EY Empower – Assurance Summer Internship 2023 – EY – Kingston upon Hull


Please note that depending upon interest, this role may close earlier than advertised, so we recommend applying as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

About the Bright Network – EY Empower Programme

EY Empower is a new initiative developed in partnership with Bright Network, specifically designed to support those who come from traditionally under-represented groups in the industry.

If accepted on to the programme, you will be offered in-depth coaching and support throughout the rest of the EY recruitment process, to help you realise your full potential.

This will be provided across a variety of formats, including group and 1-2-1 coaching sessions, and sign-posting to relevant upskilling tools and material.

EY Empower: Assurance Industrial Placements

About the programme

This is where you can gain a front-seat view into our clients’ businesses. We offer a unique hands-on client-facing approach. Our technological focus is also a differentiator for us as we give you an insight into how the world of digital will impact audits of the future – on a global scale.

Join us on this five-week summer internship and no two days will be the same. You’ll help us build a better working world by learning all about business-leading strategies, exploring how we analyse complex data sets and setting the wheels in motion for the start of your audit career.


What will you be doing?

Gaining exposure to EY, our colleagues of all levels, a broad range of clients and their stakeholders.

Working with clients big and small – from start-ups to governments – helping them solve fresh business and technical challenges.

Taking part in a specific business area case study.

Developing core skills in business writing, effective time management, client service and personal brand through structured learning and self-directed learning.


How is it structured?

Join a supportive and inclusive culture, build your strengths and develop new business skills. Working on client projects, gain an insight into our service offerings and become an integral part of our team. We’re proud to have won awards for being one of the best companies to work for.

Be completely immersed in the world of work at EY.  Develop an understanding of how our Assurance teams work. And get ready to work alongside graduates on real client projects. If you’re proactive, unafraid to ask the right questions and keen to tackle every challenge you face, you might even be fast-tracked into a graduate role. This is just beginning of a varied career that could take you anywhere.

Across your five-week summer internship, dive into a variety of activities that will see you pick up brand-new skills, develop your strengths and prepare for tomorrow. Enjoy programme-specific client work, the chance to complete a qualification and even regular lunch and learns – plus get paid for the experience.

As well as contributing to client projects, take on extra learning opportunities that broaden your experience in business, leadership and technology. Why not check out online learning hub too? We host a whole library of training courses on a vast number of topics. So, have a browse and start learning.

Another great EY perk? We offer community days – meaning you can get hands on locally while raising money for the EY Foundation. What’s more, our offices are social hubs fuelled by community spirit. Network, get to know your fellow interns and have fun!

No matter which area you join, the support we offer never wavers. Pair up with a buddy, get career advice from one of our counsellors, and say hello to our early careers team. Everyone is here to give you the best start to your future – so get ready to thrive.


Technology in Assurance

From implementing digital approaches into our global audit methodology to processing millions of transactions into visual analytics solutions, innovation and technology are at the heart of this programme. Enjoy structured training that will provide you with all the digital technology skills you need and support us in driving our strategy as we shape the future of auditing.

This is where your adventure begins and where you have every opportunity to build an exceptional experience. Embrace the challenge as you help us build a better working world for everyone.

Are you curious about the Assurance programme and want to find out more? Visit our website or chat to our current Assurance interns and graduates to have your questions answered.


Are you eligible to apply?

If you meet the EY Empower criteria below, are in your penultimate year at university and your course includes a placement year, this programme is for you.

To be eligible for the EY Empower programme, you must identify within any of the listed groups below:

A minority ethnic group, including (but not limited to) Black Heritage, Mixed/Multiple Ethnic Heritage and Asian 



From a lower socio-economic background

Identify as having a disability

We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. You will however, need to be working towards an honours degree in any subject – some programmes will require a subject relevant to the business area, and have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths and three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) to be eligible to apply.

“I’m involved in client work from planning through to delivery, I’ve built invaluable skills, and started my professional qualification. But for me, what makes EY truly unique is the people. It’s been an amazing experience.” – Yan Kang, Assurance Industrial Placement

EY welcome applications from all students, regardless of their background. If the above does not apply to you, please submit your application directly – here

The process

To get started, fill in a short initial application form and answer one motivational question by clicking the apply now button.

If your initial application is successful, you will then receive details of how to access the relevant coaching and support sessions, along with the instructions of how to complete EY’s application portal as an Empower programme candidate.

Note: If you’ve applied for EY in the last 6 months, unfortunately you will be unable to apply for this opportunity.

Learn more

Immerse yourself in our world whilst exploring your options at the forefront of business. Get to know the part you could play in our organisation. And discover what it means to experience EY your way.

Find out more about our opportunities and how to apply.

Our world. Your way.


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