Technology Consulting Graduate Programme at EY

Technology Consulting Graduate Programme

Help organisations leverage technology to transform their businesses.

Applications are open

Roles will close when filled so we encourage you to apply early.

Locations available

April 2023 intake: Edinburgh

September 2023 intake: Edinburgh

Programme Length: 2 years

Salary: Competitive

Technology Consulting

The pace of technology change is increasing year on year. Now, the focus for our clients is about agility and speed, embracing the digital wave with insight and customer centricity with all services provided in a secure, trusted and compliant manner. Within Technology Consulting, we fuse business insight with technology, digital and data solutions to transform our client’s businesses and gain competitive advantage.

Technology in Technology Consulting

We're building a better working world by transforming businesses through the power of people, technology and innovation. 

We deliver technology-enabled transformation to our clients to help generate long-term value, and team closely with our Business Consulting practice to support our clients through their transformation journey. 

What will you be doing?

  • Working across a range of industries to address technology challenges for our clients
  • Becoming well-rounded in a range of market leading digital and emerging technologies
  • Applying technology solutions to solve our client's complex technology challenges
  • Leveraging the expertise of our teams to shape our client's technology agenda
  • Helping our clients plan and deliver organisation-wide transformation programmes
  • You’ll also be expected to be flexible and may spend large proportions of your time away from your home office

Are you eligible to apply?

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, 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. 

We're looking for students that have a passion and interest in technology and it's an added bonus if you have some experience of: SQL, Python, R, VBA, SPSS or Minitab and experience with databases, data analysis/manipulation and reporting.

We welcome applications from all academic backgrounds and are looking for individuals who will succeed at EY in the desired role and future qualifications, therefore throughout our recruitment process your academic performance will be considered against your online assessment scores to determine your suitability for an EY role. We are also proud to partner with RARE recruitment, so that your application can be processed in the context of your socio-economic background. This allows us to give you the maximum credit for your achievements, assessing whether you have overachieved in light of your personal circumstances.

Read more on our approach.

How’s it structured?

After induction, you'll join your team in either Financial Services (FS) or UK & Ireland (UK&I) and jump straight into work on real client projects.

The programme lasts two years and will provide you with a variety of experiences and learning opportunities to support your development. On the job we'll help you develop the skills to decipher how each client problem is different and to find innovative ways of solving them. 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. 

You will have the chance to work in one or several of our Technology teams. This includes capabilities such as Data Analytics, SAP, Process Automation, Solutions Implementation, Cyber Security, Digital and Emerging Technologies, Financial Crime and Technology Strategy. You will be given responsibility from day one, assessing our client’s technology stack, developing solutions and supporting business acquisition. In FS, you’ll even get the opportunity to apply for a six-month secondment, gaining valuable insight into another area of our business. 

Whichever business area you join, you’ll have the opportunity to work with organisatons across a number of sectors with travel across the UK and possibly even abroad. Throughout the programme you'll have access to training and development resources as well as support from colleagues within your team. Since no two projects will be the same, we’ll coach and mentor you in a way that will prepare you to meet every situation.

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 in one of our Technology teams.

What type of work will I be doing?

As a graduate on the Technology Consulting programme, you may have the opportunity to work across one or more of our competencies:

Data & Analytics

Data & Analytics is key in business transformation. It’s not just about technology, but about re-imagining how businesses will run in the future. 

We assist clients spanning across all sectors to transform into data-driven organisations, where trusted intelligence is embedded in daily operations, from the boardroom to the front line.

Across UK&I and FS, we focus on developing ‘next-generation’ solutions. Our expertise span across Data Strategy, Performance, Engineering, Demand, Architecture, Business Intelligence, Reporting and Advanced Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Automation and Robotic Processing.

Digital & Emerging Technologies

The advent of emerging technoloy is redefining all industries. We advise our clients on the adoption of emerging technologies including Cloud Computing, Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

EY AgilityWorks

For UK&I, in EY AgilityWorks you'll be working with one of the most innovative teams in the SAP space, supporting large scale transformation for a range of clients in the UK and abroad. S/4 HANA is one of the most prominent technologies today, and as one of the fastest growing teams in Technology Consulting, EY AgilityWorks features a range of capabilities which are exclusively focused on SAP, such as Finance, Supply Chain, Analytics, Data, App Development, Customer Experience and Solution Architecture.

Technology Solutions Delivery

In FS, Technology Solutions Delivery help leading companies reinvent themselves and unlock new sources of value through technology. Our goal is to support clients as they initiate or undergo major transformation. Our capabilities span end-to-end solution implementation services from strategy and architecture to production deployment.

Technology implementation support

  • Vendor package and partner selection
  • Service strategy and roadmap
  • Program delivery (program management, release management, benefits management)
  • Requirements definition
  • Solution architecture and design

Enterprise and Industry application implementation

  • Configuration and development
  • Systems development and integration
  • Testing
  • Security and controls
  • Process management and improvement
  • Operations/Managed Services

By leveraging on our proven delivery methodologies, governance structures and project control methods, we enable successful transformation programmes for our clients and help them improve their customer centricity and business performance. 

As a consultant you’ll be given the opportunity to get involved and help build a better working world.

Technology Transformation

In UK&I, Technology Transformation we operate at the intersect of business, technology and digital. We help our clients understand their organisational ambition, the business drivers, the technology and enablers that will drive their successful transformation. We work with key business and IT stakeholders to develop a tangible strategy, architecture, and roadmap that underpins achievement of their goals.

Cyber Security

We support our clients to understand and manage their cyber security risk, secure their data and systems, detect and manage their threats and vulnerabilities, and embed operational resilience.

As part of the Technology Consulting team, we help organisations tackle their many security challenges, support risk-based decision making and improve data security and cyber defences. We also support clients with reducing costs related to managing security risks, improving their overall cyber security posture, and recovering from cyber incidents.

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