EY Abu Dhabi Emirati Foundation Program (UAE Nationals Only)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Not disclosed
10 May 2021
10 Jun 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

EY Abu Dhabi Emirati Foundation Program (UAE Nationals Only)

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The opportunity

EY and the Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA) are committed to developing UAE nationals. The EY Abu Dhabi Emirati Foundation Program (UAE Nationals Only) will provide you with a practical on-the-job one-year experience that will enable you to grow and develop into a future Emirati leader. After the one-year program you will have the opportunity to be considered for a full-time position with EY.

Throughout the year, you will work full-time with a high performing EY team who will support and develop you whilst giving you the opportunity to learn more about the business world and the clients who we support to achieve their potential. You will work on real life client projects and gain exposure across multiple industries.

Over a four-month period you will be supported to obtain a Diploma of Accounting which is the foundation part of the ACCA: Associate Certified Chartered Accountant qualification through the ADGM Academy. You will complete this diploma in a class-room environment and have dedicated Training Professionals to support you with your learnings.

About EY

As a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Strategy and Transactions and Consulting, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 90 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region.

EY service lines


Get a real feel for the business world with on-the-job experience. You will learn about what it takes to audit a business while developing skills that will complement your career.

We work to make sure that businesses are protected from risks that can affect their reputation and performance. As external auditors, we help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts others can rely on.

In your role in Audit, you will contribute to real client projects.

Your work could include:

  • Learning about our clients' businesses and the audit process as part of a team
  • Using our technology platforms to test and analyze our clients’ data
  • Getting an insight into how you could lead teams and projects in the future


Tax affects every aspect of our lives and laws are always changing. In your role, you will help local and international businesses manage every element of their business’s tax and find better ways of doing tax while you progress towards becoming a tax advisor.

What we do for our clients?

You will be working directly on tax reporting, compliance and planning alongside senior colleagues. You’ll spend your time on a diverse array of projects and clients in a highly collaborative culture. You will get to know our clients, their businesses and how they work to provide the right service.

Know the rules: International tax laws are complex and getting caught out can be a costly mistake. We keep on top of the ever-changing rules so that our clients meet their obligations.

Integrate technology: From smart forecasting to automatic number-crunching, technology is having a big impact in the tax world. We help our clients find the tech that can give them an edge, then put it in place.

Boost profitability: Companies face many choices that affect how much tax they pay. Which legal structure is most efficient? What’s the best way to relocate and reward employees? We help clients choose well and maximize profitability.

Strategy and Transactions (SaT)

As part of Strategy and Transactions, you advise on strategies to raise, invest, optimize and preserve capital. Our teams bring together transaction professionals across competence areas, sectors and geographies to help our clients achieve their objectives.

We are most interested in people who are naturally curious and love to learn. You like to work with others and build relationships with both colleagues and clients. You are goal-oriented and implement business thinking with the ambition to develop and strive for providing good service. Furthermore, you are structured, have good analytical skills and of course a genuine interest in finance and transactions.


Our consulting teams bring together industry knowledge with a knack for asking thoughtful and insightful questions, to help our clients solve their toughest business problems. In your role, you will help your clients transform their business by helping them see new opportunities, respond to change and find smarter ways of operating.

What we do for our clients?

Anticipate change: When organizations are busy focusing on their business, it can be difficult for them to keep up with the changing world. We use our expertise and knowledge of current trends to put them on the front foot.

Reduce risk: From technology systems that are going out of date to suppliers who might go bust, risks in business are everywhere. We use specialist techniques to help clients spot and manage these risks.

Improve performance: Even the world’s best companies can do things better. We help clients look at the big picture as well as the small details that can make all the difference in a competitive marketplace.

Application Process

  • Step 1: Apply online

Make sure you apply early and do not forget to follow the instructions carefully and answer all questions to ensure your online application is successful. Once we receive your resume you will then receive a call to confirm the service line that you wish to apply for: Audit, Tax, Strategy and Transactions or Consulting

  • Step 2: Online assessments

After we review your application, you will receive invitation email from ‘EY Careers’ to complete 2 EY online assessments. Approach the assessments as you would approach any new challenge. It might be tough, but you can do it!

  1. Aptitude online assessment
  2. English language online assessment
  • Step 3: Attend

Once you have been shortlisted, you may be invited to attend an interview. This is your opportunity to learn more about the program, speak with our people and ask questions about life and work at EY.

  • Step 4: Receive

If you are great fit for EY, you will get an offer to join us in June 2020 and begin working for a great company (if we do say so ourselves)! It’s time to celebrate!

Join us in building a better working world.

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

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