EY International Applicants

If you are a non-European national you can apply for EY graduate positions. However, there are some restrictions that you will need to be aware of when making an application. In order to start employment, you must have the necessary permission to work in the UK. Depending on the start date, applicants requiring permission to work in the UK will need to have completed their application by the following dates:

Start Date and Application cut-off date

  • January 2019 – 18 September 2018
  • April 2019 – 20 November 2018
  • August 2019 – 31 March 2019
  • September 2019 – 31 March 2019


Tier 2 sponsorship

As a general rule, applications for Tier 2 sponsorship require EY to demonstrate that there are no workers who meet the requirements for the role in the UK resident labour market. All roles will be filled by suitable workers (i) from the UK resident labour market and (ii) those who hold a Tier 4 (General) visa, are currently studying for a degree in the UK and are able to apply from a Tier 2 visa from within the UK once they have completed their studies.

All offered candidates who are applying from a Tier 4 to Tier 2 switch must remain in the UK between completion of your studies and your start date to ensure an in-country application is viable. EY will not progress any applications from Tier 4 (General) visa holders who will need to make their Tier 2 visa applications from outside of the UK.

Please note that EY will not be able to offer Tier 2 sponsorship for a number of roles as the salary will not meet the current Home Office Code of Practice salary benchmark.

If you require Tier 2 sponsorship, you can make applications to the below service lines and locations only:

  • Any Graduate role in Consulting, Financial Services Consulting or Transactions (other than Belfast)
  • Tax, Assurance and People Advisory Services positions in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Luton, London, Reading and Southampton

In light of the salary benchmark set by the UK government, any applications to roles other than the above are unlikely to succeed as you will not satisfy the threshold to obtain a work visa.

The Home Office regularly change the immigration rules and should this occur in a way that affects the viability of your application for a graduate position before your start date, EY reserves the right to amend its approach to processing applications.

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