Business Consulting Graduate Programme

Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Manchester
Dependent on location, salaries start from £27,600 pa
Oct 16, 2019
Nov 16, 2019
Job Role
Finance Graduate
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified

What is Business Consulting at EY?

The world of business is constantly changing. For our clients, this can create better ways of doing things but it might also involve more risks. Our job is to help clients to take action, improve their performance and manage their risks more effectively, helping them to build stronger businesses in the process.

Applications are open in the following locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Manchester


What will you be doing?

  • Working with a variety of clients from startups to recognisable financial services organisations
  • Listening to client problems and defining strategies and solutions
  • Developing proposals and business cases for EY or our clients
  • Analysing trends in industries like banking, insurance or telecommunications, media and technology
  • You’ll also be expected to be flexible and spend large proportions of your time away from your office.

Are you eligible to apply?

You’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths, three A-levels, 5 Highers or equivalent, and an honours degree (in any subject) by the time the programme starts.

Professional qualifications

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, an industry recognised qualification. You'll also have access to a broad suite of learning resources to develop your consulting and technical skills including our EY Badges programme which offers structured learning leading to accreditation in a range of of subject domains including data visualisation, innovation and blockchain.

How’s it structured?

After an EY induction, you’ll join your team in either Financial Services (FS) or UK & Ireland (UK&I). We’ll help you develop the skills to decipher how each client problem is different and to find innovative and sound ways of solving them. You’ll work across a range of industries including Banking & Capital Markets, Insurance and Wealth & Asset management in FS, and government and public services, energy, retail and telecommunications, media and technology, in UK&I.

In the first year, you’ll get the opportunity to study for a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and throughout the programme you’ll also have access to informal training and development resources and your team will also be on hand to support you. Since no two projects will be the same, we’ll coach and mentor you in a way that will prepare you for anything.

You'll be part of a large graduate community which is a great opportunity to build your network, participate in corporate sustainability events and develop your leadership skills.

By the time you finish, you can expect to be well on your way to becoming a Senior Consultant with the opportunity to build a specialism.


Rewards & Benefits

  • A well-earned salary
  • Work-life balance
  • Staying healthy
  • Money matters
  • Arts and culture
  • Nice surprises