setting out specific situations and must indicate which approach you would choose in response to each scenario. You may be asked to choose one answer from a selection, or to rank possible responses from one to five, based on how likely it is you would choose each approach.
The test should take around 30 minutes, and it is advisable to complete it as soon as you can after receiving the link. Read our situational strengths guide for more information and practice tests.
EY numerical reasoning test
This comprises 24 questions to be answered in 20 minutes. The questions relate to graphs, percentages and tables, and you will be asked to analyse data and choose from a set of multiple-choice answers.
You do not need advanced maths knowledge – a good grasp of basic GCSE-level maths should be enough to answer these questions. EY is more interested in testing your ability to apply reasoning to numerical information, and how well you perform under pressure.
You will have less than a minute for each question, so it’s important to practise beforehand and get used to working under timed conditions. Our numerical reasoning tests guide has lots of practice tests for you to try.
EY verbal reasoning test
Verbal ability tests are designed to assess your level of written and verbal comprehension, as well as your communication skills and ability to analyse text quickly and accurately.
In the EY verbal reasoning test, you will be presented with passages of text followed by questions based on what you have read. Your choice of response to these questions will either be ‘True’, ‘False’ or ‘Cannot say’.
As with all the EY online assessments, you should aim to take this test as soon as possible after receiving the link. Check out our guide to verbal reasoning tests.
EY logical reasoning test
You may also be asked to take a logical reasoning test as part of your application process with EY. This is a non-verbal test that assesses your problem-solving skills through a series of questions relating to sequences of shapes and patterns.
In each question there will be a missing step and you will be provided with a number of possible answers to complete the sequence. This type of psychometric test is sometimes also known as a diagrammatic reasoning test.
Our article on logical reasoning tests provides more detailed information, along with practice questions.