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As an Assurance Apprentice with EY Careers, you can be a meaningful part of the work we do to ensure that influential clients around the world make sound decisions in the right way at the right time. And you can hit the ground running.

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Help businesses publish reliable financial accounts as you progress towards becoming a chartered accountant. Our Assurance teams analyse the data behind our clients’ businesses, so that they, their investors and their regulators have a clear picture of how they’re performing.

Hear from some of our EY Assurance Apprentices…

Izzy in Hull
Alice in Cambridge

What is Assurance at EY?

Assurance is reassurance that a business is protected from risks that can affect its reputation or performance. As external auditors we help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts others can rely on – so we can build a better working world.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, London, Luton, Newcastle, Reading, Southampton.

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What will you be doing?

  • Getting to know our clients, their businesses and how they work
  • Testing checks and balances 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
  • You’ll also spend substantial periods of time travelling to other offices and client sites
  • You will be expected to work longer hours during peak times in client delivery work – this is especially the case during busy season when you will need to work over weekends too.

What do you get with an EY Assurance Apprenticeship?



Level 7 Apprenticeship*

in Accountancy and Taxation (equivalent to a master’s degree) *Please note this applies to English office locations only.

Professional qualifications

with ICAEW in England, ICAS in Scotland – two of the UK’s most highly regarded chartered accountant qualifications

Salary up to £22,000

Salary depends on location – salaries go up to £22,000

What do you need to apply?

We operate an open access to all policy and we don’t screen out any applications only on your academic performance at GCSE or A-Level. However, you’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths and to have completed three A-levels, five Scottish Highers or equivalent by the time the programme starts. It is therefore important that you provide us with your top three obtained or accurately predicted A-Levels (or equivalent) as these will be verified and considered as part of the offer process should you be successful. Any drop in grades could jeopardise your offer of employment.

How is the Assurance Apprenticeship structured?

First up, an induction will verse you in all things EY and before you know it, you’ll be working in a team on audits for clients (with lots of help, of course!). Along the way, you’ll be studying and doing exams so you’ll progress even faster professionally than your university-going friends. By the time you complete the programme you’ll not only have qualifications but lots of practical experience and a network of mentors to help you keep on developing. The experience you gain will vary depending on your location as different offices offer different opportunities depending upon their clients.

Throughout you’ll be part of the EY community and you’ll have 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.

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.

Read about Drew’s career progression

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EY is a global professional services organisation with over 270,000 people in more than 150 countries. We work with many of the world’s largest businesses, helping them navigate ever-changing markets and technology so that they can be equipped with better solutions for tomorrow.

For smart, curious school leavers and graduates, working at EY offers the opportunity to change how world-leading organisations do business. Shape your career your way.

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