EY degree apprenticeship in digital and technology

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Degree Apprenticeships in Digital & Technology with EY Careers

Help local and global businesses to succeed with your tech-savvy advice while studying for a BSc with our Degree Apprenticeships (Digital & Technology).

What is the EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology?

Start your tech career with the EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology.

You’ll gain real work experience, develop your digital skills and work towards a BSc degree – without the student loan.

As part of the wider Technology team, this apprenticeship enables you to help EY and our clients find new ways of using artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies to improve their business. You can specialise in Data Analytics, Software Engineering or IT Consulting. This will determine which business areas you join.

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What will you be doing?

You could be helping teams to solve client problems using technologies like blockchain, or analysing huge data sets and building insights to present to clients and EY specialist teams. The work and clients will be varied, so you’ll gain knowledge and skills that will set you up for a rewarding career.

  • Specialising in Software Engineering or Data Analytics
  • Analysing data sets, designing, prototyping and building new tech solutions for clients
  • Working in supportive teams across Assurance, Consulting, People Advisory, Transactions or Tax
  • Helping clients use the latest tech to deal with complex issues like fraud

You’ll be constantly learning – You’ll balance on-the-job training alongside studying towards your BSc. You’ll also gain a host of transferable skills, on-the-job coaching and support from a careers counsellor to ensure that you reach your potential.

How’s it structured?

Excitingly, you’ll be working in a new growth area for EY. We could both be doing things for the first time.

After an induction, you’ll join Data Analytics. You’ll help to solve client problems using technologies like automation, or analysing huge data sets and building insights to present to clients and EY specialist teams.

Studying for a BSc…

Since you’ll be studying for a BSc, approximately 20% of your time will be spent on learning activities and 80% will be in our offices.

The work and your clients will be so varied that you’ll gain knowledge and skills that will lead to exciting opportunities, once the programme is finished.

Having gained a grounding in the IT aspects of finance industry and exposure to our large client base, you’ll have a treasure trove of practical experience along with the theoretical knowledge you’ve acquired from studying for a degree. This will open up opportunities both inside and outside EY.

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.


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. For our Data Analytics Consulting programme, you’ll also need A Level Maths.

Useful Skills

There are no required topics of study, and you don’t need to have any prior technical experience or qualifications – we are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a strong desire to learn

What support and qualifications will you receive?

Here at EY, we understand the young people are the future of digital – and the future of finance. You can expect first class training and support throughout your degree apprenticeship with EY.

So how does it work?

You’ll spend approximately 80% of your time on the job training and 20% of your time off the job, studying towards your degree qualification, helping you to develop in-demand digital skills that will prepare you for the workplace of the future.

You’ll specialise in either data analytics or software engineering, creating innovative solutions for our clients.

Then there’s the practical, hands-on side of things.

You’ll build on your theoretical skills in our teams with our clients in between your block release sessions. As well as your technical training, you’ll develop essential know-how through a range of activities.

Over four years of training and education you can expect to experience web-based learning, shadowing senior colleagues and team members, and training courses with EY’s in-house experts.

You’ll be assigned a career counsellor on day one who’ll work closely with you to identify your strengths and help you grow in your career.

What are the perks?

  • You’ll gain 3-4 years of experience with one of the world’s leading financial services companies.
  • You’ll be well-placed to further your career.
  • You’ll have a nationally-recognised digital degree you didn’t have to pay for.
  • You’ll be part of a company that tirelessly supports the development of young people.

If you’re ready to put your all into something different and want to work for an inclusive employer with global business influence, apply for a Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology with EY.

More about EY Careers

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, working at EY offers the opportunity to change how world-leading organisations do business. Shape your career your way.