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Company profile

At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Through our four integrated service lines: Assurance, Consulting, Tax and Strategy and Transactions, our deep sector knowledge, we help our clients to capitalize on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver responsible growth. Our high-performing, multidisciplinary teams help them fulfil regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs.


What are we looking for?

What you can do at EY? 

We’ll support you on the journey to becoming your best professional self with inspiring and rewarding experiences throughout your career.

Tech careers at EY: 270,000+ EY people include 20,000 data science and analytics practitioners - and more than 2,000 bots. We’re providing ground-breaking analytics, AI, blockchain, robotics and software. All powered by people like you.

Careers with impact: We don’t just talk about impact, we support it. And we reward it. The EY global award program, Better begins with you, recognizes those who have found inspiring and impactful ways of helping us achieve our purpose of building a better working world

Industry-focused careers: Bring - or build - your deep industry experience and help EY clients embrace change as an opportunity. Advise governments, empower tech start-ups, drive medical advances. Understand how the whole business world is increasingly connected.

What it’s like to work at EY? Join cyber gurus, trust builders, blockchain professionals, software developers and business consultants to solve the toughest problems on the planet

What do we offer at EY? Personalized career development: With energy, drive and imagination, there’s no limit to where your career can go. As you grow and develop here, you’ll discover opportunities to help customize your career journey, so that it’s as unique as you are.

Flexibility and mobility: Careers are changing. Technology and automation are transforming what a jobs look, and feel like. Combine global opportunity with flexible working and mobility options because when you’re at your best, we’re at ours.

Benefits: When you thrive, we thrive. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing.

How to apply

Start your career journey here by learning more about the graduate opportunities available at EY




Apply online

Closing date : 2020-12-31

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Bursary details

Students who are currently studying or intend studying towards a Chartered Accountant (SA) qualification in South Africa.

Application Requirements

The applicant should attach their CV, copy of ID, matric certificate, academic record to date

Key Responsibilities

Bursaries awarded on academic merit:

Students who are in their matric year will only be considered for bursaries if they achieve at least a "B" symbol for maths on Higher Grade in their June exams.

Students, who have already commenced their BComm or equivalent degree at a SAICA accredited institution, will need to achieve a minimum of:

  • 70% in the major subject/s in their year end exams (or June exams if they are in their 1st year).
  • 65% in the major subject/s in their year end exams (or June exams if they are in their 2nd year).
  • 60% in the major subject/s in their year end exams (or June exams if they are in their 3rd year).

55% in the major subject/s in their year end exams (or June exams if they are in their CTA/GDA).

Currently studying a BComm Accounting, BAcc, Business Science, CTA, HONS or equivalent. Following the CA stream

Skills & Behavioural Attributes

Bursaries will be awarded to students who the firm believes have the commitment to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (SA), have an academic record which indicates the ability to do so and with due regard to financial need.

Who we are

At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's yours to build.


Bursary closing date : 2020-12-31

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Work experience details

Going from campus to career can seem daunting.

EY recognizes the importance of exposing students to the world of work, the Firm and the accounting profession. Our Business Experience Programmes affords students the opportunity to learn more about EY the services we provide and our client portfolio.

You will have an opportunity to interact with existing trainees and managers and get a real feel for EY culture.

You'll benefit from experiences, learning and coaching that will help you achieve your potential and adapt successfully to professional life.

Students currently studying towards qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (SA)will be considered for this programme.

The EY Business Experience Programme is open to first year, second, third and final year students that are studying a relevant accounting degree at a SAICA accredited University.

Visit the EY Careers site to apply 

Work experience closing date : 2020-12-31

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