Who is EY?
EY is one of the world’s most influential professional services organisations, operating across 150 countries with over 700 office locations. EY is home to some 300,000 people, making it one of the largest employers worldwide. In the UK, EY hires c.900 graduates and interns annually, adding to its c.20,000 employees.
EY provides a wide range of services, including audit/assurance, tax, transaction services, technology solutions and consulting. EY also hires in areas such as sustainability, law and human resources, making it one of the attractive employers.
EY’s Graduate and Intern Recruitment Process
Step 1: Online Application Form
To apply for a role at EY, you will first need to fill out a registration form and an application form. Provided that all information submitted is correct and nothing needs attention from the recruiter, you will immediately receive an email inviting you to complete an online assessment.
Step 2: Online Assessment
EY’s online assessment is divided into two components, a situational judgement test and a numerical reasoning test. In order to progress to the interview stage, you must pass both tests. The situational judgement test is not timed and it will take around 30 minutes to complete. The numerical reasoning test is timed and you will need to complete it within 12-13 minutes. We will explain the details below.
Step 3: Job Simulation
The job simulation is the interview stage of EY, and there are 14 questions in total for this stage with a selection of rank order, written and video answers. The job simulation has a mix of timed and untimed questions, so it’s essential to prepare yourself, as this stage must be completed in one sitting. On average, this stage will take around 60 minutes. In order to provide excellent answers, it is important to understand what interviewers are looking for. Our Job Interview Pro online course will make you fully prepared for any tough interview questions.
Step 4: EY Experience Day
If you are successful in your Job Simulation, you will be invited to attend the EY experience day. EY experience day consists of multiple parts, some of which you need to complete individually and other parts you need to complete as part of a group. During the exercises, you’ll be required to use a webcam facility in order to interact with your assessor. EY has a great emphasis on sustainability and related topics. It is important to do some readings on this subject. During the experience day, you may be asked questions about sustainability.
Step 5: Final Interview
If you meet EY’s assessment benchmark during the experience day, you will need to attend a final stage interview with one of the company’s senior members. It will be a one-to-one interview, and you will be assessed on areas such as your motivation, your understanding of EY, including their strategy and services, and your skills and strengths. You may also need to do a presentation depending on the area you are joining. The topic for the presentation will be sent to you in advance. In our Job Interview Pro online course we explained how to answer some of the tough interview questions with specific examples. If you are not confident with your interview, you may learn a lot from our course.
How to prepare for EY’s online assessments?
Although EY uses online assessment tools both during their online assessment and experience day, the questions can be categorised as followings: numerical reasoning tests and situational judgement tests.
If you are invited to complete EY’s online assessment, you can practice our numerical reasoning tests, especially numerical reasoning tests in Group B. During the numerical reasoning test, you will see a set of questions, each with a chart and a related question. You will need to calculate them within a specific time frame to pass the test successfully. If you pass our tests multiple times, you should be able to pass EY’s numerical reasoning tests confidently.
EY’s situational judgement tests are scenario-based questions that ask you to rank multiple options according to your preferred way of action in that situation. Some questions may ask you to choose an answer from multip options. Our situational judgement tests are developed to simulate actual situational judgement tests. You will be able to cover almost all scenarios that may appear in a real assessment with our more than 150 practice questions.