EY Assurance Graduate Programme 2023

Cork; Dublin; Galway, IRL
Not disclosed
27 Sep 2022
13 Oct 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

IRL-Cork, IRL-Dublin, IRL-Galway, IRL-Limerick, IRL-Waterford

*Please note you may only apply to one 2023 EY graduate programme. All additional applications will not be considered.

At EY, we're building a better working world. Starting with yours.

We know that big ideas can come from anywhere and some of our highest flyers come from under the radar. Apply now for the EY Graduate Programme 2023, that’s designed for those who want to think outside the box.

By joining one of our award-winning Graduate Programmes, you will have the opportunity to become an integral part of a team in EY. You’ll receive world-class hands-on training that has real-world application. You’ll stretch yourself and we’ll challenge you.

We’re #1 in the areas that matter for your career and we’re looking for graduates with no borders on their ambitions.

Here’s to building a better working world.

The EY Assurance Graduate Programme

Assurance (audit) includes understanding the key business and financial risks facing our clients and the markets they operate in, reviewing processes, IT and Technology Controls, designing tests, and verifying accounting treatments and numbers, all whilst complying with accounting and auditing standards.

We welcome students from all disciplines and backgrounds to apply. If you’re a problem-solver, are information-hungry and data-driven, apply today for our Graduate Programme in Assurance.

What kind of work could you be doing?

Once you apply for the graduate programme in Assurance, our teams will review your application and if successful, you will be invited to interview with EY for one of the below areas. Please remember if you have a preference for a certain area within Assurance, make sure to note this on your application form!

IT Controls Assurance

Technology is at the heart of most modern organisations. While Technology opens opportunities, it also exposes organisations to risks. As organizations continue to transform at pace and embrace new emerging technology, there is an ever-increasing need for support in mitigating risk.

With increased reliance on third parties offering SAAS (Software As A Service), there is a requirement for independent auditors to provide comfort on the adequacy of the controls in place. In this role, you will be conducting reviews over processes in dynamic environments, applying best practice control frameworks to produce reports that are relied upon by users of the products offered by the third party.

Our IT Controls Assurance Team combines digital know-how with advanced technology to help clients understand and respond to the changing IT risks within their environment. Our experience helps clients grow, manage, protect and, when necessary, transform their businesses. Together, we shape entire industries by applying the right technological solutions to real world problems.

We have several work streams within IT Controls Assurance for you to experience, which help EY clients on matters including improving their processes/governance policies and establishing future focused control strategies. Across all the work streams, you will be given the opportunity to lead meetings, identify issues, and propose solutions as you grow in your career. You will work with different people from different levels and be exposed to a range of different environments.

As a graduate, your diversity of thought will only strengthen our work within this incredibly varied business area.


Auditing an EY client includes understanding the key business and financial risks facing our clients and the markets they operate in, reviewing processes, designing tests and verifying accounting treatments and numbers, all whilst complying with accounting and auditing standards. We audit clients across a number of sectors including tech, pharma, banking, wealth and asset management, aircraft leasing, government, media, telecoms and construction. We are very proud of the fact that we audit 68% of the tech companies in the Irish market.

Centre of Excellence

The Global Reporting Centre of Excellence (COE) engages with EY’s largest global audit clients, providing innovative solutions to global statutory reporting. Through ground-breaking technology tools, the COE drives disruption in the management of global statutory audits, provides business insights into our clients’ performance, and partners with our clients, as they move to world class statutory reporting structures.

Forensics and Data Analytics

Our teams in Forensic & Integrity Services (Forensics) and Data Analytics tackle the complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance, and dispute services. Working on projects ranging from corporate fraud investigation to big data analytics or simply designing and developing intelligent solutions to solve our clients’ complex data challenges.

Training & Development

Joining the EY Assurance Graduate Programme gives you the opportunity to become a fully qualified accountant, where you will refine your talents and enhance your knowledge within your chosen specialism. Naturally, you’ll build up a network of amazing people and be exposed to all sorts of industries through your everyday work.

Throughout the Assurance Graduate programme, you will complete the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification (ACA), which includes three sets of professional examinations: CAP1, CAP2, and the Final Admittance Exam (FAE).

At EY, we offer world-class learning and development support as you pursue your professional qualifications, including fully paid exam fees and study leave, exam bonus schemes, internal exam support sessions and more.

While there will be a certain focus on building your technical skillset, we also want you to gain the skills needed to manage your workload and create a healthy work/life balance.

This programme is 3-3.5 years in total (depending on your exam exemptions), with many opportunities to stay at EY post-qualification. Upon the completion of the EY Graduate Programme in Assurance, you will, quite simply, be one of the most employable young people in Europe.

Skills and attributes for success

  • A minimum 2.1 or higher in your chosen degree
  • A client-oriented, professional services mindset
  • Exceptional execution and delivery mindset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Proficiency to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work well under pressure
  • Aptitude to present on subject matter areas to an audience

Applications close 12th October.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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