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It's no longer about managing disability, it's about unleashing talent.

"A friendly, approachable culture at EY means I am never worried to say if I feel my disability may interfere with my work."

James Gower

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About Us

As EY's clients become more global and expand into new markets, they expect us to be equally diverse.

Diversity is about differences, and inclusiveness is about leveraging these differences to achieve better business results. EY is committed to creating an environment where all our people feel, and are, valued, are able to bring their differences to work each day, and always contribute their personal best.

Each of us is different, and at EY we value and respect individual differences. We think broadly about differences, including background, gender, ethnicity, nationality, generation, age, working and thinking styles, religious background, ability and technical skills, plus differences according to service line, sector and function.

Diverse teams are proven to stimulate innovation and new ways of problem solving. But they need an inclusive culture to help them function at their best.

Making sure that all our people's voices are heard and valued not only helps attract and retain the best people, but also it helps get better answers for our clients and our organisation.

Did you know?

Starting with Arthur Young, EY has always embraced differing abilities. Trained as a lawyer, Arthur was deaf with low vision and he wasn't able to comfortably practice. He turned to finance and the new field of accounting to build his career

Our founder, Arthur Young's "disability" drove him to innovation and entrepreneurship, which played a pivotal role in the development of our firm.

Accessibility Awards

2018: MyPlus Recruiters' Club Most Successful Business-wide Engagement Award

2014: Business Disability Forum Awards

1 - Executive Champion - Iain Wilkie, EY Partner, for his work with the EY Stammering Network.

2 - Career Development - Bridge the Gap, a six-month personal and professional change programme for disabled employees.

2012: European Diversity Award for 'Outstanding Employee Network Group of the Year'.

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Tips for applying

We encourage you to be open about your disability so we can support you through the application process and ensure you have the right level of adjustments needed

  • Be open There is a dedicated section on our application form where we invite candidates to share information about a disability or long term health condition and whether any adjustments are required to support them during the recruitment process
  • Be vocal All candidates who complete this section will be contacted by our Student Recruitment team either by phone or email depending on your preference. Any conversations we have with you about your disability will be treated with confidentiality

Your Plus

At EY, we've always focused as much as we can on what our people 'Can Do' rather than what they 'Can't Do', whilst not pretending that any of us are perfect!

We know that experiencing health and disability challenges often changes us and that, whether we're born with or acquire our physical, mental or other conditions, we'll develop skills and resilience to adapt to them. Focusing on strengths in this way is really important to changing culture and careers for the better. These are the strengths we look for:

  • People who excel
  • People who are good at working in teams
  • People with integrity
  • People who demonstrate respect
  • People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead

Recruitment Adjustments

We want people with disabilities to be able to access our full range of recruitment and career opportunities. We continue to strive to make our processes accessible to all and have long standing commitment to a number of disability organisations such as the Business Disability Forum in the UK.

  • Increased time available When you are completing your verbal and numerical reasoning, verbal comprehension tests, as well as increased preparation time at assessment centres.
  • Hard copy We can arrange for a hard copy version of your tests to be completed within the office.
  • Contact point You have the opportunity throughout our recruitment process to speak directly to a member of our graduate recruitment team about your needs and requirements. Katherine Holdstock, Student Recruitment Senior Advisor explains that EY are keen to help - click on the Contact Point link for more details

Workplace Support

EY can offer a superb working environment, thanks to our commitment to flexibility, inclusiveness and development.

Here are some exmaples of support and adjustments we have provided to graduates;

MyPlus Graduates

Read what these graduates have to say about their careers and managing disability in their workplace.

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    James Gower, Consultant IT Adviser "A friendly, approachable culture at EY means I am never worried to say if I feel my disability may interfere with my work."

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    Ricky Vachhani, Consultant, Risk "I have been in touch with Iain Wilkie who is a senior partner at EY and he has openly discussed his speech impediment and offered me any support required."

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    Riyaz Hazi, Assistant Tax Advisor EY has enabled me to circumvent the obstacles that are posed by my disability to ensure that I can maximise my potential.

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MyPlus Professionals


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    Dr Lizzy Finn, Executive, Digital Learning and Communications "The more I read about EY – its reputation for talent management, careers for women, a safe place for disabled people, a great LGBT network, interesting projects, passionate people, opportunities abroad, diversity.."

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    Cathy Wilkins, Associate Director in Global IT Services "Be open to opportunities which arise; manage your own health so that you enjoy your career."

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    Paul King, Assistant Partner within UK & I Assurance, Government and Public Sector "Since joining in 2012 when I transferred to EY from the former Audit Commission (local public sector audit firm) under an outsourcing programme, EY have enabled me to work far more flexibly than I was previously able to, and to give me a better work-life balance."

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